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Old 10-24-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Keggle Cutting...

As some know from my last thread, I made my keggle last night...

The holes are drilled and they came out perfect (finally)

I built essentially the same jig that BobbyM uses with a slight difference.

Instead of using two clamps, I used 3" U brackets to hold the grinder in place... It worked great...



I ended up putting a clamp on there just to have something to hold the cord away from the grinder...



The finished product...

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Old 10-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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NICE!
I used a plazma cutter and I don't think mine looks that nice!

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I wonder when you'll get a reply talking about how dangerous this is. Don't listen, they're just jealous.

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I wonder when you'll get a reply talking about how dangerous this is. Don't listen, they're just jealous.



What would be dangerous about this? I freehanded my keggle, came out fine, but using a jig like this would have been cleaner.

Maybe I'm just out of the loop... has there been some keggle-building controversy I've missed out on?
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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not that I know of... some people are just scared of power tools... i think thats the reality of any "debate" So far, it has cost me 60 dollars for the keg, the cutting disks, and the fittings (all stainless) I'm looking at another 20 bucks for the welding...

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I've been meaning to ask for awile now, and this thread (sorry if i'm hijacking) is a good place to ask.

Doesn't the inner lip of a cut keggle make it a beiotch to clean out grains etc? is there a benefit to keeping the top lip that i'm missing or is it just the easier way to keep the handles?

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That top rolled edge is what keeps the keg round believe it or not. When I slotted mine in two spots to slide a full false bottom in, the top of the keg became oval. I've been scooping most of the spent grains out with a chinese soup container and then throwing it out on the lawn to hose out. I keep meaning to cut half the top skirt off so I can tippy dump it but I'm spread too thin to work on my rig.

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alternatively couldn't you weld on a ring from the top rolled edge down to the cut hole so there was a nice sloped surface from the rolled edge down to the opening? Man that'd be nice!

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As some know from my last thread, I made my keggle last night...

The holes are drilled and they came out perfect (finally)

I built essentially the same jig that BobbyM uses with a slight difference.

Ain't it great?? I used the same method with the same results and it's pretty much no hassle. I spent more time taking off the sharp edges than cutting the keg.
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Agreed... I spent some time with a few different air tool bits cleaning it up... The cut itself took me about 3 minutes max... The longest part of the process was getting my jig built...

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