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Old 03-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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my homemade brew pot made out of a very legally obtained keg, the only thing i didnt do was the tig welding of the pipe coupler, got the guy at the local snowmachine shop to do that for me. hope this helps anyone going this route.

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this is my first post with pics, hope they work

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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The pics work.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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Very nice! Is your false bottom the cut out top of the keg?

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WOW! That thing is awesome!

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Very nice! Is your false bottom the cut out top of the keg?
I'm curious about the FB, too. It's definitely not the cut out top from that particular keg - that one's still intact and sitting on the floor in the third picture...

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I'm curious about the FB, too. It's definitely not the cut out top from that particular keg - that one's still intact and sitting on the floor in the third picture...

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You're correct it is in the third pic and I looked over it the first time. I actually thought he ought to put some tabs on that cutout for a lid. Then I looked again and the false bottom had the same star shape as the cut out section. I think the OP recycled the top of the keg into a false bottom. I'm probably wrong but that's what my gut tells me. I want to believe that's what he did. True homebrewer inventiveness (is that a word?). Hope he logs back on and tells us.
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^^ either that or it doubles as a pot still... for water distillation of course.

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Have any more pics of the weld?

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thanks for the comments, the lid is the top cut out of my soon-to-be HLT when i go all grain soon. the false bottom is the top from this keg. cut them at slightly different diameters so i could use one as a lid and the other as the bottom. havent tried the false bottom yet, gonna brew a batch in it later. i used the circle-cutting jig i made for my plasma cutter at work, and kept cutting slots on concentric circles. a little grinding work later, a scrap piece of stainless and some stainless wire in my mig, and voila false bottom. quick trip to lowes, and a little soldering and its done. and yes, i was wondering about "water" distillation once i had the thing built and was staring at it

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #10
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was looking through the first pics and saw they were not very clear. heres some new ones.

tig welds on the full coupler, sticks out inside just as much


a better shot of how the lid works


crappy tack welds on the false bottom, gonna weld it solid if it works

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