Originally Posted by threeporks
That's an interesting idea. Can you submit a picture of that? I'm curious what that would look like.
Personally I like the 11.75 inch diameter so I can use a 12inch lid but I'm always open to trying new things.
I'm going to try my luck at posting pictures. Here's my keg before cutting. I drew the line around the outside just where the collar is welded.
Here's the keg after cutting the top off:
Here's looking down into it after cutting:
I have not installed the handles yet.
Even tho the keg has lots of dents, I decided to try to polish it up following the directions on this thread:
I'm not finished polishing it. I'm almost thru with the next-to-the-last polishing step.
I've hear of folks using a modified pizza pan as a lid for these. I'm thinking that there are lids that will fit.
I did put some water into the keg before cutting. I did not wear hearing protection, but I did wear safety goggles.
I plan to put a ball valve and a heating element into it. I'm not a welder, so I plan to use weldless fittings for now.
I'd like to find a really nice 4500-5500 watt heatstick. I'm just not sure about those things.
Hope this helps,