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Kedsum 550 GPH Submersible Pump – Lightning Deal + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 130GPH Submersible Pump (600L/H,10W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump 3ft High Lift, Fountain Pump 4.6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM Submersible Pump

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

  • Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 550 GPH per hour(2500L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 10 Feet.(The length of power cord:4.6 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: 55W,Voltage: 110V)
  • Perfect size: This profile size water pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions: 4″(H)*5.1″(L)*3″(W)).With no seals or messy oils ,the suction cups mounting feet for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.5 inch, one is 0.6 inch,and the other one 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.

4/22/19 12:20 PM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 12:24 PM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Shipping to many US addresses should also be free. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Things Can Change… Product promotions and availability are subject to change. Lightning Deals can sell out quickly. They can also be changed or canceled prior to set publication times. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

KEDSUM Submersible Pump – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

1/2″ Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball – $15.50 + free prime ship

Stainless Steel Fixed Tank Spray Ball NPT 1/2" Female connection 360 degree CIP Cleaning Ball (1/2")

Stainless Steel Fixed Tank Spray Ball NPT 1/2″ Female connection 360 degree CIP Cleaning Ball (1/2″)


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

  • Material: Stainless 304
  • Working Pressure:1-3 Bar ; Recommended Pressure: 2.5 Bar
  • Connection Size: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread; Ball Diameter: 40mm
  • Outside Surface Finish: Mirror Polishing
  • Spray Radius: 0.8-1m

Note from HBF: CIP = Clean in place.  CIP Spray Balls are generally used to clean large tanks that cannot be moved for cleaning.  Possible homebrew applications include using this for CIP cleaning for larger vessels, adapting for use as part of a keg or carboy cleaning pump or as part of a sparing setup.

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

4/20/19 11 AM Central: This is selling for $15.50. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Stainless Steel Fixed Tank Spray Ball NPT 1/2″ Female connection 360 degree CIP Cleaning Ball (1/2″) – note that multiple versions or sizes of this fitting may be available, as such a different product may appear at this link


Also: Stainless Steel CIP Spray Balls for Sparging and Cleaning

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

4 x Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser & Polish 12 oz [Great for Stainless] – $13.36, $3.34 each + free prime ship

Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser 12-Ounces (4-Pack)

Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser 12-Ounces (4-Pack)

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  • 4 of Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Polish, 12 oz. each can
  • Polishes and shines stainless steel and copper cookware and cooktops
  • Removes Rust and Hard Water Stains tarnish
  • Also for Tile, Brass, Marble, Porcelain, plastic and glass Cooktops
  • Non bleach formula, Non Abrasive Powder

 

Bar Keepers friend is my go-to for deep cleaning stainless kettles and such.  It works wonders.

4/17/19 7 PM Central: These are selling for $13.36. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser 12-Ounces (4-Pack) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ball Lock Keg QD Jumper Post [Clean Draft Lines + Draft Line Cleaning Pump Build] – $5.99… back in stock

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

via Brew Hardware.  This custom fitting is designed to allow you to connect two ball lock QDs together for the purpose of cleaning your draft lines more quickly and easily.


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

New and improved version of this fitting is much easier to connect than previous stock. We’ve moved the locking groove closer to the ends so the poppet in your QD doesn’t have to compress as much.

Maybe this is a strange idea but that’s how we roll. This custom made fitting allows you to connect a liquid or gas ball lock coupler/disconnect to both sides. It’s made so that the poppet is depressed to get full flow through both lines. Why?
If you’ve got a multiple faucet kegerator, you’re probably used to cleaning your lines one tap at a time. There are a lot of different ways to run cleaner through the lines whether it be pumping, or maybe even dispensing BLC or other cleaners through by pressurizing a spare keg. The BEST way to clean lines is to use a pump because cleaner in motion works better than static. Here’s how we do it. We use a chugger pump fed from a spare pot or cooler and the output of the pump goes into the first faucet (simply clamp the hose on to the nozzle). The serving line goes to this ball lock jumper fitting, then into the serving line of the next faucet. On the outside of this faucet you can either run it back into your cleaner reservoir or continue to daisy chain to as many faucets as you have. Please note that if you have the faucet style where the piston sticks out of the front of the faucet, you can’t do this because it will leak at that spot.

The beauty of this method is that you don’t have to take your disconnects off the lines or take them apart for cleaning. The cleaner goes through everything. You can also use it with only one QD attached which would then just hold the poppet open for you.

This item is JUST the doubled ended jumper post fitting with two included ORINGS as seen in the picture (may be red or black). We only show the ball lock QD in the second picture to show application at a glance.”


HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Josh Says: “I use two of these, along with my Mark II Keg Washer, and silicone tubing between my Perlick faucets, to make a loop through all three of my taps in order to recirculate BLC for a good 30 – 60 minutes. Works great!”

Availability of these is touch and go.  As of this posting, they’re in stock and marked down to $5.99  Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check product page for current availability.

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

Draft Line Cleaning Pumps: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Building A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.38 + Hands on Review & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.


