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Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve + Save 15%

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

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Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve – $26.99 + free shipping + Hands on Review

Diaphragm Spunding Valve - Adjustable Pressure Relief Gauge Ball

Diaphragm Spunding Valve – Adjustable Pressure Relief Gauge Ball

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The BlowTie Spunding Valve is used to release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a keg while doing pressure transfers. Thanks to the large surface area of the diaphragm, this style spunding valve is much more accurate than the poppet style. 8 mm Duotight fittings at both inlet and outlet make this unit perfect for use with EVABarrier 8 mm OD tubing. The blow off pressure can be set by either pairing the BlowTie with the included Push-In Pressure Gauge, or by attaching it to an empty keg that has been pressurized to the desired psi.

Made from food grade acetal
Stainless screws
Easily disassembles for cleaning
8mm (5/16″) Duotight fittings at both ends
0-40 psi pressure rating
Two functions in one great piece of hardware!

The Ball Lock QD Adjustable Pressure Valve W/Gauge can also be used to relieve pressure while filtering from one keg to another. At the same time it gives you the ability to read the pressure in the receiving keg. And Ferment under desired pressure!

 

Spunding Valve Applications
  1. Pressurized fermentation.  Ferment in a 5 or 10 gallon corny keg and use your Spunding Valve instead of an airlock.  This allows you to ferment at your desired pressure.
  2. Dry hop under pressure.  This allows you to dry hop earlier while reducing oxygenation.  Active yeast are more likely to metabolize oxygen that’s introduced during dry hopping during active fermentation.  Since CO2 is not exiting beer as vigorously under pressure, wanted compounds, flavors and aromas are more likely to stay in your beer under pressure.
  3. Naturally and accurately carbonate beer right in the keg.
  4. An airlock replacement.  Keep the valve wide open for non-pressurized fermentations.  Only do this if you have plenty of head space.  This wouldn’t make a great blow off tube.
  5. Keg to keg transfers.  Use the Spunding Valve to allow excess gas to exit the receiving keg as you transfer under pressure.  Helps you achieve a slow, controlled and pressurized transfer.
  6. Fix over-carbonated beers.  Use the same general process as for carbonation (skipping the addition of fermentable sugar).  Use a carbonation chart to determine proper pressure for the temperature the keg is at.  The Spunding Valve allows excess pressure to vent until the new carbonation level is achieved.  You can agitate the keg to fix carbonation more quickly.
  7. Test for keg leaks.  Pressurize your keg to serving pressure.  Put the Spunding Valve on (with the pressure set well above your serving PSI) and note the reading.  The gauge should remain steady.  If pressure drops, you know you have a keg leak.  It’s worth noting that this checks the entire keg including gas body o-ring.  That spot is hard to check and other way as it’s only in function when the gas QD is on.  When the gas QD is on… it’s difficult to spray and check for bubbles underneath the gas QD.  Thanks to Scott Janish for this tip!
  8. As an airlock for long term aging of beers.  Airlocks can run dry over time.  A Spunding Valve will not.

 

Lots more about Spunding Valves on our Spunding Valve Build Resource Post

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Diaphragm Spunding Valve – Adjustable Pressure Relief Gauge Ball

Check out my Hands on Review of this great assembly!  Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!

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Brand New Universal Replacement Keg Lid by Beverage Factory [Ball Lock & Pin Lock] – $15 + 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


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  • Universal replacement lid for home brew/ soda kegs
  • Dimensions: 3 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (with gasket)

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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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ SAE Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + free shipping & Building a Spunding Valve

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE)

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  See: Build a Spunding Valve for more info.  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this fitting.  A photo of this fitting as part of a Spunding Valve build is to the right.  Note: The description of this has changed since I first purchased it in October of 2018.  At that time it was titled HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304. 

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DuoTight 8 mm to 1/4″ Flare – $2.99 – back in stock + Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve

 Duotight Push-In Fitting - 8 mm (5/16 in.) x 1/4 in. Flare DUO106

Duotight Push-In Fitting – 8 mm (5/16 in.) x 1/4 in. Flare

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This Duotight fitting with 1/4″ Flare is perfect for flared gas and beverage ball lock and pin lock disconnects. It can also be used to connect gas line to the flare fitting found on MKIII and KOMOS CO2 regulators. Compatible with EVABarrier 8 mm OD Tubing (D1717 & D1718).

The Duotight fitting does not require a flare washer. See the instructions below for how to ensure a leak-free connection when attaching to flare fittings.

Duotight fittings are high-quality push-in fittings that seal tight and offer superior sealing capacity due to the double O-ring sealing design.

High Performance Double O-Ring Design:
The secret to Duotight’s superior sealing performance comes from the fact that they use not one, but two high-quality EPDM O-rings. The double O-ring means they have literally twice the sealing surface when compared with other push-in fittings. This makes them more reliable and significantly reduces the chance of leakage.

The double O-ring system also means that tubing can be bent at a much tighter radius without causing leaking issues, which can be an issue with other fittings. This combination of factors makes Duotight the most reliable push-in fittings on the market.

