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$69 kegs
« on: July 20, 2015, 05:04:59 PM »
AiH has their kegs for $69, as well as some other items including cheap caps and a paintball tank adaptor. Today and tomorrow only.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Christmas-in-July-Sale_c_494.html

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 05:10:55 PM »
Wow!  That is an amazing price.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 06:56:41 PM »
I'd like to know where the kegs are manufactured.  I've heard bad things about Chinese kegs so I'd hate to buy one and have rust after one batch.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 07:05:11 PM »
They are made in China.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 07:12:07 PM »

They are made in China.

I just saw that in the Q&A section on their website.  I think I'll pass.  I don't need 5G of beer flooding the apartment below me.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 07:15:29 PM »

I'd like to know where the kegs are manufactured.  I've heard bad things about Chinese kegs so I'd hate to buy one and have rust after one batch.
Jonathon is correct. I have read many great reviews for the kegs. I don't have personal experience with them, but wouldn't think twice about getting one. Jeff R (hopfenundmalz) has seen them as AiH is his LHBS. He has commented a few occasions that these are nice kegs.

Also, AiH has killer customer service. I'm sure if there was an issue, they would fix it straight away.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 08:58:41 PM »

I'd like to know where the kegs are manufactured.  I've heard bad things about Chinese kegs so I'd hate to buy one and have rust after one batch.
Jonathon is correct. I have read many great reviews for the kegs. I don't have personal experience with them, but wouldn't think twice about getting one. Jeff R (hopfenundmalz) has seen them as AiH is his LHBS. He has commented a few occasions that these are nice kegs.

Also, AiH has killer customer service. I'm sure if there was an issue, they would fix it straight away.

I have 2, they are pretty nice. No rust, we will see. If you look at the images, they now have the NSF logo and marked as 304 SS. I saw a lab test on the metal once, it met the 304 specs.

$69 is a very good price for a new keg.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 10:32:55 PM »
Plus according to the manufactures attourney-spokesman, Nathan Thurm, there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 11:56:01 PM »
I have been using 2 Chinese kegs for 2 1/2 years with absolutely NO issues with either one. I just got a couple of kegs made in India I have been having nothing but problems with the one that I tried first. I am afraid to try the second one.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 12:04:53 AM »
Plus according to the manufactures attourney-spokesman, Nathan Thurm, there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

The sweat poring out was always hilarious.

Anyone here throw away their Chinese manufactured iPhones? Just because?
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 12:06:35 AM »

I have been using 2 Chinese kegs for 2 1/2 years with absolutely NO issues with either one. I just got a couple of kegs made in India I have been having nothing but problems with the one that I tried first. I am afraid to try the second one.
I've read more bad reviews on the Indian kegs over the Chinese.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2015, 12:14:31 AM »
The other source of new kegs is Italian, right?

Visions come to mind of the German Engineer that sat next to my desk always shaking his head about Italian Engineering. So there is that I have to contend with.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2015, 12:15:00 AM »
I've got a couple of these as well. I have not had any issues with either of them. Clean welds, good construction and a great price. For $69 they're a great deal!
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 12:16:19 AM »
The AEB kegs (italian made) are really good quality too, I have three of them. They cost more than $69 though.
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$69 kegs
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 12:19:46 AM »
The AEB kegs (italian made) are really good quality too, I have three of them. They cost more than $69 though.
Twice the price. Certainly higher quality, but I don't know if it is worth it to me.