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New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« on: February 21, 2014, 03:12:50 PM »
Anybody bought/used the new kegs that are manufactured in India?

Just curious if there's a quality difference compared to the Italian kegs.

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 04:30:32 PM »
The best steel came out of India, historically. Not so sure about that now. I'd be concerned about quality issues. Caveat emptor.

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 06:49:08 PM »
On my phone so hard to do a link. Beverage elements has them scratch and dent for $67. New.

Williams or NB also has them, though apparently sometimes Chinese.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 08:33:13 PM »
Yeah, I had the misfortune of having two of these things included with my kegerator. The other is Italian made. It's really hard to get the disconnects on the posts...I actually needed a mallet. It got a bit easier as I connected them a few times, but even with keg lube I have to push down real hard, twist a little, then push down on the locking ring. Also, one of the two leaks out of the box. In short, I'm not impressed. Your mileage may vary. The Italian keg has been fine.

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 05:27:48 AM »
https://bvrgelements.com/product/Ball-Lock-NEW-5-Gallon-Class-2/

it does mention (as noted above):
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Kegs will have cosmetic blemishes such as scratches, discoloration and dents.  Certain brands of disconnects need to be forced onto post and the collar manually pushed onto post to snap on but work great!   
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 06:15:57 AM »
Blemished...

All of my cornies were used and blemished to be sure. If these won't rust then probably a decent deal considering what's available in 2014 as opposed to 2007-2008.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 09:25:05 AM »
Yesterday, I ordered one of the new ones manufactured in India.  I'll post a review when it arrives.

https://bvrgelements.com/product/NEW-5-Gallon-Keg-Ball-Lock/

I've heard nothing but bad things regarding the kegs coming out of China. 

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014, 09:59:13 AM »
https://bvrgelements.com/product/Ball-Lock-NEW-5-Gallon-Class-2/

it does mention (as noted above):
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Kegs will have cosmetic blemishes such as scratches, discoloration and dents.  Certain brands of disconnects need to be forced onto post and the collar manually pushed onto post to snap on but work great!   

Oddly, they only have that info on the page for the Class 2 kegs. 
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 05:49:20 PM »
Yesterday, I ordered one of the new ones manufactured in India.  I'll post a review when it arrives.

https://bvrgelements.com/product/NEW-5-Gallon-Keg-Ball-Lock/

I've heard nothing but bad things regarding the kegs coming out of China.

I have had two Chinese kegs for a while with no issues. I actually really like them and have been contemplating buying a couple more.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 06:40:57 PM »
I have heard bad rumors about Chinese kegs, but everyone I know that owns them is happy.

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2014, 07:14:59 PM »
That's not happiness, that's delirium from the lead poisoning.

But seriously, what rumors?  Lead?  I don't believe it.  I've heard them, too, but can't figure out why there would be lead in stainless steel.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2014, 07:20:21 PM »
I've heard of leaky and easily dented Chinese kegs. My main concern would be the threading holding up over the years.

There is zero reason to use lead in stainless. I would not worry about that in the least.

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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 07:45:05 PM »
The two I have are VERY thin, so denting could be a concern if your concerned.  I don't intend to abuse them, but shtuff happens.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 05:34:14 AM »
The rumors are never specific, just that their 'bad'. That's why they're rumors. People are probably worried the stainless contains milk.  ;D
 
I have one at my house right now that belongs to a friend. I did notice that the pressure limit is 60psi instead of 125psi on older kegs. That is plenty of pressure, but it means it definitely means it is thinner metal. However, it is in far better condition than my recently purchased used kegs. I think they're mining landfills now for anything that looks roundish and slightly shiny.
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Re: New Kegs - Manufactured in India
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 09:07:44 AM »
I saw a fair amount of reviews where people were complaining about leaks (I was thinking of buying a couple of the 2.5 gallon versions), but who knows how prevalent an issue it really is.  It could also be user error.

I guess the people at adventures in homebrewing were getting a lot of questions about what those kegs were made out of becuase they had one tested.  There's a link to the results near the bottom of this page:

http://www.homebrewing.org/25-Gallon-Ball-Lock-Keg-W-Metal-Handles_p_2823.html