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30″ x 5″ Stainless Steel Surface Mount Drip Tray by ACU Precision Sheet Metal – Made in the US – $41.73 – best price + free shipping

ACU Precision Sheet Metal 0100-30 5" x 30" x 3/4 Surface Mount Drip Tray - No Drain - Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish, 0.75" Height, 5" Width, 30" Length

ACU Precision Sheet Metal 0100-30 5″ x 30″ x 3/4 Surface Mount Drip Tray – No Drain – Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish, 0.75″ Height, 5″ Width, 30″ Length by ACU Precision Sheet Metal

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  • Made in the usa
  • All exposed edges are deburred smooth for safety and appearances
  • Louvered screen is removable for cleaning made easy
  • Stainless steel #4 brushed finish
  • Perfect for your single tap beer system (aka – kegerator)

The sm (surface mount) style drip trays are designed to sit on the top of any suitable surface. Drip trays are made of 18 ga. Stainless steel in #4 finish. The corners and seams are welded and ground to a brushed finish. All exposed edges are deburred smooth for safety and appearances. Each tray comes with a standard 20 ga. Louvered screen.

 

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ACU Precision Sheet Metal 0100-30 5″ x 30″ x 3/4 Surface Mount Drip Tray – No Drain – Stainless Steel # 4 Brushed Finish, 0.75″ Height, 5″ Width, 30″ Length


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15% Off Kegland DuoTight Push-In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft Tubing + BlowTie Spunding Review

Duotight Push-In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft Tubing

 

From MoreBeer:

Duotight and EVABarrier will revolutionize how you connect your draft line! We love Duotight push-in fittings for their quick connection, reliable seal, and versatility. Easily connect and disconnect your draft lines — no need to use hose clamps or cut your tubing to remove it! Thanks to the double EPDM O-ring design, Duotight fittings offer a superior connection and seal than similar push-in fittings. They’ll hold tight even when your lines are turning a tight corner, and they’re pressure rated up to 100 psi. These little guys come in a ton of different options to serve a multitude of functions — use them as tailpieces on shanks and keg couplers, replace the swivel nut and barb on your flared ball lock or pin lock disconnects, or add in-line shut off or check valves to your draft lines. And with a few tees and ball valves, you can put together a gas manifold for a fraction of the price of a typical brass or aluminum manifold.

EVABarrier is the tubing of choice to be used with our line of Duotight fittings. This high-quality double walled tubing offers superior protection against oxidation, CO2 loss and microbial growth. Plus, it’s BPA and PVC free! The outer barrier gives the tubing a nice stiffness that makes it extremely kink resistant and perfect for use with push-in fittings. The inner wall is an excellent gas barrier, keeping oxygen out and CO2 in. The internal surface of the tubing is extremely smooth, making it difficult for bacteria and microbes to cling to. All sizes of EVABarrier can be used for either gas or beverage line, but be sure to check the recommended lengths for beer lines.

Bring your draft system into the 21st century with Duotight and EVABarrier!


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Stainless Forward Sealing Intertap Faucet – $28.89 + free ship eligible & hands on review

Intertap Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Faucet from MoreBeer.  Unique modular threaded spout design can fit a variety of attachments.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $33.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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Kegland Kegerator – Designed for Homebrewers – draft OR fermentation – up to $105 off + Hands on Review

Single Tap Stainless Steel Kegerator KG351

Kegland Kegerators, formerly known as Keg King Kegerators are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

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The first line of kegerators designed by homebrewers for homebrewers. The Mark 4 Kegerator is built for long lasting service, with high quality Stainless Steel Door and Keg Floor, Rolling Casters, and Intertap forward sealing faucets. Whether you need to dial in the perfect serving temperature for that beer, or are looking to hold a 64° fermentation in hot weather, this kegerator has you covered with the integrated extended range thermostat, capable of holding temperatures from 26 – 82°F. Other features such as a Tower Fan to keep your serving line cold, a glass rack, and a Robust MKIII CO2 regulator are all standard! The Mark 4 Kegerator has a premium feature set for an amazing price, and is a perfect companion to any brewer or beer connoisseur.

Features:
Stainless Steel Single Tap Tower
Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
Stainless Steel Door
Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
Tower Fan included
Glass Rack and fridge shelves included
Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
Includes beer and gas tubing
You will need to purchase keg connections depending on whether you are serving commercial sanke, ball lock corny kegs, or pin lock cornys.

Specifications:
24″ wide
23.5″ deep
30″ with co2 mount
33.5″ Tall (fridge only)
36″ with Caster wheels
49.75″ with tower
52″ with Casters and Tower

 

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I have one of these and it’s awesome…   See: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerator!

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Checking for Draft System CO2 Leaks – Using The Pressure Gauge Method

cln_img_0274Pictured: Spunding Valve – See: Build a Spunding Valve

For the most part, checking for keg liquid and CO2 leaks is pretty straightforward.  Is beer leaking?  Then you’ve got a liquid leak.  Is there six inches of beer in your kegerator?  That one’s really easy to spot.  If beer is shooting out like a geyser, you’ve got a… fast leak. 🙂

For kegerator CO2 leaks, it’s a generally a little more work, but still pretty easy… spray everything with Star San [via Amazon] solution (diluted of course) and look for bubbles.

