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Old 11-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #21
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Yuri - we need to know:

Did you get the golden shower during your keggle creation?

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Old 11-19-2007, 02:14 AM   #22
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I must be confused. Why convert a corny to a sanke input? Why not just keg into the commercial keg to carry around?
I converted every commercial keg I could find into a keggle. Also, I'd rather carry 5 gallons of homebrew in a corny than lug around a 15.5 gallon keg.

I have a few friends with commercial kegerators. They don't homebrew, so they have no need to convert to ball lock fittings. If I want to bring a bit of homebrew to them, I need to have a Sanke fitting on my vessel.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:16 AM   #23
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do you ever brew any beer? Seems like you wouldn't have any time with all the **** you build - lol
Yup! Dry hopping a batch of pale ale this week. Up next is either another attempt at my pils recipe or an 80/-.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:17 AM   #24
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Did you get the golden shower during your keggle creation?
Nah. My tool fetish isn't quite that kinky.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:28 AM   #25
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Sorry I'm here about a month late, but thanks for this awesome guide Yuri. I recently bought a 1/6th Sankey from a local scrap yard and I think it had old Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan in it for at least a year.

Now all the stainless parts of the valve are soaking in Oxyclean and the keg is full of it too.

I assume that will do a good enough job to get it clean before sanitizing it? I intend to use some B-Brite (its what my LHBS carries) to sanitize before racking in the finished product.

If I'm missing something here I'd really, really appreciate the advice.

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It works for me every time I ferment in my sanke

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I found a neat new trick to Sanke keg reassembly. If you're having trouble with those damn spiral snap rings, try a regular internal snap ring (stainless, of course). The McMaster part number is 91580A246. It still takes a little effort to get it seated correctly, but it's not nearly as difficult as the spiral ring can be.

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Wow, I'm gonna have to check a couple of those out.

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I found a neat new trick to Sanke keg reassembly. If you're having trouble with those damn spiral snap rings, try a regular internal snap ring (stainless, of course). The McMaster part number is 91580A246. It still takes a little effort to get it seated correctly, but it's not nearly as difficult as the spiral ring can be.

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I also struggled w/ the installation of the spiral sanke rings. The method that I've finally become skilled at works well for me and I will share. All that is needed is a small pair of channel lock pliers (say 6"0). A regular pair of pliers would probably also work but the offset working angle of the channel locks helps.

All you do is get the spiral ring started by hand which is usually close to 1 revolution. The point at which it becomes difficult is when the spiral ring is doubled in the retaining groove. Position about half of the remaining free end of the ring inside the neck of the keg adjacent to the retaining groove.

Begin forcing the ring in the groove w/ the pliers by squeezing between the snap ring and the outside neck of the keg, well behind the unseated portion . Slowly proceed around the keg neck w/ the pliers and the ring will spiral into the groove. As the second revolution of the ring is seating, position the remaining free end adjacent to the retaining groove.

Only move the pliers 1/8 - 1/4" w/ every compression. If the ring seats in the groove, great, move forward and squeeze again. If the ring is stubborn, back up and make sure the preceeding portion is full seated!

This is difficult to put into words but w/ a little practice it's a 30 second job.

I actually have grown to like the spiral rings in that they are compressing the large o-ring upon installation, and this I believe is why they can be a PIA to install. Not sure a regular snap ring will compress the o-ring seal as well.

Good luck, it's tricky at first but will become easy.

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