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Buy a Ss Brewtech CIP Keg Washer, Get ~$32.50 Rewards

Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech

Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech via Adventures in Homebrewing

About, via AIH:

“NO MORE SCRUBBING!  The Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech is an amazing new way for homebrewers to quickly and easily clean their ball lock kegs! This hands free cleaning system utilizes a powerful CIP spray ball attachment and submersible, chemically resistant submersible pump to thoroughly clean the interior and ports of your keg without disassembling disconnects, posts and poppets. The Keg WaSsher easily fits inside a 5 gallon buckets, allowing you to easily set up 3 different bucket for cleaning, rinsing, and sanitizing without changing your Keg WaSsher. Using only 2 gallons of cleaning solution, the Keg WaSsher also has a lower environmental impact and lessens chemical waste than traditional cleaning methods.

To operate, simply remove your keg lid and insert the spray ball attachment. Ensure that our keg is secure against the Keg WaSsher’s silicone baseplate seal and secure the unit on your keg. Attach your 2 ball lock disconnects to their respective posts and make sure there are no kinks in your line. Invert your keg and insert in cleaning solution, then just activate your pump. Grab a beer and let the Keg WaSsher do your keg cleaning for you!”

Ss Brewtech Keg WaSsher Features:

  • Powerful CIP Spray Ball
  • Chemical Resistant Submersible Pump
  • Hands Free Operation
  • Cleans Keg Interior & Ports Simultaneously
  • Entire Assembly fits in 5 Gallon Bucket
  • Perform Clean, Rinse, & Sanitize with 1 Unit

This looks like a cool product to me.  AIH has put a page up for this and it’s marked for pre-order.  Current price is $199.  This is a MAP item. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  That means that this will generally sell for about this price and will be rarely discounted.  Check each product page for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards.  To the points that a product already earns.

Example: This keg washer earns 200 points + 450 bonus points. That’s 650 points or the equivalent of about $32.50 in value toward a future purchase.

Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech

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17″ Flexible Scrub Brush [Growlers, Glasses & More] – $6.69

Flexible, soft, lightweight and reusable brush.  44 cm length (about 17.3″).

Use to clean glasses, growlers, wine decanters and more.

8/12/18 1 PM Central: This is available again for just $6.69. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

KUWAN Multi-function Household Cleaning Tools Flexible Bottle Scourer Bottle Cleaning Brush For Cleaning Of Wine Decanters, Goblets, Glasses, Cups


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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

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I’m a big fan of the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  I use mine for lots of things including… kegs, carboys, Speidel Fermenters, buckets, tubing, draft lines [See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump] and more.  [See: Hands on Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer] for a comprehensive look at this great homebrewing tool.

A while back I became aware of this Stainless CIP Spray Ball via a Reader Tip.  Thanks to HBF Reader Sam for the original heads up on these and HBF Reader Chris for the idea to use in conjunction with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner ! [8 Ways to Connect with HBF].

CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Seller QM Stainless on Amazon offers a variety of spray balls including stationary and rotary.

I gave this a try on my Keg and Carboy Washer and I was really pleased with the results.

cln_img_2959This is a heavy well made CIP spray ball assemblycln_img_2962A look at the lower portion  It reads 1/2″ and SS304cln_img_2965A look at the openings on the spray head.  Note that the top portion rotates using liquid pressure.cln_img_2967This threads nicely onto the top of the PVC tube on the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  Replacing the end cap that contains one spray hole.  In the background, My ITC-308 Temp Controller.cln_img_2969This fitting makes the total height a little higher compared to the standard tip.  Note that, depending on the size opening of your carboy, this may not fit.  Look back for an update to this post that has more dimension information so you can determine if this will work with vessel’s with smaller openings.  Here’s MoreBeer’s 6 gallon PET Carboy on the cleaner.  You can see there’s still plenty of clearance.

cln_img_2973A picture of the spray ball in action

A video of the spray action

NEW 0.5 Inch Stainless Rotary Spray Ball Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball by QM Stainless

I purchased my Keg and Carboy Washer at More Beer.  As of this writing, it’s selling for $99.99 Shipped.

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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

recirculating draft line cleaner

The directions on most line cleaners call for recirculating the cleaner for some period of time.  Most affordable cleaning setups that are out there include a hand pump.  Operating one of those for 15 to 30 minutes, for each faucet, doesn’t sound fun.

