22litre post mix keg as boiler?

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22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby ChasingJack » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 am

Howdy all

A post mix keg has come up in my area but I'm not convinced they are suitable for boiler conversion? Has anyone had a crack at it? It's the first keg even vaguely in my price range so will jump if those in the know give me the nod.

edit: "22 litre post mix keg,old school stainless in use up until a week ago"

Fanks all
CJ
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby ChasingJack » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:34 pm

I'm going to give it a 'no' for now. I am thinking that the tall/narrow shape will be inefficient to heat - as said in other places around here this keg would be a cool low wines store but I cant generate that sort of volume at the moment so I will pass.

If anyone else is interested around the NSW Central Coast go a look at ...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Home-Brew-Keg/173987140613?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D8315de74c0414efb8e6c05657667dae8%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D303246324860%26itm%3D173987140613%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

mmm...hope that's how links work?

Cheers
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby dazzerthemighty » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:46 pm

this is what you want :handgestures-thumbupleft:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Keg-with-sp ... ctupt=true

or maybe this one ?
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manneri ... 1225779327

I've an 20lt S type keg I'm looking at turning into a thumper once, I"ve pulled my finger out :doh:
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby ChasingJack » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:41 pm

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar. They are indeed just what the doctor ordered :-) Thanks heaps.
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby The Stig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:50 pm

I find post mix kegs best suited to ageing
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby ChasingJack » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Good call Stig. While in my infancy in the craft its the best white dog I can muster that excites me to start out. If I can just untie my laces and get an AG out even better but all things in time :-)

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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby The Stig » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:29 pm

Even a CFW that's been ages on oak for 6 months is better than nothing.
I don't have the time for all grain and have perfected (in my mind) a great bourbon that's aged for over 12 months now on oak in the corny kegs from Mr Kellogg's finest with extras
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Re: 22litre post mix keg as boiler?

Postby ChasingJack » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:55 am

LOL! And I just ran my first, first generation UJSSM but cheated slightly by adding the feints from a weetbix batch from a while back and 'accidentally' putting it all in an old Cougar bottle with maybe a shot left in the bottom. Damn fine sipping for something straight out of the gate!

Until I am a bit more situated I'm going to stick to my little 7 litre stock pot set up and use my stomach for storage and ageing :-)

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