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American Sanke Tap Keg Coupler – D-Style – on sale for $24.99

American Sanke Tap Keg Coupler - D-Style (No PRV) D1504

American Sanke Tap Keg Coupler – D-Style (No PRV) D1504

About, from MoreBeer: “The most popular coupling in the USA. Commercial D-Style Sanke Tap, also called a Coupler, has a lock down mechanism that gives solid click when engaged. Heavy duty construction is designed to withstand commercial usage. Beer is dispensed out of the top port, the side port is for gas.”

As of this posting, this is on sale for just $24.99.  Shipping is also free with a $59 order to most US addresses.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

American Sanke Tap Keg Coupler – D-Style (No PRV) D1504

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Sanke to Ball Lock Converters – $8.49 with William’s Draft Accessories Sale

For a short time William’s Brewing is discounting Disconnects, Commercial Conversions and More by 15%.  No promo or coupon code is required. Note: Prices reflected on each product page are pre-discount, discounted price will be reflected after you add items to your cart.

This sale brings these sanke to ball lock converters down to just $8.49.  Available for gas and liquid side.

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Ball Lock Kegerator Conversion Kit – on sale for $25.49

BALL LOCK KEGERATOR HOMEBREW CONVERSION KIT

Everything you need to convert a commercial kegerator to a homebrew ball lock kegerator.  From William’s Brewing: “If you have a kegerator that dispenses a commercial beer keg, with a 5/16″ inner diameter gas line and 3/16″ or 1/4″ inner diameter beer out line, this kit includes everything you need to convert it to dispense ball lock home brew kegs. What you do is first cut off the existing wing nut and nipple from your gas and beer hose at your existing sanke tap, and fit threaded fittings to them so they can easily switch between the included threaded ball lock fittings, and your newly threaded sanke tap (sanke tap threaded conversion fittings included).

Once you convert your kegerator with this kit, you can easily change from your Sanke commercial beer tap to ball lock fittings for homebrew in about 3 minutes. Switch back and forth without having to cut any lines, or pry hoses off of stubborn hose barbs. Includes our complete, step by step, photo-illustrated instructions.

Note: This fits all Sanke heads sold by William’s Brewing and most other Sanke heads, with the exception of the low profile Sanke head sold by some other suppliers. This low profile head has inlets and outlets that come out horizontally on the sides of the coupling head, instead of having a beer fitting on the top and a gas fitting on the side like the standard Sanke couplng head.”

BALL LOCK KEGERATOR HOMEBREW CONVERSION KIT

Works With: For a short time William’s Brewing is discounting Disconnects, Commercial Conversions and More by 15%.  No promo or coupon code is required. Note: Prices reflected on each product page are pre-discount, discounted price will be reflected after you add items to your cart.  This sale brings this conversion kit down to just $25.49.

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Shorty Hand Pump for Sanke D Kegs – $46.99

Keg Tap - Shorty Hand Pump

Keg Tap – Shorty Hand Pump via MoreBeer.  About, from MoreBeer: “Perfect for summertime parties, the low-profile design makes this pump easy to use, store, and transport. At the beach, the park, or in the backyard, the Shorty will provide you with great beer keg after keg. For D style kegs.  Also known as a keg coupler, coupling, or adapter.

from HBF: These are handy for situations that you’re sure you will use the whole keg since you are introduction oxygen into your keg.

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Keg Tap – Shorty Hand Pump D1551$56.99 $49.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Keg King Sanke Tap – $21.24 via Draft Sale

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Sanke D Coupler.  About, from William’s Brewing: “This “D’ type Sanke coupler fits many American commercial beer kegs, including most microbrews. Includes a 3/16″ gas-in hose barb and 3/16” elbow beer nipple as pictured above. Order adapter parts separately below if you want to adapt this to a system that uses home brewing ball-lock kegs. This Keg King unit is made of nickel plated brass.

This coupler does not have a pressure relief valve, see our item D44 for a comparable coupler with a relief valve if this is something needed for your application.

If you are buying a Keg King Kegerator [Hands on Review via HBF], this includes everything you (coupler and hose barbs) need to hook up one commercial Sanke keg to one tower faucet and gas line.  Since this is nickel plated brass, it should be used for beer only (no cider, wine, or coffee).”

