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Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:25:53 PM »
Hey fellow homebrewers, I wanted to give away some polishing pads if you're interesting in polishing your keg.  I have a set of 10 to give away, and wanted to be fair about it, so I put together a really simple "enter to win" sort of contest.  Since this is a pretty niche project, I figured this forum might be a good place to spread the word.

Anyways, if you might actually want to polish your keg, the link to enter is here:

http://beersyndicate.com/sign-up.asp


And the back story is here:

http://www.beersyndicate.com/blog/beer-syndicate-wants-you-to-polish-your-keg/
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 10:28:15 PM by daniel_cerveza »

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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 12:27:29 AM »
Good luck to you. But what is the point?
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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 12:30:56 AM »
Shiny brewery (keggles) I'm guessing. I wouldn't waste time shining my kegs.

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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 11:52:40 AM »
I read the tutorial.  That is a ton of work for nothing but pretty, shiny.  Basic metal polishing but it would eat up time like nobodies business.

Have fun if you win one.

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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 03:38:55 PM »
I would also say, just buy SS BK and leave those kegs to breweries. We LOVE our kegs.
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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 05:06:03 PM »
Good luck to you. But what is the point?

I totally admit this is completely a sort of passion project... at least on the surface of it.  I think I initially polished my kettle just to see if I could.  Then, it turned out that I actually wanted to brew more, as silly as it sounds, partly just to use the shiny keg.  Here's the strange part: I think I actually took brewing more seriously and brewed better beer because looking at the keg reminded me that if I took the time to do something as seemingly pointless as polishing a keg, then how much more attention I should pay to the other elements of brewing that 'really matter'. 

I've heard some people say that the beer they brew is a reflection of themselves; this takes on an added layer of meaning when you literally see yourself in the kettle you're brewing with!  Lol!  Anyways, it's true, it does take a couple hours to polish a whole keg depending on how clean the outside is to begin with and how much a of perfectionist you are, and you might fully benefit more from doing something else with those couple hours.  But then again you have a polished keg for the rest of your life--- and then there's that reflection of you starring back reminding you that if you took the time to do something as seemingly pointless as polishing a keg, how much more thoughtful you could be with the rest of your craft.
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Re: Giving away polishing pads for keg polishing-
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 05:33:12 PM »
To be clear, I think its awesome. Its just that I use stainless kettles in my brewery. My kegs are 5 gallon cornies. They get banged around a bit and spend most of their time hidden in a cooler.