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1/4″ Stainless Tee Fitting… $1.70 + Spunding Valve Build

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1/4″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting by Merit Brass

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].

9/26/16 9:30 AM Central: This highly rated fitting has dropped from $7.33 to $1.70.  Shipping is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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 Steel 304 Cast Pipe Fitting, Tee, Class 150, 1/4″ NPT Female

1/2″ SS Fittings: Street Elbow | Elbow | Tee | Hex Nipple | NippleCoupler | Plug | Cross

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Antec TriCool Fan with 3-Speed Switch (DIY Stir Plate, Kegerator Circulation)

Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch by Antec

Possible uses include… putting together a DIY Stir Plate and using this for a recirculating fan in your kegerator – See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan  The three speed switch may come in handy for a DIY stir plate build.  Depending on your setup, it could possibly negate the need for a speed/control potentiometer in a stir plate build.

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Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Also ConsiderAntec TriCool 120mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Top PostKegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan

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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.

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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.

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer can be found at…

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0-30 PSI Pressure Gauge + Spunding Valve Build

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0 to 30 PSI Pressure Gauge with 1/4″ NPT threads by Zenport

A similar gauge 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].

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Zenport DPG30 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 30 PSI

AlsoZenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI || Build a Spunding Valve

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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

Commercial Quality Stainless Steel Sink – $148.99 Shipped

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  • Heavy-duty – constructed from 18-gauge #304 stainless steel, it is the perfect wash and prep sink for use in any kitchen, bar, restaurant, laundry, janitorial room, cafeteria, garage, or other commercial setting
  • NSF certified – meets strict standards for public health protection
    High-quality – built for high-volume use to last a lifetime
  • Large bowl size – plenty of room for washing (18” x 18″, 12” deep)
  • Pre-drilled 8” on-center (drilled to 1-1/4” diameter to fit standard faucets) on the 10” tall backsplash to accept a wall-mount faucet (faucet not included)
  • 1-1/2” wide drip channel surrounding the basin
  • Rounded edges and corners for easy cleaning and superior working comfort
  • Stainless-steel basket strainer
  • Drain connections: Made to fit a standard 1-1/2” tailpiece/trap
  • Galvanized legs with adjustable non-marring feet, eliminates wobble on uneven floors
  • Fast and easy assembly
  • Overall size: 23-1/2” wide, 23-3/4” front to back, 36-1/2” deck height, 44” backsplash height
  • This product is designed and finished for use in a commercial environment. Therefore surface imperfections such as scratches, scuffs and indents may be found. This is normal and to be expected on products of this nature

A nice sink like this would be great for cleanup on brew day and beyond.  I’ve also seen projects where people convert these sorts of sinks to mash tuns and such.

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Commercial Stainless Steel Kitchen Utility Sink – 23.5″ Wide

AlsoMustee 86115 Double Bowl Laundry Tub at Amazon

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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

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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

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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

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