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I have just finished cutting the top out of two kegs , one an old 18 Gallon job.
Now it's not really a problem but , if I were to deciede to polish the kegs up to look all smick , what's the easy way to do it ?
I am not interested in rubbing for hours with wet and dry , some type of acid?
Just leave'em how they are ? who gives a f#ck anyway ?

Cheers Batz
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:ph34r: What are you going to use em for ??
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if they are to be used as boilers or fermenters shiney wont improve the taste one bit..!!!!!!
 

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I agree polishing will only change the look. nothing else.

But shiny is good.

The best thing to use would be pickling. Its an acidic compuond paste used to clean a stainless weld.

This acid eats away at everything but stainless and will remove all contaminants. you just brush it on and wait 10 mins then wash it off.

I have never bothered with the outside but always do the inside.

Be carefull it is very potent.

You can get it from all welding supply shops.
 

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Well I painted the outside with acid , then hosed it off , looks a lot better.
No not all gleaming but OK
I am going to use one for a boiler one for HLT , I know looking smick will not affect the taste of my brews , but that's just me , I build something it's gotta look good too.
You're gunna be jealous when I finish and post picks :D :D :D :p :p
 

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being a northern brewer batz where do you get your grains from ????
 

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Big d
Best thing ever happened up here a bloke started a homebrew shop out of his house.
Now I can order what ever I require and he's cheaper than me having it send up.
I used to order from 'Malthouse' they have a website and are good.
They will sell me 25Kg of Pilsner malt for $55 , plus frieght, this guy will sell me one landed here for $56.80 , not bad
OH Grumpy sells same thing $45 , but who wants to live in the city hey?
:p
 

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1/2 your luck batz im still trying to see what i can arrange
there is a new bloke posting on grumpys from darwin who all grains so will have to see if he gets his stuff local or freighted in $$$$$$$
 

Jeff

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What about opening your own home shop ?
Where are you anyway? Gove?
 

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gove it is batz
trouble is im not to sure if the homebrew population would support it.ie no idea how many people homebrew however im converting a few people away from kit/kilo with good results.
maybe i could go the co-op idea and get a few people together and order in bulk and split/bring down the freight costs.
maybe worth an ad in the local rag to gauge the response
 

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Did you know Greg Foster or do you know Warren Britza
Funny how people always ask shit like that hey?
Know several people from Gove , mining people get around hey
 

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yeah i knew greg and warren by name is familiar
 

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Worked with both
Warren was my supervisor here for several years , he could tell you some stories about me , but I could tell you some better ones about him !!
 

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Should have told you , Greg won Lotto ! moved to Tassie to buy a woodworking craft shop
 

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