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Old 05-22-2007, 02:53 AM   #11
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I have a keggle that I cut the entire top off of except for one of the handles. I use my old 8 gallon canning boiler lid on it. I wish I had cut out a 12 inch circle so I could use a smaller lid, and so I could could have two handles on it. Also, I have heard that leaving the curved edges of the top in place helps to direct boilovers toward the center, but I don't believe this is a real benefit. On the pro side, it is easier to see into, and might be easier to clean with the entire top open.

The first two reasons are why I will cut out a 12 inch circle in my next one.

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Old 05-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
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A guy in my brewing club made a simple jig out of a piece of wood that he clamped his air die gringer to. It has a hole on one end to fit over the keg valve neck. You just swing the thing around in a circle like using a drawing compass and let the grinding wheel take a little metal at a time. The cuts were so perfect, he tacked three little tabs onto the resulting disc and reuses them as lids.

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Old 05-22-2007, 03:17 PM   #13
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The cutting went without much trouble. Used a jigsaw and now just have to grind down the edge a bit and clean it up. Thanks for the help guys.
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Originally Posted by JeepGuy
LOL. Nice olllllo. Question the "manliness" of a fellow Jeeper.

I just know that after a brew day where I enjoy several of my creations, I'm liable to hurt myself with my mash paddle somehow, let alone the edge of my keggle. Based on the lid thought though, I'm gonna leave it there and my 'guns' will just have to handle it.

oops. Don't know how I missed this comment.
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