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Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default The start of a Keg to Keggle conversion....

So after following all the awesome builds here I have decided to start my build. I scored three kegs last week and started converting them... Here are a couple of pictures. I followed PassDawns's jig and thanks to Hoppo for the info. All three tops came off very easy. The biggest opening I could cut though was only 11 inches, I kept the guard in place. This was my first time using a angle grinder so I wasnt sure about taking the guard off.

If you want to see more pictures I can post more.....
I will be going electric and building a Kal clone maybe, I like the options of the BCS 460 too... so many choices so lil money!!!


Brew on.......

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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Too bad you are too far away. I could weld up your fittings for you.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Yea I guess 2 hours hauling the kegs is kind of far.... Thanks for the offer! I might end up going weld less anyway if it would work.

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Here are more pics from today.....

Anyone need the spears?

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Nice work my man! Glad to see you are making progress. I was able to finish the majority of my keg conversion this evening, so I need to build my heating element components and then it's on to controls.

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Thanks Hoppo!
No wow factor yet like yours..... I will start the polishing next weekend and go from there. It will be a slow progress.

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What would you do with these? Use them as lids? How do you fill the hole from the spear?

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I did this with them......using them as the lids. Still working on a way to fill the dip tube holes. I'll let you know when I come up with something. I've also seen some guys turn them into false bottoms, but that's waaaay too much work for me!

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So after following all the awesome builds here I have decided to start my build. I scored three kegs last week and started converting them... Here are a couple of pictures. I followed PassDawns's jig and thanks to Hoppo for the info. All three tops came off very easy. The biggest opening I could cut though was only 11 inches, I kept the guard in place. This was my first time using a angle grinder so I wasnt sure about taking the guard off.

If you want to see more pictures I can post more.....
I will be going electric and building a Kal clone maybe, I like the options of the BCS 460 too... so many choices so lil money!!!


Brew on.......

Who the hell is PassDawn? Sounds like a copycat.
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You can rotate the guard or remove it. If you remove it just don't stand in the path of the cutting wheel....

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