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Beer Kegs

Stop bottling your homebrew. You can store and serve your homemade beer in one of our cornelius kegs. We have a variety of different sizes of new and used kegs plus all of the equipment you will need to transfer your brew to the keg and to dispense your draft beer.

Stainless Steel or Aluminum - Is One Better Than the Other?

A keg is a great way to keep your homemade brew especially if you plan on dispensing your beer in large volumes. Traditionally, wooden kegs were used but most people use stainless steel or aluminum kegs now. If you are new to kegging your beer, which should you opt for?

Most experienced home brewers prefer to use stainless steel kegs when storing their beer. The main reason is that stainless steel kegs do not oxidize easily compared to aluminum kegs. Thus, it is possible to clean stainless steel kegs using caustic cleaners. Aluminum kegs, when cleaned with caustic cleaners often discolour and may influence the final flavour of the beer. (more info below)

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Stainless steel kegs are also more durable than aluminum kegs and they can withstand higher force without incurring a lot of damage on the surface. They also last longer than aluminum kegs so you can use them for a longer time. While aluminum kegs are not as durable as stainless steel, they are a better conductor of heat so it is easy to make your beer cold with this particular type of keg. Moreover, aluminum kegs are also cheaper than stainless steel kegs.

While it may seem obvious that stainless steel kegs are better than aluminum kegs, it is not safe to say that one is always better than the other. When choosing between stainless steel and aluminum kegs, you need to choose depending on your personal preference. For instance, if you are a home brewer with a very tight budget, opting for aluminum kegs is a great way for you to save money and to test the waters of kegging. However, if you are looking for longevity and want a keg that adds a cool factor to your brewing (when money is not an issue), then you can buy stainless steel kegs.

With different sizes, new or used we are sure to have a keg that will suit your kegerator setup.