5" or 6" ferrule on keg

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5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Minijcw » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi there
I am trying to workout a ferrule size on my keg to act as a fill port/cleaning port. 4" wont really work i measured my arm and its not happening.

I want to keep the 2" on top of keg. I have measured my keg to try and imagine the clearances between both clamps when boiler is in use. I can only guess the width of clamps at this point as i dont have any here to measure up.

Has anyone used a 5" or 6" on their builds. Will they work
Cheers.
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby EziTasting » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:56 pm

If your keeping the original keg ferrule (2”) it would work.

But if it was me, I’d make the big ferrule for the still and have a smaller fill port...
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby TheMechwarrior » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:42 am

A 6" ferrule is mighty large enough for all but the larger endomorphs to fit an arm inside for cleaning.
I put a 6" on my 50L and I've never looked back. It makes life easy.

6" to 4" or even 2" are readily available. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Minijcw » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:55 am

Mech did you put your 6" on and keep your 2" on the keg top as well. Or do you just have a 6" opening for duel purpose still mount and cleaning in same hole.
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby gap » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 am

I have kept the 2" to attach my 2"still and I found the largest fill port I could fit was a 5".
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Minijcw » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:18 am

cheers gap think i will be heading down that path with it.
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Doug1959 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 am

Hi, where can I source a 5" fill port?
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:42 am

Doug1959 wrote:Hi, where can I source a 5" fill port?

Hi Doug, Andrew at five star will sort you out
Oh and pop into the welcome centre and post up a thread of your own to say hi :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Andrew » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:09 am

Doubleuj wrote:
Doug1959 wrote:Hi, where can I source a 5" fill port?

Hi Doug, Andrew at five star will sort you out

Sorry to disappoint but we don't have 5", we do however have 4" and 6" in stock :handgestures-thumbupleft:
We also have all the clamps in stock :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby nuddy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:09 pm

I'm using a 6" as a fill/view port on my boiler, works a treat. Easy to clean the inside of the boiler after a few manky rum washes go through it.
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Re: 5" or 6" ferrule on keg

Postby Wobblyboot » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:59 pm

I bought an 8” ferrule, clamp and blank to go on top of 18 gal keg. Got a hole cut in the blank and 4”ferrule welded to it. Got a couple 2” ferrules welded around outside. Big fill and cleaning port but I pull my still down most runs.
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