A problem spot.  There is one place on the CO2 side that the soak-everything-with-Star-San method doesn’t really work…. the keg’s gas post.  Testing at this point using the spray bottle method is impossible (or at the very least difficult and messy).  Unless your poppet is messed up, leaks will only surface here when a gas QD is actually engaged.  The problem is, you can’t easily see that spot when a QD on.  Stated more simply, you need a QD on to see if it’s leaking, but you can’t see it if a QD is on.

Enter what I call the “pressure gauge method”.  The pressure gauge method can check the entire keg including gas QD connection and any connected tubing without soaking everything and the resulting clean up.

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New from MoreBeer Intertap Faucet Growler Filling Attachment

Stainless Steel Growler Filler - Fits Intertap Faucets D1219

from MoreBeer…  Intertap faucets combine all the benefits of forward sealing faucets but with an unmatched reliability. Most standard beer faucets use a rear sealing design where the beer that is left in the faucet after being shut off must drain through a vent hole. That creates an ideal place for airborne bacteria and yeast to reproduce creating an unsanitary condition. Intertaps seal at the front which keeps bacteria and wild yeast out of the interior of the faucet.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

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MoreBeer has introduced the growler filler pictured above.  The Intertap lineup already features a threaded growler filler, so this is another option.

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This is a rather simple, but extremely effective way to fill growlers from your draft system! Going to a party, but don’t want to bring a keg of homebrew? Filling straight from the faucet creates a lot of foam, and you lose carbonation. Simply plug this filler into your faucet, attach some 3/8″ tubing, and fill! This model is designed to fit Intertap faucets.

 

Stainless Steel Growler Filler – Fits Intertap Faucets D1219

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19″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray – $20.99 + free shipping & Kegerator Tips & Gear

Update International (DTS-419) Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray

19″ by 4″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray, Model DTS-419 by Update International


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

  • Rectangular stainless steel drip tray is a classic, rectangular drip tray that is perfect for the bar or coffee station
  • Drip tray is an essential tool for any bar or restaurant
  • It collect any excess or spilled liquid for a safer working environment and to maintain the clean, neat appearance
  • This drip tray is made entirely from durable stainless steel that resists corrosion and is incredibly easy to clean
  • Measures 19-inch length by 4-inch width

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Update International (DTS-419) Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray


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20 x Stainless Steel Worm Style Clamps [up to .39″] – $7.59, 38 Cents Each

Hose Clamp, 20 Pack 304 Stainless Steel Adjustable 10-16mm Size Range Worm Gear Hose Clamp, Fuel Line Clamp for Plumbing, Automotive And Mechanical Application

Hose Clamp, 20 Pack 304 Stainless Steel Adjustable 10-16mm Size Range Worm Gear Hose Clamp, Fuel Line Clamp for Plumbing, Automotive And Mechanical Application


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  • HIGH QUALITY- The whole hose clamp (including the band, housing and screw) are all made of premium 304 stainless steel material. Salt resistant, anti rust, anti-corrosion, waterproof, oil-proof. Clamps are sturdy, strong and reliable.
  • WIDE ADJUSTABLE SIZE RANGE- Clamps are flexible and ductile with wide adjustable size range from 10 to 16 mm/ 0.4-0.63inches. Fit for hose outside diameter 10-16mm.
  • Band width of 5/16-inch better fits small hoses than larger widths.

Note from HBF:  10 mm is about .39″, 16 mm is about .63″

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Hose Clamp, 20 Pack 304 Stainless Steel Adjustable 10-16mm Size Range Worm Gear Hose Clamp, Fuel Line Clamp for Plumbing, Automotive And Mechanical Application


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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller with WiFi – $39 + free shipping via eBay

Inkbird ITC-308 WIFI Pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat 2-stage 1100w w/Sensor

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller with WI-FI by Inkbird

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  •  WIFI: WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android, WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router
    ● Free APP: “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
    ● Dual Relay OutputDual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
    ● Alarm for SafeHigh/Low temperature limit setting alarm.
    ● Convenient Design:  Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
    ● Long Warranty: The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty.
    ● Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).

 

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

In my opinion the original ITC-308 was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has made a great temp controller even better.  Check out our Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes a section on the WiFi version.

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Inkbird ITC-308 WIFI Pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat 2-stage 1100w w/Sensor

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Kegerator Tubing – Barbed vs Flare Fittings – what should you use?

Pictured: Four way CO2 Manifold via William’s Brewing

I think that the general consensus among homebrewers and home kegerator builders is that… MFL/Flare/Swivel connections are superior to barbed connections.  That’s just my read on the situation, no scientific basis for that statement.  After all, MFL swivel thingies look cool, they’re easy to attach and you can take tubing on and off easily and.  The total solution, including swivels also generally costs more… more expensive = more better… right?

My take on the matter…

For gas lines: Personally, I prefer barb fittings on CO2 lines as they don’t loosen over time.  Use a quality clamp and you have a solid connection that should not loosen or leak over time.  Moving kegs and lines around could conceivably loosen MFL connections and a CO2 leak is invisible.  Even a small, slow leak could equal an emptied CO2 tank.

For liquid lines: A liquid leak is a lot more obvious.  A little dripping from a liquid MFL line would tell you that the line has loosened.  I generally use flare swivels on liquid lines.  I do still use barbs on tail pieces because that’s kind of a tight spot on my kegerator that makes it difficult to turn a wrench.

Of course you can use whatever you want.  If you use MFL, I suggest periodically tightening swivels to make sure you always have a good, solid connection.

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