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Old 09-21-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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I was just given a keg to make into a brew kettle, which I was thinking I could make into a keggle to upgrade my system into a 10-gallon system.
I get it home
And then look at it and find out its a bass keg which is 50 Liters
Which is only 13.2 us gallons
I believe the American kegs are 15 or 15.5 us gallons.

Is it worth me spending my time to make this bass keg into a keggle as How many gallons will I be able to brew with it. With out the worry of boil over.

Should I just use it as a HLT as I am sure it would be adequate for that and see if I can get a standard us keg for the boil.


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Old 09-21-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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It should be possible to do 10G batches in it with some monitoring, I'd go with option number 2 and used it for the HLT.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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Just watch it. Keep a spray bottle of ice water handy to spray on the boil when it starts getting close.

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Old 09-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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I dont know guys, I have a standard Keg, and have had that thing up to 14.5 gallons with a 90 minute boil for a 10 gallon batch. I think you will be limited if you use it.
Just my opinion, but I would get a larger Keg, convert this one as well and use it as a HLT, or a MLT, it will work great for that.
Again, just my opinion.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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Yes, you can use it for 10 gallons batches but most likely only with smaller beers. No 10 gallon barley wine batches for sure!
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