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Old 03-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Another keggle cutting thread

So I am about to build my first mash tun, boil kettle, and HLT, from some old kegs I acquired. I wanted to know is there a specific diameter these need to be cut? I read one webpage where the guy cuts his MT at 10" I believe. I have also read people cutting 12"

What diameter should the MT be?

What diameter should the HLT be?

What diameter should the boil kettle be?

I was thinking 10" for the MT, just so I could find a lid for it from old pot or something like that. Then I would cut the kettle and HLT at 12"

Also what are people using for lids on their MT?

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Cut it as big as you can. The rim just gets in the way and collects dirt. You can make a lid out of the piece you cut off by soldering washers on the edge.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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I cut mine to fit a 12" glass lid that was leftover from a fry pan that we wore out.

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I would cut as big as possible for ease of cleaning, stirring, etc. I like the lid made from the cut piece + soldered on washers idea. I would probably drill holes and bolt some big washers along the edges (because I don't really know how to solder). That would be cool....

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...because I don't really know how to solder...
Take a look at the soldering stainless steel thread. It's incredible easy.

I have Youtube playlist for making a keggle. The videos cover just about everything you need to know. I'll try to remember to post a link later. I can't do it at work.
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Take a look at the soldering stainless steel thread. It's incredible easy.

I have Youtube playlist for making a keggle. The videos cover just about everything you need to know. I'll try to remember to post a link later. I can't do it at work.
what's up with that playlist mang?
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Default It's done :D

I cut the top off my first keg the yesterday. Needless to say, it was a lot of work to get the proper tools, but with a little help from my friends I was able to get it done. Here are some pictures of the process. ...ohh don't try to use a router because it won't work, stick with the angle grinder method if you have one.













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I guess I never got around to posting the link. Although, I don't think I've been on a computer outside of work in a couple of weeks.

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