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1/2″ Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball – $9.14 + free shipping

Tank Cleaning Ball,Tank Cleaning Head 1Pc 1/2″Bsp Thread Female Stainless Steel Sanitary Fix/Rotarys Spray Ball Tank Cleaning Ball

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  • Water Consumption Is Very Low, Which Greatly Lessen The Cleaning Cost
  • Made Of Stainless Steel, Durable And Long Service Life
  • Small Size, Convenient Installation, Both Internal And External Surface Are Polished Well
  • The Largest Cleaning Diameter Reaches 1 To 6 Meters, And The Rotarys One Can Rotate 360¡ã To Spray
  • Work Pressure Is About 1.5 To 2.5 Kilograms, And It Can Achieve An Ideal Cleaning Effect

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 a (different model) rotary spray ball 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.

9/4 9 PM Central: These are selling for $9.14. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Tank Cleaning Ball,Tank Cleaning Head 1Pc 1/2″Bsp Thread Female Stainless Steel Sanitary Fix/Rotarys Spray Ball Tank Cleaning Ball for Car Care Home Industrial(Fixed) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Stainless Steel CIP Spray Balls for Sparging and Cleaning

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

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.99 + Hands on Review

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

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  • [Heavy Duty Stainless Carbonation Cap]: High quality stainless steel carbonation cap, well made for rust resistance and corrosion-proof. Would last for a longtime in good condition. A must have equipment for homebrew Carbonation.
  • [Great for Homebrew Carbonation/ Cleaning]: This ball lock carbonation cap is most used for homemade beverages carbonation, and meanwhile it is great for cleaning beer/ soda/ water/ juice lines. Easy to set up.
  • [Easily Forced Carbonation Drinks]: Ideal for forced carbonation drinks in bottles. Fit for most soft drink PET bottles. Just simply attach this cap with a PET bottle and a ball-lock gas disconnect to coupling CO2 into the bottle for beverage carbonation. Your homemade drinks will be right ready for drinking.
  • [Food Safe Gasket 100% No Leaks]: We use premium material for the gaskets and o-rings. High resilient food safe rubber gaskets to seal against the threads and give you 100% no leak connections! We updated our package with 2 more o-rings and 1 more gasket for replacement.
  • [No Regrets Purchase]: Stainless steel made carbonation cap weighs about 3.6oz. We are committed to offering you high-quality products as well as superior service! Please feel free to tell if any problems, we would try our best to help. Lifetime technical support.

 

Applications:

  • 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 three 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 ConversionBuilding a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

One of the questions that arises on these type of 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 product description for current specs.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

As of this posting, this is selling for $10.99. 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

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling 5/16 Barb CO2 Coupling to Carbonate Soda Beer Water Stainless Steel PET Bottle Filling Carbonation Cap & O-ring + Flat Gasket – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

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

  • Perfect for helping prepare and organize items during wallpapering
  • Dual use tray can be used for holding water or wet paper
  • Extra wide 30″ frame allows for quick work with easy dipping
  • Extra durable construction features crush resistant corners
  • Comes in an attention catching color for easy locating during work

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. prod:B000RXA8IY

 

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

50 x Packs SiS Growler & Glass Cleaner – $9.95 + free prime ship

Growler & Glass Cleaner

Growler & Glass Cleaner

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  • VERSATILE: The SIS Growler & Glass Cleaner is the perfect home brewery powder cleaning detergent to clean any and all growlers and glasses. From stainless steel, glass, ceramic and more, the Growler and Glass cleaner is fit to use for its sanitization.
  • HEAVY DUTY: No worries necessary when it comes to any leftover organic soils. The Growler & Glass Cleaner takes care of oils and a multitude of organic soils, even lipstick, leaving your growler and glasses as good as new and ready to safely use again.
  • LOW-FOAMING: Keep cleanup easy and stress-free with our low-foaming G&G Cleaner. Tough enough to work through any leftover oils and organic soils, but does not create an extra mess. Spend less time cleaning and more time getting ready for your next brew.
  • LONG-LASTING AND HARD-WORKING: Our Growler and Glass Cleaner formula is made for a little to go a long way for an even longer amount of time. Use the G&G Cleaner time and time again to penetrate and remove tough organic soils with effortless ease.
  • MADE IN USA: Sweetwater Innovative Solutions uphold products to the highest standard of quality, ensuring the finest brew. Proudly manufactured in a LEED Gold Certified facility in Knoxville, Tennessee, the SIS products are sustainable and excellent.

 

9/3 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.95. 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

Growler & Glass Cleaner – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

boxtech 528 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

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

  • A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Equipped with 2 water outlets and 5.6 Ft power cord, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond
  • Water pump with bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent Water leakage and Electric leakage
  • Max Flow Rate: 528 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 5.9 Feet. 35W high efficiency motor for energy saving, and low water level design
  • This submersible water pump is multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life, easy to maintain

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.

 

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.

