Inline Regulator for… $6.99! + Alternate Use Idea

william's brewing inline regulatorKeg King Inline Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “This in line regulator features 1/4″ hose barbs, and can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. It can reduce incoming pressure from 150 PSI to 1 PSI. It is very handy to use when you want to use a single output C02 regulator in a draft system, but supply different kegs with different dispensing pressures. 4.75″ long with included brass hose barbs installed.”

This is basically an inline secondary regulator.  You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.

I think this is brilliant, especially at the current price of $6.99.  Check site for current price and availability.

Alternate Use Idea: I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t reverse the intended direction of this and use it as an extremely inexpensive Spunding Valve.  What’s a Spunding Valve you ask?  Great question.  See: Build a Spunding Valve!

IN LINE REGULATOR

The inline regulator is adjusted by a screwdriver and does not have pressure markings or a gauge.  You could use something like this inline gauge, manually check pressures with something like this keg pressure tester, rig up something with a t-fitting or (my least favorite) use trial and error.

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Taprite Dual Gauge CO2 Regulator – $56.99 + Free Shipping, Bundles w/QD Sale

 Alternative Product PhotoAlternative Product Photo Taprite Dual Gauge CO2 Regulator

Taprite Dual Gauge CO2 Regulator.  Easy hand adjustable pressure (no tools needed), barb outlet with ball valve shut off.  Low pressure gauge reads 0 to 60 PSI.  An optional protective gauge cage is also available.

Also the product page doesn’t say it, as of this posting, Taprite’s about page says that.. “Taprite products are proudly made in the USA”.  Check site for current country of origin claims.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on the Deal of the Day (while supplies last) and their Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale on the same order.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Dual Gauge CO2 Regulator – Taprite D1060 – $64.99 $56.99 + Free Shipping

More about the T742HP

from MoreBeer…

When it comes to CO2 regulators, we’ve tried them all. This quality unit by Taprite is our favorite on the market. It’s no wonder this regulator is trusted by so many breweries and beer bars—it represents the best quality at a great price. Available in a standard, single-body model, as well as a dual-body model which allows you to send different pressures to two separate kegs from the same CO2 tank!
The things you’ll love about this regulator are:
  • The large front knob makes pressure adjustment tool-free, easy & fast.
  • The built-in gasket where the regulator connects to the CO2 tank eliminates the constant replacement of fiber washers every time you change out your tank.
  • The barbed outlet features a one-way on/off valve which prevents backflow and protects the regulator’s internals.
  • The gauges are easy to read. The low pressure gauge reads from 0 to 60 psi. The optional available gauge cage is the best on the market.
  • This is the T742HP model, where the HP stands for high performance; it won’t freeze up when multiple taps are running at once.
  • Best of all is the consistent pressure regulation. With many regulators the pressure can ‘creep’ up over time. This unit holds the pressure rock steady. No drifting.

More Tips & Tricks:

1. Are you out of CO2? When the needle reads half way in the red you are about 10% full. You should be able to push another 2-3gallons of beer when your at this amount of remaining gas.
2. What is an ideal serving pressure? For most beers a pressure set at 10-12PSI is the sweet spot. Your beer has to be stored cold from 34-40F for this pressure to work properly.
3. Is your beer serving a lot of foam? Don’t panic this is not hard to fix. Your beer line must be 5-8 feet in length for this to work. Turn the black check valve to the close position (as pictured). Release the pressure from your keg’s relief valve. Lower the pressure to 6-8psi by turning the flat head screw on the front of the regulator counter clock wise. Open the black check valve releasing CO2 to your keg. Try serving your beer.
4. Is my beer over carbonated? Any beer that is stored under pressure above 12psi will become overcarbonated. If you’re trying to speed up the process to carbonate your beer by raising your pressure anywhere from 15-20psi make sure you don’t leave your beer at this pressure for more than 2-3 days. If you did this you will need to release all the pressure from the keg before serving and set your serving pressure at 4-6psi depending the carbonation of your beer. After a week you will have to raise your pressure back to the optimum 10-12psi serving pressure.

 

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Ends Soon: Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer

SS Disconnects

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

MoreBeer says… “Our stainless steel quick disconnects are some of the nicest on the market, and are definitely one of our most highly rated product lines.”

Six different styles – Combinations of Male and Female NPT and barb – are available.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes, this sale also stacks with the Deal of the Day (while supplies last)

These also ship for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – remember to use promo code SSQD15

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Amarillo and Citra – $19.99 per lb at Great Fermentations!

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has discounted both Amarillo and Citra to $19.99 per lb.  Also eligible for flat rate $8.99 shipping.  Limited quantity  available.  Check site for current price and availability.

1 lb Amarillo – An American hop variety, that has been described as a “super cascade”. Flavor profile is tropical and very citrusy, especially leaning toward a distinct orange flavor and aroma. This is the signature hop featured in Three Floyd’s Gumball Head.

1 lb Citra – Strong citrus flavor and aroma with tropical fruit like, grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee. In very high demand. Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust is predominantly Citra.

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Reader Tip: Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on Woot

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Today 9/21/17 only, Woot has a selection of Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on sale.  Price start at $169.99.  Multiple sizes and colors are available..

At this size and price range, I’m thinking this would be more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-as-a-mash-tun.  Although, if you convert one of these to a mash tun, I would love to share some photos and a step by step.

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Denny's Favorite 50

Pictured Denny’s Favorite 50 – one of my favorite Wyeast strains

Keg Connection has up a good number of Wyeast Strains. These are selling for $6.95.  That’s a pretty standard price.  The cool thing is they bundle with free shipping for HBF Readers (see below).  No minimum order size means you can pick up just what you need and it still ships for free.  Check site for current availability and pricing.

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Stacks with free shipping (most US addresses, NO minimum) for HBF Readers…

FREE SHIPPING: As of this posting, promo code HFSHIP gets you free shipping at Keg Connection site wide to most US addresses.

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2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – $8.99

Diffusion Stone ,MRbrew 2 Micron Oxygen Diffusion Stone with 1/4"Barb for Kegging Homebrew

  • Stainless steel 2 micron diffusion stone with 1/4in barb
  • 316 stainless steel ,better resistance to high temperature and corrosion resistance.
  • Oxygenate wort thoroughly to insure a healthy fermentation,carbonate draft beer quickly
  • Used with compressed CO2, O2 or adequately powered air pumps.
  • Primary Uses:Adding oxygen to the wort before fermentation begins or to force carbonate beverages with carbon dioxide.

9/21/17 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for $8.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Diffusion Stone ,MRbrew 2 Micron Oxygen Diffusion Stone with 1/4″Barb for Kegging Homebrew

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