Evan LaBrant's Blog

August 4, 2010, 7:09 pm
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So, instead of buying a $200.00 stainless steel stock pot to boil stuff in (mudbugs, gumbo, brew, etc.), I bought a keg shell to cut open.  First, I bled off the pressure and drained the nasty old beer inside.  Then (with a good deal of patience) I managed to pop out the valve from inside.  After a good rinsing and drying, I went after the keg with an angle grinder and cut out the new opening.  After some grinding, filing, brushing, polishing, etc., I’ll have a nice (cheap) stock pot for boiling stuff.  Here are a couple pictures; there’ll be more later. 


After the first pass with the grinder.