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Old 03-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Too Many Kegs. What Should I Do??

So, after trial and error and then trial and error again Im finally asking the experts.

Im currently in the process of building a Brutus 10 and have almost everything done except the keggles. On my first attempt I screwed up and had galvanized fitting placed on them instead of SS. So I got another 3 kegs and this time 2 of them are aluminum. I already have all the SS fitting I need to put on them but the welder says he cant weld SS on aluminum.

So in all I have 3 SS Keggles with galvanized fitting, 1 SS Keggle with SS fittings, and 2 Aluminum kegs.

If anyone has any suggestions on what to do with all these it would be greatly appreciated. Im trying to finish this project up and get a batch brewed before I deploy so Ill have some nice beer to come home to.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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I would cut the galvanized fittings off the ss kegs and then weld ss fittings on should be easy......

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:50 AM   #3
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The guy I have welding said he couldn't just cut the fittings out. He would have to cut out the SS and re-patch it. Does that sound right?

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I vote keep the one SS keg with SS Fittings, try and salvage of the other SS Kegs and get fittings for them. Scrap the others, u might get some ok $$ to help pay for the new fittings depending on where u live.

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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"...So in all I have 3 SS Keggles with galvanized fitting, 1 SS Keggle with SS fittings, and 2 Aluminum kegs..."
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Keep the SS with SS fitting, have the welder do whatever he has to do to fix the other 2 SS kegs, sell the 2 Aluminum kegs to some hot rodder for fuel cells.
But I am absolutely shocked that the keg-police have not jumped in here and chastized you for having a keggle in the first place :^)

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:31 AM   #6
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The guy I have welding said he couldn't just cut the fittings out. He would have to cut out the SS and re-patch it. Does that sound right?
I hope you have changed welders since that first guy welded galv fittings to you SS keg!
If not I would take the galv/SS kegs to a new welder and ask his advise
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Cut the galv. fittings out and replace with tri-clamp fittings (which take a much larger hole anyway) If you like the tri-clamp fittings, great... use em. If not, those 3 kegs will sell for a PRETTY PENNY with stainless tri-clamps outfitted to them.

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:38 AM   #8
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Step 1:
Fire the welder who stuck the galvanized fittings on the stainless keg.

Step 2: have a beer.

Step 3: what they said about replacing the galvanized fitting with a stainless one. Go a size up if you must.

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With what you have you can either take the SS keg with galvanized fittings in, cut the SS around the fitting, weld a new piece of SS in and start over, or weld aluminum fittings in the aluminum kegs.

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Your welder is useless...welding galvanized to stainless. Huge fail.

And where did you find aluminum kegs? The 1950's??

I'd advise to buy kettles and stop destroying kegs.

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