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3 Piece 1/2″ Stainless Ball Valve – $19.99

3 piece stainless ball valve

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Description: “Heavy duty ball-valve that can be taken apart for easy cleaning. 1/2″ female pipe thread inlet and outlet. Made from 304-type stainless steel.” [keep reading]

Stainless Ball Valve – 1/2″ – 3 Piece H602D – $24.99 $19.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Also Consider3 Piece Stainless Steel Ball Valve at ProFlow Dynamics | 3-PIECE (3PC) BALL VALVE, 1/2″ NPT at Brew Hardware

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Ends Today: Stainless Steel Ball Valves from… $8.50

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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.

Reader Feedback

Feedback from HBF Reader Tony about Pro-Flow’s 3 Piece Ball Valve:

Used them on this last Saturday for my pump and kettle after giving them a good soak in some oxyclean and then sanitizer. They come apart easily and go back together without much effort. In the end, easier than the ball valves they replaced since they don’t take much effort to take apart – 2 of my standard ball valves were frozen shut and wouldn’t allow for a clean out. It took only an extra minute vs. a normal working ball valve to come apart, so not much more work. Now I know my valves are 100% clean as you can see every bit and scrub where needed.

Shipping was fast – US Postal Priority, and reasonably cheap. I picked up some silicone hose too, as they have it cheaper than most other places at by the foot prices. Maybe not quite as good as a 100′ bulk buy, but close.

 

PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.  That means 1/2″ ball valves start at just $8.50 (compact 2 piece). Check PFD for up to the minute price and availability.

Ball Valves at ProFlow Dynamics | 2 Piece 1/2″ SS | 3 Piece 1/2″ SS – Remember Coupon Code BREW15%

Also…. Camlock Disconnects and More

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15% Off Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs

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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.

Camlock QDs at PFD These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

Camlock QDs at PFD – Coupon Code BREW15%  takes 15% Off Camlock QDs at PFD

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Stainless Steel Ball Valves from… $8.50

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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.

Reader Feedback

Feedback from HBF Reader Tony about Pro-Flow’s 3 Piece Ball Valve:

Used them on this last Saturday for my pump and kettle after giving them a good soak in some oxyclean and then sanitizer. They come apart easily and go back together without much effort. In the end, easier than the ball valves they replaced since they don’t take much effort to take apart – 2 of my standard ball valves were frozen shut and wouldn’t allow for a clean out. It took only an extra minute vs. a normal working ball valve to come apart, so not much more work. Now I know my valves are 100% clean as you can see every bit and scrub where needed.

Shipping was fast – US Postal Priority, and reasonably cheap. I picked up some silicone hose too, as they have it cheaper than most other places at by the foot prices. Maybe not quite as good as a 100′ bulk buy, but close.

 

PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.  That means 1/2″ ball valves start at just $8.50 (compact 2 piece). Check PFD for up to the minute price and availability.

Ball Valves at ProFlow Dynamics | 2 Piece 1/2″ SS | 3 Piece 1/2″ SS – Remember Coupon Code BREW15%

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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.

How to serve Homebrew on Commercial Kegerators

Female Flare Adapter to Beer Thread from Brew Hardware allow you to easily serve homebrew on kegerators setup for commercial taps.

About, From Brew Hardware:

Woah, what’s that? A game changer? Yes!

Picture this. You use homebrew corny kegs for you beer but you want to bring a keg over to your buddy’s house for a party. The problem is that he has a commercial kegerator and no, he won’t let you cut the hoses to attach your ball lock QDs. How about trying to serve from a corny keg at a commercial facility, such as for a wedding? There’s no way you’re going to get them to modify the lines.

Thread these fittings on your MFL equipped ball lock beer and gas quick disconnects and now you can thread on any hoses that are part of a Sanke keg dispensing system.

The picture shows the adapter threaded on to a black QD and there are other pieces shown as well. This item and price is for ONE fitting with 1/4″ FFL threads on one side and 7/8″ Male Beer thread. It does not include anything else in the picture. Beer thread is what is typically found on the back of a faucet shank. Therefore it is compatible with all of our tailpieces and beer nuts.

FEMALE FLARE (FFL) TO MALE BEER THREAD ADAPTER

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1.5″ Stainless Butterfly Valve – $64.99 + Free Shipping

1.5" Butterfly Valve (304 S/S) 7 Position Handle

7 Position 1/2″ Butterfly Valve Made from 304 Stainless Steel.  Handle can be rotated 180 degrees for right or left hand use.

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1.5″ Butterfly Valve (304 S/S) 7 Position Handle H661$79.99 $64.99 + Free Shipping

Related: Ball Valves and Tri-Clamps at Pro Flow Dynamics

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