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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Pin Lock Socket – $12.78 + free prime ship & What’s the Difference Between Ball and Pin Lock Kegs

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8" Drive Deep Well, 13/16" Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome


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

  • Easily removes gas and liquid posts on pin lock kegs
  • 13/16-inch pin lock socket (21Mm)
  • 3/8-inch drive deep well socket
  • Chrome plated

Note from HBF: This is a socket designed to help remove the posts off a pin lock Cornelius style keg.  Pin locks require a special socket to remove posts.

8/13/18 9 PM Central: This is on sale for just $12.98. 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

Related: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs? | Recent Keg Finds

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome


Compare: AIH + Shipping | MoreBeer

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

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Pin Lock Corny Keg Post Socket – $12.95 + Free Shipping + What’s the Difference Between Ball and Pin Lock Kegs

This is a Pin lock socket to remove the posts off a pin lock Cornelius style keg.  Pin locks require a special socket to remove posts.

Related:  What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs? | Recent Keg Finds

As if this posting, this is eBay offering it’s selling for just $12.95.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Pin Lock Keg Socket Corny Keg, Home Brew Beer, Soda Fast Shipping

Compare: AIH + Shipping | MoreBeer

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

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80 Piece Stainless Steel Oetiker Clamp Assortment AND Pincer Tool – $29.65 + free shipping

Glarks 80Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Pincers Kit

Glarks 80Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Pincers Kit


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

  • High precision single ear stepless hose clamps with pincers Kit
  • Single ear stepless hose clamps made of 304 stainless steel, corrosion-resistant
  • Edge polished smooth can avoid damage to the hose,narrowband design providing a more concentrated sealing pressure
  • Hose clamps used to seal various types of hoses, pincers can increase clamp force
  • 80Pcs different size of hose clamps and pincers in a square paper box

I use stainless steel Oetiker Stepless clamps for most gas and beer applications.  I like the fact that they are… stainless steel, stepless (keep reading) and the fact that they stay tight (keep reading).  These clamps are designed so that there are no steps (gaps) on the inside.  That reduces the possibility that tubing will be torn or damaged.  These are single use clamps.  The upside of that is… Oetiker Stepless clamps will not loosen over time.  When they’re tight, they’re tight.  I really like that for kegerator applications because… A: I don’t like to empty CO2 tanks for no good reason and B: I don’t like standing beer in my kegerator.

8/10/18 7 PM Central: This highly rated clamp assortment has dropped to $29.65. That’s 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.

Glarks 80Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps with Pincers Kit


Also: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines

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

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Deluxe Draft Beer Tool Kit – $39.95, Save $24.10 + Great Deal on Pin Locks

Deluxe Draft Installation/Maintenance Tool Kit from Keg Connection.  Includes a selection of tools and repair parts packed into an ammo can.

You Get...
  • Oetiker clamp tool
  • 20 each of 13.3, 15.7 & 17 Oetiker clamps
  • 5 each of 14.5 & 15.3 Oetiker clamps.
  • 5 adjustable clamps
  • 2 each of beer nut, tailpiece
  • 5 beer washers
  • Deluxe Beer Wrench for faucet, beer nut and tower nut
  • 5 piece oring set for ball lock or pin lock keg
  • Home brew disconnect repair parts: flat washer/oring (2), spring (2), Stem (2), 1 each (2 parts),  cap for ball lock gas and liquid, 1 each (4 parts), cap for pin lock (tall and short) gas and liquid
  • 1 ounce of “Lubri-Film”  NSF approved oring lube
  • 5 MFL washers (for tailpiece or other metal MFL connections

All packed in a watertight, military ammo can.

 

As of this posting, this is marked down to $39.95.  Check Keg Connection for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Deluxe Tool Kit

While the promos last, you can get in on this and Keg Connection’s Stellar Pin Lock Deal and pay the same flat rate shipping (to US addresses) for your whole order.  A tool kit + as many Pin Lock Kegs and extras as you want all ship for one flat rate.

