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Old 12-03-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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hey guys! I just joined tonite because i beleive this is by far the the largest group of knowledgable brewers anywhere on the net! that being said im very much a newb! prob. greener then any brew you guys got bottled! Im 3 weeks in and do have one brew under my belt its currently in my secondary now! SO FAR SO GOOD! I did however experiance my first boilover! not fun times at all! So I have recently purchased a outdoor propane burner! I am in the process of buying my first keggle but before i drive a hour and a half and spend the money I wanted to get your guys opinon. I can get this 15.5 gallon keggle that has been equipped with stainless stieal ball valve and handles along with a regular 10 gallon immersion cooler for 90 bucks. Should I jump on this?

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:19 AM   #2
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Looks good to me.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:23 AM   #3
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what size is the immersion chiller? 3/8" or 1/2"?

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:26 AM   #4
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depending on keg pricing anywhere from $20-135 just for the keg. then you have to weld the coupling in. I was quoted $75 for a hours worth of time. then the valve $15 and $4 for coupling. you need to cut the top off and make it look good. chillers go for $30_$50 depending on what the price of copper is doing.

if you're a handy DIY and think you can get a better deal then hold off, but if you think its work your time and money then go for it.

I picked up 2 kegs for $50. made a 100 mile drive to get them. cut the tops myself , and just soldered couplings in tonight so for me thats to expensive, but I know my skill level.


so for $90 you get a already made keggle and IC chiller its really up to you.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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that is a good deal. A good chiller will cost you around $60 alone. Go get it.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:34 AM   #6
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I recommend against it!
But only because I was thinking about going after it this weekend if he still had it.
Seriously though go for it looks like a pretty good deal.
I have been watching craigslist for a while for an empty keg and thas is the only thing that has come up in a while.
I kinda wanted an unaltered sanke anyway.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:36 AM   #7
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Flomaster are you saying i should cut the top off this one when i get it or was that just a step I should do with a keg from scratch. they guy has a lid also. AnD he said he had the metal shop use a plasma cutter to cut the top of the dome off so it actually is a little larger in volume then 15.5. Ive looked High and low and the cheapest i could scoop up just a keg was 50. its a 3/8 chiller. 45 feet in total copper tubing. the same shop that welded the stainless handles on aslo installed the ballvalve. Thanx for your quick replys! Looks like Im goin on a road trip! Lol

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:38 AM   #8
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berniep its mine! jk! seriously though ive searched on there high and low and this seems to be the only real deal worth grabbing. unless your in the market for a kegerator! and which im not! i do hope to be one day but thats a whole nother project and learning curve!

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I would jump on it.

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:45 AM   #10
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to convert a stock sanke to a keggle you cut the top off, this is already done.

its really up to you.


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