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Old 11-24-2009, 03:55 AM   #1
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Has anyone made anything useful out of a sanke center tube? I cut the tops off my kegs tonight and I was looking at the tubes. They seem like perfectly good pieces of SS tubing that must be useful for something. Only I can not come up with anything.

I would hate to throw away good pieces of metal. I need a little inspiration.


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Old 11-24-2009, 04:12 AM   #2
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I've been thinking the same thing...though my best solution so far is has been to keep it close to my bed...good burglar repellent!

I'm interested to here if others have found a beer related use.



 
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:16 AM   #3
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Make a mash paddle. You could even motorize it. That's my plan for a few spears I have stashed away.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:21 AM   #4
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Someone once suggested use it as a guard for a liquid level gauge. I like the idea of a mash paddle. Spoon?

 
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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i am still doing extract i cut a hole in the bags of extract and put a dip tube through the bags to hold them then cut a slit in the other end it works pretty well the steam heats the bag and gets every drop. my four year old thinks they make great shooting guns, telescopes, shovels and little sister/dog whackers i am planning to use one for my powered mash mixer one day.

 
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:55 AM   #6
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I made a pair of potato gun barrels out of a couple of them with a 1" electric valve fed off an old 20# propane tank and hose. At 140 psi this thing recoils the slugs gone. Dented in a junk Toyota door big time in a test.
Really, save them for other use for the brewery as well the cut lid as many people throw away.
Add a stainless washer to the bottom, mount as a holder on your stand for stir and other tools.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:16 AM   #7
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yep mash paddles. I have mine engraved w/ my logo on them for my customers. If they have me do a build for them I include the mash paddle for a few extra dollars.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #8
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I seen a guy on YouTube make a burner out of a center tube and the valve.

I am going to make a mash paddle out of one. The other I cut the valve off and I am going to use the center tube to hang my hop sock. I cut the keys (proper term??) off of the valve piece, turned it upside down and I use it as part of my jig to cut the tops off of kegs....this fits better then any hole saw that I could find.

 
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #9
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Jay - any pics of your mash paddles?

 
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:24 PM   #10
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I would also be interested in some mash paddle pics, i got a couple of tubes doing nothing



 
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