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Old 04-04-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Sixth Barrel Torpedo Keg?

I have the option to get a hold of a sixth barrel keg (the person also called it a torpedo keg?). It looks kinda like the traditional 5 gal soda keg, and is supposed to hold 5.16 gallons. (See link)

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Will it be easy to fill for homebrew applications? Or should i try to get the traditional soda keg?


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Old 04-05-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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I would stick with the soda kegs, you can make a sanke keg work if you buy a part for it. I have heard of people removing the lock ring filling the keg and replacing it but it has to be a PITA.


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They are easy enough. I use them all the time and it only requires a small flat head screw driver and a pair of pliers. Cleaning is as easy as an Oxy or PBW soak.
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I have seen sankeys with corny connections on- if you have some welding skills, you could add in/out posts and even convert the center to a lid. That said, you can keep an eye out and get cornies fairly cheap (adventures in home brewing had them for 17, now 23).
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I have the option to get a hold of a sixth barrel keg (the person also called it a torpedo keg?). It looks kinda like the traditional 5 gal soda keg, and is supposed to hold 5.16 gallons. (See link)

http://www.micromatic.com/images/art...1/Kegs-new.jpg

Will it be easy to fill for homebrew applications? Or should i try to get the traditional soda keg?
If you don't want it send it to me, Ive been searching for a 1/6th barrel for awhile now.
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I have a Victory Brewery one that's been sitting in my apartment forever now... The local brew store will gladly take it back though, so I can't ethically write it off...
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:46 AM   #7
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I have 8 of 'em use 'em for all my kegging. They're certainly not difficult to use at all but I would think you would want to be consistent, no?
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Consistency is better as they all have different sized/styled dip tubes on the larger level, so I assume the smaller level would be the same. I lucked into mine and have 6 of the same exact sixtels (1/6bbl).
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I love mine, and you do want consistancy. The larger Sankes are all different tap assembly connections and dip tub lengths. I can't say, but could only assume, the smaller sixtels (1/6bbl) are the same way. I have 6 all the same exact type and style and am very happy. My large 1/2bbl come in very handy for my house ale or for before I split a batch to trade keg for keg. I even use my Sanke to ferment in.



This is the spunding valve that controls the keg back-pressure.
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Oops, I thought the first post got erased, lol.


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