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Keg Carbonation Lid and Stone – $28.49 + Free Shipping

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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.

8/16/17 9 AM Central: This is selling for $28.49.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses, Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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

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Ready Made Spunding Valve – New from Brew Hardware

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Brew Hardware has introduced a ready made spunding valve.

A Spunding Valve has lots of applications…

Spunding Valve Uses
  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.

 

If you’ve been eyeing our Spunding Valve Build, but don’t want to put it together yourself, here’s your chance.  As of this posting, Brewer Hardware has this for $36.99.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

CORNY KEG SPUNDING VALVE ASSEMBLY

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Ball Lock Carbonating Keg Lid – $51.99 + Free Shipping

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)

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Carbonating Keg Lid KEG445$59.99 $51.99 + Free Shipping

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Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Cap [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.25 + Free Shipping

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

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 $8.25.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

 

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Introducing: New Keg King Flow Control Shank

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Keg King Flow Control Shank.  From William’s Brewing: “This adapter from Keg King turns any faucet into a flow control faucet. Install this between your shank and your existing faucet to turn your tap int a flow control tap. It comes with an Allen Key to lock it into position once you have the correct flow adjusted.  Fits any standard beer shank and any standard beer faucet.”

This shank allows you correct and adjust flow at the shank instead of by tubing diameter and length.  That makes it easy to correct flow and serve different carbonation levels without having to swap out tubing and such.

FLOW CONTROL SHANK ADAPTER

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Taprite Two Pressure Regulator, Made in the USA

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Two Pressure Regulator by Taprite.  0-60 gauges for each keg.  High pressure gauge reads 0-3000 PSI.  Shut off’s for each line.

A two pressure regulator gives you the ability to keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain two distinct carbonation levels.  It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served.

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TapRite Separate Pressure Adjusting 2 Product CO2 Regulator

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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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