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Sanke D “Party Pump” – Coupler, Pump & Tap – $34.99 via AIH’s Spring Cleaning Sale

Sanke Tap, Hand Pump and Faucet Combo via Adventures in Homebrewing

About: “”D” system / American Sanke Coupler (Tap). This is the most common system available in the US. It is used by all the major breweries – Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Molson-Coors, and Labatt as well as most craft breweries.” [more info and dispensing tips]

Since you’re using air pressure instead of CO2 pressure, these are good for when you’re planning to dispense the entire keg in relatively short order.

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.

“Party Pump” American Sanke “D” Coupler w/ 4″ pumpSpring Cleaning Sale

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Brewer’s Edge Flare Mount Mini Regulator – serve homebrew on the go & more

0-30 PSI BALL LOCK KEG MINI REGULATOR

0 to 30 PSI Brewer’s Edge Mini Regulator from William’s Brewing w/Stainless Steel Ball Lock QD. Uses 74 gram CO2 cartridges.  Those are enough to dispense a 5 gallon keg of carbonated beer.  Features an integrated check valve to keep beer from flowing backwards into the regulator.

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.

4/22/17: This setup is selling for $74.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability.

0-30 PSI BALL LOCK KEG MINI REGULATOR

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Perlick 600 Series Stainless Growler Filler – $6.85 + Perlick Sale

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Growler Filler for Perlick 600 Series (630 and 650) Faucets.  Helps fill growlers from the bottom up.  That reduces foam and waste and it should help cut down on oxygen pickup.  High grade stainless fitting.  Includes 12″ of NSF certified beer line.

Update: 4/22/17 8:30 PM Central: This is selling for $6.85.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Growler Filler for Perlick Faucets (600 Series 630, 650)

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Growler Filling Tips and Tricks

Place a clean growler in your kegerator with an ounce or two of Star San in the bottom.  After the growler is completely chilled, swish the Star San around to coat the inside and discard.  Now you have a sanitized, cold and wet growler that’s ready to fill.  The cold and wet part will help reduce foaming.  Turn down the pressure on your kegerator (maybe 3 or 4 PSI) and fill using a piece of tubing on your faucet that is long enough to reach the bottom of your growler.  Doing this will keep foaming to a minimum and decrease the introduction of oxygen.  Cap on foam and you’re done.  Related: Growler Fillers

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Mini CO2 Regulator w/MFL – $19.99 via Spring Cleaning Sale

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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Brand New Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – $89.99 + Free Shipping

Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg

High quality, Italian made, 2.5 gallon, double rubber handle ball lock kegs.  Kegs are 15″ tall, x 8.25″ diameter and weigh 7.5 pounds. This makes them approximately half the size of a 5 gallon keg.

The double rubber handles are preferably to single metal strap handles – you have.. two handles vs one and they allow the keg to be inverted for draining.  This size keg fits nicely in a 5 gallon bucket full of ice.  Also nice for splitting 5 gallon batches, serving homebrew on the go and small space kegging.

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Corny Keg – NEW (2.5 gallon) KEG419 $109.99 $89.99 + Free Shipping

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Cooler Shock Cooler & Gel Ice Packs Combo – from $59

(24) Cooler Shock 24 hr. Ice Free Coolers 24 or 48 Can by Cooler Shock.  No ice, soft cooler with R5 insulation.  Includes 3 Cooler Shock DIY Ice Packs.  Regular handle and adjustable shoulder strap.

Cooler includes integrated pockets for the ice packs to slide into.

Use to keep you favorite homebrew, craft beer and more cold while you’re on the go.

4/20/17 9:30 PM Central: The 24 can size + ice packs is $59 and the 48 can size + ice packs has dropped to $64 (I paid $89 for 48 can size cooler).  Both of those are the best historical third party Amazon prices I found.  Save an additional 10% by buying large or medium size Cooler Shock Ice Packs.  Check out the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of the cooler product page.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.

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Uses for Ice Packs
  • The first and most obvious use for these… use them in your cooler to keep your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more cold.  I went to ice packs instead of ice after watching a segment on packing your cooler properly on “Good Eats”.  Thanks to Alton Brown I have been ice free since and haven’t looked back.
  • Traveling someplace to brew – put your yeast and hops in a small cooler with an ice pack.
  • I like to keep an ice pack next to yeast in my fridge to help temp stabilize it.
  • If you’re using an ice bath to help keep fermentation temperatures down, use ice packs instead of ice.  This method saves you needing to drain water from the bath like you would have if you had added more ice, adding more gel packs doesn’t add any additional water to the mix.  If you’re in the practice of purchasing bags of ice for this, this method will also save you money in the long run.
  • If you have warm ground water temps, set up your system with a pre-chiller and use ice packs to help chill down your ground water.

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Magnum Steel Vacuum Insulated Stainless Growler

64 oz Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated Growler.  Screw top lid.  Easy grip handle.  Vacuum insulation helps keep your beer cold for a long time.  It also resists or eliminates sweating.

In my opinion, this looks very similar to the YETI Rambler

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Magnum Steel Tumbler (64 oz, Stainless Steel)

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