To really clean your draft lines, you need to keep solution flowing for a length of time, not just fill and wait.  Initially I tried to clean my system by pushing line cleaner out of a keg.  This was a waste of CO2.  I also found it tough to keep solution running slowly enough to get the required amount of contact time.  It’s easy to quickly push a cleaning or sanitizing solution through your system under CO2 pressure, but I found it to be a pain to try to do so slowly.  This also requires quite a bit of cleaning solution versus a recirculating pump.

I decided to put together a recirculating draft line cleaning pump setup.

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Buy a Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – Get a FREE All Grain Kit + Hands on Review

From Brewer Dude: “Mark’s Mark II Keg Washer™ is designed to clean and sanitize large vessels like cornelius kegs and carboys. It is also intended to provide a sanitation container for miscellaneous items such as airlocks, thermometers, tubing, keg fittings, and more.”

I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review

As of this posting, this is selling for $99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Mark II Keg & Carboy Washer

Stacks with FREE All Grain Kit – As of this posting, spend $60 at Brewer Dude and they’ll give you a free all grain Munich Helles Recipe Kit.  The $60 can be ANYTHING – minus gift cards.  No coupon code is needed.  Add the Munich Helles Kit to your cart and it will be subtracted at at checkout.  You can get in on this multiple times by placing multiple orders.  Free All Grain Kit at Brewer Dude!

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580 GPH Submersible Pump + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Fish Tank , Pond , Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Powerful Speed Flow:Max Flow Rate: 580 GPH per hour, Max Lift Height: up to 6 Feet.(The length of power cord:5 ft)
  • Ultra Quiet:This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 35 W,Voltage: 1100 – 120 V)
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.51inch, one is 0.6inch, and the other is 0.7inch, providing a different water flow as you desired.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Detachable and Cleanable:The water pump is easy to detach to clean. [NOTE: pump metric threaded fit for vinyl tubing, need a 13mm metric to 0.5″ NPT Adapter to fit for standard 1/2″ threaded PVC fitting]

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Fish Tank , Pond , Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics


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25″ Chemical Resistant Nitrile Gloves

Atlas 772 Large Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves, 25", Yellow, 1-Pair

Atlas 772 Large Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves, 25″, Yellow, 1-Pair


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tough nitrile coated gloves protect hands and arms from chemicals, puncture and abrasion
  • Excellent dexterity and fit
  • Fully lined with 100% cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Excellent for: cleanup, commercial fishing, chemical handling, food processing, pond cleaning, and handling greasy and oily equipment

Note from HBF: These do not say anything about being appropriate for use with high temps.  If you’re looking for something like that, check out Blichmann Brewing Gloves [via AIH]

What are others saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

Atlas 772 Large Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves, 25″, Yellow, 1-Pair



Great Deal On Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Caps [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.30 + Free Shipping

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps.  These are intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to pressurized growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your beer.  Put one of these on (purge the head space by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just shake it up until it’s carbonated.

Other possible uses… One of these along with some tubingcln_img_9654 are all you need to convert Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] to a recirculating draft line cleaning pump for ball lock setups.  See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!  – OR – Build your own line cleaning setup from scratch… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $8.30.  Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Canada and International shipping options are available.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds | Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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Buy a Mark II Keg & Carboy Washer – Get a FREE Pair of Chemical Resistant Gloves + Hands on Review

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer is designed to clean and sanitize a good bit of your homebrewing gear.  It cleans and sanitizes… Kegs (including liquid post and dip tube), Carboys, Fermenters (including Speidels), tubing, parts and more.  It’s light and easy to store, most everything nests to together in the base.  Includes a 520 gallon per hour pump.

I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review

MARK’S KEG & CARBOY WASHER II

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Stacks With: As of this posting: Get a pair of elbow length chemical protection gloves for free with any order with a subtotal of $75.00 or more. Enter coupon code GLOVES at checkout and they will be automatically added to your cart.

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from William’s Brewing:

The Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer II is a great way to continuously rinse carboys, kegs, and pails with sanitizing solution. It features a submersible pump that runs as long as you keep it plugged in. Fill the base (it holds a gallon) with a dilute cleansing solution such as Brewer’s Edge Cleanser or Five Star Saniclean™, put a carboy, keg, or Siphonless Fermenter on top of the unit, and turn on for 10 to 20 minutes to thoroughly wash the carboy, keg, or pail. You can put airlocks. valves, and more into the front tub on the unit, and they will be cleaned as well.

Includes adapters for cleaning tubing and complete instructions. 15” wide, 15” deep, 16” tall. We recommend the use of Brewer’s Edge Cleanser or Saniclean™ in this unit. Star San will not work due to excessive foaming. For safety, always plug into a GFI protected plug.

 

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tip resistant
  • Sturdy with crush resistant corners

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I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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