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Old 10-08-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default If I was just starting out, I would go with these kegs

If I was just starting to keg, I would go with these kegs and sanke couplers. Kegworks has them now at a reasonable price. $59.99

http://www.kegworks.com/5-gallon-pet-homebrew-keg-with-us-sankey-coupler-fitting-778-p178096?ecid=mybuysprodrec


I have a pretty good supply of cornies, but I still might get a couple...

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OMG! It is plastic and you are going to put beer in there???

Just kidding. It looks interesting if I did not also have ball lock kegs and all the hardware.

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The 11" OD would totally croak my six-faucet keezer. For that matter, it'd cut at least one keg from my cold-carb/holding fridge, too.

Can't have anything mucking with my trusty pipeline. I'll stick with skinny ball locks...

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I'm sure there will be skeptics but that looks like a great option for those starting out. It's nice that there is more variety instead of searching for cornies.

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I am about ready to start kegging. Had not realized these were fatter than ball lock...does that mean they are shorter too and thus may be easier to fit into keezers?

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I'd still be able to get 4 in my keezer.

Some breweries are using this now and the bars are recycling them. If you are friends with a bartender or owner you might be able to get some for free or real cheap, too.

Cornies can be pretty temperamental. I think these might be easier to use and less finicky. They may be the way homebrewers go in the future.

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They are

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Dimensions: 11” Diameter x 23 1/2”H

Sanky couplers are about the same cost as QDs for cornies too.

BTW, I have no affiliation with the co that makes or sells these, I just like the idea of them

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They are Specs Dimensions: 11” Diameter x 23 1/2”H Sanky couplers are about the same cost as QDs for cornies too. BTW, I have no affiliation with the co that makes or sells these, I just like the idea of them
My LHBS is selling them and I've been considering going that way.
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They have these at my LHBS I walk by them every time and think if only they were the same size as 1/6 bbls I would own several

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I am about ready to start kegging. Had not realized these were fatter than ball lock...does that mean they are shorter too and thus may be easier to fit into keezers?
11” Diameter x 23 1/2”H makes them 2.5" fatter and 1.5" shorter than a true ball lock keg. A typical sanke coupler would probably make up most if not all that vs a typical plastic ball lock QD (which adds an inch) but you can get low-profile couplers. You'd have to do the math to see if they'd fit without a collar...

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