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tyson kropp
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Username: Twostepct

Post Number: 125
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I just posted this but I can't find it, so I will try it again. I was recently given 2 older kegs, the ones that have the bulged sides. Will the weld-b-gone fittings work on these or what are my options to use theses as a mash tun or hlt. They have plastic plugs in the sides, but I have figured out a way around that...
 

gene phares
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Username: Gene

Post Number: 44
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 02:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 'root beer barrel' keg that I use for an hlt. don't need to worry about scorching. I made my own weldless fittings except for 1 that I had welded. my 2
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 1258
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The bung holes (hehe hehe...TP for my...), which I guess is where the plastic plugs are, would be the only problem I see. I've never seen them with plastic, only wood bungs. But if you welded over those openings the only other issue is those type kegs don't have handles.
 

gene phares
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Username: Gene

Post Number: 46
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh yeah, I forgot I too had the bung hole welded shut.
 

Carl McCoy
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Username: Ib4it

Post Number: 71
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The scrap price of metal is rather high right now.

I have seen people put those under floating docks.
 

tyson kropp
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Username: Twostepct

Post Number: 126
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 06:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry guys, have been busy at work and haven't been on in awhile. Thanks for all the responses. I had thought about using the scrap of having the lid cut to cover the hole in the side. can anyone think of any issues of using them as a boil kettle with the odd shaped bottom (as in not flat)?
 

don price
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Username: Donzoid

Post Number: 500
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use one as a boil kettle and the bottom is a pain to clean. Don't forget to weld handles on it! I'll eventually swap it out for a new style. My advice, don't use it for a boil kettle if you do the cleaning.

Don
 

Kent Fletcher
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Username: Fletch

Post Number: 663
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 05:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wouldn't want to have to clean one. Maybe use it for an HLT?