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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $74.67 Shipped + Hands on Review & Mods

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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.

  • This is selling for $82.95.
  • Save Another 10%: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code FALL.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – $74.67 when you use coupon code FALL

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Free Shipping on Valuebrew Bulk Food Grade O-Rings

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

For a short time, Valuebrew is offering free shipping when you buy four or more packs of 50 o-rings. Choose from custom blue and green, dip tube, ball and pin lock posts, universal poppet and internal QD. You can also add on lid orings and their exclusive ball lock jumpers.

SPECIAL! Four Fifties = Free Shipping

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Single Tap Jockey Box – Serve Your Homebrew On the Go – $109.99 + free shipping!

HomeBrewStuff Mini Jockey Box Draft beer dispenser Stainless Steel Coil Chiller

Single Tap Jockey Box


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

  • 14 quarts can travel cooler
  • 25′ stainless steel coil
  • Standard chrome faucet
  • Standard tap handle
  • 1/4 inch

This is the Ultimate in portable beer cooling for parties, campouts, or even just the beer enthusiast’s day at the Park. It comes built complete with 25′ Stainless steel chilling coil, 6′ of clear beverage tubing for connection to kegs, standard draft faucet and well insulated cooler to hold the ice around the chilling coil.”


Jockey boxes help you  serve not yet cold beer.  Add ice to the cooler and beer chills as it goes through the coils.

9/20/21 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $109.99. That’s a bargain. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

HomeBrewStuff Mini Jockey Box Draft beer dispenser Stainless Steel Coil Chiller


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Ball Lock Kegs – from $40.50 + Free Ship Eligible

Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.


 

  • As of this posting, these are on sale for just $45
  • Free shipping eligible!  Most kegs at AIH do not qualify for free shipping.  These ball locks DO qualify!
  • Save ANOTHER 10%: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code FALL
  • Buy two kegs or otherwise put together a qualifying $55 order and these kegs will cost just $40.50 and you’ll get free shipping

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used – remember promo code FALL

Also available in four packs

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128 Ounce [1 Gallon!] Mini Keg Style Stainless Steel Growler in Powder Coated Matte Black – $37.99 + free shipping, w/coupon

128OZ Mini Keg Growler, Stainless Steel Home Keg with No Scratch Matte Black Powder Coated to Keeping Fresh for Homebrew, Craft and Draft Beer

128OZ Mini Keg Growler, Stainless Steel Home Keg with No Scratch Matte Black Powder Coated

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  • PORTABLE SIZE: 128OZ mini keg style growler is designed for storing all kinds of beverage, which is easy to store and carry out. Measures 5.3″L x 5.3″W x 13″H & fits your home cooler/fridge.
  • POWDER COATED: Matte Black Powder Coated allows you to avoid scratches and unnecessary hand-prints during use. All accessories including kegs are made of food grade 304 stainless steel which keep beer flavors and fresh
  • INNER THREADS: This mini keg with inner threads allows to be used with a mini-keg dispenser and ball lock MFL disconnect set, which helps you make carbonated beverage.
  • HEX CAP: Beer produces carbon dioxide during fermentation and storage, the round mini keg cap always difficult to grip, and the new designed hex cap allow you can easily open the cap.

 

9/21/21 12:30 AM Central: This is selling for $39.99.  Click on “Save extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $37.99 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

128OZ Mini Keg Growler, Stainless Steel Home Keg with No Scratch Matte Black Powder Coated to Keeping Fresh for Homebrew, Craft and Draft Beer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Channellock 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set – helps remove o-rings – $9.95 + free prime ship & How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles | Useful as Gunsmith Tools and for Removing Small Fuses, Wire plugs and "O" rings | Heat Treated Alloy Steel Blades for Extended Tool Life | Made in the USA

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles

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  • High torque acetate handles for superior durability and solvent resistance
  • Custom heat-treated alloy steel blades
  • Zinc plated for corrosion resistance

 

Related: BULK Keg O-Rings in Food Grade Silicone & Buna-N

9/20/21 5 AM Central: These are on sale for $9.95. 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

Channellock HP-4A 4 Piece Hook and Pick Set with Durable Acetate Handles | Useful as Gunsmith Tools and for Removing Small Fuses, Wire plugs and “O” rings | Heat Treated Alloy Steel Blades for Extended Tool Life | Made in the USA – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Deals on Kegs, Beer Line Cleaning, Manifolds, Recipe Kits & More at Keg Connection + HBF Readers Save More!

kegconnection.com saleMultiple deals happening at Keg Connection as of this posting. No coupon code necessary, check product pages to see if you can still get in on these deals.

Everything ships for a flat $7.99 to addresses in the contiguous US, regardless of order size

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Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat fee no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket [Ball Lock Keg Posts] – $6.79 + free prime ship

TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13222

TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13222

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  • 12-point opening fits double hex (12-sided), hex, and square-shaped fasteners
  • Socket geometry is designed to apply force to flat sides of fasteners and not the corners, preventing round-off
  • Deep-length sockets reach into wells and accommodate the excess threads of longer shafts
  • Extra-large die-stamped size markings are easy to read and can’t wear off
  • Polished, chrome-plated finish easily wipes clean and is highly resistant to corrosion

 

Standard Ball Lock keg posts come in two sizes 11/6″ and 7/8″.  7/8″ is the larger size.  Typically as 12 pt socket is required remove 7/8″ size posts.

Also: TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 11/16 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13217

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TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive x 7/8 Inch Deep 12-Point Socket | SHD13222 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Tools for Removing Keg Posts

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Intertap (& Probably NukaTap) Push In Stainless Steel Growler Filler – $12.99

Intertap Growler Filler

Intertap Growler Filler


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

  • For use with Intertap Faucets Only
  • Stainless Steel
  • Pushes into standard Intertap faucet
  • Works with 3/8″ tubing

From HBF: The product description says this only works with Intertap faucets. Since Intertap and Nukatap share the same spout design, I’m guessing it will also work with Nukatap, but that’s a guess.

9/19/21 6 PM Central: These are selling for $12.99. 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

Intertap Growler Filler

This is a push-in design, a threaded spout option is also available…

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What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do? – New Updates

what does a flow control faucet do

In order to properly serve a pint of beer from your kegerator you need to have a balanced system.  You decide what carbonation level you’d like to serve and what temperature you want your beer to be and set a CO2 pressure based on those two factors.  To pour a proper pint, well carbonated without excessive foam, you need to balance your system.  Balancing offsets your set CO2 pressure with the proper amount of resistance.  Not enough resistance = fast pouring and excessively foamy beers.  Too much resistance = beer pours too slowly or not at all.   Each component along the way provides some resistance.  Typically most of the resistance comes in the form of adding more beer line.  More line = more resistance.  For a full rundown of this see: Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System


What do flow control faucets do?

Flow control faucets feature a built in flow compensator that allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store and serve these beers at higher pressures.  Instead of replacing your beer line with ever increasing lengths of tubing, you simply turn a knob to increase resistance.

In my opinion Intertap and Perlick are top faucet manufacturers and both have a flow control model.

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