Uses for Ice Packs

The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t […]

Faucet Locks for Perlick Faucets

Pictured: eBay Offering – Perlick Wrap Around Draft Beer Faucet Lock – Kegerator Bar Security – All Models A faucet lock allows you to secure your faucet to prevent unwanted use.  Kids, visitors, etc. Perlick makes two models… 308-40B works with Perlick 307, 425, 408, 410 and the 525SS faucets. 308-40C works with Perlick 600 Series […]

Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Tubing

Pictured: Gardner Bender 45-12BEADYW Beaded, Reusable & Adjustable Cable Tie, 12 in. Tubing!  Homebrewers use a variety of sizes and styles of tubing for siphoning, beer transfer, wort and water transfer on brew day, keg to keg transfers, kegerator beer and gas lines and lots more. Cleaning:  After using (depending on what I’ve used the tubing […]

What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

Left [Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Lock from AIH – Review] || Right [Used 5 Gallon Pin Lock] Ball Lock Kegs vs Pin Lock Kegs – What’s the Difference? The containers we call Ball Lock and Pin Lock Kegs come from the soda industry.  Also called Cornelius Kegs, Corny Kegs and Corney Kegs, they were […]

Lesson Learned… Don’t Do This With Star San

Pictured: 32 Ounce Star San from Home Brew Supply You probably already know this but, don’t… spill concentrated Star San solution on yourself.  I normally wouldn’t take the time to state the obvious, but I did this recently and got a pretty good picture out of the incident… Pictorial evidence of the aftermath.  These are […]