How to build a moonshine still with beer keg

Can you use a beer keg for a still?

One of the best choices for the first time still builder is the converted beer keg still. It isn’t that hard to get your hands on a used keg. They can be found in almost any city that sells beer. There are aftermarket parts and adapters specifically for the purpose of converting a keg into a still.

How do you turn a keg into a fermenter?

2 Tricks for Turning Your Cornelius Keg into a Fermenter:

  1. Remove the gas (IN) fitting on the Cornelius keg. You will need a wrench or socket to fit the fitting. Remove fitting. …
  2. Remove the cap from your corny keg. Drill a 1/2 diameter hole in the center of the cap or take it to a friend and have it done.


What can you make out of a beer keg?

Here is a collection of weird and wonderful ways to transform the humble keg.

  1. Bar Stools. Your customers need a place to sit belly-up… why not on a container that held their beer before they did? …
  2. Planters. Talk about giving kegs new life! …
  3. Tables. …
  4. Grills. …
  5. Lights. …
  6. Urinals.


How do you cut a beer keg?


Quote from video: And I went through about eight blades to just get through half of the lid. And the easiest way I found is to use an angle grinder.

How much does an empty beer keg cost?

At 30 pounds empty weight, a typical stainless steel keg might be worth around $24 (January 2013 scrap price for 304 stainless steel of ~80 cents per pound). While the price of scrap fluctuates, recent history has shown that the scrap value of a keg is easily the same or higher than a typical $20-30 deposit.

How do you turn a keg into a boiler?

Quote from video: And I found the best way to maybe do that would be to use an old keg. And that's what I did this morning I went and drove about an hour south of here to pick up a used keg.

How do you ferment under pressure?

To ferment under pressure, simply start the fermentation as normal – use either an airlock or, ideally, run some tubing from the Spunding Valve into a blowoff, which negates needing to switch out an airlock during the fermentation.

What is FermZilla?

The FermZilla is a conical homebrew fermenter that is designed to be used under pressure. This innovative product allows you to ferment, carbonate, and even dispense, directly from the fermenter. We highly recommend the FermZilla for any homebrewer looking to improve the quality of their beer.