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Superior Pump 1/3 HP Submersible Utility Pump – $50.59 + Free Shipping, Best Price

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1/3 HP Submersible Utility Pump by Superior Pump.  2,400 gallons per hour, corrosion resistant construction, 10 foot cord.  This includes a garden hose adapter as well.

Possible uses around your homebrewery: DIY keg and carboy cleaner, draft line cleaner and a recirculation pump for wort chilling.

4/23/18 11 AM Central: This has dropped to $50.59. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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.

Superior Pump 91330 1/3 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump

Also available in a 1/4 HP version… Superior Pump 91250 1/4 HP Thermoplastic Submersible Utility Pump

Also: Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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Apple Cider Wine Press Hardware Kit – $79 + free shipping

APPLE CIDER WINE GRAPE PRESS HARDWARE KIT YOU ASSEMBLE

APPLE CIDER WINE GRAPE PRESS HARDWARE KIT YOU ASSEMBLE via eBay

“VOLPE ” Cider Press Plans and Hardware Kit.  Note that this is not a finished press.  It is the hardware you need to build this along with plans.  No wood components are included.  You need to build this

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $64.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Apple Cider Wine Grape Press Hardware Kit

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Brew Hardware HERMS Coil 50′ x 1/2″ 304 Stainless Steel – on sale for $124.99

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50' X 1/2" OD TUBING

50′ x 1/2″ HERMS Coil via Brew Hardware.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel

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

YOur HERMS coils are coiled in a local factory using 100% U.S. milled 304SS 1/2″ OD x .035″ wall tubing. Our standard coil diameter is 11.5″ outside diameter and the resulting coil ranges from 51-52 feet long at 10″ tall. Due the the lead in and out stems, the smallest pot diameter it will fit into is 12″ as long as the in/out fittings are above and below the coil.

This coil WILL fit into a converted 1/2BBL keg as long as the hole in the top is at least 12″ in diameter.

As pictured, our coils feature 90 Degree Cross Coil Bends meaning that he leads are bent approximately 90 degrees such that they cross the centerline of the coil. The result is a much easier install as the springiness of the coil allows for movement to line up to the bulkheads with ease. This configuration works with most of the install options you would want. However, if you have an application that would make better use of having the coil ends 90 degrees off axis from the bulkheads, such as using 90 degree compression fittings, you may request that we cut the leads off flush with the coil.

The minimum port to port distance we recommend is 9.5″ but you can stretch the coil to make it up to 14″ if you desire large gaps between coils.

Connectivity options:

First, there are a lot of ways to get a HERMS coil into a vessel and there are pros and cons like any other vessel bulkhead.

1. If you already have 1/2″ couplings welded in, that puts female 1/2″ NPT threads on the inside. You’ll need a pair of 1/2″ NPT x 1/2″ Tube Compression fittings to connect to the tubing.

2. If you are starting with a fresh tank with no holes or fittings, you can drill a pair of 13/16″ holes vertically spaced by 10-12″ and install our True Weldless Bulkheads (you need two) with 1/2″ Compression. This is the easiest and cleanest install possible without soldering or welding.

3. If the pot is unmodified and you would rather weld or solder, the best fitting for the job is the Pull Through Bulkhead with 1/2″ compression (you need two). You will drill a pair of 13/16″ holes, vertically spaced by 10 – 12″, then force the fitting through the hole using our pull through tool. With such a nice tight mechanical bond, they are a breeze to solder with our solder kits or fusion weld with a TIG machine with no (or very little) filler needed.

All these fitting options must be purchased separately as accessories seen on the right.

Note that nylon ferrules work well in locking onto these coils.

 

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this on sale for $124.99.  That’s a $14.01 savings.   No Brew Hardware coupon or promo code is required.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50′ X 1/2″ OD TUBING

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Super Pro 0-60 PSI Pressure Gauge – $6.39 + Free Shipping + Spunding Valve Build

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread


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

  • 2″ DIAL FACE
  • 1/2″ NPT BRASS bottom Mount
  • Range: 0-60 PSI

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer and model) in my Spunding Valve Build.   A 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].

4/18/18 1 AM Central: This is selling for just $6.39.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.

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread


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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $10.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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


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

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


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

4/20/18  11 AM Central: This is selling for $10.99. 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

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – $5.30! + 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.

4/19/18 3:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $5.30.  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

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-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch MPT Fitting – now $8.17 + Building a Spunding Valve

LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter

LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter

This fitting could be used in a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

Update (slightly lower price) 4/18/18 7 PM Central: This has dropped to $8.17.  That’s a 18% discount from list and the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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

LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter

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Great Deal On Stainless Ball Lock Carbonation Caps [PET Bottles or Draft Line Cleaning] – $8.30 + Free Shipping

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

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 $8.30.  Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Canada and International shipping options are available.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel Homebrew Carbonation Cap Black Ball Lock For Soft PET Bottles

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 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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Super Pro 0-60 PSI Pressure Gauge + Spunding Valve Build

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread


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

  • 2″ DIAL FACE
  • 1/2″ NPT BRASS bottom Mount
  • Range: 0-60 PSI

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer and model) in my Spunding Valve Build.   A 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].

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread


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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

1,056 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Build

Simple Deluxe 1056 GPH UL Listed Submersible Pump with 15' Cord, Water Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Fountains, Ponds, Statuary, Aquariums & Inline

Simple Deluxe 1056 GPH UL Listed Submersible Pump with 15′ Cord, Water Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Fountains, Ponds, Statuary, Aquariums & Inline


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  • #1 HAS PRE-FILTER INCLUDED – Pre-filter on the intake prevents debris from entering your pump and extend the life of your pump, Max flow rate: 1056 GPH, Max Lift Height 12ft
  • DURABLE QUALITY – Our Polished Aluminum Oxide Ceramic Impeller Shaft insures long pump life because it is non-corrodible and more than 3 times as hard as stainless steel. Epoxy Resin Encasement of key internal motor components prevents unwanted conductivity and corrosion of metal parts
  • SAFE & EASY – Safe for fish with no exposed copper. Easy to clean with no tools required to disassemble and clean filter/impeller. Our Electric Cord is waterproof, 18# gauge copper wire, molded plug with ground, heavy duty flexible vinyl jacket, resists oil/grease/moisture, abrasion resistant and very good flexibility at all temperatures
  • 3 THREADED NOZZLES(0.83in, 1.06in, 1.34in) – Threaded fittings make it more stable. 4 shakeproof gaskets at bottom and 16′ waterproof CORD
  • VERSATILE – Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, model and specifications) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.  Another possible use for this would be to put together a recirculating wort chiller.

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Simple Deluxe 1056 GPH UL Listed Submersible Pump with 15′ Cord, Water Pump for Fish Tank, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Fountains, Ponds, Statuary, Aquariums & Inline

Also: Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

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