Originally Posted by BrewingTRouble
I have 8 Corney kegs (5-gallon, ball-lock beverage kegs) myself and am looking for a way to convert them to Sanke (D-System) with a converted lid.
I looked on Sabco's website and did not see anything, and I emailed them with the same question. I will post whatever reply I get.
So, you want to take something that is worth $50, then spend another $50+ to permanently convert it into a crappy frankenstein version of something that you can get for $30? (even legally for ~$90)
The OP of this thread was fixated on converting a corny. If he would have stepped back a bit, and looked at what he was doing, I think he would have realized it made little sense- from any standpoint.
If a removable
Sanke lid were available for a corny, that would make a bit more sense, but there is no such part. There are clearance issues with the spear housing and a standard lid lever. There is also an issue with the spear and how a corney lid is inserted, necessitating spear removal each time. Also, I would think any commercially made lid would also need a relief valve for liability reasons, further complicating things. Sanke kegs have designed pressure failure points that serve as OPV.
I don't think corny conversions are even done anymore. They were done at at a time when cornies were close to free, and slim 1/6 barrels did not exist. I also would not trust the inside of a welded corny/sanke conversion to stay clean, especially without a commercial keg washer.