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Old 04-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Can you hand polish a keg?

I dont have an electric grinder or even a power tool. I dont want to buy one just to shine a keg to a mirror finish. Dont have $ to spend on power tools, have an apt so no need really. I dont mind spending 5 hours doing it by hand. Is it possible?

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:59 AM   #2
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I would have to say that without power tools, I don't think it would be possible. Then again, I don't know how fast you can move your hands.

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Possible yes, 5 hours no, good luck. When you are done I will send you mine to do.

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Yeah that just sounds crazy for something that would be inside a fridge.

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Old 04-24-2010, 02:05 AM   #5
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Yeah that just sounds crazy for something that would be inside a fridge.
I'm guessing that its a sanke keg for brewing, not a corny, but I don't know for certain.
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No offense, but I would say H...E...double L no way by hand. It took 3 hours using an angle grinder and all of the pads, polishes, etc. outlined by Bobby_M and still had to use quite a bit of pressure. I would just leave it be and spend the time brewing instead

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I'm guessing that its a sanke keg for brewing, not a corny, but I don't know for certain.
True. Too many brews. And you're likely correct.

I still say no way is anything being pretty worth that much effort.
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I still say no way is anything being pretty worth that much effort.
Have to agree with you there. Having a nice shiny brew pot would make me feel like I wasn't using it enough. That's just me though.
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I cannot believe that you dont know anyone with an angle grinder to borrow. Hell Id loan you mine for a 6 pack of homebrew.

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I dont have an electric grinder or even a power tool. I dont want to buy one just to shine a keg to a mirror finish. Dont have $ to spend on power tools, have an apt so no need really. I dont mind spending 5 hours doing it by hand. Is it possible?
Harbor freight sells them cheap, less than $30. Also, you might not be in an apartment forever.
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