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Old 01-20-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
Jan 2009
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So, for the time being there is a ready supply of used Corney kegs. How long will it last? Will we all have to switch to Sankey kegs at some point? If so, what do we do to clean them? Is there anyone who uses Sankey kegs for homebrew today?

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
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I am looking at using a sankey keg. I think I can clean it by turning it upside down and spray water in where the beer comes out. The water should come out thru the co2 opening. Any help in the mater would also rock.

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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There are a LOT of cornie kegs out there. They are still used by some U.S. soda manufacturers, and they are used for soda overseas. They are still being made.

The total number of sankey kegs is a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the number of cornies.

And, I can't get six sankey kegs in my kegerator...

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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I hate snap rings. Therefore I will be sticking to my cornies!

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:57 AM   #5
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I was at the local pepsi bottling warehouse the other week. They had semi's full of corny kegs. They are still being used fairly commonly. Several places are even refusing to use the new bibs(cardboard box with pop filled bag inside).

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:01 AM   #6
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And there are still NEW cornies available for sale.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:03 AM   #7
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The local supplier of cornies in my area get them by the trailer load and I believe the likelyhood of them disappearing anytime soon is quite low.

That being said, I think I will order a few more as back-ups.

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #8
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With my current supply of Corny kegs, I have ZERO plans to make the switch. They'll last for as long as I plan on brewing (the rest of my life).
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:24 AM   #9
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It's not like they're paper bags. If you treat them well, they'll last for a really long time.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
It's not like they're paper bags. If you treat them well, they'll last for a really long time.
+1 and the only thing that should wear out on them is the o-rings, which should be available for ever. Of course, you could always just buy $50 worth and then never have to worry!

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