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Old 12-02-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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I had a friend at a bar give me a 15 gallon plastic keg that had Bud Light in it. It looks like a normal stainless keg, but black plastic. Is there metal under the plastic?

I figured I'd take it off their hands... they were just going to throw it away.

How do you go about filling a commercial keg anyways? I doubt it would fit in my Sanyo 4912, but I know some people with full size fridges that homebrew that might be interested.

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Old 12-02-2005, 03:39 AM   #2
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I've seen those. It is just a plastic coating around the stainless keg. If it is yours, you can use it as a kettle by cutting the top out and putting in a weldless spicket of some kind.

Uh....make sure oyu cut that plastic coating off before you brew in it though.

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ORRELSE's suggestion is probably the most viable use of that keg unless you want to invest the money to buy the necessary equipment for the sanke keg. Here's a link to the dis-assemly: http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~workman/homebrew/Sanke.html

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We have the taps for these kegs I beleive. Would a Coors tap work with this type a keg?

The guy says they have more as well.

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I've seen those. It is just a plastic coating around the stainless keg. If it is yours, you can use it as a kettle by cutting the top out and putting in a weldless spicket of some kind.

Uh....make sure oyu cut that plastic coating off before you brew in it though.
Yep thats what my buddy did. He actually cut the keg to about 2/3rds its size and welded the top with the handle back on to make a kettle. (don't know why to be honest)

It sounded like metal in there when i hit it, and figured it would be a pain for AB to clean if it was plastic..
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