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Old 01-24-2006, 07:06 PM   #1
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I happened onto a keg that someone was throwing away, and had some questions. Its a Spartanburg 7.75gal. keg. Is it worth using? Do you have it cleaned? Does it need to be full, or could I fill it with 5gal. of home brew?

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Old 01-24-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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I happened onto a keg that someone was throwing away, and had some questions. Its a Spartanburg 7.75gal. keg. Is it worth using? Do you have it cleaned? Does it need to be full, or could I fill it with 5gal. of home brew?

It would be hard to fill it with homebrew, but you could cut the top out and make it a brew pot, HLT, or even a mashtun....
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That thing sounds like complete junk, you should ship it to me immediately. ;-)

Sounds like you might have a nice new brew kettle if you cut the top off.

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before you go cutting the top off make sure you read up on it so you dont turn that thing into a bomb (no joke) make sure you remove the tap system so that the pressure inside = pressure outside of the keg (just search, i know i found the info here a while ago)
also, check to see if its got a wooden bung in the side of it....if so you can rule that keg out as a brew pot (IMHO)

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Old 01-25-2006, 03:21 PM   #5
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http://www.spartanburgstainless.com/...erage/Beer/1_4 ??

Looks good to me. Kegs of this type are a real pain to clean without special equipment. You can make it into a kettle for now and when you start doing 10 gallon batches, use it for a mash tun.
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