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Offline Jeffinn

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2015, 12:29:04 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.

I would agree with you on that, the higher price is an issue. For awhile they were the only ones available but now that there are other options available the price is definitely a negative factor.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2015, 02:36:29 AM »
Given the vomitus mass I clean out of a set of EBay used kegs today, and the violent dry heaves while hosing that crap into oblivion... I wish I had waited and bought these. Corpses rotting under curdled milk smelled better. Let's hope 20 gallons of strong PBW removes that smell.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 12:56:30 PM »
I have four of these exact kegs. Two do not have the NSF seal and two do. I have run several batches of beer through them all without any problems. I would definitely recommend them.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2015, 03:53:02 PM »
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.

Italian Engineering:

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2015, 04:04:00 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.

I have a keg from India, and it's been great (was thinking about getting another).  What issues have you been having?
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2015, 07:36:10 PM »
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.

Italian Engineering:

My first car was a 1976 Fiat.  The old joke was: What's the difference between herpes and a Fiat?  You can give someone herpes.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2015, 07:40:34 PM »
Another old joke-FIAT stands for Fix It Again Tony.

Yep.  But the best joke is I sold that car 20 years later for $50 less than I paid for it.  And it was not running when I sold it.

Back to the topic, I'd buy these kegs in a heart beat if I needed more kegs.  But I have plenty.  If new 3-gallon kegs hit the $70 price point, I'll buy a couple of those.

While I wouldn't want rust on a new keg, you can re passivate stainless steel pretty easily.  Probably less work than I've put into reconditioning some kegs, and I've never had any that brought on dry heaves.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2015, 07:50:07 PM »
He normally has the 2.5 gallon kegs for 75. I've been meaning to get some for a while. I swear every time I am ready to pull the trigger, he sells out.

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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2015, 07:53:43 PM »
Don't tell me that.  I placed an order for odds and ends yesterday and almost threw in a four pack of the 3 gallon pin-locks.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2015, 12:54:44 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 have a keg from India, and it's been great (was thinking about getting another).  What issues have you been having?

Read the other thread I started on this forum called "out of ideas"
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2015, 01:08:35 AM »
China is the world's leading steel producer, including stainless.  If you don't think that your car, kitchen pots, etc use Chinese steel, you're kidding yourself.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2015, 02:00:02 AM »
China is the world's leading steel producer, including stainless.  If you don't think that your car, kitchen pots, etc use Chinese steel, you're kidding yourself.

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$69 kegs
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2015, 06:01:22 AM »
China is the world's leading steel producer, including stainless.  If you don't think that your car, kitchen pots, etc use Chinese steel, you're kidding yourself.

Yeah, this^

I have nothing against products just because they are made in China.  My TV and laptop were made in China.  I'm not kidding myself.  I personally know homebrewers and professional brewers that have poorly made Chinese SS vessels and kegs that either rust, break or are incompatible with other equipment.  That is why I have some reservations.  That said, it appears from the comments on this thread, and those on the AiH site, that these particular Chinese made kegs are sound.  I will strongly consider buying these kegs the next time they go on sale.
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2015, 04:45:55 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.

I have a keg from India, and it's been great (was thinking about getting another).  What issues have you been having?

Read the other thread I started on this forum called "out of ideas"

Got it.

My made in India keg is the same diameter as my other (old school, very used) cornies, and the opening is the same size as well.  I wonder if yours is different than mine or if it's just different from your made in China kegs.

Regarding your troubles with the disconnect, is it possible that the spring on the universal poppet has too much tension and that the opening into the disconnect is too restricted for a good flow?  My Indian keg is the first time I've dealt with the universal poppets, and my experience has been that they are stiffer than the regular "type B" poppet valves.  I've heard of other people trimming the spring down a bit (though I didn't find it necessary). 
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Re: $69 kegs
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2015, 07:54:11 PM »
I bought new fully assembled posts and tried them out on it. Problem not solved.
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