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Old 02-01-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Sanke keg as a 10 gallon fermenter??

I have access to two Sanke kegs. I am building a single tier system right now for ten gallon batches. I want to know if any one has used a keg as a fermenter and what needs to be done to convert it?? thanks.



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Old 02-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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i've used them before, just use it like you would use a glass carboy. (with the stem and all taking out of course)
or... if you want to do a pressurized fermentation with a sanke you can follow this method.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/closed-system-pressurized-fermentation-technique-44344/

I used this for mine, plus a hose going into a bucket of water for blow off.
Rubber Carboy Hood w/White Caps(5 Gallon) | MoreBeer



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I used this for mine, plus a hose going into a bucket of water for blow off.
Rubber Carboy Hood w/White Caps(5 Gallon) | MoreBeer
Did the cap fit right on the top of the sanke keg?
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Thanks for the tip. I never thought about carboy caps. When I took the stem out of my others, and had the tops cut out, each keg had a brown residue on the inside that I had to soak(oxyclean) and scrub vigorously! What is the best way to get them clean since I won't be able to get inside and scrub them?? I am already contemplating putting legs and a dump valve on them. Have you ever seen a set up like that??

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yes, the cap fits right on top of the keg, it might be a little snug but should work just fine.

as far as cleaning the kegs, I usually just soak them in PBW for a day or so then rinse and sanitize. If i feel that they are still not clean, i take them to the car wash and spray them out there.



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