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TWO x Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles by Luckeg – $18.39 – $9.20 each + Free Prime Ship & 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


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

  • 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 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

10/23/21 5:30 PM Central: These are selling for $18.39. That figures to about $9.20 each. 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

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

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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Announcing: Liquid PBW Cleaner – now available at William’s Brewing

Five Star Chemicals has just come out with a liquid version of their famous PBW Cleanser, liquid being easier to dissolve and use at lower temperatures.

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P.B.W. is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners. Because of its unique formulation of buffers and mild alkalis, it is safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics. P.B.W. uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not effected by hard water. The oxygen also helps in reducing B.O.D. and C.O.D. in wastewater, which is an added environmental benefit.

P.B.W. has been formulated as a C.I.P. cleaner and is very effective in removing protein soils found on brew kettles, fermenters, conditioning tanks, filters and all packaging areas. The concentrations to remove these soils are typically in the 1% range. However, due to soil and water conditions this concentration will vary. To help in hard water areas P.B.W. has been formulated with enough chelators to tolerate hard water over 17 grains.P.B.W. is an excellent choice as a soak cleaner because it does not require excessive heat as do most caustic based cleaners. This product has cleaned brass and copper filters, and industrial aluminum surfaces successfully.

You’ll find many uses for PBW outside of the brewing world. Use it to soak grease from cookie sheets and grills or anything else you can think of!

Works with a range of temperatures
Effective in hard and soft water
Tableted format for easy dosing
Removes soils from difficult areas
Great for CIP, manual, soak, and spray

Dosage: 1 tablet/ 32 oz.
Applications: growlers, spray bottles, glassware


 

 

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Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

The purpose built Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer is… awesome. It saves on cleaning and sanitizing solution, it’s versatile, doesn’t take up a lot of space and it saves me time. It’s one of my favorite homebrew tools and it has been for years.  Check out my in depth Hands on Review.

Finding a Replacement Pump

The pump on Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer is, in general, very reliable.  Mine has lasted, for years, with no issues.  According the manufacturer, most pump issues that do arise are resolved by cleaning the pump.  Having said that, it’s possible that a pump needs replacement.  Finding a replacement is a bit difficult.  These are not sold by themselves.  It is possible to get a replacement from the manufacturer, but you usually need to provide proof of purchase and they aren’t cheap.

I put the call out asking HBF Readers [Let’s be friends!] if they had found any third party pumps that work as replacements for the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer and Adrian got back to me in short order with this recommendation. Thank you Adrian!

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100 x Nitrile Gloves – Brew Day Cleanup, BBQ & More – $14.99 + free prime ship

100 Pcs Nitrile Disposable Gloves - Soft Industrial Gloves, Nitrile and Vinyl Blend Gloves Powder-Free, Latex-Free Protective Gloves, Soft and Comfortable, Size Large - SereneLife SLGLVNIT100LG

100 Pcs Nitrile Disposable Gloves

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  • Nitrile and Vinyl Blend
  • Imported
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS: Nitrile provides better elasticity, better puncture resistance, better abrasion resistance.
  • FAMILY DAILY USE: Ideal for almost any application including basic lab work, hair coloring, tattooing, food preparation, painting, cleaning, pet care, home improvement, hobbies, arts, and crafts
  • TEXTURED FINGERTIPS GLOVES: The entire glove is finely textured to provide maximum gripping power for wet and dry objects. It provides a consistent grip on glass wear, small objects, instruments, and tools
  • EASY TO WEAR AND REMOVE: Rolled cuff for easy opening, quick donning, and fast removal. A convenient dispense pack keeps gloves clean and organized while providing easy access
  • DURABLE AND COMFORTABLE – Strong, high-quality Nitrile material offers incredible stretch, no tearing, or pinching. An ideal solution for individuals sensitive. Meet your professional need and offer a clean operate

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.

 

Potential Uses:  Help with cleanup on brew day, make your kegs shine like new (see photo below) and use around the kitchen and for BBQ.  I use similar gloves when I apply rub for smoking meats.  It helps to prevent against cross contamination and I also like that it helps keep my hands from smelling like… bbq rub.  If you’re a BBQ-er like my homebrewers, check out our BBQ deals page.

I use protective gloves when dealing with harsh chemicals  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.  I used protective gloves several times during this process.

Note from HBF: These are not appropriate for use with high temps. If you’re looking for something like that, search Amazon for “waterproof heat resistant gloves” to shop around

10/21/21 7 AM Central: These are on sale for $14.99. 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

100 Pcs Nitrile Disposable Gloves – Soft Industrial Gloves, Nitrile and Vinyl Blend Gloves Powder-Free, Latex-Free Protective Gloves, Soft and Comfortable, Size Large – SereneLife SLGLVNIT100LG – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


VIVOSUN 400 GPH Utility Pump – $16.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump

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  • Specifications: Dimensions: 4.1” x 2.52” x 2.95”; The 5-ft. long power cord offers convenient installation and the flow regulating valve lets you control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max. Flow Rate: 400 GPH (1500L/H); Max. Lift Height: up to 5.2 ft.; Watt: 15W; Voltage:110-120V
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This compact water pump is easy to hide or disguise and no additional tools are needed for disassembly and cleaning
  • A Variety of Outlet Positions: Place the pump flat and choose whichever outlet position suits your needs
  • Wide Range of Application: High performance energy-efficient pump designed for use in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems and other water features

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.

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “keg” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

10/15/21 10:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $16.99. 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

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Oxiclean Versatile FREE, 3 LBs – homebrew cleaner alternative – on sale for $6.72 + free prime ship

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Free, 3 lbs.

