Quantcast

what to do with a quarter barrel.

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

mximus11

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
105
Reaction score
0
Location
Washington, MO
Just like it says, I found a quarter barrel and I didn't know if it was too small to make a boil pot out of it. Any suggestions?
 

Jewrican

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2008
Messages
887
Reaction score
8
Location
GA
too small for a boil kettle unless you are not doing full boil extract batches.
 

Special Hops

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
1,547
Reaction score
71
Location
Kanatenah
I have 2 I use as fermentors. Just take the dip tube (spear) out and use a #11 size stopper with a hole for fermenting.

Give a good soak with oxcilean between uses.
 

Special Hops

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
1,547
Reaction score
71
Location
Kanatenah
There is a retaining ring around the top of the connection that keeps it all together. Before you do anything, make sure it is not pressurized. Then the with some pliers or something try to work the ring out of it's groove. It's kind of a pain but once you get that retaining ring out the whole assembly should slide right out.
 
Joined
Jun 2, 2008
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
185
Location
Home, where the beer is
There is a retaining ring around the top of the connection that keeps it all together. Before you do anything, make sure it is not pressurized. Then the with some pliers or something try to work the ring out of it's groove. It's kind of a pain but once you get that retaining ring out the whole assembly should slide right out.
I use a screw driver. But, as SH said, make sure there is NO pressure in the keg. Another great thing about using kegs as a fermenter is the fact that you can steam sanitize. After cleaning, pour a gallon of water in it, cover the opening with aluminum foil, set it on your burner, and boil for 15 minutes or so.
 
Top