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Fish

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Re. cutting a hole in the top of a keg.

From what I've read in previous posts the general consensus is metal cutting discs.

Any problems with using an oxy torch? A mate has one and suggested he'd do it for me, however I don't want to end up butchering my soon to be mash tun.

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Darren

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Plasma cutter does a nice job. Oxy torch will probably make a mess
 

Bionic

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Then get the grinder in and neaten it up a littl then get a file or Dremel and get tid of all the sharp edges
 

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Oxy cutting doesn't work to well on stainless.... Stainless Steel doesn't rust. Plasma cutting works but a cutting disc in an angle grinder is generally easier to source...

Asher for now
 

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Get the thin metal cutting disks for a 4" grinder and zing the hole in it. Easy as. A little tidying up (and I mean a little) and your done. Use the handle/chime on the keg to guide you around the top of the keg (draw a circle first) and you'll get a lovely clean hole, and no slag inside your keg. It doesn't come any simpler than that. Work slow and very shallow and you can go round in a circle very well.

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Batz

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What these guys are saying is correct you can not oxy stainless , it will only make an incredable mess.
I have done many kegs for myself and others with a cutting disc , easy for anyone with even a little hands on know how.

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Fish

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thanks guys. I had a feeling the oxy wasn't the way to go.

Fish
 

Asher

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Another tip....
You can buy various sized cheap glass frypan lids @ Target/Kmart. If I was going to cut mine again I'd buy a lid first then make the hole diameter to siut....
Doesnt aid the brewing process much but keeps the dust out * looks kool in storage....
Maybe I'll wood clad my keg mash tunn soon :p

Asher for now

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And get some ear plugs or muffs, as the keg resonates with the grinder and makes one heck of a noise.
 

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jgriffin said:
And get some ear plugs or muffs, as the keg resonates with the grinder and makes one heck of a noise.
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Half (or more) fill the keg with water. This will reduce the noise.
 

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Make sure that you use specialised stainless cutting dicss in your grinder, as general wheels contain iron and will contaminate your stanless - leading to some rusting. Even the hot sparks off the disc can affect stainless it hits.


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