We have some plastic kegs and some used stainless sankes. Gonna probably sell off all the plastic kegs when we start leasing.I heard about the tragedy from the plastic keg exploding and killing a brewer this year. Really scary. Makes you rethink the whole plastic keg idea.
I know a couple of local breweries that use them without issue. From what I understand of the explosion, it was really more of a brewery safety issue than an issue with the keg. Someone attempted to clean one using an unregulated air compressor, so it was pressurized WAY above the maximum pressure that those are rated for. Someone could argue that a steel keg would have held anyway, but it still could have easily been avoided by regulating the compressor to something within spec when cleaning. I think I heard something about the brewery in question having a competition to see who could clean the most kegs in a time period, which likely led to someone scrapping safety to be faster. Just a terrible tragedy.