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Old 01-25-2009, 03:29 AM   #1
Jan 2009
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I have access to a few of these kegs and I wondered if anyone else ever converted one into a fermentation tank? I think it would be a great tank but I am concerned about cleaning it since there is no opening expect the bunghole (which makes it a cool fermentation tank in my mind)

Has anyone used a keg like this for anything? Maybe I could cut the top and make a lid like that of a concial fermenter? Use some type of a washer? I'd like to hear some ideas if anyone has any.... I think the potential is there but am not sure where to start.


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Old 01-25-2009, 05:51 AM   #2
Dec 2008
Lakewood, WA
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I would sell it to a hotrod shop for a gas tank and go get a regular keg. Sanke kegs have so many possibilities. I can't think of one advantage of that thing.

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Old 01-25-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
Oct 2007
Hartford, CT
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Cut it in half lengthwise, slap a metal grate over the top, fill her up with charcoal and you got a niiiice BBQ that matches your brewing equip

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Old 01-25-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Dover, FL
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I'd do the same. A BBQ grill is always a welcome addition. Using that thing for brewing purposes, while nifty, just offers too many possibilities for headaches, no real advantages are evident.
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