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Old 10-06-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default Keggle owners--how did you reuse your sanke spear?

Anyone reuse/repurpose their sanke spear, and if so--what did you do with it? Just curious...


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Old 10-06-2010, 12:41 AM   #2
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Default Sanke spear

I cut some length off mine then took out the ball valve. Took an old tap handle and took the threaded rod out and used that in the sanke with a couple washers to make a unique tap handle. I have not heard of many other uses though.


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Old 10-06-2010, 12:42 AM   #3
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I've seen people with sight glass protectors made from them.
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I use my two spears to hold down the wheel barrow in the garage.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:43 AM   #5
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Mine went into the recycle bin at work
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I was going to use it as the screen in a home made hopback, but I'm waiting on the Blichmann hop rocket. Depending on the price, I may just go with that.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 AM   #7
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I use it a mallet.

I hit the top of the keg with it, holding on to the "handle" where the spear used to be. It makes a cool percussion instrument.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:05 AM   #8
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I cut mine down a little and keep it in my truck for emergencies like maybe if I need to whack some carjacker in the head or something. It's easier to explain than an 18" section of 5/8" re-bar would be. It won't rust and possibly stain the seats either.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:16 AM   #9
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I made a long handled stainless steel spoon out of mine.

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I cut them down and use them to weigh down the hop bag in the boil kettle so it doesn't float to the top of the keggle.


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