Buying the right keg - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Buying the right keg

Thread Tools
Old 03-17-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
Nov 2008
Posts: 592
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Hi all,
I have a summit kegerator and it comes with a coupler to attach to kegs - usually Victory . I want to start kegging my own homebrew and I want to know which kind of keg to buy. I know that most people use soda kegs, but can the coupler attach to a soda keg? I've been brewing for about a year and a half and am SICK of bottling. I'm REALLY new at kegging so any help is appreciated. Thanks everyone!

Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
fineexampl's Avatar
May 2009
Edison, NJ
Posts: 666
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

i believe there are adapters that fit soda to sanke, but could be wrong. i'd check AHS or similar.
Primary: Highway 35 Scotch Ale (Highway 78 clone), second runnings small beer

Bottled: Pitch Black Sheep IPA, Juniper Fail/Ale

Kegged: Apollo Pale Ale, South River Brown

Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
JuanMoore's Avatar
Oct 2009
The Old Pueblo
Posts: 22,069
Liked 3697 Times on 3516 Posts

You could keg using sankey kegs, but they can be expensive and harder to assemble/disassemble for cleaning and filling. Your sanke coupler will not work for soda kegs, but it's easy enough to buy some corny kegs and disconnects to use with your kegerator. You could then put MFL tailpieces on your sankey coupler so you can switch back and forth between the two keg types.

Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2010, 01:12 AM   #4
Jul 2007
Posts: 154
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I had the same question, only I am wanting to be able to tap Sanke kegs in my homebrew kegerator.

Kegconnection sells a conversion kit, it is explained here.

Basically, you can cut the gas/liquid connects off your current lines, and attach the homebrew disconnects. Modify your sanke tap as shown in the video, and you will be able to use your disconnects on both sanke and homebrew kegs.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a new rig for AG eps2103 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 12-20-2009 01:36 AM
Buying a New(er) car PeteOz77 General Chit Chat 38 07-09-2008 05:57 AM
Thank you for buying this for me EvilTOJ Home Brewing Photo Forum 34 05-08-2008 09:43 PM
Buying a kit vs. buying ingredients SOB Recipes/Ingredients 8 02-11-2007 05:51 AM
Buying used Wort*hog Equipment/Sanitation 6 10-22-2006 02:50 PM

Forum Jump