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Kidde 3010D Carbon Monoxide Detector

Kidde C3010D Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display and 10 Year Sealed Battery

3010D Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display from Kidde.

Features:

  • Sealed-in 10-year lithium battery
  • Automatically activates when attached to bracket
  • Tests for proper operation resets CO alarm
  • Green LED flashes every 30 seconds
  • Red LED will pulse when CO detected alarm pattern will sound

CO Tip… If your propane burner is producing soot… you are producing Carbon Monoxide.  You should adjust your burners oxygen intake until you are not producing soot.

Kidde C3010D Worry-Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display and 10 Year Sealed Battery

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Shanks on Sale – from $10.99 + Shank Tip

Kegerator Shanks

Home Brew Stuff just put a bunch of different shanks on sale.   Different sizes and configurations are available.  Some include nipple, beer nut, flange and faucet connector.  Sale shanks are denoted by “Special Price”.  $7.95 Flat Rate Shipping is also available.

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Related: Perlick 630SS – $38.99Jockey Box… $99.99

Tip:  Use a long shank in your kegerator.  That mass helps to keep your faucet cool and reduce foam.  See: Three Things I learned about Draft Dispensing at NHC

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(10) 10 CC Syringes + Sanitizing for Pennies a Batch

10 CC Luer Lock Syringes

Why would these have anything to do with homebrewing, you ask?  Great question.  These are an easy way to measure 6 mL of Star San.  Put 6 mL of Star San in 1 gallon of distilled water and you’ve got sanitizing solution.  Fill up a spray bottle and you’re ready to sanitize for pennies a batch.  See: Tip: Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

Quantity 10 of 10 CC Syringes.  These do not have needles.  The do have Luer Lock Tips.  The syringes that I use for measuring Star San also have Luer Lock Tips.  There is no need to put anything on this connection.  You can draw Star San with the Luer Lock end.

10 cc/ml 10 pcs Syringe w/o Needles New Sterile Disposable Luer Lock Tip

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Chugger Pump Mounting Compatibility + Chugger Pump Sale

Chugger Pumps on Sale at Great Fermentations

Chugger Pumps have the same mounting plate/bolt pattern as March Pumps.  That means they work well with Blichmann’s TopTier Brew Stand Pump Mounting Bracket.  They are also interchangeable with March Pumps in Blichmann’s new BrewEasy System both Propane and Electric versions.

Chugger Pump Sale.  Great Fermentations has just discounted their selection of Chugger Pumps across the board.  The inline model drops to $125.99, the Center Inlet Pump drops to $129.99 (Save $20) and the Polysulfone Inline Pump drops to just $89.99.  No coupon or promo code is needed.

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100 Feet of 3/16″ ID Beverage Tubing – $31.49, 31 cents/ft + Draft System Balance Tips via NHC

100 Feet of 3/16″ ID, 7/16″ OD Beverage Tubing for $31.49.  That figures to about 31 cents per foot.  Compare at $55.01.  This goes right along with a suggestion I picked up at NHC.  Buy beverage tubing in 100′ Rolls.  SeeBalancing your Draft System + Three Things I learned about Draft Dispensing at NHC

843535 – Beverage Tubing – 3/16″ – 100 ft. roll – $31.49

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Full Size Sheet Pan for Bottling Day

 

Tip…. I’ve found that a full size sheet pan holds 54+ bottles.  Pictured are 54 Anchor Brewing Bottles on a full size sheet pan.  The tray catches in between bottle drips and helps keep your bottling area clean.

Clipper 215-00118 18-Guage Full Size Aluminum Sheet Pan

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Keg O-Ring Price Drops

Silicone vs Buna-N
Silicone is softer than Buna-N.  Silicone also remains softer at cool temperatures.  Because of this, silicone is supposed to provide a better seal.

I use use Buna-N on my liquid posts because they are cheaper and I figure a leak is going to be very evident – Beer is… visible.  I use silicone on my gas posts because they seal better.  You cannot see leaking CO2, so I want these to seal as well as possible.  This also color codes posts for easy identification.  Black o-rings are liquid and orange o-rings are gas.

A Note on Gas O-rings I am quick to replace gas o-rings.  This leak is difficult to test for.  I lost an entire CO2 tank because of a bad gas o-ring.  In bulk, these are cheap, replace them liberally.


Dip Tube O-rings
Buna-N109 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 5/16″ ID, 1/2″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100)

Silicone109 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 5/16″ ID, 1/2″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100)


Post O-Rings

Buna-N111 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 7/16″ ID, 5/8″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100)

Silicone111 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 7/16″ ID, 5/8″ OD, 3/32″ Width (Pack of 100) - Recommendation: use silicone for pin lock kegs

Lid O-Ring
Buna-N: 417 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Round, Black, 3-1/2″ ID, 4″ OD, 1/4″ Width (Pack of 10)

Internal Ball Lock Quick Disconnect O-Rings

Silicone: 013 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 7/16″ ID, 9/16″ OD, 1/16″ Width (Pack of 100)

Theses o-rings aren’t exactly the same as the standard square sided o-ring that comes in quick disconnects, but they do work well for me and this is certainly more economical than buying a whole new quick disconnect.  Here is an exact replacement for CM Becker Ball Lock Quick Disconnects.


Pin and Ball Lock

I only use ball lock kegs, but it’s my understanding that pin locks and ball locks use the same o-rings.  On the post o-rings, the silicone seems to be the best choice.  The flexibility of silicone makes them work better than the Buna-N version on pin lock kegs.

McMaster Carr is also a good source for bulk o-rings.  McMaster does charge an additional shipping fee.  Their website does not show that.  It’s added on after you place your order.  To get exact shipping charges you need to call or email McMaster for a quote.

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