A brass nipple shank pipe fitting is used to join two pipes. It is composed of brass. The nipple shank is often used in beer dispensing systems and is designed to be used with a beer faucet.
Tap shanks are made of solid brass and have a chrome finish to preserve their longevity. To connect beer hose, a barb end is attached to the straight nipple shank. Simple clamping is all that is required.