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Old 12-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default What does everyone do with the Sankey Dip Tubes and Tops when you make a keggle??

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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I threw mine away because I was dumb, another guy on here turned his into a mash stir paddle and that looked really neat.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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I threw the top out, re-purposed the valve piece to use for the lid cutting jig by grinding off the small tabs at the top. Going to use the dip tube as part of my hop spider (still working on design), and figured the ball from the valve could be used as a weight for a bag when dry hopping. Saving the springs/other assorted pieces for later! Just never know!

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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I mad a hop spider out of the top with some carriage bolts, a hose clamp, and a big hop bag. There is a thread on here that gave me the idea.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:50 AM   #5
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Welded 3 stainless washers on the lid edges so that it wouldnt fall back into the keg when I used it for a lid. Not my original idea I think I stole from Bobby_M
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:03 AM   #6
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+1 on the washers welded on for a top...

With my tubes, I made attitude adjusters....
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With my tubes, I made attitude adjusters....
Adjust this...

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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I havent done it but i have seen someone make the top into a false bottom for a MT or a hop stopper. That what I plan on doing.

The dip tube I think I am going to try something for a sparge arm.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #9
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Saved my tops to weld washers to for lids. And I found a thread (cheap sight glass) where sanch used his dip tubes as sight glass covers. Planning on doing this too.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #10
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I saw on here someone who ran the diptubes across a metal saw to cut them into a "C" shape to make protectors for their sightglasses then 45ed the top off to put a ss screw and rubber washer into the kettle to hold it in place
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