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Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Cap [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.25 + Free Shipping

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps.  These are intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to pressurized growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your beer.  Put one of these on (purge the head space by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just shake it up until it’s carbonated.

Other possible uses… One of these along with some tubingcln_img_9654 are all you need to convert Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] to a recirculating draft line cleaning pump for ball lock setups.  See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!  – OR – Build your own line cleaning setup from scratch… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $8.25.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

 

AlsoKegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds | Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

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I’m a big fan of the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  I use mine for lots of things including… kegs, carboys, Speidel Fermenters, buckets, tubing, draft lines [See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump] and more.  [See: Hands on Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer] for a comprehensive look at this great homebrewing tool.

A while back I became aware of this Stainless CIP Spray Ball via a Reader Tip.  Thanks to HBF Reader Sam for the original heads up on these and HBF Reader Chris for the idea to use in conjunction with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner ! [8 Ways to Connect with HBF].

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.

Seller QM Stainless on Amazon offers a variety of spray balls including stationary and rotary.

I gave this a try on my Keg and Carboy Washer and I was really pleased with the results.

cln_img_2959This is a heavy well made CIP spray ball assemblycln_img_2962A look at the lower portion  It reads 1/2″ and SS304cln_img_2965A look at the openings on the spray head.  Note that the top portion rotates using liquid pressure.cln_img_2967This threads nicely onto the top of the PVC tube on the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  Replacing the end cap that contains one spray hole.  In the background, My ITC-308 Temp Controller.cln_img_2969This fitting makes the total height a little higher compared to the standard tip.  Note that, depending on the size opening of your carboy, this may not fit.  Look back for an update to this post that has more dimension information so you can determine if this will work with vessel’s with smaller openings.  Here’s MoreBeer’s 6 gallon PET Carboy on the cleaner.  You can see there’s still plenty of clearance.

cln_img_2973A picture of the spray ball in action

A video of the spray action

NEW 0.5 Inch Stainless Rotary Spray Ball Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball by QM Stainless

I purchased my Keg and Carboy Washer at More Beer.  As of this writing, it’s selling for $99.99 Shipped.

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

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0-30 PSI Pressure Gauge + Spunding Valve Build

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0 to 30 PSI Pressure Gauge with 1/4″ NPT threads by Zenport

A similar 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].

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Zenport DPG30 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 30 PSI

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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

10 x 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male + Building a Spunding Valve

Pack of 10 Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male Fittings

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male (Pack of 10)

1/2″ SS Fittings: Street Elbow | Elbow | Tee | Hex Nipple | NippleCoupler | Plug | Cross

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396 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Build

Submersible pump. 396 Gallons per hour, 25 W motor, 1.5M=4.9 ft power cord.

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

I use a similar (completely different model and manufacturer) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

SongJoy 396 GPH Submersible water Pump 25W for Indoor Outdoor Fountain Pond Aquarium Fish Tank Hydroponics With 5.9ft Power Cord

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396 GPH Submersible Pump + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 Submersible Pump, 396GPH

396 Gallon Per Hour/GPH Submersible Pump by EcoPlus.  396 Gallons per hour.  Included fittings: three-.75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x .75″ Threaded.  Pre-wired 69 inch 120v power cord.

I use a similar pump (although different) 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.

Twitter Follower – connect with HBF on Twitter – Blaine Says… “That pump works great during wort chilling. A sink full of ice water pumped through the immersion wort chiller is fast.”

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 Submersible Pump, 396GPH

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Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Cap [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.25 + Free Shipping

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation caps.  These are intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to pressurized growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your beer.  Put one of these on (purge the head space by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just shake it up until it’s carbonated.

Other possible uses… One of these along with some tubingcln_img_9654 are all you need to convert Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review] to a recirculating draft line cleaning pump for ball lock setups.  See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!  – OR – Build your own line cleaning setup from scratch… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $8.25.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless steel Carbonation Cap With Dip Tube For Liquid And Gas

 

AlsoKegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds | Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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