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Old 04-07-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Keg with a rubber top and bottom for Keggle

Does anyone know if the rubber will come off? I have an opportunity to pick up 5 kegs like this on the cheap. I just need to know if I can use them for keggles.


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Old 04-07-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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I had a buddy of mine that gave me a keg coated with rubber. Just took a hack saw and chopped away. Wasn't much fun but it worked with a hammer. Good luck.


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Old 04-07-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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I have one I plan to use in an electric rig. There is a thread on here where they used two in an electric rig, called the Simple Brewery, very nicely done.

I'm hoping it provides good insulation for the MLT.

Edit: Here's the link for the electric build with rubber coated kegs:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simp...-build-147021/

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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An electric rig would be ideal. I had a keg like your talking about and when I cut away the rubber top and bottom I found there was no stainless rail (the bottom and top were domed), so I cut the top of and I use it as my tippy-dump Mash Tun with a bottom drain. By the way my rig is all gas fired.
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Wouldn't some people actually pay a little more for the "premium" of arubber coated kegs?

Why not try to flip them on Crisgslist and then buy some non-rubber coated ones?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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Wouldn't some people actually pay a little more for the "premium" of arubber coated kegs?

Why not try to flip them on Crisgslist and then buy some non-rubber coated ones?
I cant find a keg to save my life on CL in the Greensboro area.
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I just picked one up to tryout. Its not rubber on the top and bottom, but a plastic cap. You can pop it off to reveal a rounded bottom.

Time to call the welder. I got this keg for cheap and they had like 15-20 more just waiting to get bought by me if I can make this work.

anyone interested in taking one off my hands if I get the welder to put a support on the bottom?
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Yeah that sounds like what I have. My didn't come off quite that easy but it eventually came off. Makes an awesome custom tippy-dump
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Yeah that sounds like what I have. My didn't come off quite that easy but it eventually came off. Makes an awesome custom tippy-dump
do you have a design for your tippy dump?
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Yea, our first keg we got was like this. After reading about it, we are gonna use it as a fermenter.


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