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Old 03-17-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Quarter Keg for brewing

I'm new and don't have anything yet. I was planning on picking up a couple plastic carboys and bottling them in corrnies.

I do have an empty quarter keg. Can I cut the top off of it and use that to cook with? I'm pretty good with metal so this would not be a problem. Would I need to fab a lid or is that not needed?

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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I am wondering the same thing. I jut got two short quarter kegs today from a guy at work. Wonder if it's worth doing anything with them.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Check out the closed system fermentation discussion. 1/4 barrel is probably a little small for brewing in but wouldn't be bad for fermenting 5-6 gallons in.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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I'm thinking about making a conical out of mine. I work in a sheet metal shop so it shouldn't be too tough. I'll make a cone and maybe cut a hole to use a corny keg lid on top

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I'm thinking about making a conical out of mine. I work in a sheet metal shop so it shouldn't be too tough. I'll make a cone and maybe cut a hole to use a corny keg lid on top
How will you make a sanitary weld inside with no access to weld from inside, or to grid the inside if welding from the outside?
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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How will you make a sanitary weld inside with no access to weld from inside, or to grid the inside if welding from the outside?
Yeah I was thinking about that. I might have to make a different kind of lid maybe so I'm able to weld and grind from the inside. Which a bigger lid would be nicer anyways. The only problem is i don't know what kind of gasket to get for it
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To answer the OPs question about cooking in a quarter keg. My first brew kettle was a tall and skinny quarter keg with the top cut out. It worked well for 5 gallon batches with a propane camp burner. I had a drain valve and thermometer installed in it. Its now part of my keg washing setup.

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As a boil kettle you might out grow it.

Gwitz that sounds interesting. Mind explaining keg washing setup?

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Ya it didnt take long for me to outgrow it, so in retrospect i wouldnt advocate putting much work into a quarter keg.

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I may have to take my 1/4 keg back from the dog. It is the water bowl right now he drinks about half of it a day.

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