From the HBD Archive
From: Jeff Miller <>
Subject: pony kegs and competition
Date: 1989-01-30 16:37:18 GMT

A friend of mine entered a Spruce Beer for me last year and it took home
a ribbon. Needless to say, I have a number of beers down that I plan on
entering this year and of course I hope to take home lots more ribbons.

Now a question. I have been trying to use regular kegs to keg my homebrew
and I just recently got a pony keg. It's great because it holds 3.86 gallons
so it fits a 5 gallon brew with some left over to bottle. The question is
that I also just found out that the pony kegs (of G.Heileman descent) are
supposedly made out of aluminum and may require some sort of special waxing
treatment to protect the beer from the aluminum and the drinker of the
beer from Alzheimers.

So the question at hand is, does anybody know anything about this? I was
thinking about melting some parafin in hot water and tossing this in the
keg to coat it. Anybody got any other ideas?

Jeff Miller (

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