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1/4″ Stainless Tee Fitting – $3.79 + Free Shipping + Spunding Valve Build

1/4" Female Thread 3 Way T Shaped Equal Tee Coupling Stainless Steel 304 NPT Pipe Fitting Adapter

1/4″ Female Thread 3 Way T Shaped Equal Tee Coupling Stainless Steel 304 NPT Pipe Fitting Adapter


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

  • Shape: Couple (Female x Female x Female),Connection:NPT-NPT-NPT
  • Max Pressure:150 PSI,Measurement:1/4″,Length:39mm
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Fitting connects to tubing on all three, flared ends
  • Operating temperatures range from -65 to 250 degrees F

Of course you could do a lot of things with this fitting.  One possible thing you could do is build a Spunding Valve.   cln_tn_spundingA Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-

9/20/18 10 AM Central: This is selling for just $3.79. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

1/4″ Female Thread 3 Way T Shaped Equal Tee Coupling Stainless Steel 304 NPT Pipe Fitting Adapter

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580 GPH Submersible Pump – $12.87 w/coupon + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Fish Tank , Pond , Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles


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

  • Powerful Speed Flow:Max Flow Rate: 580 GPH per hour, Max Lift Height: up to 6 Feet.(The length of power cord:5 ft)
  • Ultra Quiet:This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 35 W,Voltage: 1100 – 120 V)
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.51inch, one is 0.6inch, and the other is 0.7inch, providing a different water flow as you desired.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Detachable and Cleanable:The water pump is easy to detach to clean. [NOTE: pump metric threaded fit for vinyl tubing, need a 13mm metric to 0.5″ NPT Adapter to fit for standard 1/2″ threaded PVC fitting]

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

9/3/18 7 AM Central: This is selling for $13.99. Click on “Save an extra 8% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $12.87. 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.

KEDSUM 580GPH Submersible Pump, 35W Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 6ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5 ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Fish Tank , Pond , Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics


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0-60 PSI Pressure Gauge – $6.79 + Spunding Valve Build

Zenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI

0 to 60 PSI Pressure Gauge with 1/4″ NPT threads by Zenport

This gauge is featured in our 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].

9/20/18 12 AM Central: This has dropped to $6.79.  That’s $1.50 shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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.

Zenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI


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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment 50′ Stainlesss HERMS Coil – $89.99! + free shipping

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBHC1250SS Herms Coil, 1/2" by 50', 0.5" OD, Stainless Steel, Silver

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBHC1250SS Herms Coil, 1/2″ by 50′, 0.5″ OD, Stainless Steel, Silver


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

  • 1/2-inch x 50-foot stainless steel herms coil
  • 12-Inch diameter 2.5-Inch inlet/outlet length
  • 8.5-Inch distance between inlet/outlet. Can be stretched to 18-inches
  • Perfect for step mashing 10-15 gallon batches
  • Attach to a kettle with weld-less compression fittings or direct welded fittings

9/16/18 9:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $89.99.  This is the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBHC1250SS Herms Coil, 1/2″ by 50′, 0.5″ OD, Stainless Steel, Silver


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Stainless Carbonation Cap AND Four Extra O-Rings – $11.89 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water(with Extra 4 O-ring)

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes four replacement o-rings.


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

  • High Quality:Made of stainless steel material,more solid and last longer,heavy duty and perfect polishing make it used for longer and easier than ever to carbonate your beverages!
  • Cost-effective Carbonation Tool:Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles,gas (grey) ball lock connectors, or liquid (black) ball lock connectors,more portable, convenient and cheaper than CO2 systems
  • Used Easily :Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation,your beer is available to drink almost immediately.
  • Used Easily :Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation,your beer is available to drink almost immediately.

PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  Examples, using similar SS Caps- Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

9/14/18 1 PM Central: This combo is selling for $11.89. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water(with Extra 4 O-ring)

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1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – $5.79 + Make a Spunding Valve

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8"-27 NPTF x 7/16"-20 SAE Thread, 1/4" Male NPTF x 1/4" Female JIC Swivel

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8″-27 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel

If I’m reading these specifications correctly, I believe that this *may* fill in for the (often difficult to find) fitting featured in Style 1 of my 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].  I plan to order this fitting and give it a try.

9/14/18 2 AM Central: This is selling for $5.79. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Brennan Industries 6505-02-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/8″-27 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel


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

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 a similar although not identical fitting.

9/12/18 8 AM 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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238 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump…. $7.50 + Draft Line Cleaning Build

Submersible pump. 238 Gallons per hour,


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

  • This SONGJOY submersible water pump is applicable to aquarium, fish tank, fountain, garden, pond and hydroponic systems. Suitable for freshwater or saltwater applications
  • With a high-efficient 20-watt motor it is powerful, quiet and offers a high adjustable lift. Also features a stainless steel shaft for corrosion resistance
  • Maximum Lift Height: 2.46ft Maximum flow up to 238GPH (900L/H).Pump dimensions 4.9 x 2.52 x 3.74in. Contain two hose adapters (0.5in &0.63in)

Possible homebrew uses: Recirculating draft line cleaner build or as part of a recirculating wort chiller setup. 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.

I use a similar (different model, manufacturer and specs including higher flow rate) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

9/11/18 1 AM Central: This highly rated pump has dropped to just $7.50.That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping to many 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

SongJoy 238 GPH Multi-function Submersible Pump For Aquarium Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond


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Stainless Steel Rotary Spray Ball – $19.99

Dernord Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2" NPT Threaded)

Dernord Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2″ NPT Threaded)


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

  • Connection: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread
  • Ball Diameter: 40mm
  • Working Pressure: 1-2 bar
  • Cleaning Radius:0.5-1.5M
  • Fluxation: 12m³/h

NOTE: Dernord Sanitary Rotary Spray Balls are typically used in food and beverage applications for cleaning storage tanks, but are great for cleaning all types of tanks and vessels. The sanitary spray balls are available with NPT or Tri-Clamp end connections in 304 Stainless Steel with a mirror-like outer diameter. Featuring stainless steel ball bearings to eliminate rust and designed to have the cleaning solution lubricate the unit.


CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Other possible homebrew applications: A CIP ball could be as part of a recirculating or sparging setup or as part of a keg or carboy cleaning setup.  Example: I use this rotary spray ball (different model, manufacturer and specs) with my Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner.  See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball. 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.

9/7/18 11 PM Central: This is selling for $19.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Dernord Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2″ NPT Threaded)


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132 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump – now… $5.79 + Draft Line Cleaning Build

Submersible pump. 132 Gallons per hour, 7 W motor, 1.5M=4.9 ft power cord


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

  • With a high-efficient 7-watt motor it is powerful, quiet and offers a high adjustable lift. Also features a stainless steel shaft for corrosion resistance
  • Maximum Lift Height: 1.48ft Maximum flow up to 132GPH (500L/H).Pump dimensions 3.9in x 2.2in x 3.05in. Contain two hose adapters (0.5in & 0.63in)

Possible homebrew uses: Recirculating draft line cleaner build or as part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

I use a similar style pump (although different model, manufacturer and specs – including a higher flow rate) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

9/4/18 11 AM Central: This has dropped to just $5.79. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

SONGJOY Submersible Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond – additional models available


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