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cutter22 03-22-2010 04:34 PM

cornelius to sanke conversion
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has any possible sources for parts to convert a cornelius keg to a sanke keg fitting. I have seen some at a few breweries where it looks like a corny lid with a sanke flange that is welded onto the corny keg. I have a few cornelius kegs that i would like to convert but havent found any sources for possible readymade parts to do the conversion. thanks!

Suthrncomfrt1884 03-22-2010 05:42 PM

Can I ask why you're converting them? If you're just wanting to use a sanke kegerator with homebrew kegs, they sell adaptor kits at morebeer.com

JetSmooth 03-22-2010 05:47 PM

Cant' you also get 1/6 barrel sankes that are roughly the same sort of dimension?

Might help to know what your end-goal is for this. :)

cutter22 03-22-2010 07:08 PM

Yeah I know i can get 1/6 sanke's but the price is much higher than i can get cornies for and I already have a bunch. Ive seen converted cornies and I am sure there must be some kind of supplier for the conversions. Its just a welded on sanke flange. Ive seen them at quite a few breweries. Im hoping to move over to system.

bendavanza 03-22-2010 07:38 PM

It would seem that farming out the welding plus the fittings could easily cost more than new or refurb kegs. You might call micromatic to see if they sell the parts to convert or know who does. It would still involve plugging or welding the posts shut and welding a lid in place, and a valve to that along with an appropriate length spear. All done with sanitary welds, of course.

cutter22 03-22-2010 07:42 PM

yeah thanks. yeah it would be much better just to have sanke 1/6 barrels but i have a tig and can do the welding myself and already have the kegs. personally i have more free time than money so that is why im looking into it. seen it so many times there must be a resource. thanks again

samc 03-22-2010 07:44 PM

Junkyard? Or post a wanted ad in the classified area for someone who has converted sankes to keggles and want's to sell off the parts.

Bobby_M 03-22-2010 07:45 PM

Why not just adapt the kegerator to use both types of connections?

springer 03-22-2010 08:11 PM

I have a couple bought them this way so I have no idea who did the conversion.
They are nice to have when you go to a party you can use a commercial pump tap

GilaMinumBeer 03-22-2010 08:16 PM

Try Sabco. IIRC, they have the lids pre-made.

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