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

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra one piece of o-ring for replacement

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

One of the questions that arises on these carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

4/15/19 7:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.38. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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FastWasher 12 Bottle Washer – now $49.99 + free shipping

FastWasher FastWasher - 12 Fast Washer, high-Density Plastic, 12-26 oz Bottles

FastWasher FastWasher – 12 Fast Washer, high-Density Plastic, 12-26 oz Bottles


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

  • Durable – Made from high-density plastic, the FastWasher will last for 1000S of bottle washings.
  • Fast and powerful – cut bottle washing time in half. Cut bottle sanitizing time by up to 90%.
  • Easy assembly – assemble in just minutes using only a screwdriver
  • Versatile – fast washers work for most Type of bottles
  • Affordable – staring at just over the cost of a beer Kit, FastWasher is a great value!

Never has cleaning and sanitizing your bottles been quicker and easier. Load your bottles in to the rack (not included), turn on the washer and let the powerful pump do all the work.


Note that this works with compatible FastRack Racks that are not included with the cleaning pump.

4/13/19 2 PM Central: This is selling for $54.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Compare at MoreBeerPrices, 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 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.

FastWasher FastWasher – 12 Fast Washer, high-Density Plastic, 12-26 oz Bottles


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Also available in a 24 bottle model… FastWasher24

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Glass Washing Station with Suction Base – $8.38 + free shipping

KOBWA Glass Washer with Double Sided Bristle Brush, Glass Cup Brush Cleaner with Suction Cups, Standing Glass Bottle Cup Cleaner for Bar Kitchen Sink Washing Cleaning Tools

KOBWA Glass Washer with Double Sided Bristle Brush, Glass Cup Brush Cleaner with Suction Cups, Standing Glass Bottle Cup Cleaner for Bar Kitchen Sink Washing Cleaning Tools


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

  • MATERIAL: Glass cleaning brush is made of PP PVC material, flexible bristles, moderate hardness to ensure remove stubborn dirt and longer life.
  • DOUBLE BRUSH: The cup brush with double sided bristle brush, 360 degree no dead angle cleaning, you can slide glassware between the two sets of bristles, makes cleaning your glassware a breeze.
  • 3 SUCKERS: There is three suction cups at the brush bottom, standing glass cleaner can be attached to the wall table, or attaches to the bottom of sink, just slide glassware between the two sets of bristles, convenient to use and cleaning.
  • Family Essential Brush – This brush is thick and can clean all kinds of cups, such as sports bottles, beer bottles, wine glasses, long cups, vacuum cups, travel bottles, beer players, rice bottles, vases or coffee pots, etc. Wait

4/9/19 12:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $8.38. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 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.

KOBWA Glass Washer with Double Sided Bristle Brush, Glass Cup Brush Cleaner with Suction Cups, Standing Glass Bottle Cup Cleaner for Bar Kitchen Sink Washing Cleaning Tools


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Best Brush Soft Bristle Brush for your power drill [Deep Clean Your Kettle & More]… $9.99, 50% off

Beast Brush Soft 5" Drill Brush Attachment Spin Power Scrubber For Fast And Easy Cleaning, Soft Bristles For Light Stains, Delicate Surfaces, Auto Detailing

Beast Brush Soft 5″ Drill Brush Attachment Spin Power Scrubber For Fast And Easy Cleaning, Soft Bristles For Light Stains, Delicate Surfaces, Auto Detailing

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  • SQUEAKY CLEAN HOME HASSLE-FREE: Forget about wasting time and energy scrubbing your bathroom and kitchen! With the drill scrubbing brushes you can have a spotless home easier and faster than ever! Just attach the brushes to your drill and let it spin till there’s no stain left in sight!
  • UNIVERSAL FIT: The scrubbing brushes are compatible with any power drill, whether it’s cordless or not, for maximum convenience! No need for an expensive new electric scrubber! Just attach the brushes to the drill you already have at home and get maximum results every time!
  • PERFECT FOR DELICATE SURFACES: No need to worry about the soft bristles of the brush ruining your delicate surfaces! In the set you will find a gray & white brush with soft bristles that will perfectly clean your windows and glass surfaces, leather car interiors and carpets! This drill attachment is also great for all light stains around the house.
  • CLEAN CARS AND BOATS: Great for detailing your autos or boats to give them a professional quality clean.

 

Note: The drill is not included.  These may be handy for deep cleaning or kettle or other brewing gear.

4/6/19 8 PM Central:  This is marked down 50% from list to $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Beast Brush Soft 5″ Drill Brush Attachment Spin Power Scrubber For Fast And Easy Cleaning, Soft Bristles For Light Stains, Delicate Surfaces, Auto Detailing – note, multiple variations may be available, a different product may show up at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage] – $3.99 + free add on

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

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

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.

4/5/19 10 PM Central: This is selling for just $3.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11 + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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

  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

4/6/19 10 PM Central: These racks are selling for $11 each. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White


Also Consider: Bottle Cap – Pull tab Easy Open Crown Crown Cap 100 Count (by Weight)

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