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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote] – $9.92 + free prime ship

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

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  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14.75” L x 10.75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

10/5/21 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.92 (red only). Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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.

How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?

Generally Speaking, I think you should replace all keg o-rings when you refurbish or obtain a used keg.


What about after that? Of course, you could just keep using them until they break, they smell or look horrible or… until you lose a tank of CO2 due to an o-ring related leak.

How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?

If you’re looking to be more proactive, I would suggest using Daylight Savings dates as a reminder.  Something like this…

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Tip: Using Undiluted PBW to Help with Bottle Label Removal

beer bottle label removal

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • Soaking your bottles in hot PBW is not a new technique.  It works well and I would venture a guess that a lot of homebrewers do this.
  • Here’s the tip… If you have a label or bits of adhesive that are being stubborn,   Put a little bit of PBW right on a label or adhesive that’s giving you problems and scrub.  The grittiness of the PBW combined with it’s full strength application generally dissolves the label and adhesive in short order.
  • PBW can be rough on your hands when diluted.  That’s even more true when it’s undiluted.  I recommend using protective gloves when dealing with PBW.
  • Search Amazon for “elbow length cleaning gloves”
  • Search Amazon for “PBW Cleaner”
  • Search Amazon for “scrub pads”
  • Search MoreBeer for “PBW”
  • Related Categories: BottlingCleaning

My PBW Quick Pick!

Quick Pick!

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. rpu:tips#24

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump, Draft Line Cleaning, Potential Mark II Replacement & More – $21.99 + free prime ship

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Three-pin Plug Power Cord, 3 Nozzles(0.51"/0.63"/0.75")

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W

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Product Name: Submersible Pump

Ultra-quiet Mini Submersible Pump Compact Multifunctional Detachable

SPECIFICATION
Max Flow Rate: 2800L/H
Max Lift Height: 2.6m
Power: 55W
Voltage: 110-120V/60Hz
Length of Power Cord: 1.8m
Dimension: 105mm x 66mm x 88mm

OPERATE
Neither clog up the entrance of the pump nor suck any dirty liquids.
Should the pump be used on a dirty surface, lift it a bit so that a contact with debris is avoided.
To lower the flood of water, use the control lever located on the side of the pump.
Immerse the pump into the water before connecting it to the plug.
At the very beginning, the pump may not work out properly as it might have some air inside,
So just take it off the water and immerse it again: it will surely work out.

PRECAUTIONS
Always disconnect the plug before handling the pump.
Do not use it without water.
Do not grab it using its cable.
Use only cold water.
Use the pump only if completely immersed.

UPKEEP
Remove the frontal part of the pump and the fan and wash them under flowing water.
Do not remove the drum of the pump.
Remove the frontal part and check that the fan runs the proper way.
Check the pump monthly and make sure the pump and its exit are free of obstruction.


 

Potential Uses:

  • 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
  • As part of a recirculating wort chiller setup (on the chilled water side).

This looks very similar to the pump featured in Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – the only thing I’m seeing that’s different is a 3 prong cord vs 2 prong

10/2/21 5:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $21.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Three-pin Plug Power Cord, 3 Nozzles(0.51″/0.63″/0.75″) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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.

Hands On Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer + Limited Time Deal

mark ii keg and carboy washer review

Hands on Review Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer

The Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer is designed to help you easily clean and sanitize kegs, carboys and more.


Limited Time Deal!

Buy Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer + 4 lbs PBW – Get Free $20 Gift Card + Hands on Review & Mods


Compare Prices and Check Availability, Review Continues Below:


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Buy Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer + 4 lbs PBW – Get Free $20 Gift Card + Hands on Review & Mods

mark ii mark's keg and carboy washer

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.

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1/2″ Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball by QiiMii… $10.44 w/Coupon + Mark Keg & Carboy Washer Mod

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2" NPT Threaded (1/2" INCH)

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)

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  • Connection: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread
  • Wetting Radius: Max. 2.5m
  • Impact cleaning radius: Max. effective 0.6m
  • Working pressure: 1-3Bar
  • Recommended pressure: 2.5Bar

From HBF: 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.

 

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.  I use this rotary spray ball with my Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner.  See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – “brew” and “washer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

9/29/21 5 AM This is selling for $10.99.  Click on “Save extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $10.44 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)note that multiple versions or sizes of this fitting may be available, as such a different product may appear at this link


Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod - Adding a Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball

Also: Stainless Steel CIP Spray Balls for Sparging and Cleaning

Armor All Protectant, 10 oz [Recondition Keg Handles & Bases] + See it In Action in My Keg Rebuild Post

Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oz

Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oz

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  • Our proprietary Original Protectant formula delivers proven protection and shine
  • Fights aging, fading and cracking
  • Cleans, shines and protects plastic, vinyl, and rubber from UV damage
  • Helps keep surfaces looking like new with a medium shine finish

 

Note: There are, generally lots of available options for Armor All Protectant – different sizes and forms. Search Amazon for Armor All Protectant

Works Wonders on Rubber Keg Handles and Bases!

I use Armor All Protectant to help rejuvenate keg rubber keg handles and bases. In my experience, it works wonders.  The picture above is from my post on rebuilding kegsJump To: Section on reconditioning handles and bases – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oznote, multiple quantity options may be available, a different version may show up at this product link


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.

Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Bus Tubs HomebrewBus Tubs for Brew Day – A Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bus Tub/Utility Box with a Rubbermaid Commercial High Temp Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk

I use two commercial bus tubs on brew day and beyond and find them invaluable.  They’re well made, versatile and help me save time and frustration.

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MoreBeer’s Plastic Coated Cleaning Brush for PET Carboys – $3.99, Limited Availability

Carboy Cleaning Brush for PET Carboys CE42

Carboy Cleaning Brush for PET Carboys via MoreBeer

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This L-shaped brush is the perfect tool for scrubbing every inch on the inside of carboys, and thanks to the plastic coating, they’re also safe to use with plastic fermenters and PET carboys. Normal carboy brushes like our CE40 are great for cleaning glass carboys, but can be a risky choice for using on plastic. The metal rod where the bristles attach can scratch plastic, creating hide outs for bacteria. You won’t have those worries with this carboy brush!

Bristles made from Food Grade nylon
Long enough to reach deep inside large carboys
L-shaped bend allows you to easily scrub off leftover krausen residue
Height from end of handle to 90° bend – 21.5″
Brush section with bristles is 8.5″ long
Bristles are 2.75″ in diameter
Temperature rated to 140°F (60°C)

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $3.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Carboy Cleaning Brush for PET Carboys CE42