Category Archives: Carbonation

Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges – $4.26 + Spunding Valve Build

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5" Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4" Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

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

  • Black Steel Case With Chrome Bezel
  • Brass Socket And Movement
  • Phosphor Bronze Bourdon Tube
  • Dry Non-Fillable
  • 3-2-3% Accuracy

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 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].

10/14/21 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $4.26. 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

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens – 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 – On Sale for $10.97 + 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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.

10/11/21 10:30 AM Central: This is on sale for $10.97. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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

New Replacement Keg Lid by Beverage Factory [Ball Lock & Pin Lock]

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?

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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Ferroday 0.5 Micron Stainless Diffusion Stone & Silicone Tubing – $8.39, best price + free prime ship

Ferroday 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone Stainless Steel Aeration Stone Carbonating Stone with 1/4" Barb & 20" Silicon Hose for Homebrew Wine Beer Soda (Stone0.5)

Ferroday 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone Stainless Steel Aeration Stone Carbonating Stone with 1/4″ Barb & 20″ Silicon Hose for Homebrew Wine Beer Soda (Stone0.5)


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

  • The Whole 0.5 micron diffusion stone is made of 304 Stainless Steel,which let our 0.5 micron aeration stone is anti-corrosion & high temperature resistant & Durable.20inch Tube is made of food grade Silicon
  • Compared with 2 micron,0.5 diffusion stone will produce smaller & fine bubbles which make the O2 or CO2 is faster to combine with liquid.Let your draft beer & soda & drinks & coffee is more delicate/ exquisite/fresh
  • 0.5 Microns aeration stone is best for oxygenation & carbonation. You can use it to oxygenate wort and carbonate beer/soda prior to fermentation.Works great for Nitrogenating Cold Brew Coffee as well
  • Attaching the aeration stone barb to a 1/4″ ID hose, and then the other side hose can attached to the “in” or “gas side” post or connect it on the CO2 regulator. The beer stone work at lower pressures (about 3-5PSI)

Possible homebrewing uses include – carbonating, oxygenating and aerating.

10/3/21 2 AM Central: This combo is selling for for $8.39. 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 orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Ferroday 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone Stainless Steel Aeration Stone Carbonating Stone with 1/4″ Barb & 20″ Silicon Hose for Homebrew Wine Beer Soda (Stone0.5)


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Brennan Industries 1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – $6.24 + 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


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.

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve + Hands on Review

BlowTie Diaphragm Ball Lock beer Spunding Valve Complete Kit for Home Brewing beer corny beer kegBlowTie Diaphragm Ball Lock beer Spunding Valve

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

  • With this complete kit you’ll be ready to use the BlowTie Spunding Valve right out of the box.y for this reason.
  • Release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a receiving keg during pressure transfers
  • Much more accurate than the spring and poppet style, and works much better at lower pressures.
  • Kit Includes: BlowTie, Pressure Gauge, Ball Lock Disconnect, Duotight Tee & Flared Duotight Fitting, 2x Lengths of EVABarrier 8mm OD Tubing
  • spunding valve is easy to clean and adjust, the spunding valve also works great for controlling the flow rate when doing a closed beer transfer for fermenter to keg

 

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. Lots more in our definitive Spunding Valve Resource Post

BlowTie Diaphragm Ball Lock beer Spunding Valve Complete Kit for Home Brewing beer corny beer keg – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Review & Related Resources!

Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!

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


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

Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – now $11.44 + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices - CR25-100 -CR25 CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 PSI, 1/4″ Male NPT

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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.

Control Devices manufactures valves and other flow control devices. The company, founded in 1963, is headquartered in Fenton, MO.


 

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

As of this posting, this is selling for $11.44. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Control Devices – CR25-100 -CR25 CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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. tag:itsapageamz prod:B007GDY3CU

Ball Lock Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100… $17.39 + $2.75 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

9/22/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $17.39. Shipping is an additional fee, I’m seeing $2.75 but this may vary based on location.. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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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Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator – $9.97 + 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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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Homebrew Finds is Spunding Central!  Check our related resources and more detailed builds

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.