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whats the proper way to convert a standard half barrel into a boiling pot.

angle grinder
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plasma cuter
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Offline hiphophead

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1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:21:32 PM »
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.

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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 10:41:55 PM »
A grinders sparks won't hurt your keg. You are fine
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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 07:36:24 AM »
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.

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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 08:57:30 AM »
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.
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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 09:39:16 AM »
It's more than worth $10 bucks to have someone else do it.

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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 08:09:04 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.

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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 01:43:23 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.
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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 01:09:15 PM »
A Dremel with a grinding attachment works well for cleaning up the rough edges.

So does an angle grinder  ;)
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Re: 1/2 barrel to boiling pot conversion
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 01:33:47 PM »
A Dremel with a grinding attachment works well for cleaning up the rough edges.

So does an angle grinder  ;)
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