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Pin Lock Users: A Ready Made Spunding Valve for You for $33.99 + free shipping + deal on pin locks

Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

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These are purpose built high quality valves by BrewMaster. Not just hardware store pieces like the competitors.

Two functions in one great piece of hardware!

The Pin Lock QD Adjustable Pressure Valve W/Gauge relieves 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!

  1. Gauge reads 0~15 PSI.
  2. The farthest end away from the Pin lock disconnect is how you adjust the pressure.
  3. Simply turn the ap on way of the other until the desired pressure is maintained.
  4. You can also naturally carbonate your beer in a keg without have to worry about oer carbonating.
  5. This Ball Lock Adjustable Pressure valve with gauge allows you to relieve pressure while filtering your beer from one keg to another a lowing a closed system.

 

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 loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

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Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

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Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve – new sources for complete assembly

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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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. Continue reading

Build a Spunding Valve! – New Ready Made Options

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.

Homebrewing Applications of a Spunding Valve

  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.
  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.  The digital build, see below, is especially helpful for this task,  The digital gauge reads with .1 PSI resolution making pressure changes easy to spot.  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.

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Ball Lock Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100 – $19.49 + free shipping

UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging

Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100


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

  • This universal replacement lid for soda kegs (corny kegs) is completely new–not refurbished.
  • It fits all ball-lock and pin-lock soda kegs that require the standard oval lid.
  • It has a replaceable pressure relief valve and includes the NEW rubber O-ring, ball lock post with poppet valve.
  • Material: stainless steel
  • New oval keg lid with O-ring

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UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging


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Announcing: The SPUNDit – Advanced Spunding Valve!

SPUNDit Spunding Valve: Fermentasaurus, Fermzilla, Snub Nose, Picobrew, Unitanks

SPUNDit Spunding Valve: Fermentasaurus, Fermzilla, Snub Nose, Picobrew, Unitanks

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A spunding valve is used to adjust and release CO2 pressure of a fermenter/keg during fermentation or filling/filtering. Essential for pressure fermentation with Unitanks, Fermentasaurus, Williams-Warn BrewKeg, Blichmann Conical Fermentor/Keg and Pot-au-Brew.

Australian Homebrewers: now available at KEG-KING in MELBOURNE

Pressure fermentation is the new hot thing in homebrewing for many good reasons. To do that, you need a fermenter pressurizable to at least 30 psi and a spunding valve to maintain 5-15 psi pressure during fermentation.

Introducing SPUNDit – an advanced spunding valve with unique features:
Precise & accurate
CO2 capturing capability
Fine adjustment with 0-30 PSI pressure gauge
Anodized aluminum main body (NEW & upgraded)
One push-to-connect (PTC) 6mm OD IN port with plug
One PTC 6mm OD OUT port
Stainless steel ball lock straight (non-angled) – a $20 value by itself! The angled disconnect just looks so goofy for this part. So this is your chance to own a stainless steel disconnect finally … and a SPUNDit.
Industrial grade diaphragm pressure relief valve – specifically configured for homebrewing, not hardware store stuff.
Compact design with finger-tight swivel 1/4″ female flare fitting for convenience & mounting versatility (NEW & exclusive!).
Made in USA
Another innovative product of HomeBrewerLAB.com
What you can use SPUNDit for:
Pressure fermentation
Pressure fermentation for 2 kegs at the same time
Precise control of the pressure of your serving kegs
Pressure transfer from primary to secondary
Counter pressure bottle filling WITHOUT a need for “two product dual pressure regulator”
Keg purging with CO2 from active fermentation*
Feed you homegrown cannabis or indoor herb grow box
On-keg pressure gauge & injecting CO2 through SPUNDit’s auxiliary port
Carbonate your beer precisely
Make Fermentasaurus, FermZilla, BrewKeg, Conical Fermentor better. Their built-in poppet PRV is not designed for fine adjustments.


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 loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

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SPUNDit Spunding Valve: Fermentasaurus, Fermzilla, Snub Nose, Picobrew, Unitanks

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Introducing: Fermzilla Spunding Valve Kit from William’s Brewing – also works with ball lock kegs

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit via William’s Brewing

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This easy to assemble kit includes all the parts needed to assemble a ball lock Spundling Valve that fits the Fermzilla and also any gas ball lock fitting. Includes clear joiner tubing that allows the valve to be assembled and disassembled repeatedly. Ferment under pressure with the Fermzilla (or any ball lock keg) and this easy to adjust valve. Fits Fermzillas, Kegmenters, and more.


 

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 loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

Check out my Hands on Review of Kegland’s BlowTie Assembly.  This is either very similar or identical to William’s FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit.

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.38 + Hands on Review & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.


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

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra one piece of o-ring for replacement

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


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

One of the questions that arises on these carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $5.99 + Hands on Review & Hacks AND Hundreds of Items on Sale

Inline Secondary Regulator via MoreBeer!

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An ideal solution if you want to serve different beers at different gas pressures. In a typical multiple line, multiple pressure system you would run a gas line from you main regulator into a secondary regulator where you would set different pressures. While that is ideal it is a little pricey. This little sweetheart lets you set different pressures at a far lower cost. What we do is set the main regulator at the highest pressure we want in the system – for example a keg of soda that you want to carbonate and serve at 25 psi. Run the gas line into a manifold and then install one of these after the manifold on each line where you want to decrease the pressure, for example lowering to 10psi to serve your British pale ale and 14 psi to serve your summertime lawnmower lager.

While this unit does not have a pressure gauge you can use an adjustable relief valve/spunding valve on your keg to tell the pressure. Pressure adjusments can be made with a screwdriver.

The maximum inlet pressure is 150 psi. Made from non corrosive acetyl, nitrile, and stainless parts. The regulator comes with two brass barbs to fit 3/16″ tubing on. Alternatively, you can remove the barbs and use 1/4″ tubing directly on the regulator. The aluminum manifolds linked above feature 1/4″ barbed outlets and are a good match with this regulator.

  • Works with 0 – 150 psi
  • Works with both gas and liquid
  • Comes with two brass barbs
  • Has two mounting points
  • Made from non corrosive acetyl, nitrile, and stainless parts

 

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]

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Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/Spundinguse for portable serving

Inline CO2 Regulator – pretty sure this is the same unit

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Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap – $9.99 + free prime ship + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Hombrew soft drink PET Bottle Filling Stainless Steel Carbonation / Line Cleaning

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  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Made of stainless steel material,makes it easier than ever to carbonate your beverages
  • make sure that your beverage is very cold so that the CO2 can be absorbed much faster
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines

The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects. Stainless stell make it last forever.This carbonation cap also includes a barb tail on the underside ,so you can attach some beer line to act as a dip tube. This allows the carbonation cap to be used in several different ways including: Carbonate Cleaning your beer lines Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles and so on.Co-win concentrate on producing and selling high quality home brew products,you can get more surprise products in our store.Good products will bring you perfect experence for home brewing . If you have any question and suggestion please contact us We are manufacturer, you will get good prices for batch orders.


 

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.

I use a similar carbonation cap (different model, manufacturer and potentially different specs) in two line cleaning builds – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump ConversionNote: I recommend looking at the current product description to see if currently says whether or not works with both liquid and gas QDs.

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Hombrew soft drink PET Bottle Filling Stainless Steel Carbonation / Line Cleaning


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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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HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE) – 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.  prod:B014UJEVUG