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Perlick 630SS Forward Sealing Faucets – $39.99 + Recipe Kit Sale

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Perlick 630SS Draft Faucet.  Stainless Steel, Forward Seal Design.  Forward Seal – smoother operation, less sticking and less chance of contamination.  This is also stainless steel, that means it won’t pit over time like brass has a tendency to do.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has these marked down to $39.99.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a $59 order.  Check MoreBeer for up to the minute price and availability.

Perlick Faucet – Stainless D1218 – $57.99 $39.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

Kits: For a short time, MoreBeer is discounting select recipe kits by 15%.

Hops! While you’re placing an order MoreBeer’s Hop Market is currently live.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab some hops when you grab your new keg.

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Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan

I have what I would call a reasonably well put together and balanced kegerator.  In spite of that, for years, I have dealt with the dreaded first foamy pint of beer.  After that, the beer pours great.  That is until a significant delay between pours – overnight or a few hours..

The cause of the problem is pretty clear.  Heat rises.  That means the top of your kegerator is going to be warmer than the bottom of your kegerator.  That warmer beer foams when it comes out.  The faucet and shank are also warmer.  That warmth adds to the problem.

How much is the temperature variance?  Of course, this will vary from setup to setup and climate to climate.  I was relatively shocked by the temperature difference in my own kegerator.

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The top reading about mid keg and the bottom reading is the top the top of my beer lines.  These are about 22″ apart.  This graph shows a point in time variance between the two of 14.9 degrees F.   My beer is about the temperature I want it, but the top of my serving line is much warmer.  That difference in temperature causes the first pint to have too much foam.  Pours that happen soon after the first are fine.  The tubing, shank and beer are relatively cool.

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15% Off Intertap Towers, Faucets and Accessories

Intertap forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

I’ve upgraded my system with Intertaps!  Check out my First Looks Post and Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

eBay Sale: eBay is discounting select sellers 15% when you use coupon code PMEMDAY with a minimum $50 purchase.  There is some fine print, but this discount combined with some of the great deals we’ve identified, has the makings of some outstanding deals.  The maximum discount is $50 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  Full Details: 15% off at eBay.  Some participating sellers to consider: Lion Brewing SolutionsHullabaloo Brew and Hop Heaven.

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Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – Save 15% <- Featured in "6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator"

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe by Engbird

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

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F (Inner sensor) -40~212°F (External probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Inside and external probe are supplied. External probe can monitor the temperature of liquid. °C /°F mode and with magnet. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language. History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth.
  • Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices: One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Engbird IBS-TH1

5/25/18 10 PM Central: As of this posting, coupon code B0774BGBHS takes 15% off this unit.  That should make it $39.09. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Engbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Smart Data Logger Thermometer Hygrometer with Waterproof External Probe / Magnet / Alert for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument Cigar


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Inkbird PID Temperature Controller – multiple variations available – Save 15% with Instant Coupon

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV - 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe)

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) by Inkbird

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

5/25/18 7 PM Central: As of this posting this has four different available configurations/variations.  Coupon code YYRTKU96 takes 15% off all versions. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) – this has multiple variations

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5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $42.63 with stacking sales

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used Adventures in Homebrewing

Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  Pressured tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.  Stainless steel construction.  25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter.  Orings and poppets are changed as needed to ensure kegs hold pressure.

As of this posting, these are marked down to $49.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, AIH is discounting nearly everything by 13%.  No coupon code is necessary.  That sale stacks and makes these kegs just $42.63.

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used

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19″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray – $25.73 + Free Shipping & Kegerator Tips & Gear

Update International (DTS-419) Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray

19″ by 4″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray, Model DTS-419 by Update International


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

  • Rectangular stainless steel drip tray is a classic, rectangular drip tray that is perfect for the bar or coffee station
  • Drip tray is an essential tool for any bar or restaurant
  • It collect any excess or spilled liquid for a safer working environment and to maintain the clean, neat appearance
  • This drip tray is made entirely from durable stainless steel that resists corrosion and is incredibly easy to clean
  • Measures 19-inch length by 4-inch width

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

5/25/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for $25.73.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Update International (DTS-419) Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray


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Eva Dry E-333 Dehumidifier [Kegerator Condensation] – $14.97 + free prime ship

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Eva Dry-E333 Dehumidifier.  The Eva Dry E-333 contains a desiccant material that absorbs moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing about the Eva-Dry is that the desiccant material is reusable.  The unit contains a built in heater that drives off built up moisture.  When it becomes saturated, plug it in overnight and it’s ready to go again the next day.

I use the larger E-500 in my kegerator.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review of the E-500 including condensation trials.

5/25/18 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $14.97. 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 current price, description and availability.

Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier


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6 Universal Poppets [Ball & Pin Lock Kegs] – $8.99, $1.49 Each + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup

Poppet Valve,Ferroday 6 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs

6 universal keg poppets.  Stainless steel construction, replaceable o-rings.  Fits both ball and pin lock kegs and gas and liquid posts.  Made of 304 food grade stainless steel.

I use universal poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.  Tip: Universal poppets fit the vast majority of kegs without issue.  I have had a couple kegs that ended up being a bit too tight with these.  It’s an easy fix.  Use a pair of wire cutters or Nipper Pliers to trim the universal poppet.  I suggest taking off about half of a coil and testing.  You want the QD to slide on easily and for it to reliably hold pressure when the QD is off.  Taking off a half of a coil and testing helps you make sure you don’t end up making the poppet too loose.

5/23/18 11 PM Central: These are 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Poppet Valve,Ferroday 6 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs

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uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler – $169.99, Save $30 + Free Shipping & Hands on Review

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GrowlerWerks uKeg 128. This is vacuum insulated, has a 1 gallon capacity, is pressurized and has a built in tap.  That makes it an on the go mini keg that, in most cases, won’t need to be refrigerated.

Related: Hands on Review: GrowlerWerks uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler

About, from the offering description: “One Gallon (128 oz): Introducing the all new uKeg 128 pressurizable growler from Growler Werks. Made from double-layer, vacuum-insulated stainless steel, this mini keg will keep your beer fresh and cold anywhere. Fitted with a CO2 regulating cap and tap handle. Includes two 16 g CO2 Cartridges, brass handle and integrated pressure gauge. Perfect for taking craft beer to the beach, camping, cookout, etc. C02 Cartridges are available online and at most homebrew shops.”

  • Adjustable CO2 regulator built into lid keeps beer carbonated. Silver dial on top allows you to adjust from 0-15 psi.
  • Built in tap allows you to easily pour beer any time you want and included tap lock prevents the flow of beer when you don’t.
  • Mounted sight glass allows you to see how much beer you have left.
  • Durable Double-Wall Vacuum-insulated Stainless Steel keeps beer cold all day!
  • Uses 16 gram CO2 cartridges INCLUDES 2 Free CO2 Cartridges
  • 8.5 in. wide x 11.6 in. tall

As if this posting, this the 128 ounce size is selling for $199.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With 15% Off eBay Sale: eBay is discounting select sellers 15% when you use coupon code PMEMDAY with a minimum $50 purchase.  There is some fine print, but this discount combined with some of the great deals we’ve identified, has the makings of some outstanding deals.  The maximum discount is $50 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  Full Details: 15% off at eBay.  Some participating sellers to consider: Lion Brewing SolutionsHullabaloo Brew and Hop Heaven

GrowlerWerks uKeg 64 oz & 128 oz Pressurized Growler w FREE CO2 for Craft Beer

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