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Old 12-11-2006, 03:07 AM   #1
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i have 6 empty kegs in my basement. I have brewed in 5 gallon buckets twice and it was really fun, except we can only make 5 gallons at a time. I was wondering if it is possible to brew straight inside a regular 15.5 gallon stainless steel keg? How does one go about doing this? Google doesnt have any answers for me : (

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:55 AM   #2
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hey,

I'm with you on this one, but I don't think there is a way to reuse them. it would be crazy if someone came up with a way.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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Yes, there is a way, but you would have to either buy expensive equipment or spend a lot of time fabricating.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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if you are talking about just using that 15.5 gallon keg to boil in, it is definitely possible, and easy to do, in fact. they are referred to as a 'keggle'. i have two, one for my HLT, and the other for my boil kettle, and perhaps in the future, another one as my MLT.

all you need is something to cut the top out with: dremel, saws all, angle grinder, etc. and something to cut out a 7/8'' hole for a weldless fitting (hole saw or a uni-bit), or someone to weld in a coupler for you. then you add your ball valve (i prefer stainless), and your nipple (i prefer stainless again) and you are set to boil in it once it is clean, and drain with the spigot.

if you are talking about fermenting though, there are some people who ferment in the sanke kegs, but it takes a decent amount of work to make it happen. at that point i'd recommend getting some USplastics drums, maybe their 14 gallon food grade with removable lid, and use that to ferment in.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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I think you could do it real easy.
The only thing is they are hard to clean due to the small opening ann not being able to see. But the breweries do in.

I've found that when you take the centre out you can turn it upside down and put it back in all you'd need is a reducer from the 20mm (ish) pipe to fit the airlock.

I've fitted a 42 mm sleeve here for other purposes.

Fit a nipple at the end, put it on legs and you can dump the trub.




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Old 12-11-2006, 07:47 PM   #7
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wait, so is there a way to fill these kegs and tap them at a party?

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:17 PM   #8
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If you have the couplings.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:24 PM   #9
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Go to www.kegman.net They sell a lot of different Sanke keg stuff.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:26 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Jim Karr
Go to www.kegman.net They sell a lot of different Sanke keg stuff.
Can anyone vouch for using these on a regular baisis?

 
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