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Old 01-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Sanke kegs to kettle help please

I have three kegs that I purchased and I want to convert them to kettles. Does someone have a parts list of everything I need and maybe a website where I can purchase everything? Or can you get them at your local hardware store?


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www.bargainfittings.com

for your one stop shop, on weldless or welded fittings.

it really depends on how you want to outfit your keggles as far as "every thing you need" part.


do a lot of searching on here for keggles and check out the similar threads down at the bottom for ideas of how you want to proceed in your build.


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Old 01-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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I have three kegs that I purchased and I want to convert them to kettles. Does someone have a parts list of everything I need and maybe a website where I can purchase everything? Or can you get them at your local hardware store?
At a bare minimum all you really need to do is cut the top out. The question is what do you want to do? valves only? valves and thermometer ports? sightglass? hermes coil?

http://www.bargainfittings.com/ is a good place to start.
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i would like valves, thermometer ports and sight glass at least. I am not familiar with the hermes coil
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Big thumbs up on bargainfittings! I got a big load of SS parts and silicone tubing from recently. Which ones you need depends on what you're doing. As an example I'm going welded. HLT will have a ball valve out and a sight glass/thermometer combo, BK with the same plus a ball valve return, and a MLT with a ball valve out and return and a thermometer. Parts list of 8 couplers, 5 ball valves, 8 threaded nipples, 3 thermometers, 3 tee's, 2 sight glasses. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Camlock QD's all around. Best advice is plan it out and draw a picture so nothing is missed.
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That's why it is best to just steal the kegs from little old ladies after they are passed out from their kegger, that way there is no question on if it is "stolen" or not.
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cool thanks yeah I just didn't even know where to start so having the list is a great start then I think i can figure out how to do it
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well there really isn't a "list"

do you want weld-less or welded/soldered ?

weld-less you just drill a hole to size and tighten down stuff

welding/ soldering requires a little more, but no o-rings or gaskets to change out or leaks to worry about.

like I said already it really depends on what direction you want to go.


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all i have to say is...read EVERYTHIUNG on this siteand you will learn everything, then order all you need from brew hardware Bobby M is the man!
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I would do weldless and yeah I guess I have to figure out everything that I want first thanks for all the help
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all i have to say is...read EVERYTHIUNG on this siteand you will learn everything, then order all you need from brew hardware Bobby M is the man!
I will be ordering my sight glass from Bobby for sure

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