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Old 03-14-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have a chance at some Sanke kegs, 3-6 for $15 a piece or 7+ for $10 a piece. I'm just learning about kegs so i went to look at them. They don't have the "ball Lock" top that you just snap the lever over and lift off. It's the valve that depresses. How do you get into these to clean and fill and are they worth the trouble from Home brewing, and will they work the the famous Sanyo Fridge?


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Old 03-14-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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They are not idealy suited for homebrews but they make great DIY kettles, HLTs and MLTs.

I'm sure if don't want them others on here would love them


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Old 03-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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even though they're only 5 gallons? They seem awful skinny and deep for a convenient kettle or HLT, MLT

Not to mention the plastic bottoms?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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I am pretty sure that you need some special equipment to clean and fill the Sanke's. I looked at 5 last weekend and they are not going to work for the homebrewer.At least for me.
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I love Sankes. I did a write up about Corny's and Sankes, you can read more here.
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The work great for me! do a little research. The stem is not dificult to remove. Just clean and fill. They work great, and are very strong. IMHO they are less prone to leaks than corny's.

 
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They are way less prone to leak than Corny's. Five rubber gaskets vs. one. I take apart everything but the spring and ball inside the dip tube, and it take me no time. It takes a little muscle but mostly just push and turn to get at the assembly, but removing it from the keg is the simplest. Remove the lock ring with a small screw driver and twist until the keyholes match up and remove. Very easy.
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The one I looked at looked like the cap was welded on. Is this normal?
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Quote:
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even though they're only 5 gallons? They seem awful skinny and deep for a convenient kettle or HLT, MLT

Not to mention the plastic bottoms?

Are you sure you aren't talking about Corny kegs?

 
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:11 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Are you sure you aren't talking about Corny kegs?
Thats what I was thinking.
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