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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default $40 Sanke Keg

SO quick question, i have a friend who said he could get me a few 15.5 gal sanke kegs(i think sanke is right, they are the commercial kegs) for $40 a piece. Is that a fair price to pay? I wanted to get a few to build a keggle, maybe a fermentor.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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do you really want 15 gallon batches of beer? that is A LOT.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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A 15.5 gal keggle is the perfect size for 5 gallon batches. I'd jump on it.
I'd use one for an MLT, too.
The only 15 gallon thing you can do with a keg is dispense it.

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well the idea would be to make a keggle to brew in. I currently dont have abrew pot right now. But $40 for a sanke seemed like a good deal then i could spend a little more to convert the sanke. Spend about the same as i would on a decent brewpot. plus i could start doing full boils vs my current partial in a borrowed pot.

And of course i dont need 15 gallons of beer, but i sure want it lol!!! what if there is a drought or something, i need to have some beer on the ready.

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Old 12-03-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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I love my keggle !! I can boil 10G batches, and with 5G you don't have to watch for boil overs !

Check bargainfittings.com for parts, I got a them sight glass and 1/2 stainless valve, and paid my local welder $10 a hole for sanitary TIG welds... It's a beautiful thing, and the price was right !!

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I also polished the heck out of it following bobbyM's instructions

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That is a very good price if they aren't stolen. Good start to a nice set up.

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Get yourself a keggle! I freaking love mine.

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Watch out and make sure these have been obtained through legal means. I personally think its pretty shady to hoard a local craft brewery's keg(s) if they haven't been legally paid for. Usually the breweries pay about 75-100.00 a piece per keg depending on the price of steel.

As far as the volume, it is a great kettle for 5-10 gallon batches. That should last you until you want to start doing 20 gallon batches at a time.

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Yes I did make sure that they were not stolen. I did some research into keggles and knew what I wanted, just wanted to make sure it was at a decent price

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