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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles + Draft Line Cleaning Builds – $11.88

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Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps with 5/16″” barb.  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… Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

8/25/16 7 PM Central: This highly rated cap is selling for $11.88.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. 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.

Stainless Carbonation Cap with 5/16″ Barb Ball Lock Type, Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

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Stainless Tube Grab Bag – $1 per piece

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Brew Hardware is selling odds and ends stainless steel tubing.  For $1 you get a handful of pieces that will add up to at least 12″ of tubing.  You can choose the tubing OD you’re wanting.  Note that this is an add on item as of this posting.  You can only buy it if you buy something else.

STAINLESS TUBE CUT-OFF GRAB BAG – $1 – must order additional items

Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check out recently featured Brew Hardware Finds.

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1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – now $2.81 + Make a Spunding Valve

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4" NPT Male x 1/4" JIC Female

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Female.  Adapts 1/4″ NPT male end to 1/4″ JIC 37-degree flare female swivel.  Made from carbon steel.

This fitting is featured in our Spunding Valve Build.   cln_tn_spundingA Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

8/7/13 8:30 PM Central: This has been selling for $7.81 and has recently spiked even higher.  It’s dropped from $12.30 to just $2.81.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. 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.

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Female

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Update: Install a Priming and Purging Port for Easy Pump Operation – now March approved

I use my High Flow March Pump to recirculate/vorlauf, transfer wort to my brew kettle, chill with a recirculating immersion chiller and transfer to my fermenter.  It works great, helps me chill down very quickly and overall, it shaves a significant amount of time off my brew day.

When I first started using this pump, I struggled with it.  It continually lost prime and, less often, clogged with grain material.  Disassembling the pump head is not what I consider a real time saver.  That’s no good!

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1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare + Make a Spunding Valve

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4" NPT Male x 1/4" JIC Female

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Female.  Adapts 1/4″ NPT male end to 1/4″ JIC 37-degree flare female swivel.  Made from carbon steel.

This fitting is featured in our Spunding Valve Build.   cln_tn_spundingA Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Female

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Reader Photo: Stainless Table as a DIY Brew Stand

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Thanks to HBF Reader Rob for the photo and project idea!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

From Rob… “Here is a picture of my mobile brewery setup using the Trinity Stainless table. I made a few mods for stability, but it works better than I expected. First mod, I cut the table legs shorter and second mod is I purchased some heavy duty casters for stability so I could easily move it loaded up with my mash and sparge water. I used the casters that came with for a couple of brews, but loaded up it was unstable enough for me to decide to change them. I can get everything setup the night before in the garage, roll it out in the morning and brew outside. My setup is with 10 Gal kettles for 5 gal batches and it works awesome. It would be a bit tight with larger kettles and add more weight.”

I have the non-wheeled version of this table and it’s great.  I use it for my brew area work table.  SeeTRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table, 48-Inch [Hands on Review]

TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table with Wheels, 48-Inch

Note that Rob’s DIY project involved modifying this table to make a brewing setup.  That is outside of what I would call a typical use for a table like this.  Always use caution when fire, heat, propane, boiling liquids are involved.

Ready Made Brew Stands… MoreBeer BrewSculptures | Ruby Street Brewing SystemsBlichmann TopTier Brew Stand | Blichmann BrewEasy Systems

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290 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Build

EcoPlus 728305 Eco 264 Submersible Pump, 290GPH

Eco 264 Submersible Pump by EcoPlus.  290 gallons per hour.  28 watt motor.  Includes multiple fittings… 75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x 3.4″ Threaded.  You can use this both inline and submersible.  Pre-wired 69 inch cord.

I use this pump in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.  You could also use this to put together a recirculating wort chiller.

EcoPlus 728305 Eco 264 Submersible Pump, 290GPH

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