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Inkbird ITC-308 Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller – $28 via Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale! Prime Exclusive

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outletsmoker Thermostat, 2-Stage, 1100W, with Sensor Reptile Beer Brewing Kegs Fridge Cured meat Breeding

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller.  Controls both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.  This is a great controller.  Check out my [Hands on Review].

11/29/20 2 AM Central: This is on sale for just $28 via Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale.  This is a Prime Exclusive [Try Prime for Free].  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.

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Stock Update…. Black Friday Deal! Bulk, Food Grade O-Rings – includes new COLOR CODED Post 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, 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 detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting their entire lineup of food grade replacement o-rings by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $15 or more.  This stacks on top of an existing sale and their 3 for 1 shipping promo.  Use coupon code blackfriday.

  • All options are on sale.
  • Stacking coupon code blackfriday – 15% off bulk o-rings when you spend $15 or more
  • 3 for 1 shipping: Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack. Applies to 10 and 25 count options. Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Keg O-Rings – remember promo code blackfriday with your order of $15 or more

Stock Update…

Valuebrew has struggled to keep some offerings in stock.  That’s especially true of their keg lid offerings.  The silicone have sold out since our last update.  The food grade Buna-N are almost sold out.  These are available via two offerings, their free grommet offer (works with the Black Friday coupon) and their food grade Buna-N offering.

More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

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Keg Deals Roundup – Curated List of the Best Deals – Black Friday Deals Ending Soon

homebrew keg dealsWe have some outstanding keg deals going on right now from two retailers.  Now is the time to pickup kegs!

Related… Rebuild It!  Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs

Adventures in Homebrewing – shipping is generally reasonable and calculated based on how many kegs you order and your location…

As part of their Black Friday Sale AIH is shipping used Ball Locks for FREE.  This, combined with the sale prices, make for some of the best ball lock keg deals we’ve ever seen.

— More… All Kegs < sorts to show deals first

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Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs + TWO Limited Time Deals

how to rebuild homebrew kegs

This post will walk you through rebuilding your homebrew keg, step by step.  From de-labeling to cleaning to replacing warn out parts.

This post features a used/as is ball lock keg from MoreBeer.  For more about this specific keg see a Hands on Review that will give you a full walk-through.  This process applies nearly identically for pin lock kegs.  A section deals specifically with adjustments for pin lock kegs.


Related, Limited Time Deal, How-To Continues Below:

The o-rings featured in this how-to are discounted as part of a Black Friday Deal…

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, 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 detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting their entire lineup of food grade replacement o-rings by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $15 or more.  This stacks on top of an existing sale and their 3 for 1 shipping promo.  Use coupon code blackfriday.

  • All options are on sale.
  • Stacking coupon code blackfriday – 15% off bulk o-rings when you spend $15 or more
  • 3 for 1 shipping: Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack. Applies to 10 and 25 count options. Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Keg O-Rings – remember promo code blackfriday with your order of $15 or more


What Does Reconditioned/Rebuilt Mean?

The short answer is probably… nothing.  I think reconditioned/rebuilt/refurbished are basically synonyms and there is no standard definition for any of these terms.

Here are the different definitions I’ve seen from different retailers via their offerings:

  • The keg is untouched, but is in okay shape and holds pressure.  In this case, reconditioned means… the keg works.
  • The keg has had been tested and had faulty parts replaced.  In this case, reconditioned means, we did the minimum to get the keg working.
  • All o-rings have been replaced and any faulty parts have been replaced.  In this case, reconditioned means… reconditioned.
  • All o-rings have been replaced and any faulty parts have been replaced and the keg has been cleaned.  In this case reconditioned means reconditioned and cleaned.

Examples of Keg Conditions from MoreBeer

The takeaway is that it’s important to read descriptions when it comes to reconditioned/rebuilt/refurbished kegs.  The post walks through a complete rebuild process.

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Deluxe Draft Beer Tool Kit – $29.95, Over HALF Off via Keg Connection’s Black Friday Sale

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.

 

Black Friday! Keg Connection’s Black Friday Sale is live.  They are discounting lots and lots of items including new and used kegs and a lot more.

Keg Connection Black Friday Sale!

This sale discounts their Deluxe Tool Kit by more than 50% to just $29.95.  Shipping is free with a $100 order when you use coupon code SHIP100

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.

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Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 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.

Deals & Every Day Values at Keg Connection

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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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $7.19 via Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale! Prime Exclusive

Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer

Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer

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

  • Heavy duty 304 food grade stainless steel for carbonation cap, perfect polishing surface
  • The carbonation cap can carbonate various beverages, including soda, beer, juice, water or clean beer line
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra 1 piece of o-ring for replacement
  • Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation

 

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.

