Originally Posted by dantodd
Why would you scrap a perfectly good 5 gallon fermenter?
I can't make it airtight. The lip is tearing away from the body of the keg, on both sides of the lid at that. There are a couple of major dents down the side of it too, I wonder if someone just pressurized the hell out of it to get rid of the dents and in the meantime almost blew the lid off. I have five 5-gal kegs, mainly to keep 4 full and starsan in the other but I don't even want to do that with a keg that refuses to seal.
Then again, a little JB weld might just do the trick. But let's see where the bottom line falls. I can send in the hardware, get a new keg for nothing and take this old one to the scrap yard for a couple bucks and buy another BB or carboy for $20 or so or another bucket for $12.
Or I could keep everything I have right now, jury rig the thing with JB weld and use it as a fermenter. Spend a few bucks on the fittings to put on a gas side connector and I've got another fermentor. However, I'm then short a keg.
Eh, too much thinking. I think I'll get the new keg and another carboy if I absolutely need it. Or another couple of kegs from brewersdiscount.com. Many have mentioned Todd at keg connection, but the two kegs I ordered from Brewers discount were in much better shape, cleaner on the outside, and the connections were all in much better shape.