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Title: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: hiphophead on January 02, 2010, 04:21:32 AM
will the cut wheel on the angle grinder make to many sparks and pit the inside of the container.  or should i do something like drill a small hole in the top of the keg and fill it with water so the sparks dont hit the sides.  help.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: boulderbrewer on January 02, 2010, 05:41:55 AM
A grinders sparks won't hurt your keg. You are fine
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Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: bruck on January 02, 2010, 02:36:24 PM
I've been through this twice. I actually used a sawsall to cut it open, but then did some finishing cuts with the angle grinder. I would recommend going slow and using cutting oil if you use the sawsall method that I did. Good luck.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: beerocd on January 02, 2010, 03:57:30 PM
The welding shop only wanted $10/keg for a plasma cut.
Couple bucks more and they tacked on three stainless washers to the cutout so I can use it as a lid.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: bruck on January 03, 2010, 04:39:16 PM
It's more than worth $10 bucks to have someone else do it.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: hiphophead on January 04, 2010, 03:09:04 AM
came out good.  angle grinder.  no water just the stale beer that was leeft in it.  still wanna tune up the edges more....or thats what my arm told me after i washed it.   ouch.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: yugamrap on January 04, 2010, 08:43:23 PM
came out good.  angle grinder.  no water just the stale beer that was leeft in it.  still wanna tune up the edges more....or thats what my arm told me after i washed it.   ouch.
A Dremel with a grinding attachment works well for cleaning up the rough edges.
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: richt on January 05, 2010, 08:09:15 PM
A Dremel with a grinding attachment works well for cleaning up the rough edges.

So does an angle grinder  ;)
Title: Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
Post by: riverrat on January 05, 2010, 08:33:47 PM
A Dremel with a grinding attachment works well for cleaning up the rough edges.

So does an angle grinder  ;)
with a buffing disc