Beer Keg Fermenter lid? Any Ideas?

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cellsitegod
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Beer Keg Fermenter lid? Any Ideas?

Post by cellsitegod » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:12 am

I'm thinking about converting a SS 15.5 gallon beer keg into a fermenter. Anybody got any pics or drawings on how they made a lid that was sealable?
Thanks

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Post by The Chemist » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:57 am

Don't seal your fermenter. :lol:
Purposeful motion, for one so insane...

crackher

Post by crackher » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:14 pm

if you seal your fermenter be sure to have some sort of airlock on it to allow the CO2 to escape or esle KABOOOOOOMMM!

and make sure the airlock will have the necessary flow to permit the amount of the gas to escape as well, one of those small ones may not be enough

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Post by OldStormy » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:59 pm

Hi Cellsitegod,
I scrounged a great s/s saucepan lid to use as my column base to my keg. I drew a circle around the lid style, cut out the keg and the lid fits in snugly. Place a cork gasket around the cutout and a couple of tension bars over the lid and under the keg rims and a perfect seal. The same could be done for fermenting as long as in place of the column you have an airlock to let gas escape. We don't want BOOM.
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OldStormy
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Post by fschlider » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:14 pm

I use mine as is. Filled the grooves inside the neck with silicone caulk, bought a stopper at the homebrew store with a hole in it to put an air lock in - works great.

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