As of this posting this is selling for just $24.99.  Check William’s Brewing for current price and availability.

Works With For a short time William’s Brewing is discounting Disconnects, Commercial Conversions and More by 15%.  No promo or coupon code is required. Note: Prices reflected on each product page are pre-discount, discounted price will be reflected after you add items to your cart.  That sale brings this down to just… $21.24.

KEG KING SANKE KEG COUPLING HEAD

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Convert Your Mark II Keg & Carboy Washer to a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!

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The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] can clean a lot of your homebrewing gear.  Kegs, Carboys, Speidel Fermenters, Tubing, Small Parts & Pieces, Buckets, Keggles and more.

A small hardware purchase can convert your Keg and Carboy Washer over to an efficient ball lock draft line cleaning pump.

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Free shipping Stainless steel Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16" Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging
Stainless steel Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging

This is a stainless steel ball lock carbonator cap that is typically intended to use with 1L and 2L PET (soda type) bottles for force carbing and transporting beer (soda, etc).  Why does it include a barb?  I have no idea, but it comes in really handy for this purpose.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I have heard that this fitting no longer works with BOTH liquid and gas ball lock QDs.  That is an important feature for this project.

Consider these alternatives (As of this update, both claim to work with both gas and liquid posts, check description for up to the minute details)..

cln_img_9641A photo of just the carbonator capcln_img_9644A carbonator cap would typically work with a gas QD and this does.cln_img_9642However, it also works (easily) with a liquid QD.  Not sure why it’s designed like this, but it is and this is another important feature.cln_img_9646To adapt the Keg and Carboy Cleaner for Ball Lock draft lines just attach the stainless carbonator cap to a length of 1/4″ ID tubing (the shorter the better).  Attach the unused end to the smaller of the two included barbs (intended for cleaning tubing) and whammo… you’ve got a line cleaner.  I didn’t use any clamps.  Things held together fine and disassemble for easy cleaning.

cln_img_9654I use a piece of 1/2″ ID silicone tubing over my faucets to return cleaning, rinsing and sanitizing solution back to the Keg and Carboy Cleaner’s basin.  Recirculating means you can run this for a long time (according to your cleaner’s recommendations).  You may also save money by using less cleaner and sanitizer.

This has the advantage of cleaning everything in your draft system.  It cleans the faucet, the shank, the quick disconnect and the tubing.  Some line cleaning pump designs I’ve seen have you removing the beer nut and placing the hand pump apparatus directly on the shank.  That’s some work disassembling and reassembling and it also skips the line and quick disconnect.

cln_img_9657Here is a photo that should hopefully give you an idea about flow rate.  If you look at my original Draft Line Cleaning Pump Build, you’ll see that I don’t believe you need a gushing fire hose-like flow rate.  The important thing, in my book, is touching all parts and constant flow.  Along those lines, if you’re looking for your draft cleaning pump to resemble a pressure washer, I’d suggest looking for something different.  I spent no time on trying to increase flow for this build.  It’s going to depend on your line length and where you place the Keg and Carboy Washer in relation to the top of your shank.

cln_img_9660A look at the 1/2″ ID tubing over my Perlick faucetcln_img_9666The Keg and Carboy Washer can be a bit unwieldy to pick up when full.  You can drain a good bit of liquid off by redirecting the discharge tubing to a bucket.

cln_img_9649I have added this switch to my Keg and Carboy Washer setup.  It allows me to easily turn the pump on and off without plugging and unplugging it.  This switch appears to be similar although not the exact same part number… [GE 52149 Handy Switch Grounded White].  You may want to add a GFCI Adapter and for safety, always read and follow manufacturer’s warnings.

1312Alternative for Pin Lock, Sankey and Ball Lock Systems.  I know of no similar Pin Lock style carbonator cap.  You get nearly the same benefit by replacing that with a 1/4″ Male Flare to 1/4″ Barb Fitting.  Remove your MFL Pin Lock QDs and attach to this fitting.  The only thing you’re missing is including the Pin Lock QDs in the cleaning process.  This would also work for Sankey and ball lock setups, you just need to have 1/4″ MFL lines.

