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Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby Hoh Brewer » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:37 pm

I learned something new today :idea: , thought I'd pass it on.

http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~workman ... Sanke.html
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby SuburbanStiller » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:41 am

HOLY FUCK MAKE SURE YOU BLEED ALL THE PRESSURE OUT OF THE KEG

before you start attacking it with a screwdriver. That spear will fly out with the force of God behind it.

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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby hackware » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:38 pm

lol...

have you ever actually taken a keg apart...?
tell me how hard it is to do... tell me how expensive it will be... just don't tell me what i can not do...

lead, follow, or get out of the way... ankle biters will be kicked...

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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby SuburbanStiller » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:04 am

Yes, I used to work in a microbrewery. We took them apart all the time to clean and fix them because it was shoestring operation and we had 3rd and 4th hand cooperage.

For all the joking around we did, we *never* took the spear out without making damn sure there was no pressure in them. They do make a tool for it which makes it easier, but if it was pressurized that would just be another couple pounds of steel to cave in your skull.
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby ZeroGee » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:37 pm

Just remember to lay the keg on its side when relieving pressure or you'll get a face full of sour beer and nasty bacteria and yeast clumps. I won't make your day, for sure.
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby zedzedtop » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:16 am

I'd forgotten about that movie. Good flick... missing some scientific possibility at points however
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby Absinthe » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:43 am

another way and how to degas

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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby zedzedtop » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:50 pm

And how to disassemble the spear:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sanke-k ... led-28915/

And how to get the ring back in:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/install ... keg-64128/

There's also ways to remove the spear that don't involve drilling holes in the retaining ring.
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby Absinthe » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:06 am

yeah but much easier when you have the ones that have the beveled ends to drill a hole, if it has straight ends then its easy
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Re: Sanke Keg............Taking out the Guts

Postby zedzedtop » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:57 pm

http://discussions.probrewer.com/showth ... -keg-valve

Another, easier way to disassemble the spear for thorough cleaning. Just hacked one of these together and it works a treat.....
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