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Old 11-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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I work in a bar and I just got two 5 gallon kegs. how can I put beer into them?

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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If they're sanke kegs there are lots of videos around showing how to empty clean and fill sanke kegs.

I don't have one and haven't tried but from reading around in the forums I believe all you have to do is release the pressure first. I think most are using a screwdriver to depress the ball in the center. Then remove the locking collar again I believe most are using pliers and a screwdriver. Then pull the spear out if the center if the keg. Clean. Sanitize. Refill. Then reverse the process to seal the keg back up.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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The Sanke kegs you got may actually belong to a brewery, chances are the bar didn't own them. Where did they come from? A lot of 1/6 bbl kegs are given out with $30 deposits, but they cost breweries $100+. I was just talking to the owners of a small local brewery here the other night about how keg thieves hurt their business.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys I'll check it out. I understand your concern Zach about the thieves and deposits but don't worry this was a legitimate gift that a local brewry hooked me up with. I'm the beer and spirits manager at a bar and I'm always looking to get my deposits back and I would never sacrifice integrity for a free keg or two. cheers!

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:51 AM   #5
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You could give them to me and I will put beer in them. You don't want to fool with those kegs... trust me!!!!

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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If they're sanke kegs there are lots of videos around showing how to empty clean and fill sanke kegs.

I don't have one and haven't tried but from reading around in the forums I believe all you have to do is release the pressure first. I think most are using a screwdriver to depress the ball in the center. Then remove the locking collar again I believe most are using pliers and a screwdriver. Then pull the spear out if the center if the keg. Clean. Sanitize. Refill. Then reverse the process to seal the keg back up.
+1 Youtube is your friend for stuff like this.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #8
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haha you guys are hilarious!
Found some great info on youtube guys, thanks for the help everyone! now I'm going to keg my Pliney the Elder Black!
cheers for beers!

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