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Old 02-07-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I have a keggle which I would like to use for distilling. As the name implies it has had the top cut off. Unwisely, in a fit of spring cleaning I threw the top in the trash. Has anyone seen a nice lid job on a keggle? I've thought about how to make something that can take the pressure but have not come up with anything too brilliant. I'd like to avoid getting another keg as 1) I got this one legit 2) Room considerations and 3) I'd like it to double as an electric HLT.
I can post at http://homedistiller.org/forum/ if you don't think HBT has what it takes.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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Im sure you could find somebody to trade your cut keggle for a whole keg!!

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Old 02-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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For purifying rain water I made a top for my keggle. A flat plate that is larger than the opening with 4 rotating clamps inside and a big silicone gasket (plus whatever structure from above you might want). This way the only thing to change from brewing to purifying rain water is to put the top on and already have the fittings, burner, temp controls, etc.

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Right, when you're purifying rainwater, you're not really talking about a lot of pressure.

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You shouldn't have any pressure generated. You want the steam to escape and cool. Pressure gets you on the late local news.

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conneryis007 I honestly didn't think of that but you are totally correct. I would stay keg neutral that way.

johngaltsmotor, what else would you use it for? I think I understand your description but if you have a picture....

Bobby_M johngaltsmotor, yes, you are both right. I should have said steam tight and not pressure bomb.

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