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Old 02-07-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Plastic 1/6 bbl pub kegs- anyone tried em?

I'm thinking about switching my kegging setup over to these plastic pub kegs with the sankey D type setup. Has anyone tried them? Can you disassemble the valve to clean them? Also wanna know if the bottle inside can be used without the plastic keg shell. Any input would be great!!!

Oh. And how do you force carb a sankey type keg where the gas and liquid connections are all on one as opposed to thege separate connections of a corny?


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Old 02-07-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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I don't know much about the plastic pub kegs, but I'd try them out if had access to some. I know someone managed to get the spear out, but I don't think it's the same mechanism as a standard sankey.

Carbing a sankey just requires making sure the liquid out is blocked somehow. You can connect it to line with a faucet, or you can replace the beer out tailpiece on the coupler with a dime.


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Old 07-01-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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I just bought two. I will keep you posted they look great. I like they can be used 10 times before they need any attention. they can also be cleaned and filled easy.
I can get rebuild kits from 5 bucks for gaskets to 14 for the whole tap assembly. And there 36 to buy new.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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I just bought two. I will keep you posted they look great. I like they can be used 10 times before they need any attention. they can also be cleaned and filled easy.
I can get rebuild kits from 5 bucks for gaskets to 14 for the whole tap assembly. And there 36 to buy new.
Happen to have a link to your source?
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:49 AM   #5
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Any update on using these kegs?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #6
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Ya so far there great, I have refilled them twice. the only thing if you get them buy an extra O-Ring for them, the O-ring is not the best, but there really cheap.
I now have three and set me back $108.00 for all. I rate them a 10 but they have not been out long and I have not had them long.

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I'm leery of plastic kegs. A guy at Redhook was killed by a plastic 1/2 bbl that exploded.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:37 AM   #8
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Yeah, no plastic kegs for me.
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Wasnt the redhook incident like 120+psi and not paying attention? Theres another thread on here and alot of smaller pubs are using em with no issues

Plus cheaper.. I might give em a try
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Correct, the keg that exploded and resulted in a fatality was pressurized WAY past it's operating pressure. If you stay within parameters, they are very safe.


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