Prior to getting a Keg and Carboy Washer myself, I consistently heard great things about it.  I can confirm the praise.  This is a great piece of equipment that saves me time.  The additional ability to clean lines with little additional expense sweetens the deal further.  The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer is one of our Top Finds.

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer can be found at…

Carbonator Cap:

Read the current description of these to make sure they are designed to work with both gas and liquid posts.

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FFL to Male Beer Thread Adapter – homebrew kegs on commercial system – $5.99

Female Flare Adapter to Beer Thread

About, From Brew Hardware:

“Woah, what’s that? A game changer? Yes!

Picture this. You use homebrew corny kegs for you beer but you want to bring a keg over to your buddy’s house for a party. The problem is that he has a commercial kegerator and no, he won’t let you cut the hoses to attach your ball lock QDs. How about trying to serve from a corny keg at a commercial facility, such as for a wedding? There’s no way you’re going to get them to modify the lines.

Thread these fittings on your MFL equipped ball lock beer and gas quick disconnects and now you can thread on any hoses that are part of a Sanke keg dispensing system.

The picture shows the adapter threaded on to a black QD and there are other pieces shown as well. This item and price is for ONE fitting with 1/4″ FFL threads on one side and 7/8″ Male Beer thread. It does not include anything else in the picture. Beer thread is what is typically found on the back of a faucet shank. Therefore it is compatible with all of our tailpieces and beer nuts.”

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this marked down to $5.99.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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American Sanke Beer Tap (D-Style) With PRV – $26.99

American Sanke Beer Tap (D-Style) With PRV

American Sanke Beer Tap (D-Style) With PRV from MoreBeer:

About, from MoreBeer:

“The American Sanke Tap (D-Style) is the most commonly-used beer tap in the U.S. If you’re going to serve commercial beer that was made in the US, this is the style tap you’ll need.

Our American Sanke tap features a lock-down mechanism that produces a satisfying “click” when engaged. Its heavy-duty construction is designed to withstand even frequent commercial use, so you know it’ll last for years at home. It features a built-in pressure relief valve for safety, and it is manufactured by Taprite, a U.S. company.

To dispense beer, gas is pushed into the keg through the tap’s side port and the beer exits through the top port.

The tail piece, hex nut or gasket for dispensing beer out of the top port must be purchased separately. We offer a pre-made kit with a 1/4” tailpiece (D1720B), as well as a range of other tailpiece sizes to match whatever diameter beer line you’re using.”

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American Sanke Beer Tap (D-Style) With PRV D1505 – $26.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Insignia 5.6 Cu Ft Stainless Steel Kegerator Sale – $299.99, Save $150

insignia stainless kegerator

Insignia NS-BK1TSS6 kegerator. Single tap.  Includes CO2 tank. faucet tap, tower and more.

This is rigged for commercial kegs but could be converted to accept ball lock or pin lock kegs.  Or, fittings exist to easily swap between commercial and homebrew kegs.


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As of this posting, this is marked down $150 to just $299.99.  Pickup at your local Best Buy is free.  Order yours to reserve online and pickup in store.  Check product page for current pricing and availability.

Insignia™ – 5.6 Cu. Ft. 1-Tap Beverage Cooler Kegerator – Stainless Steel

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4.5 Cu Ft Igloo Kegerator – $218.81!

Igloo 4.6 cu ft Kegerator Beer Bar, Black

Igloo Kegerator via Wal-Mart. Features: 4.5 cu ft capacity, Adjustable caster wheels, Drip tray, black and chrome, Includes keg coupler, glass marble and rubber choke, CO2 regulator, beer tower tap, beer hose, beer tower washer, high pressure washer, air hose, drip pan top, keg base board and beer tower hole cover, CO2 tank valve, guardrail and beer tap wrench, 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, Dimensions: 22″W x 27″D x 34″H


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As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this marked down to just $223.50.  Select in store pickup at your local Wal-Mart and the price drops to just… $218.81.  Note that this isn’t currently getting great reviews.  It is however, cheap.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Igloo 4.5 cu ft Kegerator Beer Bar, Black 551936508

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