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Old 06-16-2011, 02:10 PM   #11
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I am on my 6th 10g batch with my electrical setup. I have not notice any off flavors in any of them.

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:59 PM   #12
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I'm planning on going with something like a setup similar to theelectricbrewery.com in the far future. Getting kegs makes sense for that.

BTW, anyone BIAB in a keggle? Suppose I just need to have a large enough bag and tie the top with some rope or whatever to have easy access.

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:15 PM   #13
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i went with a keggle and have been very happy with it. But you'll also have to get a step bit to drill the hole for the ball valve, install the ball valve. ask some of your buddies/friend if they have a step bit you can borrow since there not cheap. The best thing about a keggle is that you can grow into it as a brewer. If you wanted to brew 10 gallon batches you can.....
You know you almost never hear of some one not happy that they use keggles over brew pots

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Old 06-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #14
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I'd buy both. Use the Sanke for a BK and the turkey fryer pot for mash HLT.

You'll need a burner either way, and with the turkey fryer, you *should* be all set (neither of my turkey fryer burners are like the one in that picture... )

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #15
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Yeah thats the one thing about the keggle idea is that I don't have the grinder or a bit to drill into SS and none of my friends would. Need some kinda tool or bit set for cars and they might have it, but I'm the DIY home improvement guy. Maybe I should finally join the local homebrew club. I'm sure someone there would have the tools.

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #16
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Once you go electric, you won't go back
Yup, I know.. which is why I can't wait.. :-)

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Yeah thats the one thing about the keggle idea is that I don't have the grinder or a bit to drill into SS and none of my friends would. Need some kinda tool or bit set for cars and they might have it, but I'm the DIY home improvement guy. Maybe I should finally join the local homebrew club. I'm sure someone there would have the tools.
There must be a weld shop or tool and die place nearby that could cut it for you. Maybe an autoshop has a plasma cutter.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:43 PM   #18
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I built a kal clone with keggles, love it. I have punch and step bit and hole saws if you want borrow them.

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #19
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I bought my kegs before I had the burners. I was fretting over which burner / stand, etc. to use. Then the electric thing hit me (thanks Pol). By far the best thing I've done, brewing related. Not for everyone though.

Regarding turkey pots, I have one that I never use (except at christmas, filled with peanut oil and a 20# turkey). The keggles are great. And, they are the ONLY way to go for 10g batches. And, I'm not going to get into the advantage of 10g batches, but they make a pipeline a reality.

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Old 06-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #20
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Yeah, given my robotics hobby I know I want to go electric eventually. I live within a couple miles of a metal fabricator so I might check them out. Just got back with my new keg. Took out the spear and rinsed out that nasty "aged" coors light smell, sat it upside down in my car port. I'll wait until I get the funds for a burner and propane tank before cutting it up.

Electric would be great, but the only 240v outlet in the house is for my dryer. Everything else is on 15 amp 120v circuits so I'd have to add in my own circuit. There's room in my breaker, but still a lot of trouble right now to go electric. I do like the idea of steam. Seems to be efficient though dangerous if done wrong.

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