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Old 01-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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so i just got my hands on a large 1/2 barrel keg for free. i dont make that much brew, so besides making more, are there any suggestions as to what i can do with it. ive seen three tier designs that employ kegs, maybe could i do something like that or incorporate the keg in single infusion mashing. any tips, plans or ideas?

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Old 01-06-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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You can always trade it to someone who needs one in exchange for something you need. If you were close I would trade you two 30 litre kegs for it.
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Old 01-07-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Sell it for scrap?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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If you don't do all grain, I'd not really see the need for it. But for us that do; we "love" to get these and someone here would probably pay. I have 3 already though so not myself.

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Old 01-07-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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You can probably get ~ $70, $80 for it on eBay. Someone here might be willing to swap for something that you could use. Or, hold onto it, you may well decide to take the plunge into AG at some point. The keg (or a big brewpot) is one of the biggest purchases.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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I'd hold onto it. You'll probably want a bigger brewpot some day, and the price of stainless steel probably won't be getting cheaper.

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Old 01-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by alemonkey
I'd hold onto it. You'll probably want a bigger brewpot some day, and the price of stainless steel probably won't be getting cheaper.
I totally agree. Keep it. Even if you don't do AG, you could double up on your recipes and make 10 gallon batches and do full boils.

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