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opening a sanke keg

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by GeeL, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. GeeL

    GeeL Aficionado (205) Massachusetts Aug 27, 2008

    Hi. I have a homebrew in a cornelius keg, but want to use it in a kegarator with sanke fittings. My friend would prefer I not retro fit the fittings for the corney keg (his fridge is brand new). He has an empty sanke keg. How do I open the sanke keg to get my homebrew into it? Thanks.
  2. Youtube has a lot of videos showing how to remove the stem.
  3. organicbrewer

    organicbrewer Savant (375) Pennsylvania Aug 6, 2005 Verified

    Push the beer out of the corny keg into the beer out tube out of the sanky coupler. You need to vent with some restriction (ball valve or something like that) from the gas in tube. If you do not keep the beer under pressure you will foam out and lose some carbonation.
  4. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (425) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012 Verified

    The problem with commercial kegs over cornies is that they are hard to clean.
  5. I wouldn't sweat it. The small amount of CO2 that is lost will get replaced in a day or two once you set it to serving pressure.