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Old 04-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
USMC_Brewer
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Well i Just got my hand on 3 new keg shells. Im wondering what I should do with them. I have never brewed and am going to start in about a month. I was thinking about converting them all into Keggles. Would this be a good idea? Can you ferment in keggles? What other options do I have?

Thanks for the help

 
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Use the search function up top and you will find TONS of great info on fermenting and keggle building.

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:13 AM   #3
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Build a Brutus Ten and brew your a-- off. All it takes to start are those 3 kegs. I brewed for my squadron at miramar a few years back. The first thing I had was my kegs instead of pots. Polish them out and they really look cool. Get some, devil dog.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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Build a Brutus Ten and brew your a-- off. All it takes to start are those 3 kegs. I brewed for my squadron at miramar a few years back. The first thing I had was my kegs instead of pots. Polish them out and they really look cool. Get some, devil dog.
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i want your setup.

what kind of fuel do you use? any more pictures or hints on building?

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
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No problem NoisufnoC. Snake that build is awesome but looks a little complex for me but thanks for the suggestion.

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Build a Brutus Ten and brew your a-- off. All it takes to start are those 3 kegs. I brewed for my squadron at miramar a few years back. The first thing I had was my kegs instead of pots. Polish them out and they really look cool. Get some, devil dog.
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Bad A$$, best looking sculpture I've seen yet. Nice Job

Semper Fi

 
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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Hey Snake how much did that cost all together to make?

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:07 PM   #8
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I wanted to build an all grain rig so I started looking on the web. I ran across Phil's HERMS Brewery website and clicked on links, brewhalla or something like that, saw the many rigs, clicked on the ones that I liked and went deeper from there. Most rigs have their own blog or gallery. Alenuts.com is home of the Brutus Ten, has a youtube video. Once i heard plans were available I looked but Lonnie Mac did a spread in the BYO magazine (Nov 2007 issue). I ordered this back issue in Dec 2008. In it are his plans but I had to modify it in order to meet my pay scale. After all the parts,kegs, gadgetry. I have about $1500 in it. The cost goes up when you start building and desire something new to add. I kept the cost down by going with 2x2x1/8 steel, podwercoating it, STC gas valves, and becoming friends with my neighborhood metal salvage yard man. I saved 120 bucks by buying a heat exchanger on ebay and not blichmann ($195), plus my ports are on the front vice front and back. Once you start the project you will see how easy it really is. I actually want to build another one. I brewed my second batch and it was easy,easy. Once you figure the brewing sequence, its awesome. I love this system, lonnie Mac is a genius!

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:40 PM   #9
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Forgot to add I use propane with a 0-30 psi regulator.

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #10
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USMC You sound like me I had never brewed before and I built this.

 
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