is the threaded metal pipe that attaches to the beer
line at one end and the faucet at the other. There
are two things to consider when buying a shank. First
is the length. If you are using an old fridge, the
shank needs to extend into the fridge about 6"
to help keep it and the faucet cold. The other thing
to consider is the inside diameter. Always use a 1/4"inch
shank. This reduces the force the beer hits the back
of the faucet with and reduces foam. Some more highly
carbonated beers will not pour through a 3/16 shank
without a LOT of foam. All beers pour better through
a 1/4" shank.
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