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Old 12-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default What to do with a keg?

So... I have done the Mr. Beer thing for a few years. Recently I upgraded to a Home-brew kit. I really enjoy the larger capacity of the 5 gallon batches as well as the "real brewing" experience it gives. Right now I am extract brewing with some grains but it is still better than Mr. Beer.
Today, I took ownership of a keg. Not sure if it is a half or quarter bbl. I am going to pick it up soon. Anyway... what can I do with it? I like the idea of a large capacity kettle with thermometer and ball valve.
What else can be done with it?

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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The obsession has begun They do easily convert to brew kettles. I'd be willing to bet that's what most homebrewers did with their first keg myself included. Aside from that maybe a mash tun but that's kind of putting the cart in front of the horse.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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well you could send it to me...

google keg to kettle, an angle grider and 10 minutes later and you have a kettle. I would recommend building a jig to make sure you get a clean and circular cut.

good luck!

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You could put beer in it!

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Keggle it

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Keggle it
A keggle it is!
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Today must be a good day all around, I scored two free half kegs on freecycle. One is going to a kettle, just not sure what BTU burner I need.

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Today must be a good day all around, I scored two free half kegs on freecycle. One is going to a kettle, just not sure what BTU burner I need.
I envy you. Though a bar owner did just give me one. All shiny and made early in 2011. Id actually like to find a pony to do extract batches in and keep it only for gluten free brews
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:59 PM   #9
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You would really envy me if you knew I have never (with the exception of a few BB's I got under $10 each) paid for any of my brew equipment and I can brew over 300 gallons if I had the ingredients lol

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Today must be a good day all around, I scored two free half kegs on freecycle. One is going to a kettle, just not sure what BTU burner I need.
Not to hi-jack this post. Good info for the OP too. A lot of burners out there to choose from. I use a Bayou Classic SQ-14. It brings 7 gallons of water up to 175 in about 20 minutes and 12 gallons of hot wort (from the mash tun) to a boil in pretty fast. Not sure of their BTU rating but believe it's around 55,000 maybe a little more or less and this burner does not drain my propane tank quickly.

The best place I found to buy them is on Amazon. They are $49.97 and free shipping. They are built like a tank and easily support a 15.5gallon keggle filled to the top (I tested it with water)
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