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Old 06-22-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone is using the 6th barrel kegs to keg thier homebrew? I'm going to try them because then I don't have to switch out the fittings bewteen using a half barrel and a cornie keg. I'll just use the sanke tap head and thats it. what do you all think?


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Old 06-22-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Most folks here use cornelius kegs since they are cheap and easy to clean, sanitize & fill. I put MFL fittings on my gas & beer lines, so if I ever (and I doubt it) need to go to a 1/2 barrel, I can without any hassle.


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This is weird! I just got one from a delivery guy. What I did was took it home, took it apart and sanitized it put it back together, and used the pump style tap handle to hook it up to CO2, pressurized it to get out the sanitizer.

I then (using a carboy cap) pumped my Belgian Trippel into the keg trough the tap handle. Which I then used to carbonate it. It has worked pretty slick. I can send put up pictures later if this doesn't make any sense.

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This is weird! I just got one from a delivery guy. What I did was took it home, took it apart and sanitized it put it back together, and used the pump style tap handle to hook it up to CO2, pressurized it to get out the sanitizer.

I then (using a carboy cap) pumped my Belgian Trippel into the keg trough the tap handle. Which I then used to carbonate it. It has worked pretty slick. I can send put up pictures later if this doesn't make any sense.

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Sounds interesting - pics would be nice!
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Yes pics would be cool
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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this is the keg tap in it's natural state



here is the CO2 tap in it's natural state. i just loosen that second hose clamp and expose the barb fitting.



Here is how I push the beer from the carboy to the keg, black hose goes into the tap and the beer flows into the 6th Keg



here is the carbonation set up




I then just turn the gas off and bleed it down until about 2-4#'s of pressure and then I remove the keg tap and reassemble.
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did these pics make sense?
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Well, your real problem is that you need a gas capable sanke tap. You're not going to want to dispense using a pump.
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Yeah but this is what I got for free (which is the best way to get), so I guess that we will have to drink the trippel all at one sitting !
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If you're trying to be really cheap you could connect the line to gas, pressurize, disconnect, attach it back to a faucet and dispense a few, repeat as necessary.


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