Category Archives: Carbonation

.5 Micron Diffusion Stone – $5

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.5 Micron Diffusion/Carbonating Stone w/ 1/4″ Barb.

Use for carbonating, oxygenating and aerating

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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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Update: 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 pressure vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled.

Some homebrewing applications…

  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.  Use the same general process as for carbonation (skipping the addition of fermentable sugar).  Use a carbonation chart to determine proper pressure for the temperature the keg is at.  The Spunding Valve allows excess pressure to vent until the new carbonation level is achieved.  You can agitate the keg to fix carbonation more quickly.
  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.  Thanks to Twitter Follower [Connect with HBF on Twitter] @BionicBrewing for this tip!

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Back in Stock: Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Keg Carborator + Free Shipping

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Blichmann Engineering has introduced the QuickCarb Keg Carbonation System.

from Blichmann Engineering: “The Patent Pending QuickCarb™ from Blichmann Engineering™ is a revolutionary simple new way to carbonate a 5 gal keg of beer in less than an hour! This patent pending product uses a simple circulating pump and a unique stainless steel diffusion stone to carbonate your beer precisely and quickly. And with no chance of accidentally overcarbonating your beer! Interested in in-line oxygenation of your wort before pitching your yeast? Simple add an oxygen regulator and you’re ready to go! The QuickCarb™ is truly a versatile tool!”

from MoreBeer: “No one likes waiting, and the QuickCarb is the way to eliminate the wait from Carbonating your homebrew. This high-pressure co2-injection system from Blichmann Engineering™ will carbonate a keg in 30 minutes, with no chance of over carbonating your beer. All connectors are included, and the unit hangs from the front of your keg.

Use is simple, just sanitize the unit using the built in pump, and connect hoses to your Keg and CO2 system. Turn on the gas, plug in the unit, and 30-40 minutes later, your beer will be perfectly carbonated. Cleanup is just as easy, as you can run cleaner and sanitizer through the system using the pump as well.”

Since the QuickCarb’s introduction, availability has been an issue.  They have sold out at least a couple times.  As of this posting MoreBeer has them in stock again.  Check the product page to see if they are still available.

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Keg Carbonator BL850 – $179.99 + Free Shipping

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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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Buy a Blichmann QuickCarb… Get a Free Imperial Kit! & Free Shipping

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About the Blichmann QuickCarb from love2brew….

“The Blichmann QuickCarb is a simple, new way to carbonate a 5 gallon keg of homebrew in less than an hour! This patent pending product uses a simple circulating pump and a unique stainless steel diffusion stone to carbonate your beer precisely and quickly. The best part is that there is no chance of accidentally over carbonating your beer!

Within the first hour of using the QuickCarb your beer will be about 90% carbonated. Afterwards you can let it sit for a day and dial in the level of carbonation you desire. Operates through a quiet and dependable circulating pump that is powered by a standard DC transformer that is included. Utilizing a 10 Micron stainless diffusion stone you will inject CO2 into your beer. The stone is large enough to be durable but also porous enough to be sanitized. Easy to clean and sanitize this is a great tool for those of us who want our beer ready as soon as possible, especially when the last keg has already kicked!

May also be used for inline oxygenation, just add an O2 Regulator and the QuickCarb can be used to increase the oxygen in your wort prior to pitching your yeast.”

Blichmann QuickCarb Beer Carbonater – at love2brew

Free Imperial Beer Kit… For a short time, love2brew is offering a free Imperial Beer Recipe Kit with your purchase of $150 or more.  Choose from American Imperial IPA, Imperial Stout, Oak Smoked Barleywine, Belgian Tripel and Baltic Porter.  Note… Extract, Partial Mash and All Grain Versions of these kits are included in the deal.

The QuickCarb qualifies.  That means… buy a QuickCarb and get a Free Imperial Beer Recipe Kit.  To make the deal even sweeter, the whole lot ships for free to most addresses in the US.

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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

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