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Old 05-11-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Time To Switch To Electric ?'s

I think I'm going to switch to electric. Need to get out of the kitchen and stove & heat stick is getting old. So, electric it is

I got a keg to turn into an e-kettle but, It's aluminum Does it have a SS liner? It's a New Castle keg that's already been de-commissioned.

Any problems using that or should I source another kettle?


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nothing wrong with using it...


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I guess I knew it could be used. But is it SS inside???

I found that answer here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/sank...inum-ss-66520/

Any special tips/tricks to mounting an element in it? I was going to solder a nut to the outside for the element but now it looks like that's out. Maybe find the right drill/tap and go that route?

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I guess I knew it could be used. But is it SS inside???

I found that answer here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/sank...inum-ss-66520/

Any special tips/tricks to mounting an element in it? I was going to solder a nut to the outside for the element but now it looks like that's out. Maybe find the right drill/tap and go that route?
You can do it weldless. Cut a 1.25" hole, insert the element, and put one of these kits on the inside of the kettle:
http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=95
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