I need to buy eight shanks for my keezer and I am considering stainless. I'd love to find some with a welded nipple, but apparently you can only get those in plated shanks.
The least expensive 4 inch long stainless shanks I have found are these Stainless Steel Shank Assembly - 4-1/8" with 1/4" Bore from Micro Matic. They are $19.30 each. I really wanted 3/16th inch bore, but I can't find any four inch long SS shanks with 3/16th inch bore that are this inexpensive.
Does anyone know of a fairly cheap source for 3/16th inch bore SS shanks of roughly 4 inch length, or SS shanks with a welded nipple?
Can I mate up a 3/16th tailpiece to a 1/4 inch bore shank without problems? I know I can put 3/16th line on a 1/4 inch nipple, but if a 3/16th tailpiece will work with the 1/4 inch bore of the shank, that would make for a better fit on the beer line.