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TWO x Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles by Luckeg – $18.49 – $9.25 each + Free Prime Ship & Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS - Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles by Luckeg


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

  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel for Carbonation Cap (2 PCS), Perfect Polishing Surface,with two four Food Grade Silicone Seal Rings;
  • Unique Machined the Carbonation Cap, can fit Both Black Liquid Ball Lock Disconnect and Grey Gas Ball Lock Disconnect;
  • The Carbonation Cap can fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles, easy to Counter Pressure Bottle Fill PET Bottles;
  • The Carbonation Cap can Carbonate Various Beverages, including Soda, Beer, Juice, Water or Clean Beer Line;

Potential Uses:

  • 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 two 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 Conversion – make sure your chose SS carb cap works with liquid ball lock QDs

7/6/21 11 AM Central: These are selling for $18.49. That figures to about $9.25 each. 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

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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.

14″ Stainless Steel Spring Loaded Bottler Filler + Cleaning Brush

Eyourlife 304 Stainless Steel Bottling Stick 14" Length Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler Set with Filler Brush, Using 3/8’’ Tube

Eyourlife 304 Stainless Steel Bottling Stick 14″ Length Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler Set with Filler Brush, Using 3/8’’ Tube

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

  • __Easy to sanitize: Due to the design of removable Spring Loaded, it can be cleaned easily. And it also comes with free bottle brush to help you clean the filler.
  • __Convenient to use: Step 1: Attach the 3/8″ silicone tube to the top side; Step 2:connect the tubing to the tap of the keg and depress the spring-loaded button foot-valve against the bottom of the bottle or container to start filling. Step 3: When you press the wand tip against the bottom of the bottle, bottling wand starts its flow, stops when you lower the bottle away from it.
  • __Size: Total length:35cm/14″. End caliber:9.5mm. No more having to fiddle with the spigot during bottling, and no more mess from the dripping hose between bottles!
  • __Products included: 1 x Nylon Bristle Brush; 1 x Loaded Bottle Filler. Quality & Satisfaction Warranty.

 

Eyourlife 304 Stainless Steel Bottling Stick 14″ Length Spring Loaded Beer Bottle Filler Set with Filler Brush, Using 3/8’’ Tube – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew – New Updates

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Kegland Cannular Can Seamer

It’s been a long road for craft beer to be accepted in cans and not bottles. But it has been well established that cans are OK, too, and some take it even further to tout cans as a superior storage vessel for beer. I’ll avoid a full-blown comparison of the pros & cons of each, but I do feel it worth noting a couple of the selling points cans have. One is the claim that cans provide better storage with a more oxygen-proof seal than bottle caps, and 100% light blocking versus even brown colored glass. There is probably lots of debate on those two topics, but one benefit that is universally recognized is transportability. Cans are lighter and more compact, a whole lot less fragile, and you can take them to beaches and pools where glass containers are banned.

On the homebrew scale, until recently, the canners available have either been hand-crank monstrosities that look like an exhibit from a museum on the industrial revolution, or electrically driven units that look like steampunk movie props and cost a couple thousand dollars. Then in 2019, KegLand from Australia started exporting their Cannular can seamer that sells for $525 for the unit + power supply and is electrically powered. This changed the landscape significantly in the homebrew world, making canning much more within reach.


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Empty CanLid on Foam

The Cannular operates with a combination of manual lever pulling and electric motor spinning. You start the process out with an empty aluminum can with no top on it. You sanitize the can, fill it with beer, and then take a sanitized lid and set it down on top of the can (ideally on foam, to ensure minimization of air in your canned product). From there, it gets placed on a small pedestal and a lever turn raises the can up into the machinery of the can seaming operation and locks it at that height. The push of a button gets the motor spinning and the can on its platform starts spinning around. Grabbing a different lever, you push back and hold it for a couple seconds, then pull it toward you for a couple seconds, and you’re done. Turn off the motor, lower your can back down on the pedestal, and you’ve canned one beer.

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Yaebrew Stainless Steel Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler - Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler – Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew


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

  • Hand held counter pressure filler
  • Fill bottles from keg without loosing carbonation
  • Adjustable pressure relief system
  • Material: 304 stainless steel
  • Flush and fill from the bottom of the bottle.

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler – Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare to: This from MoreBeer – this accomplishes the same basic purpose, however, note it is from a different manufacturer and most likely has different specs

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Case of 24 Long Neck Beer Bottles AND Crown Caps

North Mountain Supply - ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles - Case of 24 - Includes Crown CapsNorth Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps

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

  • Case of 24 – North Mountain Supply 12 Ounce Amber Beer Bottles – Includes 24 Crown Caps!
  • Each bottle is made to withstand carbonation pressure – Use 48 bottles for a 5 gallon batch of beer.
  • Packed in a heavy duty box to prevent damage in shipping
  • Made and packaged in the USA!

 

Compare: Beer Bottles at MoreBeer – most options have additional shipping costs

Notes from HBF: Using new bottles saves time cleaning bottle labels and insures you have a completely clean and ready to sanitize bottle. I know of some homebrewers that use new bottles for every batch while some use new bottles for competitions and others buy new bottles and re-use time and time again.  Since these are large and bulky, shipping can be a big expense. Consider total cost including shipping when making a buying decision.

North Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Getting a Deal on Bottles for Your Homebrew

New Or Used Bottles?

Using new bottles saves time cleaning bottle labels and insures you have a completely clean and ready to sanitize bottle. I know of some homebrewers that use new bottles for every batch while some use new bottles for competitions and others buy new bottles and re-use time and time again.

Used bottles have the advantage of being cheap or free. De-label, clean and sanitize.

Getting a Deal on New Bottles

Tip: Shop Around – Prices and availability can vary wildly. If you want cases of new bottles, shop around to get the best deal.

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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

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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

FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11, best price + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack, FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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

  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

Note from HBF: Does not include pictured bottles

6/21/21 8 PM Central: These are selling for just $11. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  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

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Case of 24 Long Neck Beer Bottles AND Crown Caps

North Mountain Supply - ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles - Case of 24 - Includes Crown CapsNorth Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps

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

  • Case of 24 – North Mountain Supply 12 Ounce Amber Beer Bottles – Includes 24 Crown Caps!
  • Each bottle is made to withstand carbonation pressure – Use 48 bottles for a 5 gallon batch of beer.
  • Packed in a heavy duty box to prevent damage in shipping
  • Made and packaged in the USA!

 

Compare: Beer Bottles at MoreBeer – most options have additional shipping costs

Notes from HBF: Using new bottles saves time cleaning bottle labels and insures you have a completely clean and ready to sanitize bottle. I know of some homebrewers that use new bottles for every batch while some use new bottles for competitions and others buy new bottles and re-use time and time again.  Since these are large and bulky, shipping can be a big expense. Consider total cost including shipping when making a buying decision.

North Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Save on Used Counter Pressure Bottle Fillers at MoreBeer

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  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has a limited number of used counter pressure bottle fillers on sale.  Selections include the standard offering and the deluxe counter pressure bottle filler.
  • Availability is limited.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with most $59 orders.

Counter Pressure Bottle Fillers at MoreBeer < sorts to show sale items first

Last Call, Ends 7/23, Up to $30 Off!   Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

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