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spazmcnasty 09-05-2012 12:52 AM

Black Miller Keg thing
 
I recently got a black plastic covered Miller Keg and I'm thinking about getting into all-grain brewing. Would I be able to use the keg for anything in the all-grain process? If so, for what and how..any info would be awesome! :)

ohai 09-05-2012 01:01 AM

I made one into a mash tun. Used it for the first time this weekend brewing up BM's OktoberFast Ale. It dropped 2deg F over an hour long mash. Seemed to work pretty well.

spazmcnasty 09-05-2012 01:39 AM

My buddies said that or a electric kettle. How did you cut yours?

ohai 09-05-2012 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spazmcnasty
My buddies said that or a electric kettle. How did you cut yours?

Standard home depot angle grinder. I just went freehand and it came out pretty well. Ended up with a bit of the black rubbery stuff on my pants though. It's never coming out, oh well, I got a decent mash tun out of it.

spazmcnasty 09-05-2012 03:04 PM

Awesome thanks man I will try that

ohai 09-05-2012 05:42 PM

Here's how it ended up. http://imgur.com/iF8Gq

spazmcnasty 09-05-2012 05:54 PM

That's awesome. That's what I hope to end up with one day. What bit did u use to drill it?

ohai 09-05-2012 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spazmcnasty
That's awesome. That's what I hope to end up with one day. What bit did u use to drill it?

I used a screwdriver to 'mark' the spot, drilled a pilot hole with 1/4" speed bit and then a step bit from home depot (was about $40 iirc). The rubber/plastic stuff on the keg really keeps the bits from walking. It was much easier than the other two.

spazmcnasty 09-05-2012 06:52 PM

Lol the one advantage of the black stuff

Thanks for the info


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