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Old 09-01-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Anybody Using Sankey Kegs For Serving?

I am really getting tired of changing and cleaning Cornys. This batch I am gonna put 12 gallons in a Sankey. Hey why not I am ordering the ring kit to open and close the stem.

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Old 09-02-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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Sankeys are all I've used... still haven't bottled. The original rings are actually pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it.

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Old 09-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #3
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Please elaborate. how do you reuse big kegs?

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Old 09-02-2006, 02:18 AM   #4
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Sankeys have a stem/valve assembly that is held in place via a retaining ring. You depressurize the keg, remove the ring, remove the stem/valve, clean, refill, and then reinstall the stem and ring.

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Old 09-02-2006, 02:45 AM   #5
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http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~workman/homebrew/Sanke.html

Found this a few weeks ago, may be helpful.
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:47 AM   #6
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I saw a $30, 23L sanke @ the LHBS.
I was tempted to get it..but had no idea how to use it.
It looked in good shape from the outside - but I need to see if replacement parts
can be easliy found.

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I just took a nice one apart, sanitized it and filled it up with my latest batch of hombrew! Trying this the first time tells me it's easier than the corny's I already had a another Sankey tap and reg set and went for it

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I just took a nice one apart, sanitized it and filled it up with my latest batch of hombrew! Trying this the first time tells me it's easier than the corny's I already had a another Sankey tap and reg set and went for it
Congrats. I usually power wash mine with PBW, rinse, and then let dry. When it's time to keg I just sanitize with StarSan and fill. The only downside is that I can't take my beer anywhere... not sure if that's good or bad actually.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:14 AM   #9
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How do you guys get the ring back in that holds the tube?

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this is an interesting idea, but i sorta like the compactness of soda kegs. in my kegerator, i can fit 6 soda kegs, or just one half barrel.

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