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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $8.83 + free prime ship & Hands on Review & Hacks

in Line Plastic RegulatorIn Line Plastic Regulator

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

  • 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!

1/14/20 1 PM Central: This has dropped to $8.83. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. We had posted this yesterday at a similar price ($8.89) and it spiked relatively quickly.  As such… 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $9.99 + free prime ship + Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap - 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 – 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, Perfect Polishing Surface,with two free 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

1/10/20 7 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. That’s the best historical third party 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 order. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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


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MEASUREMAN Digital Pressure Gauge – $13.97 + Spunding Valve Build

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2" Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2″ Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

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  • For pneumatic, air pressure measuring, typical for tire gauge, tire inflator, air pressure system etc.
  • Dial size: 2-1/2″, green backlight
  • Plastic case and protective boot,
  • Solid brass connection, 1/4″NPT male
  • 0-200psi, bar, kg/cm2, kpa, Accuracy:1%

 

 

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].

1/7/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $13.97.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI]

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

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  • Relief pressure adjustable from 0 to 100 psi
  • 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection
  • Brass construction and stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance
  • Silicon O-ring provides leak-proof seal to within 10 percent of set pressure
  • Micrometer-style nylon knob for pressure relief adjustment

This Control Devices CR25-100 pressure relief valve has a brass body, an adjustable relief pressure, a 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection, and a fluorocarbon O-ring. The valve’s brass body, brass valve seat, and the stainless steel poppet resist corrosion and can be used in operating temperatures up to 250 degrees F. The valve can be adjusted to open between 0 and 100 psi using the micrometer-style nylon knob. This safety valve has an 6 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) flow rate and is suitable for low flow pressure relief applications such as in tankless air compressors.

Relief valves remove excess pressure or vacuum from a system. The valve openings allow fluids or gases to escape to decrease pressure, and then close once the valve reaches the reseating pressure limit. They also relieve excess vacuum by opening to release a gas into the system and then closing after it reaches its low-pressure limit. Some relief valves have an adjustment mechanism to set the pressure where the valve opens, making it suitable for various applications. Relief valves are rated according to the volume of liquid or gas that can flow through them and the material that the valve is constructed from must be suitable for the fluid or gas, which may be corrosive or at an extreme temperature, in which it operates. Relief valves are used in a variety of applications, such as air compressors, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, natural gas processing, and power generation.


 

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve Build.  It is a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  Adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  I’ve found the pressure markings on this to be difficult to use/possibly inaccurate.  My Spunding Build accounts for this via a pressure gauge.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] + Hands on Review & Hacks

in Line Plastic RegulatorIn Line Plastic Regulator

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

  • 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!

in Line Plastic Regulator


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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

12/31/19 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $19.49.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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


If you’re looking for something that includes a diffusion stone – UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone

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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. 

12/26/19 11 PM Central: This is selling for just $6.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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One of My Favorite Gadgets: Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $5.99

Inline Secondary Regulator via MoreBeer!

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

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

 

But Why??

  • This thing is awesome: 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]
  • It’s on sale: MoreBeer has this on sale for just $5.99
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
  • Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/Spundinguse for portable serving

In-Line Secondary Regulator D1045

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2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – for aeration & carbonation… $6.60 + free prime ship

Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone 2 Micron Diffusion Air Stone Usually Connect 1/4 Barb, Gas Line ID 3/16 OD7/16 for Homebrewing

Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone 2 Micron Diffusion Air Stone Usually Connect 1/4 Barb, Gas Line ID 3/16 OD7/16 for Homebrewing

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  • Food Grade 2 Micron Diffusion Stone with 304 Stainless Steel 1/4″ Barb, High Qulity and Anti-Corrosion;
  • Durable Construction:Food Grade Stainless Steel Materail, Guarantee No Rust or Leak;
  • Various Use, Best Choice for Oxygenation and Carbonation, for Beer, Soda, or Coffee;
  • 3-5 PSI is the best Work Pressure for the Diffusion Stone;
  • Quality Guarantee: Any Defective for Diffusion Stone, Backed by 45 days Money-Back.

 

12/16/19 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $6.60. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Beer Carbonation Aeration Diffusion Stone 2 Micron Diffusion Air Stone Usually Connect 1/4 Barb, Gas Line ID 3/16 OD7/16 for Homebrewing


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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – $10.44 + free prime ship & Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

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

  • Relief pressure adjustable from 0 to 100 psi
  • 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection
  • Brass construction and stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance
  • Silicon O-ring provides leak-proof seal to within 10 percent of set pressure
  • Micrometer-style nylon knob for pressure relief adjustment

This Control Devices CR25-100 pressure relief valve has a brass body, an adjustable relief pressure, a 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection, and a fluorocarbon O-ring. The valve’s brass body, brass valve seat, and the stainless steel poppet resist corrosion and can be used in operating temperatures up to 250 degrees F. The valve can be adjusted to open between 0 and 100 psi using the micrometer-style nylon knob. This safety valve has an 6 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) flow rate and is suitable for low flow pressure relief applications such as in tankless air compressors.

Relief valves remove excess pressure or vacuum from a system. The valve openings allow fluids or gases to escape to decrease pressure, and then close once the valve reaches the reseating pressure limit. They also relieve excess vacuum by opening to release a gas into the system and then closing after it reaches its low-pressure limit. Some relief valves have an adjustment mechanism to set the pressure where the valve opens, making it suitable for various applications. Relief valves are rated according to the volume of liquid or gas that can flow through them and the material that the valve is constructed from must be suitable for the fluid or gas, which may be corrosive or at an extreme temperature, in which it operates. Relief valves are used in a variety of applications, such as air compressors, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, natural gas processing, and power generation.


 

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve Build.  It is a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  Adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  I’ve found the pressure markings on this to be difficult to use/possibly inaccurate.  My Spunding Build accounts for this via a pressure gauge.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

12/10/19 7:30 PM Central: This is selling for $10.44.  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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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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.

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