Really I will probably only do 10 gal batchs in it but it is 15 gals in size.
This is a 15 gal food grade container with a screw on lid that has an O-ring in the lid. I believe they are used to transport baking soda or some such by the guy I bought it from.
Sitting next to a standard 6.5 gallon bucket:
Nice handles though I am not sure how they would handle 10 - 12 gallons worth of weight:
I drilled the hole and put the grommet in for the airlock/blowoff tube:
You can see the O-ring in the lid, I believe this is airtight when screwed shut:
I figure it would take a long time to syphon 10 gals so I installed a spout:
I filled it up with gallons of water and marked 5, 10, and 12 gallons on the side:
Filled with 15 gallons is right to the bottom of the threads. Not sure I would ever put 15 gallons in it but good to know I can:
Now the part I need help with. While I was filling it with water I got to thinking that since it is airtight it would be cool if I could PUSH the beer out into the kegs using CO2. Like they do with some of the conicals I have seen.
Since when it is full of 10 gallons of beer it's gonna be REAL heavy and lifting it up onto something to gravity feed the kegs is gonna suck. If I can push the beer out using CO2 it would make life a whole lot better. So what I was wondering is if there is some sort of fitting the will screw into a corny keg post? That way I just hook up a gas disconnect to it and a hose on the spout to push the beer out.
I have spare kegs so I could steal a post or buy one online eventually. But what sort of fitting would screw into it and using o-rings or rubber washers between them and the lid give me an airtight seal???? I would just put it where the o-ring for an airlock is now like so:
Use a "gutted" disconnect and attach a hose for a blow off tube.
I am going to the "fittings" place in town now that has all the different stuff like this to see if I can find something that works but in case I can't any help would be appreciated.