Oxiclean Versatile Free is a percarbonate based cleanser.  The Free version is  free of perfumes, dyes and chlorine.

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  • One 3 lb box of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Free
  • Oxygen-based, water-activated formula gets out tough dirt, persistent spots and set-in stains
  • Works with regular detergent to get clothes extra clean and works on carpets, upholstery and nearly any surface in your home
  • Free of any irritating dyes and perfumes
  • Chlorine-free and color safe formula

 

Some homebrewers (including myself) use this as a budget replacement for PBW.

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Armor All Protectant Wipes [Recondition Keg Handles & Bases] – $4.16 + See Them In Action in My Keg Rebuild Post

Armor All Original Protectant Wipes, Car Interior Cleaner with UV Protection to Fight Cracking & Fading, Medium Shine, 30 Count, 17496C

Armor All Original Protectant Wipes

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  • Protects against UV damage to help prevent cracking, fading and discoloration of automotive interiors
  • Enhances depth of color with a medium shine, leaving a non-greasy finish
  • Renews and revitalizes vinyl, rubber and plastic
  • Lint-free disposable wipes that won’t leave a greasy residue on hands
  • Trusted Armor All protection to keep your car looking like new

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.

 

Note: There are, generally lots of available options for Armor All Protectant – different sizes and forms. Search Amazon for Armor All Protectant

Works Wonders on Rubber Keg Handles and Bases!

I use Armor All Protectant to help rejuvenate keg rubber keg handles and bases. In my experience, it works wonders.  The picture above is from my post on rebuilding kegsJump To: Section on reconditioning handles and bases – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

10/14/21 12:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $41.6.  Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Armor All Original Protectant Wipes, Car Interior Cleaner with UV Protection to Fight Cracking & Fading, Medium Shine, 30 Count, 17496Cnote, multiple quantity options may be available, a different version may show up at this product link

40 x Jetec Scrub Pads – $9.99 + free prime ship

Jetec 40 Pieces Cleaning Scrub Sponge Scouring Sponge Pads Non Scratch Pads for Kitchen Dishes Cleaning (Blue)

Jetec 40 Pieces Cleaning Scrub Sponge Scouring Sponge Pads Non Scratch Pads for Kitchen Dishes Cleaning

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  • Measurement: each scrub sponge measures 15 x 10 cm/ 5.9 x 3.94 inches (LW), thickness is 5 mm, portable size for you to carry and clean
  • Durable material: made of polyester, which is durable and not easy to wear and tear, and it is abrasive to touch, make the dishes easier to clean
  • Wide applications: it is suitable for dishes, pots and pans tableware, stove, microwave oven pot, chair furniture, help you to keep cutlery and home appliances clean, convenient for you to use in daily life
  • Effective performance: our clean frosted sponge has a hard surface, rich foam can be obtained with detergent and a little water; It has good cleaning ability and can be applied for many times in a row, and can be kept clean after using
  • Package contents: comes with 40 pieces of cleaning scrub sponges, enough quantity can serve for you to use for a long time


Application Idea….

Use along with Bar Keeper’s Friend to recondition your kegs!  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.


Use for cleanup on brew day and beyond

10/12/21 6:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. 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

Jetec 40 Pieces Cleaning Scrub Sponge Scouring Sponge Pads Non Scratch Pads for Kitchen Dishes Cleaning – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Keg Connection Beer Line Cleaning Kit – $18 for HBF Readers!

beer line cleaner

Beer Line Cleaning Kit from Keg Connection

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Premium Pressurized Line Cleaning Kit for use with Beer Couplers or home brew lines.

The Beer Line Cleaning Kit, Gravity Feed is just what you need to clean your lines. With our easy to follow instructions you will no longer dread cleaning day. Only taking 30 min from start to finish and only about 10 min of that is you working!

General Info:

  • Detailed, illustrated , easy to use instructions included!
  • Featuring 8 oz. bag of “Brew Clean” – a safe, and easy powered form cleaner, Made in the USA!
  • Assembled in the USA from Domestic and foreign components.
  • Metal Faucet Wrench, Made in the USA!
  • Bottle is marked in both ounces and ML and is Made in the USA.
  • Ball Lifter for holding check valve ball on beer coupler (also called tap) open so liquid can pass through beer coupler (no need to remove like some cleaning kits!)
  • Plastic connection for connecting the cleaning line directly to the tower or standard shank
    High quality faucet brush is included.

 

This setup works with all types of keg connections because it connects by removing your faucet. Keg Connection also has a Ball Lock Version that’s setup to work specifically with ball lock lines.

Beer Line Cleaning Kit

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat fee no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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The Carboy Cleaner – $23.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

the carboy cleaner

The Carboy Cleaner via MoreBeer

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Quick and easy! Less time spent cleaning! Save yourself some elbow grease and time with The Carboy Cleaner!

The Carboy Cleaner is a stainless steel rod with two super absorbent, lint free, soft cleaning pads. High-strength, yet flexible plastic inserts inside the pads help keep the pads rigid during use. The expanding sponge at the end of the cleaning pad assists in the centrifugal cleaning force for tough soils. Attach to a cordless drill for high rpm use, insert into your carboy, and move up and down to let the Carboy Cleaner do the rest!

Works with any size carboy between 3 and 6 gallons. Equally safe and effective on glass and PET Carboys. Comes with small size bung for glass carboys. Medium size bung for PET carboys can be purchased separately (FE470). Also works great for 5 gallon kegs!

Compatible with carboys up to 32 cm / 12.6 inches in diameter.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $23.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

The Carboy Cleaner CE80