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Old 06-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Where have you purchased your converted keggle? What options were available when you did?

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Old 06-17-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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You'll get a wide range of answers and opinions on this one. For mine I ended up paying the deposit on an empty one because I was having no luck with the local scrap yards, breweries and other sources. Since then, my LHBS is now selling them for $50. I think he gets them from the party store next door.

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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what if you needed them "finished", so they had the sight-glass, ball valve, thermometer fitting and thermowell (for digital sensor) already in them?

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Pedalbiker was selling some, at one point. He runs some auctions on eBay and posts here, lots of people have said good things about him.

EDIT: He's got this for $199.

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what if you needed them "finished", so they had the sight-glass, ball valve, thermometer fitting and thermowell (for digital sensor) already in them?
During my search for a keggle I was not able to find one converted. So I bought one off of craigslist and used the services of a fellow local homebrew club member to convert it to a keggle. You could also find a welder in your area and ask how much it would be to weld the valves, sight glass, and other equipment you want on the keg.

Edit: Looks like pedalbiker also selss some with a sight glass.
Unless you know a welder personally, I don't think you will be able to get a much better deal than what the bird has posted.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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anyone have info on how to get a probe for a controller in there, but keeping the thermometer (I like the dial rather than the controller for reading it). Then later I could add a screw-in heat element controlled by it to maintain proper temps.

Also, weldless versus welded?

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... Also, weldless versus welded?
I'd love to hear opinions as well... I'm getting ready to drill and cut keg.
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Welless is fine, welded is better provided the welding job is decent.

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I have about 6 brews in my kettle with weldless fitting and I have had no issues at all.

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CL for kegs I pay $25 a peice. weldless fittings http://www.greatbargain.net/order/shop1.html pumps and thermometers http://www.northernbrewer.com/thermometers.html
burners http://www.agrisupply.com/product.as...cd2=1213664744
copper for IM or CFC http://coppertubingsales.com
misc fittings and borcillite glass for site gauge http://www.mcmaster.com/
just search the posts that is where I came up with all of this, then I bookmark it for when I might need it. If anyone finds this stuff cheaper let me know.

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