Keg to Crabcooker conversion

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  1. mainer

    mainer Member

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    I was given a stainless steel keg this summer and would like to convert it to crab cooker. Do any of you have experience converting one of these to a crab cooker. Would any of you be willing to help a fellow BD’r out. Just give me a price and we can go from there. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Swede

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    Plasma cutter to cut the top off.
     
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  3. Ugly Bayliner

    Ugly Bayliner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Or even a grinder and cutoff disc. Simple, just cut the top off.
     
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    Reel Hooker I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think he means make it the burner.
     
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  7. eldplanko

    eldplanko got the skunk off

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    I got a bunch of these. Tie a string in a loop and put it around the bung. Use a marker to draw a perfect circle where you want to cut. If you ever want to cover it, make sure hole size is the same as your cap. Cut with a grinder and cut off wheel. I have a natural gas line with a hose barb I cook on in the backyard. I use a 100k Btuh natural gas wok burner ($30-40 on eBay) that I attached to a propane burner style base. This will boil 8 gal of water in 10-15 min or so, and cook a shitload of crab at once. Watch for boilovers.

    I use the same setup for scalding razor clams to remove the shells, and occasionally boiling beer.
     
  8. mainer

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    Thanks for the information. I plan on using it as a pot for boiling crab. And when I head to visit my parents in Maine as a steamah for lobstahs!! Unfortunately I don’t have access to a plasma cutter. Looks like a cutting wheel will have to do. I was kinda hoping for a way to cut it and use the top as a lid!
     
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    If it was aluminum it would be that easy.
     
  10. FishPimpII

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    Yeah. That wouldn’t be hard. A variety of way that you could pound a lip into the part that you cut off so that it set over the other part.
     
  11. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    what a waste of a keg!
     
  12. rickstah

    rickstah Well-Known "Member"

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    Turn they keg in for the deposit, and then buy a properly sized pot.. kegs are valuable resources, especially if it belongs to a small brewer.
     
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    I have a plasma cutter. I'm in Puyallup. PM me and we can burn a hole in it.
     
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    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It would be a very interesting carry-on, may get a few looks at the security check-point. I suppose you could pack all your close in it, duct-tape it shut, and check it.

    Overall, interesting idea, try and cut it so you can still utilize the built in handles...alot of grinding to make it smooth/flush once the top is cut out....let's see a pic when done.....
     
  15. Wild Bill

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    I’m with Eli but if you insist on ruining a perfectly good keg cut out a circle in the top. If you do it with an existing ss pot lid in mind you can cut hole to match lid. It also pereserves the built in handles. Also the left over edge of the convex top helps with boil over. A plasma is money but also done easily with side grinder and skinny wheel.
     
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  16. mainer

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    We’re driving. Lol
     
  17. mainer

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    Awesome. I will.
     
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    viking360 FishHuntNorthwest

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    This is what mine looks like.

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  19. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    For fuq's sakes. My big ass pot I got from Cash and Carry is plenty big enough for several limits of crabs to cook at the same time. So what's the next question? Anyone wanna weld up a cooker for me that can withstand that amount of weight?

    Are y'all cooking commercial caught crabs or something?

    Turn the keg into a Grill.
     
  20. trophymac

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    If you cut the top below the curved part it will turn over and become
    your lid. Fits perfectly ..That is what mine looks like.
     

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