opening a sanke keg

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

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  1. GeeL

    GeeL Initiate (152) Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    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. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    Youtube has a lot of videos showing how to remove the stem.
     
  3. organicbrewer

    organicbrewer Disciple (375) Aug 6, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Industry

    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 Devotee (466) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut
    Subscriber

    The problem with commercial kegs over cornies is that they are hard to clean.
     
  5. mikehartigan

    mikehartigan Aspirant (290) Apr 9, 2007 Illinois

    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.
     
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