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Old 07-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default How much is 15.5g Anheuser Busch Keg worth?

Here is an ad on craigslist for a 15.5g Anheuser Busch he wants 40 for the Budweiser one and 20 for the other. Is this a good deal?

Dont see needing it for anytime soon but if its a steal ill get it. These can be converted to a brew pot, fermenter or simply a keg right?

Im interested in doing multiple 5 gallon batches is this a good buy for me?

http://modesto.craigslist.org/for/3156852816.html

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Old 07-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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$60 flat is a steal. Also, it looks like the other keg is a firkin.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Good to know, Im going to go take a look at it. Can this be useful for my 5 gal operation?

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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I wouldn't say it's a steal, kegs can be found for $50 fairly easy. I bought one a couple months ago for $25 in great shape. Kegs are VERY useful for a 5 gallon operation, even allowing for an upgrade on your batch size if you wanted to try 10 gallons.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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I wouldn't say it's a steal, kegs can be found for $50 fairly easy. I bought one a couple months ago for $25 in great shape. Kegs are VERY useful for a 5 gallon operation, even allowing for an upgrade on your batch size if you wanted to try 10 gallons.
Sweet that is what i was wanting to hear. How could this thing be put to best use? Can you ferment in something like this?
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Brewer's Hardware sells a conversion kit for the keg to be turned into a fermenter. I think the best use would be as a kettle though.

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good brew kettle

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Yes, it makes a fantastic brew kettle. I was using a 4 gallon stainless steel pot before I cut the lid off my keg & used it as a 15.5 gallon brew kettle. I haven't installed a bulkhead or sightglass yet, but my hop utilization has gone through the roof! If you have brewsmith, plug in a recipe & note the IBU difference when you switch from a 3 gallon pot to a keggle. You're going to save a lot of hops if you've been doing anything less than a full boil. I'll be picking up another one so I can give all grain a shot.

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Right on good to hear. Ill let you guys know when I pick it up.

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i got the keg today, its in good shape. just needs to be sanded with a light grit paper if i wanted her to shine a bit more. I disassembled the valve and gave her a good clean.

the75, so the big pot allows me to boil more aggressively, getting more out of my hops?

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