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#127480 - 03/08/07 03:28 PM BOILING - Beer kegs for boiling traps...
leenkat Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/07
Loc: WV
I've been using an old beer keg I cut the top out of to boil traps. I cut the center out of the top and left the handles on it for moving. Seemed like a cheap container($25 deposit on the keg). I'm wondering if anyone else uses these and how long I can expect it to last?

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#127488 - 03/08/07 03:30 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: leenkat]
CPA49707 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Alpena, MI 45 yo
I have an old stainless steel keg that I have been using for 25 years or more as a cooker. We make great hobo dinners in it a couple of times a year. I also use it when we have big gathering to boil corn. They have multiple uses. I was told that a aluminum keg is not good to cook food in, some type of toxin's. but it should be good for boiling traps
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#127494 - 03/08/07 03:34 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: CPA49707]
Nextyeartrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: richmond virginia
yup heard the same thing about aluminum and food which is weird to me because it seems to me that there are aluminum pots anyways that beer keg thing is a good idea

them things are fairly thick if arent they if so it should last for a long time
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#127496 - 03/08/07 03:35 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: Nextyeartrapper]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Loc: Eastern NC
Originally Posted By: Nextyeartrapper
...weird to me because it seems to me that there are aluminum pots.....


That's exactly what I was thinking

I wouldn't wanna drink beer out of something that you couldn't eat out of anyway.

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#127501 - 03/08/07 03:36 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: CPA49707]
leenkat Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/07
Loc: WV
If that thing lasts me 25 years I'll be extremely happy! I wondered about the aluminum toxins. I wanted to try one for making apple butter. I'll have to research it a little more before I try it. For now I'll keep boiling traps/skulls in it. Thanks.

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#127515 - 03/08/07 03:41 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: leenkat]
CPA49707 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Alpena, MI 45 yo
I never did any research I was just told that by a few people. They said something about t he heat releasing toxins into the food. Never understood it since so much food comes packaged in Aluminum, whether it be beer or a can of beans or soup.
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#127533 - 03/08/07 03:46 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: CPA49707]
mickeysdad Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Loc: Pine Haven, Wyoming, USA
Aluminum has been implicated in Alzimers disease, not proven but suspected.
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#127564 - 03/08/07 03:58 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: mickeysdad]
STM Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Indiana
If you'll check....your keg's probably stainless, mine is.

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#127568 - 03/08/07 04:02 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: STM]
leenkat Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/07
Loc: WV
I thought it might be stainless because it is fairly heavy.I'll get a magnet and try it.

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#127589 - 03/08/07 04:10 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: leenkat]
flyguy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Loc: Up north
leencat,a magnet will not stick to stainless or aluminum....if the keg is the same size around top to bottom it's most likely stainless and if it's bigger around the middle then the ends it's most likely aluminum.

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#127594 - 03/08/07 04:12 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: flyguy]
leenkat Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/07
Loc: WV
Thanks. It is the same size top to bottom.

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#127790 - 03/08/07 06:09 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: mickeysdad]
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Originally Posted By: mickeysdad
Aluminum has been implicated in Alzimers disease, not proven but suspected.

Its probebly true,I seen good numbers of people that seemed like they had Alzimers after they drank a lot from an alumnium keg.

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#127904 - 03/08/07 07:17 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: ]
jp8102 Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Loc: merrill, ORY-GUN
shoot i get alzimers when i drink too!
JP
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#127993 - 03/08/07 08:09 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: jp8102]
Pete Moss Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: NC
I have a stainless steel keg, had legs an a gas burner put on. I use it mainly for boiling peanuts but have cooked chichen bog in it an it was outstanding \:D

They have multible uses. I have thought about boiling traps in it but then again I cook food in it so I havent tryed it yet..lol
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#128035 - 03/08/07 08:30 PM Re: Beer kegs for boiling traps... [Re: Pete Moss]
Tim Wilcox Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Silver Springs, NY
I used 1, had it last 3 seasons before the heat caused a pin hole in the bottom. Worked great too let me tell ya.
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