How can you plumb a faucet to beer thread (sanke D coupler) without using a shank?

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Question: How do you plumb, preferable all stainless steel, from a sanke D coupler to a faucet, without using a shank?

Background: I ferment in a half barrel sanke keg and want to move to having the ability to do pressure fermentations. With a sanke spear and coupler installed, I can connect a spunding valve to the CO2 in port on the coupler, with the duckbill/Thomas valve removed, and I would like to plumb a facet as close as possible to the coupler’s beer out port. My intent is to use the faucet as a sample port once fermentation is near completion.

Possible solutions:
1. I know that I can use a configuration like what is shown in the picture. However, what I don’t like about this is the it is plastic that allows oxygen ingress and the hose would need to be shortened.
2. Use Duotight type fittings including a Duotight valve. This isn't stainless, but certainly inexpensive.

Any suggestions using just stainless?
 

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Thanks BBBF. How does this help solve the problem?
 

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Check this out - Keg Faucet Adapter Assembly - Ball Lock

I know I've seen one that is attached to a Sankey keg coupler as well, but I can't find it on their site. If you notice, the faucet is connected to an adapter that connects to 1/4" MFL devices. So you could buy that assembly, toss the corny keg disconnect and connect it to a Sankey coupler with 1/4" flare fittings instead of barbs.

I'm assuming that adapter also exists somewhere by itself, so if you already have the faucet I'm sure you could just find the adapter.
 

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Can easily get a beer hex nut to TC adaptor and then a TC sampling valve that would normally attach to a unitank. Probably want to put a 90 elbow in between.






With these parts you'd also need a 1.5" to 1" reducer. But another source with hex beer nut to 1.5" TC instead if 1" would make all the standard 1.5" fittings work. As would a 1" sampling valve instead of 1.5".

Edit: last (now removed) part was still 1.5" fitting, just reducing the pipe diameter...
 
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Since I'm not seeing any beer nut to 1.5 fittings there are also beer nut to NPT adaptors, and a lot more NPT to TC options. But I'd try to minimize any threaded fittings.

There's a 1" sampling valve I could find but it's super expensive.

 
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