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Old 06-30-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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Just acquired a Coors keg from a neighbor (which is one of the fat ones) that had it in his garage for a while. After looking at the keggles around here I noticed most or almost all are Budweiser which are not as wide in the middle. Is this a preference, availability issue or what? I am just using mine for a boiling pot so I dont have to worry about boil overs in my 30Qt. I may end up using it for a MLT in the future but am using an igloo cooler for now for my mash. Just curious I guess.

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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works great this is my system build http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/new-...r-help-165599/

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:55 AM   #3
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Like shawnguinn said, the Coors kegs work great. I use one for my boil kettle. How he found one without dents is beyond me, though. That bulge seems to be a dent magnet.

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Mine is in perfect condition for the time being but I could see the bulge gettting pretty banged up over time.

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Old 06-30-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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Here's my Coors keggle. It works great.

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Old 06-30-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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I'm glad to hear that Coors kegs work fine, it is hard to find kegs in my area and I just picked up one for cheap. However, I think I found a second straight-edged keg so it doesn't really matter now!

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Old 06-30-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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They work fine but the bulge does make sight glasses more difficult.

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They work fine but the bulge does make sight glasses more difficult.
Yeah, I just got a sight glass from Bobby_M. It clears the bulge when I use a tee between the kettle and thermometer. Unfortunately my thermometer is higher than I would like. Think I'll have another coupling welded in lower. A street elbow should offer good clearance, I would think.
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I love my Coors keg!

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #10
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i just obtained 3 kegs, 1 straight, 2 bulge. If you have the option, using the bulge would be better for liquids and not the mash. So either the BK or HLT would be fine. I have read that you do sacrifice efficiency when your MLT is anything but a straight walled cylinder. my guess being that the bulge pools more wort around the perimeter of the grain and less filtration through the middle. I dont know if there is any proven science behind it, but it makes sense, and if it can be easily avoided, why not.

I still am not happy with the look of 2 bulge and 1 straight. I think on monday i'm gonna make a few stops at some local stores and see if they'd be willing to swap out. Doubtful but who knows.

i started a thread similar to this a week ago...check it out:


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/3-sa...s-list-183047/

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