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Old 02-12-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default 4th Keg, Ideas?

I was driving down I-10 the other dayand saw a beer keg on the inside median. I decided to wait till 6 am sunday morning on the way home from work to get it. Well, I got it, and it is a good one. A little skinned up on the bottom, but still good. It is a black insulated keg like the one I have for a mash tun in my 3 tier system. Now for the question.....What the heck can I do with it? I wanna put it in my system. I was thinking of some kind of settling tank after cooling to let all the trub settle out. Or maybe a brite tank of sorts. Any idea from yuns?

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Old 02-14-2006, 02:44 AM   #2
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Water reservoir. Depending on your system, you could recirculate water through it with a pump and not waste water...at least get the wort and keg o' water near temperature equlibrium and then finish it off with a fresh flow of cold water from the garden hose. (I'm sort of a conservationist...) Just an idea.

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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uh...give it to me!

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uh...give it to me!
You already have 3! I need it!

I have no useful ideas for you, Beermaker. I just like hijacking threads.
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You already have 3! I need it!
your too far. he can just drop at my pad on his way to/from work.

i'd use it for a big ol' fermenter for a big ol' belgian brew.
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WTF? Why would I wanna give it away? I gave the last 4 away I had. I was thinking of making this a big assed filter. Pump my hot wort into this filter bed, then pump it out into a primary. Pretty cool Idea huh? Now, what to use for a filter bed
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If it wasn't insulated, I would say cut a nice wide hole in the top and use it to boil crawfish in! You could probably still do that, anyway. The trick would be finding a basket tall enough, but narrow enough, to fit down inside.

I'm planning on doing what I suggested with one of mine.

Anyone here ever boil crawfish or do any cooking in a 15.5 gallon keg?

Sound like a topic for a new thread? lol

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WTF? Why would I wanna give it away? I gave the last 4 away I had. I was thinking of making this a big assed filter. Pump my hot wort into this filter bed, then pump it out into a primary. Pretty cool Idea huh? Now, what to use for a filter bed
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i know, i have one of 'em!

what are you gonna use to filter it with? and that's a big mess to deal with too......
plus, if you filter, you lose a lot of the homebrew characteristics. kinda defeats the purpose to me......
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A bit large for a hopback, huh? The pictures I've seen are all like, 1-2 gallons.

But, you could make a gigantic one, with 20 lbs of hops.

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I love the 20 lb hopback idea too. Serving tank? What will you use it for Brian?

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