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Old 03-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Any good use for a 7.75gal pony keg?

Have an opportunity to pick one up, but don't know what I'd do with it.


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Old 03-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Fermenter? I've been looking for one, the tall type for fermenting.


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Old 03-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Make it into a "keg"?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
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I use them for my MLT and HLT/BK. Great for a 5 gallon setup.

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A keggle?
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FERMENTER! Pull the spear and slap an orange carboy cap on there & you're ready to rock!
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Use it as intended, a keg to serve beer.
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I use them for my MLT and HLT/BK. Great for a 5 gallon setup.

Those are pony kegs or 1/4 barrel. Nice setup BTW. Full kegs are called 1/2 barrels. Not what I would consider a corney keg. Someone recently asked about taller 7.75 gallon kegs a while back, which sound very cool.

If it has the single spear in the center it is considered a "sanke" keg. While still a cool score not as easy to use as a corney. You can't get your hand it to scrub or inspect so cleaning it becomes more of a chore where you would probably have to create a pump type of system. Also because of their height they would limit the number of beers you can store if you use it for kegging.

If you get this type of 1/4 barrel in the photo I suggest using it as a fermenter after removing the spear or as a boil kettle for 5 gallons batches.
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I just acquired one of the tall variety of 7.75 gallon kegs, it has the same proportions as a Corny keg. Not much good as a keggle, but it will make an awesome fermenter. I am looking forward to using it soon.


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