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Old 04-05-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default What to do with a 1/4 barrel keg?

I just bought a couple of 15.5 gallon kegs. One to use as a keggle, the other.......just because it was there. I'm sure it will come into use some day.

I also found a 7.5 gallon short 1/4 keg. Is this too small to use as a HLT tank if I went all grain? Any other possible uses for it in home brewing?

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I got 2 of those im thinking of using to ferment in.

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I got 2 of those im thinking of using to ferment in.
I had that same thought but I didn't know how to attach an air lock or blow off tube.
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i was told a 10.5 stopper would work, but i haven't used them yet, will at the end of this month.

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I got two 1/4 bbl kegs and use them to ferment. 10.5 or 11 stopper work well.

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I got two 1/4 bbl kegs and use them to ferment.
How is the cleaning of those fermenters after you've used them? Is it much different then cleaning a glass carboy?

Just curious.

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Orange Carboy cap fits over the top if you soak it in really hot water and get it stretchy first. Also, an overnight soak in HOT Oxiclean Free cleans mine spic & span!

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How is the cleaning of those fermenters after you've used them? Is it much different then cleaning a glass carboy?

Just curious.

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the main problem with cleaning is that you cannot really see the gunk. I just fill mine with oxyclean and water and let them site for a few days, rinse well and the use star-san.
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Fill it with beer.

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If you're really paranoid about cleaning them, you can put a gallon or so of water in them and direct fire them on your burner. (Without a top on them of course.) I don't know of much gunk that could stand up to that with a soak of oxiclean afterwards.

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