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Old 09-12-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Keg couplers welded in. Dissapointed. Advice

So I finally got my couplers welded into my kegs. The outsides look great. The guy assured me he would back gas for sanitary foodsafe welds. I toldhim what the kegs were for.

Here's what I got on the insides. What you all think. Can I cllean them up with a grinder. Should I? Are they okay? they're pretty rough to the touch









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Old 09-12-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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I am not a welder, so I can't vouch for sanitary issues, but I don't think that weld job looks very good or professional. I'd try to get it fixed or smooth it out some.


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Old 09-12-2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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Yuri is a TIGger, so maybe he'll chime in. It doesn't look like the best job to me, but I've seen worse. Most that I've seen have a little sugaring.

Honestly I don't think it really matters that much. Regardless of whether this is your HLT, MLT, or BK, you are eventually going to boil you wort. Boiling kills baddies.
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Honestly I don't think it really matters that much. Regardless of whether this is your HLT, MLT, or BK, you are eventually going to boil you wort. Boiling kills baddies.
Kind of what I was thinking. one will be a HLT the other boil kettle.
I only paid $25 per kettle so cant complain too much. Another play quoted me 150 for the same job
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 AM   #5
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I would clean them up with a grinder. I have seen MUCH better welding.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:22 AM   #6
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It's stainless...Just use a brush to scrub the junk out of it, and go.

I'd find a better welder next time.
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I don't think it was back gassed at all but the front side of the weld looks good and it shouldn't leak. Whatever you do, don't use a plain steel wirebrush to clean it up.
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Whatever you do, don't use a plain steel wirebrush to clean it up.
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I got some crappy welds from the stainless shop I went to also. I have decided next time to find someone that welds for dairies, other other food industry.
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That's a ****** keg.


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