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Ends Soon: 25% Off at Label Peelers – Includes Full Hop Selection – Citra & Amarillo

Label Peelers Homebrewing

Label Peelers is offering 25% Off Site Wide with a few exceptions*.  No coupon or promo code is required.  That sale includes Label Peelers entire selection of hops including hard to find Amarillo and Citra.

Visit Label Peelers – Hop Selection

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*Some items have a forced minimum advertised price which excludes them to be discounted in this sale. Can NOT be combined with any other offer.

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Pin Lock Deal · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

How To: Easily Convert Your Keg and Carboy Washer into a Draft Line Pump

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Ends Soon: 2 Siphonless Big Mouth Bubblers – $49.99

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For a limited time, buy two Siphonless Big Mouth Bubbler Fermenters from Midwest Supplies (either 5 or 6.5 gallons) and you get them for $49.99.  That’s a savings of $19.99.  Siphonless Big Mouth Bubblers have an installed spigot for easy transfer, they are made of plastic (light and safe) and include a single port lid.  Additional accessories are available including dual port lid, carrying strap and more.

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.5 Micron Diffusion Stone – Aeration, Oxygenation, Carbonation – $5.50… Shipped

Carbonating Stone with 1/4" Barb, 0.5 micron

.5 Micron Diffusion/Carbonating Stone w/ 1/4″ Barb.

Use for carbonating, oxygenating and aerating.  I’ve owned this since January of 2013 … Check out my hands on Review

8/31/15 2:34 PM Central: This is selling for just $5.50 with free shipping.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Carbonating Stone with 1/4″ Barb, 0.5 micron

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation · StirStarter Stir Plate · Regulator

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Pin Lock Deal · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

How To: Easily Convert Your Keg and Carboy Washer into a Draft Line Pump

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Bayou Classic Kettle Thermometer & Bulkhead – $19.99, Best Price

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

800-770 Brew Thermometer from Bayou Classic.   3″ diameter face with tempered glass.  Reads 0-220 degrees F.  1/2″ Bulkhead fittings.

From the description “The Brew Thermometer also has ½ inch MNPT bulkhead fittings for easy attachment and water tight seal.”

Use to add a thermometer to your brew kettle or brew kettle based mash tun or HLT.  Note that this also includes bulkhead fittings.

8/31/15 12:42 PM Central: This has recently sold for $26.  A few price drops have brought it down to $19.99.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is also free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  This is a great deal.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

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How To: Easily Convert Your Keg and Carboy Washer into a Draft Line Pump

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Camco TastPure 25′ Drinking Water Hose – $17.32

Camco 22733 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2"ID x 25')

25′ Drinking Water Hose by Camco.  Made with NSF Certified hose.  Both BPA and PVC free.  Reinforced for kink resistance.  1/2″ ID.

Use for brew day water.

8/31/15 12:30 PM Central:  This has dropped from $22.47 to $17.32.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  The 50′ version is available for just a bit more.  Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.

Camco 22733 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2″ID x 25′)

Also ConsiderCamco 22753 TastePURE Drinking Water Hose (1/2″ID x 50′)

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How To: Easily Convert Your Keg and Carboy Washer into a Draft Line Pump

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Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!

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The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] can clean a lot of your homebrewing gear.  Kegs, Carboys, Speidel Fermenters, Tubing, Small Parts & Pieces, Buckets, Keggles and more.

A small hardware purchase can convert your Keg and Carboy Washer over to an efficient ball lock draft line cleaning pump.

