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Old 09-17-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Use for used Heineken Keg?

Has anyone thought of a good use for those empty Heineken mini kegs? I know they're probably usless for beer ever again but maybe someone has come up with a clever NEW use for one? Anyone......?

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Old 09-17-2007, 11:55 PM   #2
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Sharpshooting for dummies?

Seriously though, I seem to recall that someone did fill these again
with brew and use them over until they got to the point of being
worn out.

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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You could smash it over the head of whoever thought it was a good idea to buy that beer. hehe.

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:37 AM   #4
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You could smash it over the head of whoever thought it was a good idea to buy that beer. hehe.
All kidding aside, it would make a hell of a nice flower pot, with just a bit of cutting.....
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:01 AM   #5
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Sharpshooting for dummies?

Seriously though, I seem to recall that someone did fill these again
with brew and use them over until they got to the point of being
worn out.

My first kegging system used these little 5L tin kegs and a CO2 cart. Worked great, but the kegs start lightly rusting at the seams after 2-3 uses. It imparts a nasty metallic taste to the beer. I still have the equip and would probably use it for party kegs if I could find SS 5L kegs for it. Here's a pic of the tap
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:14 AM   #6
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Back in the old days we used to set fire to dried and crumpled sticks of plant leaves wrapped in pulped wood fibre and inhale the byproducts. When the little glass and ceramic plates filled with the remnants of these expired conflagrations, it was customary to discard the contents into a non-flammable receptable until such a time that it was beyond consideration that any further flame might ensue.

I suspect the Heiny keg would fill that niche very nicely. If you put a rudimentary hinge on it and allow it to close it would add a nice touch of class to the compulsory bar table bi-evening maintenance session.

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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I was thinking mailbox, or perhaps a gas tank for the kids go cart..."powered by Heiny"....

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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Maybe punch the top out with a screwdriver and keep it in the car for those long roadtrips where you can't find a rest stop.

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My friend made lamps from similar mini kegs...I think they were Coors or Miller though. Same idea. Just drill a hole in the bottom to run the chord up through. Remove the nozzle thing so you can fit the light socket in and find a small shade.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #10
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Good ideas one and all! It's a shame that such an attractive little container had such an awful beer in it once....

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