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Old 03-22-2010, 08:21 PM   #11
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thats what im looking for! thanks guys. ill try contacting sabco but if anyone has any other contacts for the premade part i would be grateful... thanks again

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Old 03-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #12
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I didn't think sabco had the conversion lids. I know you can buy converted kegs from them (sold out right now) but I've never seen lids.

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Old 03-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #13
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yeah thanks. i didnt have a chance to call them yet but i cant find anything on their site. I think the search is still on....

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:49 PM   #14
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why can't you just take the Sanke off of some kegs you may get some from people who have converted them to keggles and just weld it to the Corny lid?

It would be a pain as you most likely would need to remove the spear every time you want to take the lid off but very doable

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Old 03-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #15
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Maybe post an ad in the classifieds for tops cut off sanke kegs with spears. There are a lot of threads about what to do with them. If you weld a corny lid to the corny keg, it seems there would be a lot of places for crud to hide. Maybe check with kegglebrewing.com they convert a lot of sankes to kettles, then just cut those tops to be a nice fit where the lids go.

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:10 PM   #16
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Great idea, ill check in with them and see if they have any extra parts. Be great to get a bunch from one source to save on shipping and all.

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I have 8 Corney kegs (5-gallon, ball-lock beverage kegs) myself and am looking for a way to convert them to Sanke (D-System) with a converted lid.

I looked on Sabco's website and did not see anything, and I emailed them with the same question. I will post whatever reply I get.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:37 AM   #18
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I have 8 Corney kegs (5-gallon, ball-lock beverage kegs) myself and am looking for a way to convert them to Sanke (D-System) with a converted lid.

I looked on Sabco's website and did not see anything, and I emailed them with the same question. I will post whatever reply I get.
So, you want to take something that is worth $50, then spend another $50+ to permanently convert it into a crappy frankenstein version of something that you can get for $30? (even legally for ~$90)

The OP of this thread was fixated on converting a corny. If he would have stepped back a bit, and looked at what he was doing, I think he would have realized it made little sense- from any standpoint.

If a removable Sanke lid were available for a corny, that would make a bit more sense, but there is no such part. There are clearance issues with the spear housing and a standard lid lever. There is also an issue with the spear and how a corney lid is inserted, necessitating spear removal each time. Also, I would think any commercially made lid would also need a relief valve for liability reasons, further complicating things. Sanke kegs have designed pressure failure points that serve as OPV.

I don't think corny conversions are even done anymore. They were done at at a time when cornies were close to free, and slim 1/6 barrels did not exist. I also would not trust the inside of a welded corny/sanke conversion to stay clean, especially without a commercial keg washer.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:59 AM   #19
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I can save you all a ton of money. I've got (4) four Corney kegs that have already been converted to Sanke professionally. A friend works at a distributor and they didn't want them any more. They were fosters kegs. I was told they were Corny kegs so I bought them sight unseen. Turns out they are corny kegs but they are sanke tops and i have no taps forthem. One has a dent in the top. I'll let all 4 go for $100 plus shipping.

Contact me at bstevenson72@gmail.com if you're interested and I can send pics.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #20
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Update: I no longer have the (4) Corney Kegs I had before. No need to contact me. It seems these do have some value as I was contacted by several people wanting them.

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