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Old 02-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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I finally found a guy who has a couple kegs he's willing to sell me for my AG setup. However, I'm a little concerned about the keg on the left as I've never seen one like it. Will it work? I'm definitely going to use the one on the right for my mash tun but I'm wondering if the one on the left could/should be used for my boil kettle?

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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nothing wrong with using it just a different shape. if you search through this http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/show...rew-rig-46578/ thread you'll see plenty of setups using those kegs

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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ok, thanks! i should have looked around a little more before asking but the guys waiting for me to see if i want them. i'll go ahead and get both!

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I've got one just like the one on the left for my HLT. The only thing to be aware of with those is that, if you choose to install a sight glass on it, that sight glass will have to be bent around the hump of the keg. If I'm not mistaken, BobbyM over at brewhardware.com might have a sightglass setup that's somehow specialized for those exact keg types.

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I've got one just like the one on the left for my HLT. The only thing to be aware of with those is that, if you choose to install a sight glass on it, that sight glass will have to be bent around the hump of the keg. If I'm not mistaken, BobbyM over at brewhardware.com might have a sightglass setup that's somehow specialized for those exact keg types.
Good post, you beat me to it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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Actually, I'd use the bulged one for the MLT and the one on the right for either the BK or HLT.

Reason being that an HLT or a BK could use a sight glass, whereas an MLT does not need one, and putting a sight glass onto a bulged keg is a bit trickier.

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I used my coors keg (the one with the bulge) for my boil pot. Polycarbonate sight glass bends right around it with a little heat. I think it helps with boil overs on smaller (6gal) batches.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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I finally found a guy who has a couple kegs he's willing to sell me for my AG setup.
Gotta love how people are "willing" to sell stolen items. Not that using commercial kegs in home brewing is new or uncommon. Just ironically funny. Good luck with the build, I am jealous. I don't have any place for a brew sculpture, unless I want to permanently park outside. Which isn't wise in the climate I live in.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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i asked the guy where he got them and he said he was a scrapper and had found them a while ago.

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I use one of the coors kegs for a fermenter.
A #11 stopper and a airlock.

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