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Old 07-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Quick swap/connect

Was wondering if anyone has done or heard of something like this.

I have room for 3 taps in my kerator, all three taps are set up for Corny's. would it be possible to make a "quick disconnect" with a Sanke coupling off of one of the corney connections.

i get a nice 1/6 barrel from the local brewery, snap it in and run it off my current set up.?????

just wondering. I dont want a dedicated sanke connection..

thanks for any input

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/commercial-kegerator-to-homebrew-conversion-kit.html
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/1-4-stainless-mfl-tail-piece.html

If you have mfl fittings on the end of your lines its as simple as get sanke tailpieces with flare fittings.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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hmm, this is actually a pretty good topic. I am kinda in the same boat as you, I would like the option of using the sanke coupler either for a store beer or the sanke keg i have sitting with sanitizer in it. I also have one pin lock keg that i don't seem to use for anything but sanitizer because I got sick of changing the QD on the end of the lines.
I set up my lines with all MFL fiittings but even then changing the QD over from ball lock to pin lock and back is a PITA.

how about a "Y" at the end of the beer line with both couplers attached already so you simply use one or the other? I haven't given this much thought until just now so not sure if it would work or not.

any thoughts?

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After I posted this i found a couple of set up's. seems like a couple of the brew stores already have fitting (kits) for purchase. You simply put them on your Sankey coupler and it just a matter of connecting and disconnecting your Ball lock fittings.
Definately going to be a purchase in the coming a weeks.

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After I posted this i found a couple of set up's. seems like a couple of the brew stores already have fitting (kits) for purchase. You simply put them on your Sankey coupler and it just a matter of connecting and disconnecting your Ball lock fittings.
Definately going to be a purchase in the coming a weeks.
Links to those items?
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http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1494

this one looked promising. First time I posted a link hope this works...
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So this in effect puts ball posts on a Sankey coupler?

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No, you still need the sanke tap, it is a threaded nut you swap from the corny connection to the sanke, see this

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The coupler is the tap. A photo of the end solution would clear things up.

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This helped clear it up for me.

http://www.draftbeerinfo.com/2009/04/23/easy-swap-between-homebrew-and-commercial-beers-with-swivel-nuts/

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