Cue drumroll.  And… It’s this thing…

Free shipping Stainless steel Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16" Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging
Stainless steel Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging

It’s a stainless steel ball lock carbonator cap that is typically intended to use with 1L and 2L PET (soda type) bottles for force carbing and transporting beer (soda, etc).  Why does it include a barb?  I have no idea, but it comes in really handy for this purpose.

cln_img_9641A photo of just the carbonator capcln_img_9644A carbonator cap would typically work with a gas QD and this does.cln_img_9642However, it also works (easily) with a liquid QD.  Not sure why it’s designed like this, but it is and this is another important feature.cln_img_9646To adapt the Keg and Carboy Cleaner for Ball Lock draft lines just attach the stainless carbonator cap to a length of 1/4″ ID tubing (the shorter the better).  Attach the unused end to the smaller of the two included barbs (intended for cleaning tubing) and whammo… you’ve got a line cleaner.  I didn’t use any clamps.  Things held together fine and disassemble for easy cleaning.

cln_img_9654I use a piece of 1/2″ ID silicone tubing over my faucets to return cleaning, rinsing and sanitizing solution back to the Keg and Carboy Cleaner’s basin.  Recirculating means you can run this for a long time (according to your cleaner’s recommendations).  You may also save money by using less cleaner and sanitizer.

This has the advantage of cleaning everything in your draft system.  It cleans the faucet, the shank, the quick disconnect and the tubing.  Some line cleaning pump designs I’ve seen have you removing the beer nut and placing the hand pump apparatus directly on the shank.  That’s some work disassembling and reassembling and it also skips the line and quick disconnect.

cln_img_9657Here is a photo that should hopefully give you an idea about flow rate.  If you look at my original Draft Line Cleaning Pump Build, you’ll see that I don’t believe you need a gushing fire hose-like flow rate.  The important thing, in my book, is touching all parts and constant flow.  Along those lines, if you’re looking for your draft cleaning pump to resemble a pressure washer, I’d suggest looking for something different.  I spent no time on trying to increase flow for this build.  It’s going to depend on your line length and where you place the Keg and Carboy Washer in relation to the top of your shank.

cln_img_9660A look at the 1/2″ ID tubing over my Perlick faucetcln_img_9666The Keg and Carboy Washer can be a bit unwieldy to pick up when full.  You can drain a good bit of liquid off by redirecting the discharge tubing to a bucket.

cln_img_9649I have added this switch to my Keg and Carboy Washer setup.  It allows me to easily turn the pump on and off without plugging and unplugging it.  This switch appears to be similar although not the exact same part number… [GE 52149 Handy Switch Grounded White].  You may want to add a GFCI Adapter and for safety, always read and follow manufacturer’s warnings.

1312Alternative for Pin Lock, Sankey and Ball Lock Systems.  I know of no similar Pin Lock style carbonator cap.  You get nearly the same benefit by replacing that with a 1/4″ Male Flare to 1/4″ Barb Fitting.  Remove your MFL Pin Lock QDs and attach to this fitting.  The only thing you’re missing is including the Pin Lock QDs in the cleaning process.  This would also work for Sankey and ball lock setups, you just need to have 1/4″ MFL lines.

Prior to getting a Keg and Carboy Washer myself, I consistently heard great things about it.  I can confirm the praise.  This is a great piece of equipment that saves me time.  The additional ability to clean lines with little additional expense sweetens the deal further.  The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer is one of our Top Finds.

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer can be found at…

Carbonator Cap: Free shipping Stainless steel Carbonation Cap w/ 5/16″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, fit soft drink PET bottles, Homebrew Kegging – Note that this ships directly from Asia

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Ends Soon: The Brew Bag – End of Summer Sale… Free Shipping

This sale is ending…

The Brew Bag BIAB

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.

I use The Brew Bag myself and it works very well. Check out my Hands on Review.

For a short time, coupon code D4XXT1QYFD1S gets you free shipping on up to 2 brew bags.  If you order more (let’s say add in a new BIAB Pulley setup) just add “$4.90 Discount” in the order comments box and you’ll receive a refund in that amount.

Check it out – Here – Remember Promo Code D4XXT1QYFD1S

Are you new to BIAB?  My BIAB Water Calculation Spreadsheet with narrative directions makes it easy!

from HBF Reader Jon: I have 2 of these bags and I can attest to the quality. They are second to none in a class by themselves really.

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How To: Easily Convert Your Keg and Carboy Washer into a Draft Line Pump

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