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

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Deals at Keg Connection: Sales & Specials

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Digital Caliper [measure fittings, o-rings and more]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

More Info

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

  • THREE MODES – Three modes switch between Inch/Fractions/mm can satisfy all your needs
  • VERSATILITY – Measures inside, outside, depth, and step values
  • INTELLGENCE – ZERO function can be set in any position, calibration function, shut off automatically after 6 minutes without using.
  • VISIBLE READING – 1.97 inch X 0.71 inch LCD provides clear display in Inch/Fractions/mm ; Resolution; 0.0005” / 1/128” / 0.01mm, Accuracy: ±0.2mm/0.01”
  • WHAT YOU GET – Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper, User Manual, Warranty Card, 24 Months Warranty, CR2032 3V Battery

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion


Also: Nut & Bolt Thread Checker (Inch & Metric) – via Amazon

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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $2.97 + free add on shipping

5 Gallon Bucket Lid Opener.  Buckets are an economical way to store grain and more.  Lids can be difficult to pry off.  This tool helps with the task. Note that this is designed for use with standard-type bucket lids and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermetenters.

Also Consider: The Gamma Seal Lid – Gamma Seal Lids have an outer ring (that typically stays installed) along with a center section that spins on and off.  It’s airtight and easy to open and close.

7/14/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $2.97. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, 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 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

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


Also: Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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Digital Caliper [measure fittings, o-rings and more]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

More Info

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

  • THREE MODES – Three modes switch between Inch/Fractions/mm can satisfy all your needs
  • VERSATILITY – Measures inside, outside, depth, and step values
  • INTELLGENCE – ZERO function can be set in any position, calibration function, shut off automatically after 6 minutes without using.
  • VISIBLE READING – 1.97 inch X 0.71 inch LCD provides clear display in Inch/Fractions/mm ; Resolution; 0.0005” / 1/128” / 0.01mm, Accuracy: ±0.2mm/0.01”
  • WHAT YOU GET – Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper, User Manual, Warranty Card, 24 Months Warranty, CR2032 3V Battery

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion


Also: Nut & Bolt Thread Checker (Inch & Metric) – via Amazon

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Digital Caliper [measure fittings, o-rings and more]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion

More Info

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

  • THREE MODES – Three modes switch between Inch/Fractions/mm can satisfy all your needs
  • VERSATILITY – Measures inside, outside, depth, and step values
  • INTELLGENCE – ZERO function can be set in any position, calibration function, shut off automatically after 6 minutes without using.
  • VISIBLE READING – 1.97 inch X 0.71 inch LCD provides clear display in Inch/Fractions/mm ; Resolution; 0.0005” / 1/128” / 0.01mm, Accuracy: ±0.2mm/0.01”
  • WHAT YOU GET – Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper, User Manual, Warranty Card, 24 Months Warranty, CR2032 3V Battery

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers]

Tacklife DC01 Digital Caliper 6 Inch with 2 inches Wide Super Clear Display Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion


Also: Nut & Bolt Thread Checker (Inch & Metric) – via Amazon

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Gerber 12 in 1 Multi-Tool [Handy for Brew Day] + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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Gerber Suspension Multi Tool.  12 Integrated components.  Lightweight open frame stainless handle.  Includes ballistic nylon shield.

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  See: Putting Together A Brew Day Box.

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]


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img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Knipex Tools Ear Clamp Pliers [work with Oetiker style clamps]

Knipex Tools 10 98 i220 8.75″ Ear Clamp Pliers


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

  • For the simple and reliable mounting of 1-ear and 2-ear Clamps (oetiker system or similar)
  • Versatile use for Clamps on CV boots, cooler and fuel lines, air pressure systems, compressors
  • With plastic coated handles

These pliers can be used with oetiker clamps.  I’m a big fan of Oetiker style clamps, especially in my kegerator.  See: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines

Knipex Tools 10 98 i220 8.75″ Ear Clamp Pliers


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