Welding a sanitary coupler to a uncut keg - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks > Welding a sanitary coupler to a uncut keg

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
airbalancer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
airbalancer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Western MA
Posts: 156
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts



I started building a fermenter from a keg using Harpo's design. Thanks Harpo So to get a sanitary weld without purging the whole keg I put this little back gas cup together. Its made from a 1 1/4" copper pipe cap, a piece of 1/4" tubing, and a piece of perforated plate I cut out of an old colander. The inside is stuffed with a copper scrubby. I was able to fish it through the uncut keg opening with a piece of string and with a nut and washer tighten it down over the coupler. So it takes care of purging the back and clamps the coupler in place for welding. It worked so well I would use it for open kegs as well.






My welds don't look anywhere near as good as Harpo's


__________________
Brewery Pics

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boiling an uncut sanke keg to sterilize jmp138 Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 36 07-05-2011 01:53 PM
Need a few opinions on how sanitary is sanitary? kabrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 01-05-2010 09:58 PM
What is this coupler? bytemyfoot Equipment/Sanitation 2 12-19-2009 09:05 PM
Where to put the Coupler in a Keggle? RonRock Bottling/Kegging 1 02-16-2009 03:24 PM
Leaky Coupler? simps984 Bottling/Kegging 8 02-01-2008 05:12 AM


Forum Jump