EPDM offers excellent chemical resistance for a longer life span. When compared with silicone and vinyl, EPDM has much better gas transmission rates, better wear resistance, and is BPA-free.

No Clamps Necessary!
We recommend cutting your tubing straight, not on an angle, to ensure the line forms a complete seal. To remove the fitting simply push in the collet and the hose can be removed.

Features:
Insert tubing and firmly push in to attach
Easily release tubing by pushing in the collet
Suitable for both gas & beverage applications
Double O-rings made from EPDM
Pressure rated to 100 psi

 

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Duotight Push-In Fitting – 8 mm (5/16 in.) x 1/4 in. Flare DUO106

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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $9.18 + free prime ship & Hands on Review & Hacks

in Line Plastic RegulatorIn Line Plastic Regulator

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  • A small barbed regulator for use with liquid or gas
  • Made from acetyl, nitrile, brass and stainless steel parts
  • Controls pressure from 0 – 150 psi
  • Includes 3/16 inch

Notes from HBF: This is an inline secondary regulator.  You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.  Since this does not have a gauge, you need some sort of a gauge to use for tuning this in.  The gauge doesn’t have to stay connected, just while you’re setting the regulator.  This is a perfect application of a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why]

Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/SpundingUse for portable serving!

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UPDATE – Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve! – Purge Kegs w/CO2 Produced by Fermentation

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.

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

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.

Here’s a look at each component…


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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. Continue reading

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 BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve FE960

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Duotight and EVABarrier will revolutionize how you connect your draft line! We love Duotight push-in fittings for their quick connection, reliable seal, and versatility. Easily connect and disconnect your draft lines — no need to use hose clamps or cut your tubing to remove it! Thanks to the double EPDM O-ring design, Duotight fittings offer a superior connection and seal than similar push-in fittings. They’ll hold tight even when your lines are turning a tight corner, and they’re pressure rated up to 100 psi. These little guys come in a ton of different options to serve a multitude of functions — use them as tailpieces on shanks and keg couplers, replace the swivel nut and barb on your flared ball lock or pin lock disconnects, or add in-line shut off or check valves to your draft lines. And with a few tees and ball valves, you can put together a gas manifold for a fraction of the price of a typical brass or aluminum manifold.

EVABarrier is the tubing of choice to be used with our line of Duotight fittings. This high-quality double walled tubing offers superior protection against oxidation, CO2 loss and microbial growth. Plus, it’s BPA and PVC free! The outer barrier gives the tubing a nice stiffness that makes it extremely kink resistant and perfect for use with push-in fittings. The inner wall is an excellent gas barrier, keeping oxygen out and CO2 in. The internal surface of the tubing is extremely smooth, making it difficult for bacteria and microbes to cling to. All sizes of EVABarrier can be used for either gas or beverage line, but be sure to check the recommended lengths for beer lines.

Bring your draft system into the 21st century with Duotight and EVABarrier!


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Keg Carbonation Lid and Diffusion Stone

Jansamn Carbonation Lid,Carbonation Keg Lid for Cornelius Corny Kegs, Home Brew Keg Lid With 20" Silicon Tube & 2 Micron Keg Diffusion Stone (Universal Lid)

Jansamn Carbonation Lid,Carbonation Keg Lid for Cornelius Corny Kegs, Home Brew Keg Lid With 20″ Silicon Tube & 2 Micron Keg Diffusion Stone (Universal Lid)

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  • Stainless steel 0.5 Micron Carbonation Diffusion Stone
  • Keg Lid with stainless Ball Lock Post, Silicon Keg lid Seal
  • Replace your old bent,dented,or leaking lids.
  • Easy Speedy carbonation. No need to shake your keg with this keg lid kit.
  • Release pressure to remove lid. Working pressure 130 PSI (900 kPa)

 

Jansamn Carbonation Lid,Carbonation Keg Lid for Cornelius Corny Kegs, Home Brew Keg Lid With 20″ Silicon Tube & 2 Micron Keg Diffusion Stone (Universal Lid)


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2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – for aeration & carbonation

Gekufa Beer Carbonating Stone, 2 Micron Diffusion Air Stone, Stainless Steel Aeration Stone for Homebrew Beer Wine Soda Brewing, Carbonation Stone 2 Micron

Gekufa Beer Carbonating Stone, 2 Micron Diffusion Air Stone, Stainless Steel Aeration Stone for Homebrew Beer Wine Soda Brewing, Carbonation Stone 2 Micron

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  • [Premium Quality] Constructed of food grade material with 304 stainless steel 1/4″ barb to ensure durability, no rust or leak.
  • [Easy to Use] Easily attaches to plastic bottles, gas (grey) ball lock connectors, or liquid (black) ball lock connectors.
  • [Lightweight & Portable] The carbonation stone is lightweight, makes it more portable than traditional carbonation system.
  • [High Efficacy] With the help of aeration stone, your beverage can be carbonating easily and is available to drink almost immediately.
  • [Various Usage] Carbonation caps can carbonate multiple beverages, including beer, soda, wine and juice.

 

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