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Old 01-27-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Scored me a free keg. Now the big question is what do I do with it? I'm still just brewing from extract kits, but want to start all grain brewing soon. So for starting would I best best to just turn this into a keggle and use it for my brewpot until i can score the rest of the equipment necessary for all grain?

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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A keggle is good for extract and all grain. You'll need to do full boils for AG, but they'll make your extract batches much better too!
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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Just checked the DIY section and didn't notice any posts in there for a keggle. Anyone have a good DIY for one?

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch beer4breakfast! The search function was starting to piss me off. Could use a little work. Anyways the plasma cutter search definately narrows down things a lot better than a search for keggle.

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:31 PM   #5
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You actually get better search results using google with keggle site:www.homebrewtalk.com 238 hits.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:33 PM   #6
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Could always send it to me.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:31 AM   #7
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Just checked the DIY section and didn't notice any posts in there for a keggle. Anyone have a good DIY for one?
making keggles is easy, get the top cut off, plasma cutter works best. My blacksmith charged me $20. Buy a hole safe and a bulkhead fitting, cut the hole install the bulk head fitting, clean, and BINGO your set. You may want to add a dip tube and thats easly done with some copper pipe or tubing, a few pieces from your local hardware store, and some soldering skill
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