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Mark III Gas Regulator – $46.99

mark iii gas regulator

Mark III Gas Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “The Mark III Regulator by Keg King provides a reading of keg dispensing pressure, as well as an accurate indication of cylinder gas level. By turning the chrome center knob, you can adjust the dispensing pressure from 0 – 60 PSI. The Mark III features gauges housed in rubber to protect them from dings, as well as a large 2½” diameter diaphram so it can both handle several kegs at once if needed, and the large diaphragm also lets you have precise control over the dispensing pressure (which you adjust with the center knob).”

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“Threaded ¼” flare outlet fits our D03 Gas Connector (no need to adapt your ¼” gas tubing to fit the 5/16″ wide hose barb found on other beer regulators). Includes a safety relief valve, but does not have a check valve built into the bottom inlet. This regulator includes two nylon tank sealing washer, and will accept nylon or fiber tank sealing washers.

The high pressure gauge threads are traditional right hand, as are the threads for the lower flare outlet fitting. You can unscrew these and install any standard 1/4″ male NPT check valve (such as our items I91 and Q87).”

 

As of this posting, this is selling for $46.99.  Check site for current availability.

MARK III GAS REGULATOR

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Keg Carbonation Lid and Stone – $28.55 + Free Shipping

UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone

Keg Carbonation Lid.  Keg Lid with Ball Lock Post and Silicone O-ring.  Includes .5 micron carbonation stone.  Use to assist in force carbonating your homebrew.

11/29/17 6 AM Central: This is selling for $28.55. 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.

UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone

Compare: at MoreBeer – similar function but not identical

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2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – $8.99

Diffusion Stone ,MRbrew 2 Micron Oxygen Diffusion Stone with 1/4"Barb for Kegging Homebrew

  • Stainless steel 2 micron diffusion stone with 1/4in barb
  • 316 stainless steel ,better resistance to high temperature and corrosion resistance.
  • Oxygenate wort thoroughly to insure a healthy fermentation,carbonate draft beer quickly
  • Used with compressed CO2, O2 or adequately powered air pumps.
  • Primary Uses:Adding oxygen to the wort before fermentation begins or to force carbonate beverages with carbon dioxide.

12/2/17 8:45 AM Central: This is 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 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.

Diffusion Stone ,MRbrew 2 Micron Oxygen Diffusion Stone with 1/4″Barb for Kegging Homebrew

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Micro CO2 Regulator w/Stainless Ball Lock QD – $59.99 + Hands on Review

BALL LOCK MICRO REGULATOR

Ball Lock Micro CO2 regulator  from William’s Brewing.  About: “The Brewer’s Edge® Micro Regulator combines the precision of a Mini Regulator, with the portability of a simple gas injector. Featuring a 0-30 PSI range, precisely adjustable with the calibrated top knob. Best of all, it takes all standard 16 gram threaded and 74 gram threaded C02 cartridges, so you have the choice of a lightweight compact unit with the 16 gram, or a high capacity unit with the 74 gram cartridge.”

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“Features a 0-30 psi C02 regulator that features precise adjustment via the calibrated top adjustment knob. It features a inline stainless check valve between the regulator and the ball lock fitting to protect it from backflowing beer. With this 0-30 PSI model, you can both dispense and force carbonate. Fits ball-lock kegs and only weighs 9 ounces.

The flared outlet on the side that goes to the stainless ball lock fitting can be unscrewed and leaves a 1/8″ female NPT port. Into this port you can screw any 1/8” NPT male thread hose barb or threaded outlet.

The regulator does not include a pictured cartridge, you will be offered a chance to order these when you put this in your cart. Note that C02 cartridges cannot be shipped by air or express, and cannot be shipped outside the lower 48 states due to aviation and postal regulations.

 

Check out our review: Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Micro CO2 Regulators – Serve Your Beer On The Go

As of this posting, this is selling for $59.99.  Check site for current availability.

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – $11.96 + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve build.  It is essentially a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  This one is adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.  Also, always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

11/17/17 10 PM Central: This has been out of stock on backorder.  As of this posting, it’s available again.  It’s selling for $11.65. Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

11/18/17 11 AM Central: Update – this is backordered again.  Order now and Amazon will ship it when it’s back in stock. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT

SeeBuild a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

Ready Made Spunding Valve: William’s Brewing has a ready made Spunding Valve Assembly – 0-60 ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE at William’s Brewing

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[New William’s Brewing Fitting Options] – Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why

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A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure.  If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled.  It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.

Homebrewing Applications of a Spunding Valve

  1. Pressurized fermentation.  Ferment in a 5 or 10 gallon corny keg and use your Spunding Valve instead of an airlock.  This allows you to ferment at your desired pressure.
  2. Dry hop under pressure.  This allows you to dry hop earlier while reducing oxygenation.  Active yeast are more likely to metabolize oxygen that’s introduced during dry hopping during active fermentation.  Since CO2 is not exiting beer as vigorously under pressure, wanted compounds, flavors and aromas are more likely to stay in your beer under pressure.
  3. Naturally and accurately carbonate beer right in the keg.
  4. An airlock replacement.  Keep the valve wide open for non-pressurized fermentations.  Only do this if you have plenty of head space.  This wouldn’t make a great blow off tube.
  5. Keg to keg transfers.  Use the Spunding Valve to allow excess gas to exit the receiving keg as you transfer under pressure.  Helps you achieve a slow, controlled and pressurized transfer.
  6. Fix over-carbonated beers.
  7. Test for keg leaks.  Pressurize your keg to serving pressure.  Put the Spunding Valve on (with the pressure set well above your serving PSI) and note the reading.  The gauge should remain steady.  If pressure drops, you know you have a keg leak.  It’s worth noting that this checks the entire keg including gas body o-ring.  That spot is hard to check and other way as it’s only in function when the gas QD is on.  When the gas QD is on… it’s difficult to spray and check for bubbles underneath the gas QD.  Thanks to Scott Janish for this tip!
  8. As an airlock for long term aging of beers.  Airlocks can run dry over time.  A Spunding Valve will not.

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Announcing: New Economy In-line Secondary CO2 Regulator at love2brew

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Love2brew has released a new economy inline CO2 regulator

About, from love2brew… “Our Single Gauge In-Line Secondary Regulator is an ideal way to split your gas lines and regulate your beers at different pressures and/or a cheap starter regulator for those of us brewing on a budget. A single, easy to read, gauge adjusts from 0 – 100 PSI giving you all of the options you could want for beer, cider, wine, mead, or soda! Comes with two (2) 5/16″ barbs that will work with our 5/16″ Beverage Tubing (RCK013B). Splitting your gas line would require a Wye (FIT001A) and some Check Valves (GAS003B).”

Notes from HBF: You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.

As of this posting, this is selling for $29.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is free with a $75 order.  Check l2b for up to the minute price and availability.

Inline Secondary Regulator at love2brew

Also Consider: IN LINE REGULATOR via William’s Brewing – less expensive, but no gauge

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