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Old 04-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Sanke style half kegs for a fermenter

Can get two half kegs for 50$ a piece, supposedly in good shape. Sound like a good deal?

Was thinking of using them as fermenters or lagering vessels in the future. Same price I can get 3-5 gallon carboys or a whole butt load of "Ale Pails".

I hate spending money but these seem like a good deal and would make outstanding fermenters I think.

Whatcha think?

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Old 04-12-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Can get two half kegs for 50$ a piece, supposedly in good shape. Sound like a good deal?

Was thinking of using them as fermenters or lagering vessels in the future. Same price I can get 3-5 gallon carboys or a whole butt load of "Ale Pails".

I hate spending money but these seem like a good deal and would make outstanding fermenters I think.

Whatcha think?
They work great for me. Read this post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/sank...enters-106253/
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are you talking about half barrels - or 15.5 gallon kegs, or 1/4 barrels?

$50 a piece sounds high to me. I have been paying 20-30$ for sankes. However you can certainly use them for fermentation.

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I second the above post. I've done my last two batches in a sanke and it worked sweet!

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are you talking about half barrels - or 15.5 gallon kegs, or 1/4 barrels?

$50 a piece sounds high to me. I have been paying 20-30$ for sankes. However you can certainly use them for fermentation.


It appears they are the same size as a 15.5 gallon keg but are half the height. I am assuming they are 7.75 gallons? Advertised as "half sized beer kegs"

It does sound a little steep but I'm thinking that they are much more durable and a little easier to tote around than a carboy.
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then those would be 1/4 barrel, and that's def a bit pricey, but here in Utah, I had to ebay the 1/2 barrel ones and they ran me about 100 each...

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