The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Shank with Nipple on Both Ends?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
permo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 2,711
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts

Default Shank with Nipple on Both Ends?

Hi All, I am looking to use a freezer with temp controller to store four kegs in my utility room and then have the beer served/dispensed in another room.....taps coming out of the wall etc..etc..

I am thinking that it would be very handy to have a shank with a nipple on each end to run the beer lines through the keezer.

liquid line in freezer connects from keg to nipple inside the keezer, liquid line from keezer to tap/shank/nipple connects to nipple on outside of freezer.


Am i overthinking this?

__________________
permo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,442
Liked 83 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Don't think I've ever seen a shank with a nipple on both ends. They do have straight shanks with no nipples that are referred to as a bulkhead and used for exactly what you want to do. You then use a tail piece (nipple) and beer nut on each end.

__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/sing...ed-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hack...s-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upri...1-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
raouliii
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
raouliii's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 743
Liked 58 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 81

Default

Something like this maybe? 1/4mfl to 1/4mfl bulkhead adapter

or 2 of these 1/4mfl to 3/8npt adapter with a 3/8 stainless pipe nipple and couplers in between?

__________________
On Tap:
NippleRub Ultra
Ranger(ish) IPA clone
Horizocade Amber
Rochefort 7

In the Chamber:
Nada

Next Up:
Big Breasted Blonde
raouliii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 9,212
Liked 973 Times on 796 Posts

Default

I use these 1/4" MFL-MFL bulkhead fittings to plumb CO2 through the back walls on my two beer fridges:


These are available in 2, 3, 3.5 and 4" lengths. You buy the one that has the "working length" that matches up with your fridge wall thickness.

I've never used them for beer...

Cheers!

__________________
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
regular shank for Keezer or nippled shank? + more ?'s VegasJ Bottling/Kegging 2 11-26-2012 12:57 AM
faucet shank with or without nipple/tailpiece kapbrew13 DIY Projects 3 05-21-2012 08:51 PM
Convert 2" Shank into Tower Shank utrocket Bottling/Kegging 1 09-07-2010 05:26 PM
For Sale - Single tower, elbow shank, faucet and long shank for sale tmoney1224 For Sale 2 07-09-2009 11:50 PM
Need help finding a nipple 1234 Equipment/Sanitation 6 05-26-2009 04:18 AM