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Old 09-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Why do we cut the keggle like we do.

It seams to me that it would be easier to clean, and to make the cut if I just cut the entire top off. I understand that I would lose the handles, but is there any other reason? (structural integrity?) Or is this just how it is done, because that is how it is done?

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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I've been wondering the same thing. I have a keg in my garage waiting for me to cut it up and I'm going to try BIAB so a larger diameter hole in the top would facilitate getting the bag in and out easier.

Does a lip on a keggle keep some of the evaporation down during the boil?


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Old 09-08-2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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I like having the handles. They're not super light.
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I personally think the handles are well worth a little extra difficulty in cleaning. MHO
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I personally think the handles are well worth a little extra difficulty in cleaning. MHO
Yes, I don't know how else you'd move it around. It's about 30 pounds empty, so unless you were welding handles on it somewhere else, I'd leave them on there.
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Cutting the top off does make the keggle weaker, but as long as you don't make a habit of dropping it, no problem.

But handles are very useful, especially when the keggle is hot.
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What about something similar to this

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...keggle-214694/

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Pros:
* Can put a lid on them when you're bringing temps up to boil, so you get to boiling temp faster.
* Have handles to lift the sucker

Cons:
* Somewhat harder to clean
* May give you problems if you do BIAB

Eh. I'd much rather have the handles and I don't do BIAB.
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What about something similar to this

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/how-...keggle-214694/

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dude, what size valve/dump tube you have on those? looks great.
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Whether you cut the entire top off or not, you're probably going to spend the same amount of time grinding the edge down so you don't get cut on it. May as well leave the handles. Aside from that, as stated before, you'll use 'em!


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