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Old 12-31-2008, 08:16 AM   #31
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When I get there I will make sure to take extra caution!


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Old 12-31-2008, 10:06 AM   #32
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Just make sure there are unblocked vents in the rolled rims on the keg, especially at the bottom. If not it can explode with devastating effects. The link was to pictures of what happens when it does.

A few drilled holes or a couple of slots made with a grinder will suffice.

The vents are put in at manufacture so the do not burst when being manufactured.


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Old 01-21-2009, 07:18 PM   #33
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Just checked my new keggles. The boil kettle had no holes. You can bet it does now!

 
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:22 AM   #34
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Glad I found this. I am gathering parts and pieces to build a new rig and one of my kegs has the vents, the other doesn't. I will make sure to add them to the other keg.

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Old 06-04-2009, 02:07 PM   #35
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The link won't seem to work or me. If I remember correctly this is relating to the holes on the bottom skirt of kegs. Anyone care to post pics/further explanation?
Is there an article and pics to go along with this?
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #36
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Well, looks like I have a bit of modification to do as my keggle sits down into the burner. No biggie, but yea, dont want an explosion.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:08 PM   #37
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Wow...I am glad I read this. I knew about the exploding keg, but I always figured that the holes it didn't have were the four holes slightly below the bottom weld (on the sides). It wasn't until I saw the pictures that I realized there were holes on the bottom of the rims as well (and those were the ones that mattered).

Just checked mine and they both have holes.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:47 AM   #38
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Good thing i read this,just a week ago i did my first brew on a keggle in my kitchen.Sure enough there were no holes in the bottom lip after looking.My second brew two days ago sure had some holes drilled.

 
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #39
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I don't understand all the hysteria about the rolled rim on the kegs. The rim is typically rolled and not welded closed. IOW, the inner lip is not welded to the keg, so the tube is not sealed and would pose no danger. It's possible that someone could weld the lip to the keg, but I don't know why they would go to the trouble to do so. The holes in the rims of most kegs are simply drains. I've never seen a keg with a sealed rolled rim. Maybe they do exist, but I don't think so. OTOH, it certainly can't do any harm to drill a few holes in the rim if yours doesn't have any.

 
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:59 PM   #40
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I thought the same think about the non welded lip,but i sure did drill some holes anyway.Last think i need in my kithen is an exploding keggle.



 
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