Boiler upgrade to beer keg

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frikz
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Boiler upgrade to beer keg

Post by frikz » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:57 am

Got myself a nice 50 L SS beer keg today to replace my current 13.5 L boiler:
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I'm planning to attach the 51 mm I.D. copper column to the keg using a tri clover 2" weld ferrule from brewhauw. The connector on the keg looks the same as those on the sanke kegs you have in the US; could someone verify the dimensions / whether a 2" ferrule will fit? Here's two pics including some dimensions:

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As heat source I'm considering to buy a 9.5 kW (32000 BTU/h) propane burner. Will that do the job if the keg contains, say, 40 L of wash?
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Uncle Jesse
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google

Post by Uncle Jesse » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:59 am

one of the things I like about google.

search = 51mm in inches

result = 51 millimeters = 2.00787402 inches

I'd call that close enough to 2 inches for government work.
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Post by frikz » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:59 am

I know it will fit to the column, I'd just like to check whether it fits to the keg

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ah

Post by Uncle Jesse » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:02 am

my mistake

my guess is that these things are universal. cheaper to produce in large numbers that way.
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hmm

Post by Uncle Jesse » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:06 am

now that I look closer, if I'm not mistaken (never used a keg for a boiler personally) guys cut out that standard keg fitting and weld in their own tri-clamp style connection. Or since it's threaded perhaps you can find a copper end piece to fit but you might have a tough time finding the right thread size on a copper fitting.
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Post by mtnwalker2 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:21 am

My triclamp fitting fits a normal US beer keg perfectly with a triclamp and an O ring. I got my adopter from Brewhause.
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Post by junkyard dawg » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:29 am

right, a 2" triclamp and gasket fit perfectly on a US keg. stpats.com has custom gaskets to mate to a keg, but I prefer to weld on a half couple and use a threaded fitting on the column to avoid gaskets all together.

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Post by frikz » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:27 am

Doing a good search on the forum actually dug up a similar thread that I overlooked about sanke kegs and there is some useful information on tri-clamp dimensions on stpats.com, so I'm sure a 2" tri clover ferrule will fit directly to the keg.

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