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    Question beer keg bbq

    any one make a bbq from a 1/2 keg? i am trying to but as soon as i cut the side of it it srung open like an 1 1/2 out of round now i can't get it round the piece i cut out will not fill the hole the buttom is (was) convex now its all most flat tried hammering racket straps any advice thanks jason
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    Default Wierd....

    How bout some pics?



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    there is some pics
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    You could try clamping strait edges to the cuts on both sides and that should return the rest to it original shape. then heat the whole thing with a rose bud to releive the stess and let it cool slowly.
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    I have built many grills out of 55 gallon drums and the easiest way is to cut the drum completly in half then attach a lip around the top and bottom with 1 inch angle. this makes the grill a lot more sturdy and you dont have to line it up as exact as you do if you just cut out a section. if you dont use the angle your going to find the top is going to be really flimsy and theres going to be a gap.

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    May be a dumb question but what about the toxins aluminiam gives off when you put flame to it.would'nt that contaminate the food?
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    these keg is stainless steel
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    Default barbqs

    I seen them on atv show last week made from a drum preeety simple too!Go to RED HOT AND READY with a search should take ya right in!
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    all i have seen are stainless and they make a nice little bbq grill. just whack the top into with the plasma attach hinges then cut the rest of the lid out attach some legs and some expanded metal for the grill and away you go

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    when it cut it it sprung out of round os the part i cut out is two small for the hole it came out of!!! think about cutting the ends and let them fold in and over lap on each other and weld them back together the ends bow out or did before i cut it now there flat so its more egg shape then round
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