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NorCal Brewing Solutions Stainless Steel Racking Cane Family

Ultimate Sanke Keg Cross Fermenter Kit

Average rating:
average rating 94%

Clean, rinse, sanitize, ferment, monitor temperature of contents, and rack - in ANY Sanke keg! 4 way Cross connection plus Thermowell. Clamp and gasket sold separately. Your connecting TC Flange must have a minimum inner diameter of 1-5/8" to be compatible.

SKU 2958
Racking Cane Type:

Ultimate Sanke Keg “Cross” Fermenter Kit

Wash, Sanitize, Ferment, Carbonate and Serve in ANY Sanke Keg!

PLUS Thermowell – 304 Stainless Steel


NEW!!! Replace the standard racking cane with a custom connection racking cane (scroll to the bottom for details).

This is essentially five of our product offerings engineered into a single device:

·         Racking Cane – Stainless Steel – Standard (SKU# 2983)

·         2” Tri Clover Pass-Through Cross connector (SKU# 2962)

·         3 Inch Spray Head (SKU# 2803)

·         Full Port Ball Valve (SKU# 0138)

·         14” Stainless Steel Thermowell (SKU# 2847)

With this tool, a brewing pump, a few feet of hose, and a few hardware fittings you are set to:

·         Use the built-in Spray Head to clean, rinse, and sanitize Sanke kegs (using products like Powdered Brewery Wash and Star San)

·         Ferment your wort in a Sanke keg

·         Use the Adjustable Racking Cane to transfer liquid in or out

·         Use the 14” deep Thermowell to know exactly what temperature the liquid contents of the keg are at all times

·         Close the Full Port Ball Valve to pressurize the liquid and/or gas inside the fermenter. Useful for auto-expelling cleaning solutions, rinse water, etc.

·         Attach a blow-off hose to the Full Port Ball Valve using your favorite 1/2" NPT Male connector, then open the valve to expel CO2 from fermenting wort

·         Use the Adjustable Racking Cane to extract the yeast and trub from the bottom of the keg, leaving clean beer behind

-       Or  -

·         Use the racking cane to rack the beer off the yeast and into bottles or kegs

·         Use the built-in CO2 Ball Lock connector to force carbonate contents under high regulator pressure, then serve contents after reducing regulator pressure

Adapts to your current connecting hardware of choice:

·         Hook up any 1/2" NPT male connecting item (sold separately) - such as Cam Lock, Quick Disconnect, or hose barb fitting - to the Full Port Ball Valve to transfer gas or liquid in or out of the keg.

Works with ALL Half Barrel (15.5 gallon) American, 50 Liter (13.2 gallon) European, and 1/6 Barrel (5 gallon) Sanke kegs.


·         All metal components are 304 Stainless Steel

Racking Cane Specifics:

·         Over-all length is 29 inches long

·         Draw tube is .5” outer diameter. Accepts any type of .5” inner diameter hose

·         Pass-through compression fitting slides up and down the draw tube, adjusting to fit any size keg height

·         High temperature o-ring sits inside compression fitting – Prevents liquid and gas from passing through fitting

 Tri-Clover Pass-Through Cross Connector:

·         Requires a 2" Tri Clover clamp (sku# 1105 - sold separately) and 2" Tri Clover Flat Half Gasket (sku# 28 - sold separately) for connecting directly to keg

 3 Inch Spray Head:

·         A total of 14 holes, each 1/8” in diameter, arranged as follows:

·         6 holes on top end (called “weep holes”) not only spray the top portion of the keg, but allow you to invert the keg and drain completely

·         8 holes on the bottom end do an amazing job of spraying the sides and bottom of the keg

·         3-1/4” over-all length

·         Drilled end cap slides up and down Adjustable Racking Cane

·         1” over-all width (end cap is widest part)

·         High pressure! Standard inline March pump will make approximately a TEN FOOT diameter spray pattern!

 Full Port Ball Valve:

·         High temperature vinyl covered handle

·         Standard 1/2" NPT Female connection on outlet side allows you to connect 1/2" NPT Male fitting of your choice (sold separately) such as:

·         Hose barb connector for CO2 blow-off

·         Cam Lock connections

·         Quick Disconnect connections

 Stainless Steel Thermowell:

·         Outer diameter: 3/8”

·         Inner diameter: 1/4”

·         Total length: 14” – long enough to reach WAY down into the keg

 CO2 Ball Lock Connector:

·         Use a standard “Gas In” Ball Lock (SKU# 0132 or SKU# 0134 – sold separately) to quickly connect and disconnect CO2 source

·         Set CO2 regulator to high PSI to force carbonate keg contents, then reduce pressure to dispense directly from keg

NEW!!! Use the pull-down menu to replace the standard racking cane with one of the following connection type racking canes:

·         .75 inch Tri Clover connection (SKU# 3104)

·         1.5 inch Tri Clover connection (SKU# 2882)

·         2 inch Tri Clover connection (SKU# 3102)

·         1/2" NPT Male connection (SKU# 3093)

·         Liquid Out Ball Lock connection (SKU# 3103)


 YouTube Video: Cross Fermenter Kit
for Sanke Kegs from NorCal Brewing Solutions


 YouTube Video: Oxygen-Free Transfers using
Cross Fermenter Kit from NorCal Brewing Solutions

Average rating:
average rating 94%
7 reviews

Featured positive reviews:

average rating 100%
Amazing Sanke Keg Adapter 03/02/2017
By kyle comerford
Where to start? This adapter is by far the nicest quality and most functional on the market. In addition to the smooth finish and excellent build it also features some options not found on other companies adapters. First the 1/2" NPT fitting inside that holds the drain tube has holes cut in strategic locations to allow the keg to be easily drained by flipping keg over. This same Nor Cal innovation can also be used to add a 1/2" CIP ball by removing the hand tight cap on the 1/2" NPT tube for easy cleaning. I could have easily done with one of these for my two sanke kegs but after seeing the quality of the first when it arrived I ordered another one. Don't forget to get the ball lock adapter(also sold here) if you only use home brew fittings. It has made life so easy using the sanke as a fermentor/serving vessel. I purchased two trips clover kegs and couldn't be happier. Enjoy your brewing.
average rating 80%
Great product, use plumbers tape! 10/27/2017
By Hugo Vanegas
This adapter is awesome, but they one thing I caution is that you must use plumbers tape on most fittings. If you watch Jay Birds video on assembly, he doesn't wrap tape between the ball lock base the o ring. In my case I was chasing down a slow leak, placed some keg lube on all o rings and still had a leak. Finally had to use tape right before the o ring under the ball lock fitting. Now it keeps pressure like a champ.

Spunding Valve was bought on a different site because I could not find one on Norcal.
average rating 100%
Cross Is Boss 01/13/2021
By Spero Skarlatos
I’d just like to say, as a pro brewer, I loved the simplicity of CIPs and harvests from cylindrical conical tanks. I had been using corny kegs to keep sealed transfers and DOs low. Problem is, dry hops are impossible in cornys! This is the solution. The cross is easily the closest to pro brewing use and function and offers a range of options for home brewers, all with closed transfers, all stainless. Turns my old keg into a fully functional 1/2bbl fermenter.

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