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Old 04-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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Sweet! Guess this can be used to add drain to drip trays. Thanks for the how to.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #12
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Is there any problem/issue with running the dimple to the inside of the pot? That way you can apply the solder to the outside of the pot.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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I'm sure other people have done it and gotten it to work, but there is no way I would use my crawfish pot for beer. And maybe steaming would be different, but my Bayou Classic Crawfish pot has seasoning that won't come out with just regular cleaning. Not sure you could get it clean enough to not affect the beer.

Great solution on the tool though

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #14
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Great engineering, Fantastic ingenuity!!!
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Keith

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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Awesome! I spent the money for the other stuff but would have given this a try if you posted about two years ago.

I pulled my dimples from the inside out so the inside of the keggle was flush and easier to clean. I know from the other thread that a lot of people did it the other way, either way I'm sure is fine.

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:15 AM   #16
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I guess I'll have to see about using the beer pot for other things. I'm hoping that hot PBW can take care of it because multi-purpose was part of the sales pitch to SWMBO.

I would think I can at least use it for sous vide cooking since the food is sealed.

Anyone else manage to use their beer equipment for anything else?

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:18 AM   #17
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nice!

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:29 AM   #18
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Damn, I would have done this instead of soldering on my locknut if I had known. I would never have thought the copper would hold up.

I wanted to dimple and pull in a coupler so that I can adjust the angle with a hammer before soldering. When you solder on a locknut, you are at the mercy of the side of the keg...on a keggle if you try to put the locknut as low as possible, it actually starts curving in near the bottom, so that tilts your element upward. With a coupler you can put it as low as possible and still hammer it so the element is level or even points downward.

Seriously considering buying a 1" plug and re-doing it this way.

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #19
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Is there any problem/issue with running the dimple to the inside of the pot? That way you can apply the solder to the outside of the pot.
people do it either way, I think the soldered surface is smoother and easier to clean so I'm putting it inward. It is also nicer looking which is why some people put it outward.

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #20
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I dont think you will have a problem cleaning a stainless pot thats why they use it in commercial food production. Now aluminum is a different story it is porous and will hold seasonings

 
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