Author Topic: torpedo kegs  (Read 1718 times)

Offline Steve Ruch

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1035
    • View Profile
torpedo kegs
« on: November 22, 2016, 07:02:53 PM »
Any good?
Crescent City, CA

I love to go swimmin'
with hairy old women

Offline wmsouthworth

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 29
  • Mr. Bill
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 08:12:57 PM »
I have five of them now. I have had no problems. Nice smooth interiors. They are not cosmetically perfect on the exterior when new. In my experience the all had minor surface scuffs and the occasional scratch. Overall a good value for the money. Shop around, the prices with shipping vary quite a bit.

Offline metron-brewer

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 161
  • White Bear Lake, MN
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 09:22:49 PM »
Got (4) of the slim lines and like them. Only thing different is the volume. I'm used to getting 5.125 to 5.25 gallons into my old kegs, I can't even fit 5.00 in the new Slim Line torpedo.
Ron B.
White Bear Lake, MN

Offline Steve Ruch

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1035
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 10:28:37 PM »
I have five of them now. I have had no problems. Nice smooth interiors. They are not cosmetically perfect on the exterior when new. In my experience the all had minor surface scuffs and the occasional scratch. Overall a good value for the money. Shop around, the prices with shipping vary quite a bit.

I was looking at Morebeer: 2 1/2 gallons for $79.99 plus free shipping.
Crescent City, CA

I love to go swimmin'
with hairy old women

Offline wmsouthworth

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 29
  • Mr. Bill
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 12:28:26 AM »
I have five of them now. I have had no problems. Nice smooth interiors. They are not cosmetically perfect on the exterior when new. In my experience the all had minor surface scuffs and the occasional scratch. Overall a good value for the money. Shop around, the prices with shipping vary quite a bit.

I was looking at Morebeer: 2 1/2 gallons for $79.99 plus free shipping.

They have the best price I have found.

Offline Philbrew

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 867
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 01:15:50 AM »
I have five of them now. I have had no problems. Nice smooth interiors. They are not cosmetically perfect on the exterior when new. In my experience the all had minor surface scuffs and the occasional scratch. Overall a good value for the money. Shop around, the prices with shipping vary quite a bit.

I was looking at Morebeer: 2 1/2 gallons for $79.99 plus free shipping.

They have the best price I have found.
Yup, I bought a 5 gal. slimline and will buy more from Morebeer.  Good price, no scuffs or scratches.  Just doesn't hold 5 gallons but fits my kegerator.  That's OK since I brew 6 gal. batches and bottle some anyway.
Many of us would be on a strict liquid diet if it weren't for pretzels.

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 01:44:04 AM »
That is weird that it does not hold 5 gallons. Have you tried weighing it empty and filled with water to determine this?

Offline Philbrew

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 867
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 04:57:16 PM »
That is weird that it does not hold 5 gallons. Have you tried weighing it empty and filled with water to determine this?
I filled it to the brim with StarSan from an extra Big Mouth Bubbler that has a valve I installed.  Assuming the gallon markers on the BMB are correct, the Slimline Torpedo keg holds 4-3/4 gallons.  And, really, about 4-1/2 gallons of beer.

But the weighing trick would be more accurate.  I'll try that next time it's empty.
Many of us would be on a strict liquid diet if it weren't for pretzels.

Offline metron-brewer

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 161
  • White Bear Lake, MN
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 05:04:21 PM »
That is weird that it does not hold 5 gallons. Have you tried weighing it empty and filled with water to determine this?
I filled it to the brim with StarSan from an extra Big Mouth Bubbler that has a valve I installed.  Assuming the gallon markers on the BMB are correct, the Slimline Torpedo keg holds 4-3/4 gallons.  And, really, about 4-1/2 gallons of beer.

But the weighing trick would be more accurate.  I'll try that next time it's empty.

I found about the same volumes. I used a keg to keg transfer and could not fit everything from an old keg into the slimline. I then verified that by using my Megapot with gallon graduations. 5 gallons from the Megapot would not fit in the slimline.
Ron B.
White Bear Lake, MN

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
torpedo kegs
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 05:43:51 PM »
That is worrisome. You should contact MoreBeer to let them know. They shouldn't be labeled as 5 gallons if they can't hold 5 gallons.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 05:45:24 PM by Stevie »

Offline Steve Ruch

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1035
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2016, 06:54:55 PM »
Does anyone know where they are manufactured?
Crescent City, CA

I love to go swimmin'
with hairy old women

Offline BrewBama

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1747
    • View Profile
torpedo kegs
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 12:07:42 AM »
Does anyone know where they are manufactured?

All I can find is "We've spent a decade rejecting kegs made overseas..." and "...made by an ISO certified commercial keg manufacturer."




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 12:12:51 AM by BrewBama »
Huntsville AL

Offline brewinhard

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3250
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 12:19:34 AM »
Does anyone know where they are manufactured?

All I can find is "We've spent a decade rejecting kegs made overseas..." and "...made by an ISO certified commercial keg manufacturer."




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

And, "oh, by the way, our kegs only hold 4.75 gallons of beer!"

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 12:59:37 AM »
I still find that hard to believe. Not a big deal if it is labeled right, but I want what I am expecting.

Offline tommymorris

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2096
  • Tommy M.
    • View Profile
Re: torpedo kegs
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 01:57:14 AM »
You can weigh empty to get tare weight then fill with water and weigh again.

# gallons = (full weight - tare weight)/ 8.35