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Old 06-21-2007, 07:24 AM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions for the use of a non-functional keg??

I bought the thing off ebay in a lot of others, only to find that it had a crack in the top near the lid. . .I had an acquaintance put a weld on it. . .thought it was fixed--- when I pressurized it, I thought it was going to hold. . . only to find out she welded it on the inside as well, so the rubber O-ring won't seal, and it leaks gas like a sieve. It drained my tank in nothing flat.

Anyway, anyone have any suggestions or possible uses for the thing??

I don't want to throw it away. . .

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Old 06-21-2007, 07:40 AM   #2
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A cornie keg right?

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yep.
Its a 5 gallon ball lock cornie.

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I thought about getting out the old dremel tool, and grinding down the weld inside, but I'm still leary the thing will leak like crazy, or I'll bust the weld open. I've also thought about making some sort of storage container, or something out of it . . .

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It could be top for a DIY conical fermenter. Or a spare parts keg then scrap the rest. I got $1.50 for the tops I cut off of the keggles I made. 2lbs. Or cut the top off and use it as brew storage for racking canes, thermometers and other brew stuff.

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You could try to reweld it too.

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It could be top for a DIY conical fermenter. Or a spare parts keg then scrap the rest. I got $1.50 for the tops I cut off of the keggles I made. 2lbs. Or cut the top off and use it as brew storage for racking canes, thermometers and other brew stuff.
Not bad ideas. . .I've thought of similar. currently I have it sitting under my water filter to catch leaking water. I've been thinking of a way to construct a storage tank or maybe even a fermenter. . .but I have too many fermenters as is. . .
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You could cut the top off of this keg, the bottom off another one, and have her weld them together into an eight- or nine-gallon Cornie. It'd be tall as hell, but that would be pretty sweet. Pretty sure Yuri's been doing this to transform two 5-gallon kegs into a 7-gallon and a 3-gallon.

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Fix the weld and use it as a dedicated sanitizing corny for pushing BLC or starsan.

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you can grind that weld downyou dont have to worry about the crack anymore the weld acts as a filler for the crack. if im reading this right im assuming she put a weld on the lip the big O ring sits? if so just grind the weld down flat put your o ring back on and try it again.

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