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Old 04-08-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default 1958 keg...what can I do?

trying to figure out what I can do with this thing. it was given to me by a friend today. the top has a "11-58", so I assume it's from 1958. it also says aluminum, so no stainless steel? haven't looked inside it yet. and I know very little about kegs, let alone old ones.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Hot Rod Fuel tank or BBQ grill!

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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Hot rod fuel tank!!!!
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:05 PM   #4
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use it as a serving cask for real ales...

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
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use it as a serving cask for real ales...
As long as the aluminum isn't an issue, I say do this!
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:25 AM   #6
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Better take it back to the brewery... I bet they are missing it! I wouldn't drink any beer out of that keg, I bet most of the people that did are dead now.

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Old 04-09-2011, 02:28 AM   #7
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how tall is it? could you fit a smaller keg inside it? that would be a cool patio kegerator

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Old 04-09-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
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Hot Rod Fuel tank or BBQ grill!
now that's thinking outside the box. I was thinking brewing use, but I like that too. I'll have to look inside it before considering putting beer or beverages in it. the bung is pretty rusty.

I had never seen a hose faucet on a keg. it's almost the same size as a regular 15gallon keg. I should put my keggle up next to it for comparison. it's almost cool enough for just a display piece. some wood blocks under it scooped out to keep it from rolling away.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #10
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That would make a cool fountain. Maybe a single tap tower pouring into a beer mug and then spilling back into the keg. Amber colored water and something to make it a little bit foamy.

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