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Old 07-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Using Sanke Kegs For Homebrew

Here's a quick video on how to remove and reasemble sanke kegs.
Alot of people shy away from using Sanke kegs for their homebrew because they are harder to clean. Yes, cornies are easier to clean and easier to open and close, but I've never had a problem with sanke's. I use both types of kegs in my kegerator. No sense in getting rid of the sanke kegs I already had plus the equipment. And it is handy to have sanke's lying around. If you want to bring your keg to a friends place, chances are unless they brew their own beer their kegerator will be set up for sanke's.

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Nice work. Sanke's are a little large for many to throw around, especially when full, but they are a staple at my place, especially for my Irish Red and SNPA clone.

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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I fill 1/2bbls here and there. I have 7 cornies, and they all piss me off. More and more are leaking. I've tried everything except new poppets. Leaks gas from the post and lid - new o-rings all around. I'm about to sell them all and get a bunch of 1/6bbls. I've managed 2 draft systems for a couple years, never had a single problem with a sanke.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:21 AM   #4
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One thing that wasn't mentioned in the video - depressurize the keg before you go removing spears and the like!

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:58 AM   #5
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I solely use sanke's for kegging my homebrew and have never had any issues. I can whip that ring and spear out in 20 seconds flat and some people claim that it is very difficult... I agree on them being heavy when full but being a young whippersnapper myself I don't mind the lifting. Sanke ftw!

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Sanke kegs are all I have ever used, they work great, are heavy duty and less prone to beer and gas leaks IMO...one o-ring on a sanke...how many on a corny?

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Thanks for the info. I haven't kegged much yet, and never with the sanke, and all I read is how hard these are to use. After the demo here I am a lot less intimidated by them.

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interesting...

removing and repacing that "clip".... I imagine it will not last long. can you get replacements easily?

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It's metal - it should last quite a while. But yes, McCaster Carr sells the ring clips and o-rings very cheap.

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Some of my ring clips have been through hell and back and still seat just fine. Over 30 batches and still going strong

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