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Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve + Limited Time Deal

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.


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BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit FE961 – use coupon code SAVE10


Why a Spunding Valve?

There are loads of homebrew related applications for a Spunding valve ranging from pressurized ferementation to naturally carbonating to fixing over carbonated beers and lots more.  Check out our resource post on the subject.  It’s arguably the go-to resource on the Internet on the subject


Update: New Kegland BlowTie v2!

Since this review was published, BlowTie v2 has been released.  The major improvement is… a built in gauge.  Look for an update to this review in the future.  General concepts should remain the same.  I recommend purchasing the newer v2.


Hands on Review Kegland BlowTie Spunding Valve

The BlowTie Spunding Valve assembly consists of the BlowTie, a DuoTight Tee Fitting, a DuoTight to flare fitting, a DuoTight pressure gauge and two small pieces of EVABarrier Tubing.


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Parts lists for putting this together on your own can be found toward the end of this review


The BlowTie is the heart of this build.  It has DuoTight Push to Connect connections on both side as well as an adjustment knob to set pressure.  Related: DuoTight Hands on Review. Continue reading

Threaded Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – $8.96 + free shipping

Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew

Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew

Possible homebrewing uses include – carbonating, oxygenating and aerating.

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Stainless Steel Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone Homebrew by Happybrew – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Announcing: DuoTight Compatible Picnic Faucet + In Depth DuoTight Hands on Review

Duotight Compatible Plastic Beer Faucet D1263

Duotight Compatible Picnic/Cobra Faucet via MoreBeer

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

The standard plastic handheld faucet modified for use with Duotight fittings and EVABarrier draft tubing. The 6.5mm end piece can be paired with the 8mm x 6.5mm Duotight reducer to use with 8mm OD EVABarrier tubing.

Commonly called a “cobra tap” or “picnic faucet”.

Duotight fitting sold separately.


 

Note: You need to add on this fitting to make this a complete assembly.

Duotight Compatible Plastic Beer Faucet D1263

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Brand New Universal Replacement Keg Lid by Beverage Factory [Ball Lock & Pin Lock] – $14.99 + free prime ship

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg


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

This is a universal replacement lid for home brew/soda kegs. BRAND new lid comes with closure O-Ring pressure release Valve with sturdy 1 inch metal ring to relieve pressure out of your keg.


One difference between Pin Lock and Ball Lock kegs is the type of lids that come with each.  Ball Locks, generally, have a manual PRV valve, while Pin Locks do not.  Ball Lock style lids are, in my opinion, superior because the manual PRV allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  The good news is that, for standard kegs, the lids are the same size and can be interchanged.  That means you can use a Ball Lock style lid in a Pin Lock Keg.  See: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg – 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

 

Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge! control each keg separately & more

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

Duotight Regulator with Gauge via William’s Brewing

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This 8mm Duotight compatible regulator with 0-60 PSI gauge fits 8mm outer diameter tubing, and can handle pressures up to 150 PSI (if you buy an optional 150 PSI gauge). Suitable for gas or water, all components are food grade.

This is perfect for reducing the pressure of one gas line in a draft system – for example, with a single regulator and C02 bottle, you can set the pressure at the C02 bottle with the larger regulator (not included) and then put this regulator inline to reduce the pressure. Handy for when you want to carbonate one keg at 25 PSI and dispense another at 8 PSI.



More about v1


 

  • Check the product page to see if it’s still available.
  • This is a follow up to Kegland’s v1 inline secondary.  The first version was… awesome.  One of my favorite homebrew gadgets of all time.
  • Improvements vs v1…
  • INTEGRATED GAUGE.  v1 did not have a gauge.  This is a huge improvement.
  • DuoTight Compatible!  DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.
  • The DuoTight lineup is awesome… Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

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Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator – $9.97 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4" Npt

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt

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  • Air regulator for precisely regulating and maintaining constant air pressure
  • Accurate downstream air pressure regulation between 1 and 160-psi
  • High impact composite regulator knob and steel protected gauge
  • 60-Scfm at 100-PSI with 1/4-inch NPT ports

 

A potential homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve for more on Spunding Valves.

Most of the builds detailed in our Spunding Resource Post consist of a PRV Valve + tee + gauge + connection option.  Generally four parts in total.  The CR1401G replaces two parts, both the tee and gauge.  See: Spunding Valve Build: Using Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator for more details

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Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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.

Eaton Weatherhead 1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare… $7.18 + free prime ship & Build a Spunding Valve How & Why

Brennan Industries 6505-04-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/4"-18 NPTF x 7/16"-20 SAE Thread, 1/4" Male NPTF x 1/4" Female JIC Swivel

Brennan Industries 6505-04-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/4″-18 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel

This fitting is featured in our Spunding Valve Build in the Style 1 section of our build post.  A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

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Brennan Industries 6505-04-04 Steel Straight Tube Fitting, 1/4″-18 NPTF x 7/16″-20 SAE Thread, 1/4″ Male NPTF x 1/4″ Female JIC Swivel – note, multiple versions or sizes may be available, as such a different fitting may appear at this product link


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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.

ProMaker Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.99 + free prime ship

ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water (1 Pcs)

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.

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  • ★ High Quality — Made of stainless steel material,more solid and last longer,heavy duty and perfect polishing make it used for longer and easier than ever to carbonate your beverages!
  • ★ Cost-effective Carbonation Tool — Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles,gas (grey) ball lock connectors, or liquid (black) ball lock connectors,more portable, convenient and cheaper than CO2 systems
  • ★ Used Easily — Attaches to plastic bottles and connects to a gas side ball-lock disconnect in order to inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation,your beer is available to drink almost immediately.
  • ★ Various Usage — Carbonation caps can carbonate a number of beverages, including beer, soda, water, and juice,also can clean your beer line and to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles

 

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 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

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ProMaker Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb Ball Lock Type CO2 Coupling Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water (1 Pcs) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Stainless Carbonation Cap TEE – $10.99 – convert PET bottles to mini kegs + free prime ship

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer


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

  • PET bottles are redily available and inexpensive. The standard thread for PET bottles for carbonated beverates between 0-3L in size is the PCO 1881 thread
  • Historically you would only be able to place a black or grey ball lock disconnect onto thse fittings one at a time
  • This tee piece now enables you to attach both a liquid and gas disconnect to the bottle at the same time so you can essencially use a common PET bottle as a keg
  • Make a really small and useful keg system out of PET plastic bottles. Great for taking beer to a party or making your own micro/portable/mini keg system.
  • NOTE: The PET soft drink bottles and carbonation caps sold separately.

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304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging 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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Three x Carbonation Caps for PET Bottles – $9.99, $3.33 each + free prime ship

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4" Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles

3 x Plastic Carbonation Caps

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  • No Leaks!Fit your Soft Drink PET Bottles Perfectly,no Leaks,like the original caps.
  • Durable!Made of Food grade Engineering Plastic,Performance is close to stainless steel.Safe and Healthy.
  • No Hurt your bottle!The Plastic Cap will not hurt the thread of your PET bottle.The thread of the stainless cap are very sharp,it will hurt your bottle.

 

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.

3/28/21 2 PM Central: These have are selling for just $9.99. 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

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit 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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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.