Originally Posted by ebeer
I used a grinder to cut off the skirt on my mash tun all together. It really does lighten the kettle, and especially for the mash tun it makes emptying out spent grain soooo much easier. No more grain caught on the lip. Some simple handles welded on make it functional, and for those who choose to dry upside down (like me) you can still do that.
You know, I do like the OP keggle but the lid from my brew kettle fits perfectly on the rim/skirt of my keggle and allows vapor to escape via the handles (limiting boil over with a sealed cover)...and I too, like to dry (and store) upside down...the two handle approach of the OP won't allow this. Great idea, just not for certain set-ups. And that, is what makes the earth spin. Cheers, men!