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Old 01-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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So I'm trying to obtain some kegs and a local brewery has some that I can purchase. However they stated the kegs that are available come with a plastic foot. Does anyone have any experience with these? I am running lp burners on my system. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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So I'm trying to obtain some kegs and a local brewery has some that I can purchase. However they stated the kegs that are available come with a plastic foot. Does anyone have any experience with these? I am running lp burners on my system. Thanks in advance.
You're going to have a tough time with that type of keg. (Don't recall the style) I got two for free from my local brewery and attempted to convert one to a keggle. What I found was that the plastic foot/base is actually attached with three or four short welded rods from the bottom of the keg itself. In my attempt to remove the rubber base I popped one rod off and now have a keg with a 1/4 " hole in the bottom of it. Additionally the base of the keg (when the rubber base is removed) is rounded and will not (without modification) sit upright on a brewing set up.

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Yeah it does. Thanks alot. They are selling them for $35 too. Oh well just need to wait til I find what I need. Thanks again.

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You could just use them for fermenting vessels...

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or serving kegs. If you make up some 15 G batches.

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