Category Archives: Carbonation

1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – now $5.49 + Make a Spunding Valve

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8"-27 NPTF x 7/16"-20 SAE Thread, 1/4" Male NPTF x 1/4" Female JIC Swivel

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8″-27 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel

If I’m reading these specifications correctly, I believe that this *may* fill in for the (often difficult to find) fitting featured in Style 1 of my 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].  I plan to order this fitting and give it a try.

5/29/18 3:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $5.49.  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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8″-27 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel

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Great Deal On Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Caps [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.74 + Free Shipping

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps.  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… One of these along with some tubingcln_img_9654 are all you need to convert Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] to a recirculating draft line cleaning pump for ball lock setups.  See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!  – OR – Build your own line cleaning setup from scratch… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $8.74.  Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Canada and International shipping options are available.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds | Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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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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Stainless Carbonation Cap AND Four Extra O-Rings – $10.89 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water(with Extra 4 O-ring)

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes four replacement o-rings.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • High Quality:Made of stainless steel material,more solid and last longer,heavy duty and perfect polishing make it used for longer and easier than ever to carbonate your beverages!
  • Cost-effective Carbonation Tool:Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles,gas (grey) ball lock connectors, or liquid (black) ball lock connectors,more portable, convenient and cheaper than CO2 systems
  • Used Easily :Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation,your beer is available to drink almost immediately.
  • Used Easily :Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation,your beer is available to drink almost immediately.

PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  Examples, using similar SS Caps- Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water(with Extra 4 O-ring)

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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $10.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  Examples, using similar SS Caps- Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

5/26/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for $10.99. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – now $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.

5/22/18 9 PM Central: This is selling for $11.96. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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Inline Regulator [control each keg separately] – $6.99 via William’s Brewing

william's brewing inline regulatorKeg King Inline Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “This in line regulator features 1/4″ hose barbs, and can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. It can reduce incoming pressure from 150 PSI to 1 PSI. It is very handy to use when you want to use a single output C02 regulator in a draft system, but supply different kegs with different dispensing pressures. 4.75″ long with included brass hose barbs installed.”

This is basically an inline secondary regulator.  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.

I think this is brilliant, especially at the current price of $6.99.  We featured these back in September of 2017 and they sold out in relatively short order.  After a long wait, they are finally available again, at least as of this posting.  Check site for current price and availability.

IN LINE REGULATOR

The inline regulator is adjusted by a screwdriver and does not have pressure markings or a gauge.  You could use something like this inline gauge, manually check pressures with something like this keg pressure tester, rig up something with a t-fitting or (my least favorite) use trial and error.

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Ball Lock Keg Carbonation Lid

UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging

Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • This universal replacement lid for soda kegs (corny kegs) is completely new–not refurbished.
  • It fits all ball-lock and pin-lock soda kegs that require the standard oval lid.
  • It has a replaceable pressure relief valve and includes the NEW rubber O-ring, ball lock post with poppet valve.
  • Material: stainless steel
  • New oval keg lid with O-ring

UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging


If you’re looking for something that includes a diffusion stone – UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone

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Blichmann QuickCarb Keg Carbonator – $152.99 + Free Shipping, Beats MAP Pricing

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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!

US or European plug adapters available.
90% carbonated and ready to drink in less than an hour with no risk of overcarbonation! Let it sit for a day for dialing in that final few percent.

Quiet and dependable operation

Great for all beer styles!

All stainless diffusion stone and QuickConnector™ fittings makes cleaning a breeze

10 micron stainless diffusion stone is durable, and is porous enough to allow sanitizer to fully penetrate. Other manufacturers stones are delicate and must be boiled and handled with gloves.

Circulating pump is gentle and is powered with a simple DC transformer (included)

Easy to clean and sanitize

Interested in trying out inline oxygenation? Simply add an optional oxygen regulator and you’ll be able to use the QuickCarb™ components to oxygenate your wort before pitching your yeast!

 

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Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

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Ball Lock Carbonating Keg Lid – $51.99 + Free Shipping, Limited Supply

Carbonating Keg Lid

Ball Lock Carbonating Keg Lid with carbonation stone from MoreBeer

About: “The easiest way to carbonate beer. This is a Cornelius keg lid with built-in carbonation stone! Move the lid from keg to keg to carbonate as needed. Allows you to force carbonate quickly using the attached .5 micron stone with the portability of being able to move the lid from keg to keg. No more hassles of trying to attach and unattach line from the “gas in” dip tube. Simply connect your gas quick disconnect to the included fitting on the lid and allow carbonation to begin. Sometimes also called a carbonater.” (keep reading)

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Carbonating Keg Lid KEG445$59.99 $51.99 + Free Shipping

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Also Consider: UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone – via Amazon

Also: Build a Spunding Valve | Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Keg Carbonator

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