Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Keg cutting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2007, 02:53 AM   #11
AiredAle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 474
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts

Default

I have a keggle that I cut the entire top off of except for one of the handles. I use my old 8 gallon canning boiler lid on it. I wish I had cut out a 12 inch circle so I could use a smaller lid, and so I could could have two handles on it. Also, I have heard that leaving the curved edges of the top in place helps to direct boilovers toward the center, but I don't believe this is a real benefit. On the pro side, it is easier to see into, and might be easier to clean with the entire top open.

The first two reasons are why I will cut out a 12 inch circle in my next one.

__________________
AiredAle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,840
Liked 914 Times on 609 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

A guy in my brewing club made a simple jig out of a piece of wood that he clamped his air die gringer to. It has a hole on one end to fit over the keg valve neck. You just swing the thing around in a circle like using a drawing compass and let the grinding wheel take a little metal at a time. The cuts were so perfect, he tacked three little tabs onto the resulting disc and reuses them as lids.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2007, 03:17 PM   #13
JeepGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Posts: 220
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The cutting went without much trouble. Used a jigsaw and now just have to grind down the edge a bit and clean it up. Thanks for the help guys.

__________________

"Fermentation and civilization are inseperable." -John Ciardi, poet

JeepGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2007, 03:24 PM   #14
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 124 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepGuy
LOL. Nice olllllo. Question the "manliness" of a fellow Jeeper.

I just know that after a brew day where I enjoy several of my creations, I'm liable to hurt myself with my mash paddle somehow, let alone the edge of my keggle. Based on the lid thought though, I'm gonna leave it there and my 'guns' will just have to handle it.

oops. Don't know how I missed this comment.
*makes mental note to change name in Kansas if he sees guy in Jeep applying skin lotion to his 12" diameter arms*
__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dremel for cutting Keg Nostrildamus Equipment/Sanitation 23 08-02-2013 04:36 AM
hop from a cutting Spoonta Hops Growing 10 04-19-2011 07:05 PM
Cutting the top? Porter fan Equipment/Sanitation 15 01-08-2011 04:38 PM
Cutting the Dip tube MgMt_Home_Brew Bottling/Kegging 17 09-02-2008 11:24 AM
Cutting the top out of a SS keg Desert_Sky Equipment/Sanitation 11 06-08-2006 11:56 AM