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Old 04-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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So I've got a keggle cut already, but the opening is too small for the turkey basket I want to use.

Will the keg still be strong enough if I cut a 13.75" hole in the top? Also any suggestions for how to cut the hole that large? I don't think I can use my angle grinder since the shield will be in the way.

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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The size of the hole does not have anything to do with its strength. They are more than strong enough for what you're going to use it for (a pot, basically). What size is the hole now?

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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My keggle has a BIG opening. I have around an inch of SS around the outter rim. I bought mine that way, but I think it was plasma cut.

Unlike other things, the size of the hole doesn't compromise anything.

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Some people just lop the whole top off horizontally underneath the "skirting," and even that is perfectly sound structurally:

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Topher, we need to get together and brew one day since we are local

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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Dougie, where do you live? Are you in any brew clubs?

I'm abou 2 miles north of downtown St. Pete. I used to be in the Dunedin Brewers Guild, but have been attending PUB Guild events lately and will probably become a member there sooner than later.

I have another guy that lives in Kenwood that I brew with here and there too. The more the merrier, I say!
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #7
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The size is 12 1/2" right now. That's about as large as I was able to get it with the cut off wheel.

I'm probably going to try the dremel rotozip thing. See how that works, and if it works better.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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Dougie, where do you live? Are you in any brew clubs?

I'm abou 2 miles north of downtown St. Pete. I used to be in the Dunedin Brewers Guild, but have been attending PUB Guild events lately and will probably become a member there sooner than later.

I have another guy that lives in Kenwood that I brew with here and there too. The more the merrier, I say!
Off us19N off 38th ave no clubs

 
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