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Old 05-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Use for 1/4 keg?

Recently bought a 1/4 (pony?) keg off a lady from Craigslist. I thought she was selling a full (15.5 gallon) keg that i was going to keggle up and when I got there it was only a half. I was already there and she only wanted $20 so I bought it anyways.

Anyone use a keg this size for anything specific? We're brewing 5 gallon batches now but soon to upgrade to 10 gallon. Would love to put this thing to use if it has one!

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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For 5 gallon batches you could use it for a fermentor.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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I made an auxiliary kettle from one including a pickup tube & have a 2nd burner for it. I use it sometimes to split a 10gal batch into separate boils for different hop schedules.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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You could use it as intended as a serving keg for 1/4 keg or 7.75 gallon batches, or a fermenter, an HLT, a mash tun or boil kettle for five gallon batches. HLT for ten gallon batches??? depending on how you mash in it could be big enough.

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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I keg bigger batches in mine. Works well.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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I use mine for fermenters, an orange carboy cap will stretch right over the top.

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