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Old 11-06-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default new keggle - now what?

Ok so I have a keg that I am going to convert to a keggle.

It seems I have been so focused on trying to figure out how to convert it by cutting the top off that I failed to notice there is more to it.

I am looking around for someone that can plasma cut it for me - but if not I will just use an angle grinder - no big deal.

But now I see you all add valves etc to your keggles.

I was wondering if someone can explain to me what I should also be adding? I did try to do a search but frankly I am not sure what I am searching for so it didn't really accomplish anything.

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Old 11-06-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
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Wow, this is like the second time I'm gonna burn Biermuncher in like 3 days!

Ask Biermuncher.

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Old 11-06-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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You want at least one valve for draining. Some people have another one for a thermometer or a site gauge or both. You can get weldless ones or you can have a coupling welded into the keg.

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Old 11-06-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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Is it ok to just siphon the cooled wort out of the keg until I can get any adapters added to the keg?

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Old 11-06-2007, 12:28 AM   #5
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Is this the keg you "stole"?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=43576

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:07 AM   #6
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Yeah it is - what's done is done - and I would rather not let this thread get distracted.

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:44 AM   #7
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I have a plasma cutter... where you at?

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:48 AM   #8
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Yes, you can siphon out cooled wort for now. I just had three kegs welded, 3 couplings each, and it cost me $140. It was a little more than an hour and a half's worth of work. Weldless is probably easier and cheaper for a single keg bulkhead.

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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yup I'm going through the same process actually with my keg. I just had it plasma'd yesterday and here was the result.



You really can't beat a plasma cut. if you have the ability to have it cut with a plasma torch I would definitely recommend it!

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I ordered two 1/2 inch SS couplers and threaded nipples from McMaster & Carr.

I drilled the holes in the keg and took it to a local welder who attached them for $10 and a couple of homebrews.

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