Any good use for a 7.75gal pony keg? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Any good use for a 7.75gal pony keg?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
originalben
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Norfolk, VA
Posts: 213
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts



Have an opportunity to pick one up, but don't know what I'd do with it.
__________________
Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
Brewing Clamper
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Union City, CA
Posts: 2,846
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Fermenter? I've been looking for one, the tall type for fermenting.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 30,618
Liked 4763 Times on 3215 Posts


Make it into a "keg"?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:59 PM   #4
lsand
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Boise, ID
Posts: 19
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I use them for my MLT and HLT/BK. Great for a 5 gallon setup.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
originalben
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Norfolk, VA
Posts: 213
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


A keggle?
__________________
Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 07:35 PM   #6
wyzazz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Atwater, OH
Posts: 4,312
Liked 55 Times on 52 Posts


FERMENTER! Pull the spear and slap an orange carboy cap on there & you're ready to rock!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 9,421
Liked 1314 Times on 1006 Posts


Use it as intended, a keg to serve beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
Photopilot
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Oceanside, California
Posts: 1,108
Liked 102 Times on 75 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lsand View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #9
Atl300zx
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Hoplanta, Georgia
Posts: 742
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


pressurized primary fermenter
__________________
Jaded Spirits Brewery
Primary: Dennis Hoppier III
Secondary: Empty
Bottles: Triple Berry Apple Cider, Cote Apple Cider, Wild Blackberry Apple Cider, Dim Wit II, Mighty Porter
Kegs: 4Cs IPA - The Diamond Standard, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Clone.
On Deck: The "Three Stouts", Wild Blackberry Mead, Irish Red

Jaded Spirits DIY Stirplate
Blog @ JadedSpirits.com
Blog @ HBT

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #10
steppenwolph
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
phila, pa
Posts: 78
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pony Keg Kettle instapman Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 11 08-19-2012 02:52 AM
Conical Fermenter from Pony Keg hightechlofi Fermenters 2 09-21-2011 09:04 PM
Pony keg help zoahed Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 11-09-2010 02:18 AM
Good buy? EBloom97 Brew Stands 1 05-14-2010 02:29 PM
Anyone try a pony keggle? NikolausXX Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 7 09-21-2008 01:34 AM


Forum Jump