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Dernord Stainless Steel CIP Rotary Spray Ball – $18.39 + free prime ship, with coupon

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

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

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  • 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.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “keg”

5/13/19 5 PM Central: This has dropped to $19.99. That’s in and of itself is the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save an extra 8% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $18.39.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.38 + Hands on Review & 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
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra one piece of o-ring for replacement

“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:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

One of the questions that arises on these carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

5/13/19 7 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.38. 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 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 

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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PIC Gauge Pressure Gauge 1/4″ NPT… $2.99! + free add on ship & Spunding Valve Build

PIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2" Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4" Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic LensPIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2″ Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

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  • Black Steel Case With Chrome Bezel
  • Brass Socket And Movement
  • Phosphor Bronze Bourdon Tube
  • Dry Non-Fillable
  • 3-2-3% Accuracy

 

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer, model & specifications) 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 for more info.

5/9/19 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $2.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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 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

PIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2″ Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens


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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + free shipping & Building a Spunding Valve Build Post

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

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.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbona

ted beers and more.

See: Build a Spunding Valve for more infoTake a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this fitting.  Photo to the right.

5/8/19 11 PM Central: As of this posting this is back in stock at $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 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


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Kedsum 550 GPH Submersible Pump – $20.89 w/coupon + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 130GPH Submersible Pump (600L/H,10W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump 3ft High Lift, Fountain Pump 4.6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM Submersible Pump

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  • Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 550 GPH per hour(2500L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 10 Feet.(The length of power cord:4.6 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: 55W,Voltage: 110V)
  • Perfect size: This profile size water pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions: 4″(H)*5.1″(L)*3″(W)).With no seals or messy oils ,the suction cups mounting feet for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.5 inch, one is 0.6 inch,and the other one 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.

5/7/19 9 AM Central: This is selling for $21.99.  Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $20.89. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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 

KEDSUM Submersible Pump – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Build Brutus Ten All-Grain Brewing System Plans, Digital Edition via BYO Magazine… $1.99

Build Brutus Ten — Digital Edition

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This is the digital version of our Build Brutus Ten All-Grain Brewing System Plans. You will receive a link to download a pdf version of these plans. To purchase the hard-copy version, click here.

A special re-print from the sold out November 2007 issue of Brew Your Own.

Build your own single-tier, all-stainless brewery! In this piece we lay out everything you need to construct your own Brutus Ten, a 10-gallon (38-L) semi-automated, completely awesome work of brewing art. Includes a detailed materials list with pricing, step-by-step diagrams, photos of the construction in progress and diagrams on how to use the system.

 

As of this posting, this is selling for $1.99.  Price, promotions 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Build Brutus Ten — Digital Edition

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1,100 GPH! Utility Pump by FREESEA + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain

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  • ★Samrt control, dry running automaticly cut power.(Principle:Dry running opreation will increase motor temperature, then the pump will automatically shut down, but the motor will restart working after the temperature goes down. Therefore, when the motor automatically turned off we need to cut off power immediately. This function can effectively reduce the damage caused by dry running.)
  • ★With bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.
  • ★Maximum flow rate: 1100 GPH STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. Max Lift Height: 11 ft. 100W high efficiency motor for energy saving.
  • ★Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly) SUCTION CUP and 5.9Ft POWER CORD. Long enough cord for easy installation.

 

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.

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain – note that multiple variations of this pump may be available, as such a different version may show up at this link


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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.

Add a Ball Lock Post to Anything

Liquid Ball Lock With Threaded Post

Gas and Liquid Threaded Ball Lock Posts.

These feature a 1/4″ male thread adapter and back nut.  You can use these to add ball lock posts just about anywhere.

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – $9.97 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

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  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

 

Of course you could use these fittings in lots of different applications.  One possible application is a Spunding Valve build.  A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

4/30/19 6 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.97. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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.

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings


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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – Adding a Stainless Steel 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 (1/2″ size) 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.

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