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Old 04-16-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default Keggle JMZ Style

Well some of the local brewers have had decent reviews of my brew keggle. Had a few buddies come over today to get their kegs reworked. I purchased some stainless wire and we got to work. Here is one of them. Still have to get the hardware to weld in the bungs for his electric heating element and thermocouple. Let's here what y'all think. .


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Old 04-16-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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An interesting take on the keggle idea!
How do those handles do when it's full? It seems like they'd want to bend up...


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Old 04-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #3
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I test all handles by filling it completely full. Because the are recycled from the top (which is curved) they have a natural arc to them. This arc plus top and bottom welding of the contact points creates a very strong handle. Hell I lifted myself off the ground leaning on the handles. I'm about 250-260lbs. That little arc makes a world of difference. I'll try to post pics of mine later. It shows a close up of the handle.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #4
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Nice! And you're doing this with a MIG welder?

Using gas on it?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:20 AM   #5
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need info on welding setup and cost of stainless wire

im guessing mig with argon gas and stainless wire
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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is the strength at the top of the keg compromised at all ? does it have any flex in it when you fill it and lift ?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Welding set up is a Hobart 140. Think I am using an 80/20 argon mix. I am not sure how it will react with the ss wire as I have read conflicting reports on the gas to use. As for flex at the top, the two we did yesterday are just ground smooth with a mild bevel. They had very minimal flex but could if you applied force. Mine I hand rolled the lip over so it is strong as ever. Unfortunately I wasn't thinking an rolled it inward. So I hit it with bleach water a day or so before brew day to kill anything that may be in it. I plan on cutting the lip off and re-rolling it outward. As mentioned when I get on my computer this am I'll post pics of mine. The one guy was real excited as he does BIAB and said the old normal opening was a real pain in the arse.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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Oh cost of ss wore will vary depending where you go. I got mine on our contractors account so 2lb spool was under $12. I think normally it is about $20-$30.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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Here are some pics of my keggle as mentioned. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #10
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Shoot keep forgetting to add that my handles are cut to angle together creating a small handle on the out side, I did the others with a wider handle as they make great mash paddle/spoon rest while boiling.


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