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Old 01-24-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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I had a friend gift me a 30L Heineken sanke keg and I cannot figure out how to get the spear out. the "slinky" clip shown in all of the tutorials i've looked at doesn't appear to be there. I have reason to believe that it may be a different spear design? european sanke? maybe? Any input is appreciated

Edit: So after some research I figured out that it is in fact a european "S" type keg. any input on taking the spear outta this bad beast?
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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I had a keg that I had to unscrew the spear, and then you have to reach past the ball with a special tool (or maybe skinny screwdriver) and push down a clip to release it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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Here's a couple threads that might help, if you have this type of sankey

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/how-...al-ring-76393/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sank...emoval-145720/

I had to make a tool out of another sankey spear piece (the top piece) to catch the two notches and used a pipe wrench and a cheater bar to get it to start unscrewing.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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I can't even unscrew the spear though. it has the two tabs, but won't budge
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:28 PM   #5
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so i got it unscrewed, but can't seam to find out how to remove the spear from the safety catch in there
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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I have one of those kegs and cut it open for a keggle. To remove the speer you have to push down on the ball to compress the spring that holds the two little wings out. It is a pia to do so. I never figured it out till after I cut the top open.

 
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:22 AM   #7
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Good call kmack. I'll give it another go sometime tommorrow. I destroyed the valve trying earlier. No problem really though, I plan on using one of these to ferment in it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
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Found this on the internet, works like a charm:

Unscrew the spear, drop a nickel on top of the ball, attach s type coupler and depress as though you were tapping a keg. Will pull right out. The nickel allows the valve to be fully depressed, thus releasing the safety latch.

No damage to the valve, no special tools required!

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