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TWO x Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles by Luckeg – $17.99, $9 each, near best price + 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


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  • 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 three 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 ConversionBuilding a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

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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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Measureman Digital Pressure Gauge – $12.97 + free prime ship & 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%

From HBF: 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.

 

A possible 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].

Note that this has a maximum capacity of 200 PSI. That’s going to exceed the capacity for most homebrewing components. Make sure all of your equipment is rated for your desired pressure.

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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 Lightnote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Kegland Duotight Inline Regulator [control each keg separately] – on sale for $8.64 + Hands on Review

Duotight In-Line Regulator D1046

Duotight In-Line Regulator via MoreBeer

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The Duotight In-Line regulator works with both gas and liquid. Easily adjust the flow with the yellow adjustment knob. 8 mm Duotight fittings at both inlet and outlet make this unit perfect for use with EVABarrier 8 mm OD tubing (D1717 or D1718).

Suitable for applications ranging from 0-150 psi. Since this unit does not have a built-in pressure gauge, it can be used in the full pressure range without ever needing to purchase or swap out the gauge. We recommend using an adjustable relief valve/spunding valve on your keg to set the pressure.

This regulator is perfect for lowering your mains water pressure for use with the Continuous Soda Carbonator Keg Lid.

Specifications:

  • Pressure Range: 0–150 psi
  • Suitable for mains water pressure
  • Liquid and gas compatible
  • Easily disassembles for cleaning
  • 8mm (5/16″) Duotight fittings at both ends
  • Wall mountable
  • Made from non-corrosive acetyl, nitrile, and stainless parts

 

Kegland’s DuoTight Inline Regulator allows you to easily and inexpensivly maintain multiple serving pressures in your kegerator.

Duotight In-Line Regulator D1046

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Ferroday Carbonation Keg Lid + Diffusion Air Stone & Tubing – $24.59 + free shipping

FERRODAY Carbonation Keg Lid Cornelius Keg Lid Soda Beer Forced Carbonation Homebrew Carbonator Stainless Steel 304 Carbonation Keg Lid with Diffusion Stone 20" Tube - Oval Keg Lid

Ferroday Ball Lock Carbonation Lid with Diffusion Stone

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  • 【Includes All You Need】Keg lid + Air stone + 20 inch tubing; All the metal parts are made of SS304, the head of the pressure release valve is made of solid ABS, food safe tubing, gaskets, all sturdy and wear-resistant.
  • 【Widely Used for Home Brew】 Widely used to carbonate beer, soda, juice, water and even sparkling water. Fits to all the homebrew kegs that require a standard oval lid, normally called: corny keg/cornelius keg/ ball lock keg…This is a perfect choice for keg lid replacement!
  • 【Best Carbonation & No More Shaking】Forced Beer Carbonation: the diffusion stone will send a tremendous number of gas bubbles out through the beer and the miniscule bubbles will create a huge amount of surface area to help absorb CO2 rapidly into the beer! No need to shake the keg during carbonation anymore!
  • 【Safe Pressure Release & Cleaning Tips】 1. For safety concerns, the valve will automatically open up when pressure in the keg reaches 70 psi; 2. Please release the pressure in keg before open the keg. 3. Please clean the kit before and after each use, and please note the diffusion stone needs to be boiled in water to unclog pores.

 

This has a ball lock post on it that has in inlet on the inside of the keg. That inlet connects to tubing which in turn connections to a carbonation stone. This should work on standard ball lock and pin lock kegs, although you’ll need a ball lock QD to connect to it.

How do these work?  My theory… CO2 is dispersed through the stone into solution. This causes a small amount of movement in the liquid, this movement helps to the solution to come to equilibrium more quickly than simple head space pressure. I’m not saying this is a steady flow of bubbles, my guess is a slow, periodic occurrence, enough to speed up the process. This is a theory.

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FERRODAY Carbonation Keg Lid Cornelius Keg Lid Soda Beer Forced Carbonation Homebrew Carbonator Stainless Steel 304 Carbonation Keg Lid with Diffusion Stone 20″ Tube – Oval Keg Lid – 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: Ferroday Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

This is a hands on look at a Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap by Ferroday along with some information about what these are used for and some related build projects.

What are stainless steel carbonation caps used for?

  • 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 three 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 ConversionBuilding a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

Universal Liquid and Gas Carbonation Caps

The really big question that needs to be answered, if you want to build a draft line cleaning setup using one of these, is whether or not it is universal.  Ball Lock Kegs have gas and liquid posts along with corresponding QDs.  Black goes on liquid, grey or white goes on gas.  They ARE NOT interchangeable.  The beauty of some stainless steel carbonation caps is that they are universal, meaning they can accept both gas and liquid QDs.  That’s very important for draft line cleaning builds because we want to connect a liquid QD to this.  The problem is, not all stainless steel carbonation caps are universal.

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Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge! control each keg separately & more – $14.44 via DuoTight Sale + Hands on Review

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 EvaBarrier tubing. Suitable for gas, all components are food grade. The included gauge is accurate to plus or minus 6 PSI.

Note: This unit comes with a 0-60 PSI gauge that is only ¾” in diameter. If you intend to use this regulator in the 10 to 30 PSI range, you will need to order optional gauge C93, which reads 0-30 PSI. Below 10 psi, this regulator is not very accurate. You will also need EvaBarrier tubing to connect this regulator, either our item number Z91 or Z92.

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 10 PSI.


 

 

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

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Kegland Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting – on sale for $3.59 + Related Reviews

Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting KG501

Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting via MoreBeer

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This simple tee fitting allows you to turn a PET growler or repurposed soda bottle into a portable, pressurizable growler. PCO 1881 threading on all ends—the most common threading for plastic soda bottles. One end is female threaded to attach to your vessel, and the other ends are male threaded in order to accept two Carbonation Cap Ball Lock Adapters. A small length of 3/16″ ID tubing can be attached to your bev-out cap to function as the dip tube. If you’re using EVABarrier tubing, simply connect using a Duotight reducer.

Tee fitting only. Does not include Carbonation Caps or PET growler.

KegLand Part Number: KL14830


 

Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting KG501

Note that the pictured bottle and caps are not included.  You’ll need two of these… Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133

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Kegland DuoTight BlowTie v2! Ball Lock Spunding Valve $16.99 via DuoTight Sale + Hands on Review

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

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The BlowTie is a diaphragm based adjustable spunding valve used to release pressure from kegs and other pressure vessels. It features a usable range of 4 to 15 PSI, and the diaphragm construction means it has a wider pressure range than spring based spundling valves. This unit can be easily disassembled for cleaning using a phillips head screw driver. Accuracy of the gauge is plus or minus 2 PSI.


 

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.

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

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Top Content Countdown… Our 3rd Most Popular Resource Post of 2021!… Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Naturally and accurately carbonate beer right in the keg.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fix over-carbonated beers.
  • 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!
  • As an airlock for long term aging of beers.  Airlocks can run dry over time.  A Spunding Valve will not.
  • Utilize CO2 from fermentation for flushing kegs and fermenters.


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Convert PET Bottles to Ball Lock Mini Kegs – Stainless Carbonation Cap TEE

Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Connected with Bottle and Carbonation Cap

Highlighted Features
  • Stainless steel 304 material
  • 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.
  • This tee piece now enables you to attach both a liquid and gas disconnect to the bottle at the same time.
  • Save your time to get more Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water once.
  • Do not exceed 4.5bar or 65psi with this product.

Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Connected with Bottle and Carbonation Cap – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Possible Applications…

… Line cleaning setup of convert compatible PET bottles to mini ball lock kegs – See: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit – that features a different tee, but similar idea