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Old 12-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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I should clarify... if making the coors keg the mash tun is primarily motivated by its inability to have a sight glass, I wanted to mention that a sight glass works just fine on the coors. I'd much rather use it as an HLT. For one thing, the shape is not ideal for a laminar flow down through the grain bed. It also requires a slightly different size false bottom. It would work fine for a boil kettle as well. This is not a sales pitch or endorsement for the benefits of a sight glass. You can brew without it obviously.

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I wasn't implying that you had ulterior motives earlier... Just that you know how to make the setups to allow people to have sight tubes on those kegs.

I've seen people use H&S kegs for the boil before. Not that I would do so, since you have to plug the side hole for one thing.

Personally, I like having all straight sided kegs. Makes things much easier.

Now, when is the OP going to polish those bad Larry's UP?!?!?!?!!

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Agreed... I'd head to the scrap yard to exchange the coors for another straight sided. I was going to say that originally but people get bent when the question isn't addressed as if in a vacuum.

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Agreed... I'd head to the scrap yard to exchange the coors for another straight sided. I was going to say that originally but people get bent when the question isn't addressed as if in a vacuum.
If the top is still intact, I'd convert it into a fermenter and get another straight side for the brewing process.
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Thanks for all the input. My lhbs guy thinks the coors one is no good for mash tun. It's going to be the boil pot. The one on the other end will be the hlt. I may look for another one for mlt because it's in the worst shape. I probably won't polish any of them. I have a sandblaster and I like that look. As usual great help from the forums.

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the shape is not ideal for a laminar flow down through the grain bed. It also requires a slightly different size false bottom.
Great points. I missed the forest for the trees on that one.
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Agreed... I'd head to the scrap yard to exchange the coors for another straight sided. I was going to say that originally but people get bent when the question isn't addressed as if in a vacuum.
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Thanks for all the input. My lhbs guy thinks the coors one is no good for mash tun. It's going to be the boil pot. The one on the other end will be the hlt. I may look for another one for mlt because it's in the worst shape. I probably won't polish any of them. I have a sandblaster and I like that look. As usual great help from the forums.
I'd still make the Coors one the HLT. Why waste the nice one on the right for that? You can also wrap the MLT with some insulating material so that you have little (if any) temperature loss during the mash. I ended up using a carbon fiber welders blanket on mine. A single layer does a lot, when you're above about 40F for the ambient temperature.
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Bargain fittings order arrived today. Made the order on the 2nd. Really fast delivery. These are for boil pot and hlt plus fittings for 4 hoses.

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How did you get the tops of the kegs cut off so close to the rim?
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