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Old 04-01-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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Default SLOWLY building a new brewstand

I haven't brewed in about 6 years. I lent my kettle and burners to a guy who since moved away. With MY gear

I have been lurking about on this site and leeching up information about the current state of homebrewing tech. I have been in touch with a few members who have been very helpful to this old fart.

I ordered 3) Banjo burners to start on a brewstand project. They showed up today.



I picked up a converted keg from a LHBS. I also received some stainless fiittings and valves. I got a couple of sight glasses from Bobby M. I intend to use my old Gott as a mash tun, for now. I have another converted keg to use as a HLT.

A great deal of thanks to Bobby M for answering a lot of questions from an old noob. I followed his directions for polishing up a keg and it finally worked out very well.

I most likely won't be able to get my brewstand built for another month, but I will be lurking about here, desperately wanting to be able to brew again.

Thanks again for all the kindness.



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Old 04-01-2008, 02:02 AM   #2
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Man that keg is SHINING!



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Old 04-01-2008, 03:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the comment.

I picked up a 4" angle grinder from Harbor Freight for about $10.00 on sale. I bought the suggested polishing pads from Lowes.

This is a good way to become one with your keggle

I guess I spent a good 6 hours with various levels of pads to get it to this level of shiny.

I should have enough pads to polish up my other keg. More pictures to follow.

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:37 AM   #4
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Looks good. Can't wait to see the final product.

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:12 AM   #5
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yes, your keggle does look good....I am in need to go get pads myself to polish mine as well, I need a little bling in my life.

And I wouldn't worry about the questions, I've asked way too many already

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What pads do you guys recommend using? I would like to bling up my keggles too

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Thanks for the comment.

I picked up a 4" angle grinder from Harbor Freight for about $10.00 on sale. I bought the suggested polishing pads from Lowes.

This is a good way to become one with your keggle

I guess I spent a good 6 hours with various levels of pads to get it to this level of shiny.

I should have enough pads to polish up my other keg. More pictures to follow.
The kegs definitely shine up nice. Does the inside get the same treatment...
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The kegs definitely shine up nice. Does the inside get the same treatment...
I was thinking the same thing but then thought... How would I clean the inside after a nice long boil without scratching all my hard work? (yeah, like mine are even welded yet! HA!!!)
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I did not polish the inside.

I can just see me slitting my wrists on the edge of the hole cut in the top whilst trying to hold onto a grinder spinning at 11,000 rpm



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