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Old 10-03-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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I took a long lunch today and went to a semi-local HB store. While looking around I came across a quarter keg...the old type with two holes. I was either thinking of making it into a mash tun or actually serving beer out of it with a beer engine similar to an English cask setup. Apparently a guy gave it to the HB store owner and he tried to use it to serve wine. The inside looks pretty good although some discoloration...no rust or anything. Will a soak in oxyclean clean it up good?

BTW, got it for a whopping 3 bucks.



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Old 10-03-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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3 bucks!?!?! thats worth way more as just scrap stainless! Nice score whatever you do with it!

 
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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Nice score! I use Oxyclean to soak almost all my stuff. Just rinse it with cold water, not hot...
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
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Way to be! Good luck with it, and hey, even if it doesn't work, it was only 3 bucks.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:45 PM   #5
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You could sell it for about $25 to a scrap dealer.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:48 PM   #6
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It is a cask not a keg.

If you are using a beer engine alone then you'll have oxygenation problems they are designed to be used in fast consumption venues.

You can use a cask breather and set your C02 on minimal pressure.

Welcome to the world of tasty flat beer.

Either that or turn it into a grill or paint it white and plant it.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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It is a cask not a keg.

If you are using a beer engine alone then you'll have oxygenation problems they are designed to be used in fast consumption venues.

You can use a cask breather and set your C02 on minimal pressure.

Welcome to the world of tasty flat beer.

Either that or turn it into a grill or paint it white and plant it.
Orfy,

Dually noted...I was already thinking of building a cask system and was researching the breather. Im an English Ale fan myself so this is right up my alley. Question though...seems a cask or a pin have the hole down low (because it lays on its side). This keg is dead center. What would be the best way to retro it? Should I leave it upright, have the air push from up top and have the beer leave the side hole? Thats what I am leaning towards. The whole thing will be refrigerated but not much...more like a fermentation chamber running around 55-60 F.

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:19 PM   #8
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I must admit so are the ones I've seen.

Look here.

http://www.caskwidge.com/
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #9
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Gotta ask, which LHBS had that thing? I have been to all 4 local ones in the last 2 weeks, and have never seen that. I am assuming you went to Lancaster???

 
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #10
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I'd fill it with concrete and use it as a base for my mailbox.
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