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new keg boiler

Postby crozdog » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi guys,
Just picked my keg up from the welder & wanted to show it off :D

Here is the top (was the keg bottom) with a 4" ferrule for column mounting & a 2" ferrule fill port.
4%22 column mount plus 2%22 fill port small.jpg


Here is the side with a Still dragon element guard fitted to a 2" ferrule
stilldragon element guard small.jpg


Inside showing a 3600W element (haven't found a 6Kw in a 1" BSP yet -anyone know where I can find one?)
element inside keg small.jpg


Drain pipe & tap
drain small.jpg


Low profile drain pipe
low profile drain detail small.jpg


I deliberately used the keg upside down to get a full drain. Now to get it home & fire it up.

BIG UPS to The Doctor for fixing an image upload issue
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby the Doctor » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:44 pm

Nice welds mate...looks like you will get many years of service from it.
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby crozdog » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:48 pm

thanks Doc - wish I could take credit for the welds - but don't have the gear or the skill to do work of that quality.
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby Frank » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:08 pm

@Croz
good stuff and a nice way to modify a keg IMHO. Is it heavier than an unmodified keg?
Mate, I can only imagine how many 'sore back' episodes that this boiler will prevent re emptying ;) .....please tell us how it works for you too.
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby Prairiepiss » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:24 pm

Wet feet Fester? HaHa Don't know how I know that either.

Oh and I really thought hard about doing the flip the keg over thing for my brew stand. But I didn't do it. But I still like the idea. And yours looks good.
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby crozdog » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:28 pm

Thanks guys, i agree the drain & fill port will save a lot of lifting.

Fester I've forgotten to check the drain tap on more than 1 occasion myself :oops: which is why i got that tap with a large bright handle. Will probably do it again anyway....

Intend to fire it up in anger this weekend so will definitely take some pics & put em up.

One question i have been thinking about is do the dash plates hold anything when the power is turned off? Or do they self drain? Have thought about drilling a 1mm hole in the plate & downcomer cap if they don't self drain as i don't want to leave anything in the column at the end of a run & don't really want to have to pull it all apart for cleaning after every use.

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Re: new keg boiler

Postby scarecrow » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:27 pm

Dang, that IS the ducks nuts.

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Re: new keg boiler

Postby crozdog » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Hi Fester - thanks for the heads up - will add it to my to-do list
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby Spud1700 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:05 pm

Love the drain.... I am doing another keg for someone now and need to put a drain in the bottom wish I saw that a few days ago :)
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Re: new keg boiler

Postby Hawk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:09 am

Nice ideas for that boiler. I love learning from other people and how they have made their life easier. Ill deffinatly keep this in mind.
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