He Drops back, he asks, he SCORES!!! - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > He Drops back, he asks, he SCORES!!!
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-20-2006, 01:17 AM   #1
Reverend JC
2500 gallons year to date
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Reverend JC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Your Mom's
Posts: 1,877
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



So today while reading the latest BYO that i picked up on Herms and Rims systems i thought to myself "self, you need that. You dont want it, you need it, got to have it" So being the industrius fellow that i am i call a buddy who works at a bar and say hey if you come across some old kegs let me know i need them so i can cut out the tops and make a HLT and a Mash tun. He says ok he will check, so then i think about my brother in-law who is in a frat, he might know about a rouge keg out there. He says well i know where two are, and they are in my basement and you can have them for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweet, now i must search the forums on removing the top of the keg.....

Reverend


__________________
"Just because i don't care dosen't mean I don't understand." -Homer Simpson


http://www.modernmonks.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2006, 01:44 AM   #2
Carne de Perro
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Posts: 131
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I need to make some new friends, good going there! Yuri where are you?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,781
Liked 123 Times on 95 Posts


I recall someone mentioned a "welder"...do a search on that...
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
Evan!
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,821
Liked 86 Times on 71 Posts


Quote:
now i must search the forums on removing the top of the keg
Just dust off the ol' plasma cutter. You do have a plasma cutter, don't you? All the cool kids do. You want to be a cool kid, right?
__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 12:34 AM   #5
Evets
 
Evets's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Lancaster County, Pa.
Posts: 1,910
Liked 220 Times on 97 Posts


I used an angle grinder. It took about 15 minutes. Draw a circle around the top as a guide. Use earplugs!
__________________
If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 12:37 AM   #6
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Yeah, seems like angle grinders and sawz all's are the tools of choice for the plasma cutterless amongst us. Either way you'll probably want to buff up the edges afterwards to prevent severe lacerations.

Another tip, I bought mine from a guy who already had the top cut out and the lid from my turkey fryer pot serendipitously fit in the keg perfectly. I would recommend sizing the hole to fit a lid you have lying around.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #7
Reverend JC
2500 gallons year to date
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Reverend JC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Your Mom's
Posts: 1,877
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks for the tips. I dont have a plasma cutter but a guy i know does and he tells me about his set up for making jerky, summer sausage and other smoked meats and i tell him about my hobby that takes a lot of equipment and he agreed to cut the tops out for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

So the trick is to cut the holes that match lids i already have lying around. Got it, thanks guys

Reverend


__________________
"Just because i don't care dosen't mean I don't understand." -Homer Simpson


http://www.modernmonks.com

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Contest scores all over the place Brewer3401 Equipment/Sanitation 20 10-18-2007 09:53 PM
He shoots, he scores....... FSR402 Bottling/Kegging 8 07-25-2007 11:45 AM


Forum Jump