Category Archives: CO2 Hardware

Beverage Elements: Insulating Neoprene Keg Parkas and Combos on Sale

As of this posting Beverage Elements is discounting a selection of insulating neoprene keg parkas and keg/parka combos.  Prices start out and $14.95 for a neoprene sleeve for a 5 gallon keg.  A Portable Keg Party kit is also discounted.  Take a look at Bev Elements Sale Page for a full list of current sale items, prices and availability.

Beverage Elements Sale Items

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4 Way Expandable CO2 Manifold – $38.99, Save $10, Limited Supply + Hands on Review

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This manifold allows you to split a single tank into multiple runs and control each with an independent ball valve.  Each ball valve also contains a check valve that stops one beer from backflowing into another line.  Pressure changes can cause this to happen with a simple T-type system.  This manifold prevents the issue.  This system can also expand as needed by adding an additional outlet.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great system

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

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Gas Manifold – 4 Way D1810 – $48.99 $38.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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Making a Utility CO2 Line using Luer Lock Disconnects

Luer Lock are an inexpensive and effective disconnect system.  I think these are typically used in the healthcare industry, Luer Locks provide a solid, pressure capable connection with a quick twist.

You could use Luer Locks throughout your primary disconnect system throughout your kegerator CO2 system if you wanted to.

I used valved QDs for most of my keg lines, see below, and Luer Locks to operate a “utility” CO2 line.  One of my CO2 lines has a female Luer Lock on it.  I have a selection of attachments that consist of: The attachment, 5 inches or so of CO2 line and a male Luer Lock.

With this setup I can easily swap out more specialized attachments that don’t typically need to be hooked up all the time.

Tip: In my experience it can be difficult to get tubing onto  Luer Locks.  If you have this problem, try soaking your tubing in warm/hot water.

My attachments include (from top to bottom in the picture above):

  • A picnic tap.  I put a length of tubing on the end of this and use it to flush receiving vessels with CO2.
  • A Cornelius gas quick disconnect: Use this line to pressurize and serve a keg as you would any other line.
  • A Cornelius liquid quick disconnect: Use this line to flush a keg with CO2 from the bottom up through the liquid out dip tube.
  • A standard 1/4″ female flare fitting.  I use this to hook up my Blichmann Beer Gun among other things.
  • A Ball Lock Cornelius post.  When I transfer from my fermenter or from keg to keg, this attachment allows me to purge the entire length of tubing, disconnects and the receiving keg (from the bottom up) via the liquid out dip tube.  I used several fittings to accomplish this, but an easier and cheaper option is now available.  See below.
  • A Kent Soda Cap disconnect.  Kent Systems QDs at MoreBeer

Other options include:

  • An air compressor blow gun to flush our carboys and more with CO2 (I’m using the aforementioned picnic tap for this)
  • A length of CO2 line to easily extend your CO2 runs.
This is a picture of the CO2 line I use with these utility attachments.

Luer Lock Connectors:  These have 1/4″ barbs.

Other parts that may be helpful:

Luer Lock connectors are not what I would call “quick disconnects” meaning that they are not valved to allow easy disengagement while pressure is turned on.  You need to turn off CO2 pressure to disengage these.  Tip: If you’re using these for kegs, disconnect the ball lock gas QD before you disconnect your Luer Lock.  This will prevent the keg from emptying itself of CO2.

Of course you could use all valved QDS or all Luer Locks in your kegerator setup.  I use a hybrid approach.  Valved QDs for most of my lines and Luer Locks for these utility attachments.

Valved QDs:

Make sure the fittings and disconnects you use on your system are properly rated for your application.  If you have questions about the appropriateness of an item for an application, contact the manufacturer.

Made in the USA CO2 Tanks on Sale at Keg Connection – stacks w/Site Wide Discount

As of this posting,Keg Connection has three Made in the USA CO2 Tanks on sale.  Sizes include 5 lb, 10 lb and 20 oz.  Prices start at $18.95. Also consider that Keg Connection offers flat rate shipping.  Check Keg Connection for to the minute price and availability.

CO2 Tank Sale at Keg Connection

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As of this posting, Coupon Code ZYMURGY takes 10% off site wide at Keg Connection.  This makes for some pretty amazing deals.  Also consider that Keg Connection offers flat rate shipping.  Check Keg Connection for to the minute price and availability.

Items to Consider:

Two Outstanding Kegs Deals @ Keg Connection4 Pack Ball Lock Kegs – $179.99, $45 Each w/Stacking Sales Reconditioned Pin Locks -$31.45 + Free CMBecker Disconnects & More [$61.95 Total Value]

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Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Pictured: William’s Brewing Mini CO2 Regulator

Looking for options to serve your draft beer home brew on the go?  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options for your next tailgate, party or get together.

Included in this Post:

  • Growlers
  • Carbonation Caps – used with PET Bottles
  • Small Draft Systems
  • Tips and Tools for Filling Growlers and Small Draft Containers
  • Techniques and equipment for dispensing full corny kegs of beer
  • Portable Kegs and Systems
  • Coolers and Ice Packs
  • Other Issues: Chilling and Cloudiness

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Beverage Elements: Insulating Neoprene Keg Parkas and Combos on Sale

As of this posting Beverage Elements is discounting a selection of insulating neoprene keg parkas and keg/parka combos.  Prices start out and $14.95 for a neoprene sleeve for a 5 gallon keg.  A Portable Keg Party kit is also discounted.  Take a look at Bev Elements Sale Page for a full list of current sale items, prices and availability.

Beverage Elements Sale Items

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Mini CO2 Regulator w/MFL – $19.99

Mini CO2 Regulator from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Features a 1/4″ MFL This mini regulator uses a 74 Gram Co 2 Cartridge 5/8″ thread.  You can also add a gas disconnect and 1/4″FFL x 1/4″ FFL swivel and it will connect right on to the keg and make it ready to use, please see the add on.

Portable Serving: As an on-the-go regulator.

Backup – I’m out of CO2 and I want to pour a beer! Use as a backup if your main CO2 tank runs out.  Swap out the CO2 line for this regulator and you’ve got a temporary solution to keep you up and going until you can get more CO2.

Serve Beers at Alternate Carbonation Levels: This regulator goes up to 30 PSI.  That’s plenty to serve high carbonation beers like Hefeweizens and Belgians.  If you don’t have a dual or triple pressure setup, you could use this regulator to serve beers at higher pressures.  I would not suggest force carbonation with this unit.  The 74g cartridges would be pricey. You could carbonate using your existing regulator or just as easily naturally carbonate with priming sugar.  After the beer is completely carbonated, use this to serve at the higher pressure.

We featured this a while back at $29.99 (a $40 savings from list).  As of this posting, this is marked down another $10 to $19.99 as part of AIH’s Spring Cleaning Sale.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Mini CO2 Regulator w/MFL | Spring Cleaning Sale

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