The shank creates a stable mounting place for the faucet. It is the transition point between the beer line and the faucet. Shanks come in a variety of lengths. The shank is an excellent conductor of cold between where the beer is stored and the faucet. However it is important a shank does not go through thick walls where the beer would be allowed to warm up.
Types of Draft Beer Shanks:
Straight Draft Beer Shank
Requires additional fittings to connect beer line: hex nut (874), tailpiece (related to hose being used), neoprene washer (759) and clamp (related to hose being used).
Nipple Draft Beer Shank
Built-in tailpiece for easy beer line connection, only a clamp required.
Draft Beer Shank with Bent Tube
Utilizes elongated ¼” OD tube extending down through tower into kegerator. Threaded fitting on end allows for easy connection with hex nut and tailpiece inside kegerator.