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Old 10-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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I just cut the top off an old aluminum benson schmidt 'fass' to make a 15 gal boil pot, but I'm now faced with the next task of sealing the holes where the old valves were. I don't know about having a tig welder do some magic, but was thinking about using quick steel. It is supposed to be good upto 500 degrees and safe on drinking water pipes???? Any thoughts



 
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Here is the photo of the keg / pot


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Old 10-17-2011, 12:32 AM   #3
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Is that rust on the inside?

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #4
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I'd use it for something else. Looks like a lot of work to get it "right". I can't even guess why the inside looks like that.

BTW, I have 3 keggles. One of them I got for $20. All 3 were shiney and clean (and stinky) on the inside.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:59 AM   #5
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It's not rust (aluminum), but I do know this keg used to be filled with Guiness. My guess is that it is the old residue as it seems to clean up pretty easy in the few spots I've tried.

$20 seems like an amazime price for a keggle. I'm pricing out a ball valve & bazooka screen for this and already looking at around 50 bucks...

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:13 AM   #6
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My next door neighbor has one that has sat in his garage for years with about 1g of nasty in it. He'd give it to me but I don't have any use for it. (I came down from the attic today and he was sitting on my back patio with my tv on, football, drinking from my keg; I love that guy). Point is, they are everywhere. Just ask around.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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Went ahead with the tig weld. Now moving on to the ss ball valve and false bottom.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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went ahead with the tig weld. Now moving on to the ss ball valve and false bottom.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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Any opinions on bazooka screen vs false bottom? I would guess pellets vs. Whole hops would make a big dif.



 
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