50L keg uses

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tubbsy

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What are the best uses for 50L kegs at a homebrew scale?

I now have a 65L Digiboil, so a keggle isn't needed. I mash in a 45L esky, so a mash tun isn't needed. I was thinking about a kegmenter for pressure fermenting, but the size is a bit small to make the most out of the Digiboil(50L post boil). And filling them with beer means I need a big fridge or freezer (and a strong back!) and as I'd like to always have at least 2 styles of beer to choose from, >100L of beer on tap seems excessive. Also not sure what the fitting needed for the kegs would cost, but I suspect not $20.

This isn't a rhetorical question. A mate just dropped off 2 kegs a publican gave him and has a couple more if I want them. They're fantastic, but only if I can find a use for them.
 

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To be honest, it doesn't sound like that you really need them, Other than a keg, kegmenter or HLT, there really aren't that many uses for a full commercial keg.

You could maybe use them for storage, have a couple of kegs and transfer them to smaller cornys.

I recently came by a 50L keg and i too am struggling to find a good use for without spending a lot of money (which i don't have atm) upgrading from 30 to 50 plus liters.
 

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I use 29 and 50l kegs for ageing sours, prefer 50l ones...

If you’re going to age a beer 18+ months, best to have as much as possible

Glass carboys are too small and fragile, plastic lets in too much O2 and barrels too expensive.

Tempted by the 118l monster Kegland sells for a perpetual sour
 

MHB

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Ok couldnt resist, but only if its a carlton keg OK
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Over the years have seen as above letterboxes, BBQ's, Smokers, Stills, Fire pits, Bar Stools - even some with Ice and Beer storage built into the bottom and one Tandoori oven...

Mark
 

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That is awesome, definite plan for one of those in the dream beer den with en suite!

I agree about the big kegs though, I was offered a 50 litre keg and after I'd moved it around ( full of beer) decided it was not for me. Just moving the fermentasaurus into the brew fridge with 30 litres of beer in is a right pain.
 

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