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Old 03-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
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Thought I would post some photos of my keggle; I think it is unique. It's a "slim" 1/4 barrel keg (7.75 gallons). I'm using it in a setup that's a clone of jkarp's Countertop Brutus. It is replacing an aluminum turkey fryer pot that I wasn't happy with. All fittings were silver-soldered on.



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Old 03-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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Nice. I dig the racing stripes. For speed, yeah?
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Looks great!

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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Just curious - Why did you cut off the top ring and add handles instead of using the ones that came with the keg?

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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Just curious - Why did you cut off the top ring and add handles instead of using the ones that came with the keg?
The diameter of this keg is only ~11", so I cut the entire top off so my immersion chiller would fit. For comparison, most 1/2 barrel keggles have a diameter of 16" or so.

And since it only holds ~7 gallons, the little handles I screwed on are plenty strong.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #6
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Sweet! What temp-probe is that? Can you give specs etc please?

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:09 AM   #7
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Very nice, I need one now.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #8
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Nice job on the soldering! Just curious, what fitting is that you soldered to the outside of the keg that the valve screws into? I haven't seen one like that before. Is it specifically made to be a bulkhead or is it something else you repurposed?
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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What's the flat piece of strap that's bent over the top used for?

The temp probe looks like one of auber ins RTDs.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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What's the flat piece of strap that's bent over the top used for?

The temp probe looks like one of auber ins RTDs.
Looks like he is using as indicator for inside volume instead of a sight gauge?

 
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