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Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit 1/4′ to 1-3/8′ – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle] – $9.98 + free shipping

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4" to 1-3/8" | Total 10 Step Sizes

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


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

  • TITANIUM | HIGH SPEED STEEL: classic high speed steel with titanium coating for proven capability and durability in drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and many other types of sheet metal
  • 135° SPLIT POINT TIP: increases cutting speed with self-centering and prevents walking
  • TWO-FLUTE DESIGN: clears chips faster and allows particles to escape easily
  • TRI-FLATTED SHANK: fits into power tools chuck securely and eliminates slip
  • INCLUDES 10 STEP SIZES: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

What are other’s saying?  Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

12/11/18 12:30 PM Central: This is selling $9.98.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + Free Shipping & Building a Spunding Valve Step by Step

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304 - (SIZE)

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

These fittings could be used for a lot of things including putting together a 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].  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this exact fitting including a photo of the build.

12/10/18 7 PM Central: This is selling for just $6.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304 – (SIZE)


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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 I 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.

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Stainless Steel 3/4″ to 1/2″ Reducer for Center Inlet Chugger Pumps

Stainless Steel Reducing Coupler for Chugger Center Pumps

Stainless Steel Reducing Coupler for Chugger Center Pumps

  • 3/4″ FPT tp 1/2″ MPT
  • Hex nut for easy secure fit
  • 304 stainless steel
  • Reduces size from 3/4″ to 1/2 standard

1/2″ fittings seem to be pretty standard for homebrewers.  Center inlet Chugger Pumps are a little different compared to most high temp homebrew pumps with regards to fittings.  Most homebrew pumps are 1/2″ NPT threads on both the “in” side and the “out” side.  The center inlet pump is 1/2″ NPT on the “out” side and 3/4″ NPT on the inlet side.  Some people want this to be 1/2″ also, so a fitting is required.

This fitting is nice because it is female to male.  A lot of ball valves are female, so this would allow you put a female threaded ball valve on without the aid of another fitting.

Stainless Steel Reducing Coupler for Chugger Center Pumps


More Options:

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs… $9.97 + “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings


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

  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

12/8/18 6 AM Central: This combo is just $9.97. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Quick Disconnects from $4.95

Quick Disconnects from Keg Connection.  Available in barb and NPT versions in both male and female variations.  Attach these to your kettles, hoses and fermenters to swap between set-ups quickly and efficiently.

As of this posting Keg Connection has these starting at just $4.95 up to $10.95.  That’s a BARGAIN.  For some pricing clarity, compare to MoreBeer’s lineup of stainless steel QDs – those are similar, but may not be identical.  No coupon code is necessary.  Shipping to most US addresses falls under Keg Connection’s $7.99 flat rate shipping.  Your entire order ships for one flat fee.  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

Stainless Quick Disconnects at Keg Connection

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2 Pack Concord 1/2″ Full Port 304 Stainless Ball Valves – $19.98, $9.99 Each

Concord 1/2 Full 304 Stainless Steel Full Port Ball Valve Kettle Spigot (2)

2 x Concord 1/2 Full 304 Stainless Steel Full Port Ball Valve Kettle Spigot


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

  • 1/2″ 304 Stainless Steel Full Port Ball Valve
  • 1000 WOG of pressure
  • Full 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Temperature Range: -60°F to 450°F
  • 2 units per pack.

12/4/18 7 AM Central: These are selling for just $19.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Concord 1/2 Full 304 Stainless Steel Full Port Ball Valve Kettle Spigot (2)


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Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects – $11.99

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects

Set includes (2) Female and (6) Male Connectors to conveniently swap up to different attachments.

Garden hose QDs help save time on brew day.  More easily swap between hoses, chillers, etc.

10/28/18 8 PM Central: This combo is selling for $11.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects


Also Consider: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose (5/8″ID x 50′)

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Stacking Deals: Tri-Clamp Fittings at ProFlow Dynamics

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

As if this posting, ProFlow is offering 10% off Tri-Clamp Fittings –  note you must use this link to get the discount

Stacks With – 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

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1/4″ Cole Palmer Luer Lock Disconnects + Making a CO2 Utility Line

Cole-Parmer AO-45502-20 Female luer x 1/4" hose barb adapter, Nylon, 25/pk

Luer Locks disconnects are generally used in medical and industrial applications.  Compatible male and female Luer Locks twist together to make a airtight, pressure capable connection.

I use Luer Lock style connectors for a CO2 utility line for my draft system.  That allows me to quickly and easily switch between a number of CO2 utility attachments that I don’t use on a day to day basis.  The reason I chose Luer Locks is that they are generally inexpensive.  You could also use these as a primary disconnect for your CO2 system.

These Luer Locks are made by Cole Parmer.  They feature 1/4″ barbs to connect to compatible tubing.  I asked the manufacturer for the PSI rating of these disconnects.  I was told… “Thank you for your email. the fittings AO-45502-20 and AO-45505-19 are male and female fittings and compatible. The Psi rating for these fittings together is 100PSI”.

Related: Making a Utility CO2 Line using Luer Lock Disconnects

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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