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Old 01-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #21
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I really like it...

I think I might give it a go on my spare keggle to see how it turns out before doing this on my Boil Kettle

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:01 PM   #22
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Looks really good. I see the bigger benefit being what samc mentioned. Easier to keep clean up top. Although now your boil overs will run right down the side

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #23
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Looks really good. I see the bigger benefit being what samc mentioned. Easier to keep clean up top. Although now your boil overs will run right down the side
mine has little holes cut in the sides so any liquid still runs out and doesn't stay put up at the top.

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:06 PM   #24
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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.



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I guess my only question is how are you mounting sight glass or accessories to this since using the eye bolt in the skirt is not an option now?
I'm still in the engineering stage but the sight glass will have a stainless tube covering it and I will weld a bracket to the keggle to mount the top of the sight glass
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:51 PM   #26
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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!
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Looks really good. I see the bigger benefit being what samc mentioned. Easier to keep clean up top. Although now your boil overs will run right down the side
No different then a regular stock pot kettle
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:45 AM   #28
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This is so cool. Unfortunately, my sight glass would fall off.
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