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Old 09-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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let me first start off by saying i moved into this house 9 months ago and have since been finding out all this pretty amazing stuff about the house in and around it. 2.5 acre ranch with basement bar, 2 car garage, horseshoe pit, blueberry bushes, screened in porch etc.


ok well the roommate and i were cleaning out a corner of our garage that had some stuff in it and what did we find but a full keg of beer back there. so the question is what do i do with it? i was thinking about making it a brew pot because i can only boil 3 gallons now. the keg has been sitting for a few years and is filled with beer.

now the next part.

for the past 9 months i have been walking past this and never once noticed it. but we have a pretty large chest style freezer. kinda moldy on the inside and no one has plugged it in for a few years i found out. so what to do with it? current plan is to get it cleaned out, plugged in and order a keg system.

pictures to come tonight when im not at work.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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Congrats on the sweet find!

On the freezer, i would plug it in first and make sure it works! You don't want to go through all the work and have it be broken.

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That's the plan. If not its off to Craigslist.

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Release the pressure on that keg and pull the stem out!

I have 3 keggles and they are great for home brewing (I do 10 gallon batches only) and cooking.

I made 7 gallons of homemade kahlua last year in mine, and after Thanksgiving a bunch of us got together and make turkey soup out of left over turkey dinner.

There are many posts about converting kegs, I would recommend just having someone cut it and grind it for you, as the cost for one is better than the work involved.

You have way better finds than we did in our new house purchase!

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:11 AM   #5
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Pics. Freezer is a Westinghouse

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:42 AM   #6
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I have a brand new faucet, shank, and beer line if you need em. Purchased before I bought my tower setup for kegerator. Just holler if freezer cools and you proceed. They're just sitting here.

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Well some good news. Plugged it in and heard the compressor kick in. Looks like ill be doing some heavy bleaching

Found this kit. Seems like it will be a good start for my build

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brew-logic-quadruple-tap-draft-system-with-4-way-gas-manifold.html

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Awesome. Scrub away.

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I think I may have to lug this keg to work tomorrow to cut the top off and pour the beer out

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search craigslist - I got all my kegs(13) and co2 tank/ regulator for around 200 bucks total.

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