Originally Posted by springer
Since IMBEV now owns Bud I would put it past them to start using the smaller European kegs and charge the same price as the older larger US kegs. All my kegs are 15.5
I have a 7.75 gallon 1/4 keg that I made into a Keggle for smaller brews. it works ok but you really cant install a spigot because the side has those damn bulges right where it would go.And its a pain to pour but if you syphon the cooled wort they work fine. I use a 1/2 inch auto syphon
By the time you've added extract to the hot liquor will the 1/4 kegs work for a 5 gallon boil? I've got a 32 quart BK and i wasn't comfortable with the headroom left after i added the extract bags (just to measure the volume displacement). I could have messed that visual test up but to me if you have more than 5lbs of extract then you really need a 10 gallon BK. Am i crazy?
Also, since i'm thinking about going to AG pretty soon, how well do you think the 1/4 keg would do as a HLT? Is there room (i haven't cut off the lid yet) for a ball valve addition close to the bottom of the keg to release the hot liquor?
Also, sorry for the thread revival. Figured it was better than starting a new one.