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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VIVOSUN 850 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN Submersible Pump

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  • Product Details: 5.9” x 4.3” x 6.1”; The 5ft. long power cord offers convenient installation wherever you need; Max. flow rate: 850 GPH (3500 L/H); Max. lift height: up to 9.2 Feet; Watt: 60W; Voltage: 110-120V/60Hz
  • Bottom Inlet: The water inlet is on the bottom of the pump, which could drain as much water as it can, and pump the water 5mm higher than others; The 360⁰ omnidirectional filtering cleans out excrement and crud while keeping water circulating all around
  • Anti-Drying Design: When the temperature reaches to 185 ℉(85℃), the built-in thermal protector chip will stop the pump from draining and pumping water; Pure copper wiring delivers more stable power for a longer service life and more energy savings
  • Ultra-Quiet & Durable: Only making 28db sound, this pump is super quiet, so there is no trouble of getting disturbed while the pump is working; The pump’s ceramic shaft core uses a high-strength wear-resistant rotor that is both acid resistant and corrosion resistant
  • Wild Application: Equipped with detachable water outlet, suitable for various sizes of water pipes, this submersible pump can be applied to many different occasions, such as fish tank, pond, aquarium, hydroponic systems and etc

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.

 

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.

VIVOSUN 850GPH 60W Submersible Pump for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponic Systems with 5ft Power Cord and 4 Nozzles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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4 Piece Scrub Brush Power Drill Attachments [Deep Clean Your Kettle & More]

Holikme 4Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface,Yellow

4 Pack Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Set

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  • * 3 shape of brushes clean your bathtub, grout, upholstery, bathroom surface, floor, tile, shower, toilet and carpet etc, Nylon bristles will not scratch surfaces of them.
  • * Extended reach attachment help brush to clean the tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas such like stove grates, drip pans, crevices, car etc
  • * Extended reach attachment have the slip joint and magnet, it can lock the brushes tightly and make precise control.
  • * Bruehes and Extended reach attachment fit into most of the cordless drills
  • * Cordless Drill NOT included!!!

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.

 

Note: The drill is not included.  This may be handy for deep cleaning or kettle or other brewing gear.

Holikme 4Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface,Yellow – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


boxtech 528 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

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

  • A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Equipped with 2 water outlets and 5.6 Ft power cord, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond
  • Water pump with bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent Water leakage and Electric leakage
  • Max Flow Rate: 528 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 5.9 Feet. 35W high efficiency motor for energy saving, and low water level design
  • This submersible water pump is multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life, easy to maintain

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.

 

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.

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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4 Piece Scrub Brush Power Drill Attachments [Deep Clean Your Kettle & More]

Holikme 4Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface,Yellow

4 Pack Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Set

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Highlighted Features
  • * 3 shape of brushes clean your bathtub, grout, upholstery, bathroom surface, floor, tile, shower, toilet and carpet etc, Nylon bristles will not scratch surfaces of them.
  • * Extended reach attachment help brush to clean the tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas such like stove grates, drip pans, crevices, car etc
  • * Extended reach attachment have the slip joint and magnet, it can lock the brushes tightly and make precise control.
  • * Bruehes and Extended reach attachment fit into most of the cordless drills
  • * Cordless Drill NOT included!!!

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.

 

Note: The drill is not included.  This may be handy for deep cleaning or kettle or other brewing gear.

Holikme 4Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface,Yellow – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


100 x Nitrile Gloves – Brew Day Cleanup, BBQ & More

100 Pcs Nitrile Disposable Gloves

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  • [High-quality Nitrile Gloves] -PEIPU Nitrile gloves are more thicker, stronger and more wear-resistant than typical vinyl gloves.PEIPU Nitrile gloves are 4 mils thick,These gloves shape the hand, provide comfort and responsive grip, are ideal for palms and fingertips, and have optimal sensitivity.
  • [Comfortable Fit] – Fits like your own skin with excellent protection against liquids, gases, oils, grease, glass, and sharp objects.
  • [Hygiene] -You can wear them to reduce skin contact with the outside world and maintain personal hygiene and health.
  • [Applications]- PEIPU Nitrile gloves are designed for cleaning food handling, parts handling, janitorial services, painting and finishing services, food prep, tattoo,pet care, technicians, mechanic, and so on.
  • [Various Sizes]- containing 100 gloves,Latex-free and powder-free for sensitive hands or foods,nitrile can be stored for a long term without becoming brittle.These nitrile gloves are available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes

 

Potential Uses:  Help with cleanup on brew day, make your kegs shine like new (see photo below) and use around the kitchen and for BBQ.  I use similar gloves when I apply rub for smoking meats.  It helps to prevent against cross contamination and I also like that it helps keep my hands from smelling like… bbq rub.  If you’re a BBQ-er like me, check out…  BBQ Finds, it’s like Homebrew Finds, but for… BBQ.

I use protective gloves when dealing with harsh chemicals  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.  I used protective gloves several times during this process.

Note from HBF: These are not appropriate for use with high temps. If you’re looking for something like that, search Amazon for “waterproof heat resistant gloves” to shop around

PEIPU Nitrile Gloves,Medical Exam Gloves,Disposable Cleaning Gloves,(Large, 100-Count)Powder Free, Latex Free,Rubber Free,Ultra-Strong,Food Handling Use, Single Use Non-Sterile Protective Gloves for Cooking, Cleaning & More. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link