Unfamiliar Corny keg - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Unfamiliar Corny keg

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
bulldogbrewhaus
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Afton, VA
Posts: 119
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts



Scored an interesting corny keg and other assorted goodies today on craigslist. Got a great deal too. However the keg is an unfamiliar one to me. I am used to seeing ball or pin lock posts for the gas and beer. This one had regular hardware store fittings attatched where the posts would normally be. No popit valves or anything. I stripped out everything from it and cleaned it. I would like to put ball lock fittings into it if i can. Also got a dual gauge regulator originally for nitrogen. Will this work ok for a kegerator? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0234.jpg
Views:	671
Size:	37.3 KB
ID:	41358   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0236.jpg
Views:	699
Size:	37.9 KB
ID:	41359   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0237.jpg
Views:	549
Size:	37.1 KB
ID:	41360  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
Gimlet
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 29
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I don't see why it wouldn't work if you can find posts to thread on it. strange that there are 4 spots for posts. Are there gas-in and liquid-out dip tubes in there? Can't tell from the picture.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 02:28 AM   #3
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Home, where the beer is, NH
Posts: 2,062
Liked 108 Times on 93 Posts


Did you get whatever connected to those ports? I've never seen one with four ports, but if you have the connectors, or can find ones that fit it, I'm sure you could use it. If you can't find a use for it, send it to me. I'll figure something out.
__________________
BEER - Brew Enjoy Empty Repeat

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 02:33 AM   #4
milldoggy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Pottstown, Pa
Posts: 2,469
Liked 135 Times on 102 Posts


That looks like a pressure tank and cost a bunch.

Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Home Brew Talk
__________________
My E-Herms

My hop stopper

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 02:51 AM   #5
bulldogbrewhaus
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Afton, VA
Posts: 119
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts


There was a dip tube on the beer out side only. One of the holes held the pressure release valve the other had a bolt to keep it sealed. The guy i bought it from said it sat in the garage for 6 years so i took out everything with threads. Google tells me it is from a company that makes portable pressure tanks for a variety of uses. Everything in the picture was only $25. So I figured what the hell. The c02 tank alone was probably worth it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #6
BrewThruYou
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Ambler
Posts: 1,689
Liked 42 Times on 39 Posts


Yeah, looks like a pressure tank: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/modi...e-tank-164053/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
PapaO
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Chicago Subs, IL
Posts: 195
Liked 40 Times on 31 Posts


If your looking for parts you could try here Pharmaceutical Pressure Vessels, Hygienic Vessels, Customized Vessels, UN Pressure Vessels: Alloy Products Corp: Waukesha, WI but looking at what they cost new I would sell it on line and buy more kegs.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
bulldogbrewhaus
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Afton, VA
Posts: 119
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts


Thanks everyone for the helpful insight. I am going to try to find some fittings and see if I can turn this thing into functional keg. I will post pictures for others if I succeed. If not I found a company that buys these things and people are selling them on ebay. Who knows might get that new christmas kegerator after all.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ok to Keg 2.5g in a 5g Corny? hagbardceline Bottling/Kegging 2 09-22-2011 04:55 PM
corny keg foxywashere Bottling/Kegging 14 12-15-2010 02:47 PM
corny keg friarjohn Bottling/Kegging 1 03-07-2010 01:41 AM
Sanke->Corny->Corny transfer Flyin Bottling/Kegging 8 02-05-2010 05:12 PM
What else do you put in your corny keg? oxiderush Bottling/Kegging 32 04-05-2009 05:00 AM


Forum Jump