More about Shanks for Beer, Wine, Beverage & Cider
Two instrumental components to any draft beer system are the shank and faucet. The shank connects the beer line and the tower to the keg to allow for a solid flow of beer. The Beer & Wine Dispensing shank provides a stable and practical mounting place for the Beer Faucet. It is the transition between the beer line and the faucet through a wall or panel. Beer & Wine Dispensing Shanks come in a variety of lengths, Bores and Materials. The Beer & Wine Shank is an excellent conductor of cold Beer between the beer storage room and the Beer Faucet. It is important the Beer & Wine Dispensing Shank does not pass through non insulated walls or walls so thick the beer would lose its cool.
Shanks require additional fittings to connect your beer line: a Beer Hex Nut #80228,
a Beer Tail Piece Fitting #BDSSTP-3,
(for I.D. of
being used), a Beer Washer # BDBW,
and a Stainless Steel Stepless Oetiker Clamps
(appropriate to the O.D. of the tube/hose being used).
have a Built-in tailpiece for easy beer line connection, only an Oetiker Clamp
is required to secure it.
Shank with Bent Tube Barb/Nipple aka Column Shanks
Has a 3/16", 1/4" or 3/8” OD Radius tube extending down through tower into kegerator or counter top. The threaded fitting on end allows for easy connection with hex nut and tailpiece inside kegerator.
Materials: Chrome Plated Brass
is brass construction with chrome plating. Shanks made of brass are economical in installations. Used only for beer or water.
is the primary material of choice. It is an recommended for maintaining product purity and for long-term durability in all installations. Used for beer, wine, soda and cider applications.
The drilled hole down the inside of the shank the beer passes through is referred to as the “bore.” Most beer shanks are available with either 3/16” I.D. (inside diameter) bore or 1/4” I.D. bore.
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