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Old 12-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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Hi, I got a free keg. I thought it was a Golden gate keg like the picture in The Joy of Home Brewing book. but it does not have the bottom hole. It has a hole in the top and a large bung in the side. It says Firestone Stainless Steel by the large bung hole on the side. On top it says Pabst Brewing Co. 7.75 gallon. Is this keg useable for anything or just scrap? I already have corny kegs but I was hoping I could use this for something. Thanks

 
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:23 AM   #2
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HLT or fermenter?

 
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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pic?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Firkin keg?

 
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:57 AM   #5
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That's firkin kewl! I've never seen one of those.

Youtube video shows one. Normally used for cask-conditioned ale.

http://youtu.be/XYAkqaRwwto
Note: A firkin is 9 imperial gallons, which is 10.8 US gallons. So that keg you have is not a firkin.

A kilderkin is 18 imperial gallons.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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I'll try to post a pic. I'm not sure how to do it but have been wanting to figure out how. Thanks

 
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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This screams Hoff-Stevens keg to me. I have 3 of them. I plan to turn 1 into a sink, a urinal and the last into a smoker or a grill. They are basically useless for this hobby.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #8
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I'm with Zamial. Hoff-Stevens 1/4 bbl is most likely what you have there. I'll sell you a tap, new washer and a bung if you really want to use it, but they're not terribly practicle for hb.

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #9
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This screams Hoff-Stevens keg to me. I have 3 of them. I plan to turn 1 into a sink, a urinal and the last into a smoker or a grill. They are basically useless for this hobby.
Not entirely useless, but not ideal. I have 2 and a friend welded covers over the side bungs and I use 1 as a MLT and the other just takes up room in the garage right now. I made a round copper ring with slits cut in it for a false bottom. Works great as a MLT. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
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Look like this? I found one deep in my grandpas shed
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