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Beer Shanks Assembly for Draft Beer Line

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If you are a beer enthusiast or a bar owner, you know how important it is to have a proper beer dispensing system. One of the essential components of such a system is a beer shank assembly. In this article, we will explain what a beer shank assembly is, its parts, and types, and how you can choose the right one for your system.

What is a Beer Shank Assembly?

A beer shank assembly is a connecting piece that links your beer line to the faucet. It is a metal tube that firmly anchors your beer faucet to the wall or draft tower, forming a bridge between your beer line and the faucet.

Parts of a Beer Faucet Shank Assembly

A typical beer shank assembly consists of the following parts:

  1. Shank Sleeve: It is the cylindrical sleeve that goes through the wall or door of the refrigerator or kegerator. It holds the shank collar and connects to the shank wall flange.
  2. Shank Collar: It is a circular piece that fits around the shank sleeve and connects to the faucet.
  3. Shank Teeth: These are the grooves in the shank collar that holds the faucet securely in place.
  4. Shank Wall Flange: It is the flat piece that attaches to the wall or draft tower and secures the shank sleeve.
  5. Shank Hex Nut: It is the nut that tightens the shank collar to the shank sleeve.

Beer Shank Assembly Types

There are various types of beer shank assemblies available in the market, including:

  1. Straight Shank: It is the most commonly seen shank on refrigerator conversions and assemblies through cooler walls. It requires a tailpiece, hex nut, washer, and clamp to attach the beer line.
  2. Nipple Shank: It is found mostly on kegerators. The nipple (hose barb) is already a part of the assembly, which makes attaching the clamp and the beer line easier.
  3. Shank with Bent Tube: It is a variation of the nipple shank with a 90-degree bent nipple, which accommodates the beer line, preventing it from crimping.
  4. Double-Faucet Beer Shank: It is also known as a dual-faucet beer shank and is used when you need to dispense beer from two faucets. It can have straight, nipple, or bent tube shanks.

Choosing the Right Beer Shank Assembly

When selecting a beer shank assembly, several factors come into play. The most important of them are:

  1. Shank Length: The length of the shank assembly depends on the thickness of the wall or door you are installing it on. The shank should pass through the wall or door completely.
  2. Shank Diameter: The diameter of the shank assembly should match the diameter of your beer line.
  3. Material: Beer shank assemblies are made of various materials, including stainless steel and chrome-plated brass. Stainless steel is more durable and resistant to corrosion, but it is also more expensive.
  4. Type: Choose the type of beer shank assembly that best suits your needs.'s Selection of Beer Shank Assemblies offers a wide range of beer shank assemblies suitable for different needs. Our selection includes straight shanks, nipple shanks, shanks with bent tubes, and double-faucet beer shanks. We also offer beer shank assemblies made of stainless steel and chrome-plated brass.

If you are not sure which beer shank assembly is right for your system, our team of experts is available to assist you. You can reach out to us via email, phone, or live chat, and we will be more than happy to guide you through the selection process.

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