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Using Sanke Kegs For Homebrew?


Robert Pritchard — Bridgewater, New Jersey asks,

I am trying to determine if I should be using a Sanke keg instead of a regular pin-lock keg for a beer gas mixture (75% nitrogen / 25% carbon dioxide) that I am pushing at about 50 PSI. Although I have not checked every weak point in my system, I have replaced all the O-rings, bought a new lid, and have a new gas line. But I do have a gas leak somewhere. Are Sanke kegs inherently more reliable when it comes to leaking gas?

One feature of reliable designs is the minimization of the number of parts that may fail and result in a problem with the device in question. The Sanke keg valve (from “sanitary
Response by Ashton Lewis.