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Denny's Evil Concoctions 01-27-2006 01:01 AM

Homemade Keg
 
My homemade keg using a 5gal water bottle that had a threaded top. Uisng natural carbonation and a co2 gasser( co2 bike tire inflator) to keep up the pressure and or replace the beer once dispensed.

Using a metal tire valve for releasing pressure or pressurizing. A 3/16id plastic tube with compression fitting for beer uptake. going to a beer line attched to a thumb tap.

EDIT: PLEASE USE A PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE TO AVOID KEG RUPTURING IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DUMP TO MUCH PRESSURE INTO THE HOME MADE KEG

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK


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Denny's Evil Concoctions 01-28-2006 01:40 AM

What? Have I gone to Urban Redneck for comments? :)

Truble 01-28-2006 01:53 AM

How does it work out?

God Emporer BillyBrew 01-28-2006 12:58 PM

What kind of water bottle?

Chairman Cheyco 01-28-2006 03:12 PM

Cool. That's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll! How's it working out?

Truble 01-28-2006 03:24 PM

Does the cost of rigging that compare with picking up a used Corny, or was the purpose more for fun?

casebrew 01-28-2006 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Truble
Does the cost of rigging that compare with picking up a used Corny, or was the purpose more for fun?

One might ask us all: Do you save time by brewing your own beer, or is it more for fun?

So, why not homebrew your equipment as well as your beer?

But I think I would put a pressure relief valve on a home made keg. It is a glass bomb without one.

AAand hydro test it- fill to top with water, then add air pressure. If it fails, it will shatter, but not explode. later, as the beer level drops, you have the potential to explode. I think I will stick with my stainless steel pressure cooker for home experimentation....

Denny's Evil Concoctions 01-28-2006 04:25 PM

Well, It works just fine. It didn't cost much for parts. I'd have to buy a tap regardless what keg I was using so the parts were really under $10 Canadain. (line with tap was another $12) We already had a few of these lying around since the place we get bottled water uses these, so I snagged one for use. Since it just the Cap of the bottle I've modified I can still return the empty botlle for the deposit when ever I want.

It's a 5 gallon plastic water bottle that has a threaded top. I drilled two holes in the cap and added the fittings. I test pressure with a tire gauge. If it's to high then release some pressure. If you need to add more then you can use a co2 tire inflater, whcih is exactly what a lot of people use with those other plastc kegs or 5L party kegs.

Since you don't need to purchase a regulator, CO2 bottle etc it's fairly cheap. It's good is you have you'd like 1 or 2 batches in kegs.

Cornys are more convenient but the platic keg is good if you don't yet want to drop the coin to purchase a corny setup.

Besides. It's a fun thing to build if you are bored!

Spoonta 02-03-2006 11:16 AM

Good call i will give it a crake

Denny's Evil Concoctions 02-03-2006 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spoonta
Good call i will give it a crake

Just remember to let the co2 in slowly since those co2 inflators can dump a lot of pressure really fast.


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