Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Amfamora » Thu May 11, 2017 8:37 pm

Hi Scythe,

Im at the point of just needing the welding done.

From research a plane jane 50l Milk Can boiler is $500ish? No elements etc. from Australia and thats if you can find someone with stock :)

Im still ahead on price even with all the ferrules, end caps, drain and fittings. Plus dont mind the ability to build it any way you like.

Too much invested to go back now even if I wanted to, but I did consider a Milk Can boiler at one stage.

Cheers
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Amfamora » Fri May 19, 2017 6:53 pm

Keg is with the welder being finished.

Had a delivery this week..... Getting close to turfing the T500 :)
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Plumby » Fri May 19, 2017 7:05 pm

Very nice. I wish one of those would show up on my doorstep.
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby bluc » Fri May 19, 2017 7:22 pm

:text-+1: would be awesome will get there eventually :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Amfamora » Fri May 19, 2017 7:49 pm

I wont totally turf the T500..... thinking of keeping the boiler at least for heating ingredients for ferments, saves me buying a $100 crock pot to throw on the stove....

Anxious to get this all up and running. To be complete still need a packed section and another Bubble plate and t section... Then Ill be content :)
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Lowie » Sat May 20, 2017 7:12 pm

Mate, you won't know yourself when you get that bit of kit running!
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Amfamora » Wed May 24, 2017 6:59 am

One step closer. Bottom ports are leak free after leaving it overnight half full of water.

Should be set for a cleaning run on the weekend.
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby bluc » Wed May 24, 2017 9:49 am

Looks awesome :handgestures-thumbupleft: Good job.
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby hillzabilly » Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Thumbs up mate ,have ya done anything about a drain port,I had a piece of 3/4inch with a 90' bend TIGed to a 2inch blanking plate that I drilled a hole thru,then had a 1/2inch bsp fitting welded to the other end to suit a 1/2inch stainless drain valve.cheers hillzabilly
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Re: Keg Boiler Build - Need Advice

Postby Amfamora » Wed May 24, 2017 1:30 pm

Not yet but I will. At the moment just a end cap triclamped over the original keg opening to get it operational :)
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