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Old 01-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hey Yall, new here, first post. Got a question that has been on my mind. I just got started micro brewing and I'm getting myself ready to go big. I'm making plans to start kegging and getting the necessary equipment. My question has to do with steel kegs. You know the ones you get for those college parties. I have a couple friends that own steel kegs and I know how to open them. My question is, how could I fill those? I've seen the other kegs that require co2 but I don't see how you get the co2 in these kegs. Could you add priming sugar to the fermented batch into the keg to create its own carbination? Is this plausible at all to do or is it just too big of a pain in the rear?

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Commercial keg filling equipment is the efficient way.
However, I have dissasemebled, cleaned, boiled, emptied the water, filled with beer and used a D tap to carb. Turned out great but it was a whole lot of work.

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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Most of us use cornelius kegs for home draught. It has a large opening for cleaning and dry hopping.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/keggi...lock-kegs.html
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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1) The brewery owns those kegs... not your friends. If they placed a deposit for use, then they should get their deposit back.
2) Any tap that fits those kegs can be converted to use a filler/dispenser.
3) Beer kegs are hard to clean, and Corny's are easy... you pick.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Do you mean Sanke Keg?

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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if you know how to open it then what's the question?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #7
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I didn't steal them so not my problem. Besides, a deposit on those are over a hundred dollars. Can get one of those reconditioned kegs for cheap. Just want to know if at all possible.

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #8
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If you are using steel kegs, I am sure no one uses them anymore. If they are stainless steel that is different. I am really not sure what your question is, maybe a post that is more clear for us?

You are trying to fill a steel keg with beer, and know how to open it, but you don't know how to put something in there?

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #9
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I meant a sanke keg. More than likely made of stainless steel. So technically I was right.

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xenomaniac
I didn't steal them so not my problem. Besides, a deposit on those are over a hundred dollars. Can get one of those reconditioned kegs for cheap. Just want to know if at all possible.
Technically that doesn't matter...just saying...but your original question yes you can do it just need a tap that allows you to attach co2
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