11/28/20 1:30 PM Central: This is on sale for just $7.19 via Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale.  This is a Prime Exclusive [Try Prime for Free].  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.

Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed 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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Ends Soon: Black Friday! 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – from… $23 + Our Step by Step Guide to Reconditioning

Adventures in Homebrewing’s Black Friday Sale features three OUTSTANDING Ball Lock KEg Deals…

Rebuild It!  Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs

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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. prod:aihloosetwohandle

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Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts – Replace Ball Lock or Convert Pin Lock to Ball Lock – $9.59 via Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale! Prime Exclusive

Ball Lock Keg Posts, MRbrew Cornelius Type keg Ball Lock Post & Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32"-18 Thread (Post & Poppet)Ball Lock Keg Posts, MRbrew Cornelius Type keg Ball Lock Post & Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32″-18 Thread (Post & Poppet)

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

  • 【NO LEAKS】Ball lock posts are with quality o-ring to prevent leaks on gas and liquid connection end
  • 【HEALTHY & DUARABLE】This ball lock post are made of green SS 304, your perfect replacement parts
  • 【UNIVERSAL STANDARD SIZE】MRbrew ball lock keg posts make your keg application easier than ever
  • 【CONVENIENT O-RING】Comes with replacement O-rings, good for long-lasting use. Enjoy your craft beer
  • 【ISSUES SOLVING FOR YOU】Be assured to let us know if you are not satisfied, we are here for you

 

11/27/20 2:30 PM Central: This is on sale for just $9.59 via Amazon’s Black Friday Sale.  This is a Prime Exclusive [Try Prime for Free].  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.

Ball Lock Keg Posts, MRbrew Cornelius Type keg Ball Lock Post & Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32″-18 Thread (Post & Poppet) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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bulk keg orings

 

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:B0714D1JTT

Tahoe Trails 40 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Growler in Orange… $10.39 on Amazon Black Friday Sale! Prime Exclusive

Tahoe Trails 40 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Orange

Tahoe Trails 40 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Orange

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

  • With its double wall vacuum insulation with an additional copper plating allows for extreme temperature retention
  • Great for both hot and cold beverages. Keep ice cold up to 24 hours, hot for 6 hours
  • All Tahoe Trail water bottle are made of non-toxic. BPA free plastic and 18/8 stainless steel and it will never rust or leave a bad metal taste in your mouth
  • Tahoe Trail 12 oz water bottle fits cup holder and coffe machine, 32 oz and 40 oz capacity are large enough to fit your dialy hydration needs. powder coating 18/8 stainless steel we have chosen from the most popular colors
  • The handle lid makes it easy to take with you or store in the bag while hiking, biking, shopping, fishing, road trips, sport events, office.

 

11/27/20 9:15 AM Central: These are on sale for just $10.39 via Amazon’s Black Friday Sale.  This is a Prime Exclusive [Try Prime for Free].  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.

Holiday Gift Idea… grab some of these to give away full of your homebrew around the holidays.

Tahoe Trails 40 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Orange – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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This Stacks With Black Friday Coupon… 10 Pack Airlock Grommets – Free with Keg O-Ring Purchase

  • For a limited time, Valuebrew is throwing in a pack of 10 airlock grommets for free when you buy 10 x Food Grade Buna-N Keg O-Rings along with your choice of 2 x 25 packs of their smaller o-rings.  Their recently released color coded post o-rings ARE included in the lineup of add-ons.
  • No coupon code is required.  Check product page to see if this is still available.

As part of a limited time sale, Valuebrew is giving you an extra 10% off when you buy their just introduced food safe Buna-N Keg Lid O-Rings along with two 25 packs of your choice.  This is in addition to the already discounted sale.

SPECIAL! Free Airlock Grommets with Food Safe O-Ring Purchase

Stacks With.. Black Friday Deal!

Valuebrew is discounting their entire lineup of food grade replacement o-rings by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $15 or more.  This stacks on top of an existing sale and their 3 for 1 shipping promo.  Use coupon code blackfriday.

  • All options are on sale.
  • Stacking coupon code blackfriday – 15% off bulk o-rings when you spend $15 or more
  • 3 for 1 shipping: Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost, just $1.50, as a single pack. Applies to 10 and 25 count options. Mix and match – Choose from – post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

Food Safe Keg O-Rings – remember promo code blackfriday with your order of $15 or more

More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Pinned: Black Friday Roundup!Amazon Black FridayKeg Rebuild

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!

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. pst:vbfsor