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Post by timcress10 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:16 pm

Hi all!

Looking for a little advice, tips or general help on my oh-so slow all grain build. I was fortunate enough to come across some Sanke kegs and have slowly started planning out what to do with them. I may have jumped the gun a bit and cut the tops off of two of them before coming across some threads on the brewtalk site about using upside down keggles. I still have a third keg that I haven't had a chance to cut yet.

Where I'm looking for help is with that third keg; has anyone seen, read or built their own inverted keg into a mash lauter tun? My thinking is to use some NPT fittings on the Sanke top (now the bottom), and then a screen of some sort over the domed bottom.

Additionally, if folks wouldn't mind sharing what types of fittings they've used on their keggle builds, I would be great appreciative. Happy brewing!
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Post by amartin » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:35 pm

My keggle mash tun is fairly standard, when I bought it it had three welded NPT fittings stacked vertically, and the bottom one had the fitting on the inside as well. I put a cap for now on the top one, a thermometer in the middle and a ball valve on the outside bottom and a dip tube inside. I have a custom BIAB for it, and gravity drain it out to the kettle. If I ever get a pump I may get a fitting for the top port for recirculation, but an upgraded fermentation chamber is a higher priority at the moment.


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Post by timcress10 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:52 am

amartin wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:35 pm
My keggle mash tun is fairly standard, when I bought it it had three welded NPT fittings stacked vertically, and the bottom one had the fitting on the inside as well. I put a cap for now on the top one, a thermometer in the middle and a ball valve on the outside bottom and a dip tube inside. I have a custom BIAB for it, and gravity drain it out to the kettle. If I ever get a pump I may get a fitting for the top port for recirculation, but an upgraded fermentation chamber is a higher priority at the moment.


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Where did you get your thermometer, ball valve and dip tube from? I'm compiling my list of fittings and random hardware I'll need so I can start budgeting out how much it's going to cost me. Thanks!
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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:08 pm

http://www.everwoodavebrewshop.com/category-s/127.htm

He's local and a supporter of this forum.

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Post by amartin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:53 pm

I got my stuff from Dave at everwood. He even cut the dip tube so that it fit to pull right from the bottom. He (and his staff) knows his stuff.


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Re: Looking for some input

Post by timcress10 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Thanks folks! I've been meaning to get down to the shop since they've opened; maybe this is the excuse I need :P
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