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Old 12-26-2012, 05:31 AM   #11
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SS 15.5 gallon kegs
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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There are only two downsides to keggles, in my opinion. One is weight, these bad boys are heavy! for cleaning and such it is a pain. If your brewery will be clean in place this is a non-issue however. #2 is cutting the hole accurately and finding a lid to fit. Since one will be a mash tun, you will need a lid, preferrably insulated. Finding one can be a pain if your hole is off as little as 1/4" or if it isn't perfectly round.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #13
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There are only two downsides to keggles, in my opinion. One is weight, these bad boys are heavy! for cleaning and such it is a pain. If your brewery will be clean in place this is a non-issue however. #2 is cutting the hole accurately and finding a lid to fit. Since one will be a mash tun, you will need a lid, preferrably insulated. Finding one can be a pain if your hole is off as little as 1/4" or if it isn't perfectly round.
I don't use insulation or lids on my sankes...has worked well for the last 18 years and thousands of gallons of really good beer.


 
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #14
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So...I'm gonna go with the sanke's...obviously. Your all's recommendation is go withOUT the thermos installed. If you are going to install something, what should it be. Ball lock? The sight glass? I want both.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #15
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does anyone have a picture of their setup to guide me. I'm not trying to sound like a newb, but a visual is always a plus for me. I'm also not the slowest person on earth either because I did my keezer myself, with minimal direction. any advice helps. thanks.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #16
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If 15.5 gallon is big enough I would go with the kegs. Weld less fittings are good but if you have free welding labor then go with welded. Cost or lack of having cheap access to a welder with knowledge welding stainless steel are the main reasons most go weld less.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #17
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As this is the "Electric Brewing" forum, I will assume your are going electric.

One of the things I like, and will do if I go the Sanke route, is using the keg upside down. This way you can drain from the bottom of the keg. No drilling required.

http://www.brewhardware.com/valves/137-tcsanke

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #18
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^^^^does anyone have any input on the above post by goybar? That is frickin awesome from what I am seeing, ESPECIALLY for fermenters. wow, this thread is getting more and more interesting. and yes goybar, this is all about going electric.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #19
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if i did a single tier setup, similar to Kal, how would the inverted keg be beneficial??
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #20
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I like my kettles, tri clad bottom, welded fittings, big opening without jagged hand cut edges, easy to clean out grain, not limited to 10 gallons.

 
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