American Sankey, keg coupler (keg tap) – 304 Stainless
Please note that this series ‘D’ Sankey coupler is often confused with the European ‘S’ style keg coupler. This video shows the difference between American and European couplers.
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More about stainless steel American Series ‘D’ keg couplers (keg taps)
Whenever we have a choice we only sell all stainless steel Sankey keg coupler keg taps. Chrome or nickel-plated Sankey keg coupler keg taps will corrode very quickly and begin imparting metallic flavors to your beer. This happens because the coating chips away and corrodes which exposes beer to brass. Not only does exposed brass impart metallic flavors but the pitting can cause turbulence in the beer. This turbulence causes foaming at the faucet. So, while chrome plated Sankey keg coupler keg taps are cheaper we just won’t carry them. Every beer we help you pour has our name on it so we will only recommend all stainless steel when there is an option. Learn more about best practices in draft quality here.
Micro Matic has discontinued making the 303 stainless coupler in this style and has upgraded it to 304 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is a harder steel than 303 and made to hold up to the higher levels of acidity found in wine.
American D series Sankey tap Keg Coupler features:
Stainless Steel body improves durability and resistance to chemicals
Stainless Steel handle fork for added strength
304 Stainless steel probe is resistant chemicals and won’t chip like chrome or impart metallic flavors
**304 Stainless is the highest grade in equipment like this and will work for Wine as well as beer
Short handle is ideal for the smaller diameter 1/6 kegs
Gas Port: 3/8″ O.D. Barb (To fit 5/16″ I.D. Gas Hose)
Beer Port: 7/8″-14 Thread (U.S. Beer Industry Standard)
Integral PRV For safety: pressure relief valve releases at 55-65 PSI
If you have any questions about this American D series Sankey keg coupler keg tap ask us through the product inquiry tab or through our ‘ask us‘ page. If you aren’t sure what kind of Sankey or other coupler you may need we’d be happy to help.
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