So a friend and I have decided to build a 3 keg cooler out of an old rain barrel for parties. I decided that I wanted to put draft taps on this cooler instead of picnic taps since I have spare taps from a misc lot I purchased about a year ago. My question is what size shank should I get for this since I am not familiar with setting up a draft tap? I thought about buying an elbow shank so the lines turn away from the kegs some but wanted to get the opinion of the forum. The wall of the barrel is about 1/4" thick. Is there anything else that I would need to purchase other than maybe this?
Or would I be better to just purchase a straight shank
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.