Category Archives: Cleaning

TWO x Lodge Pan Scrapers [Clean Fermenters] – $4.90 + free prime ship

2 Pack Lodge Pan Scrapers


Help clean plastic and stainless steel fermenters…

Credit for this idea goes to Drew Beechum.   Drew is the author of Experimental Brewing, Homebrew All Stars and lots more.  Check out his Author Page at Amazon to learn more about Drew

Drew Says… “An absolutely underrated tool – particularly for getting stubborn Krausen off of stainless without scratching!”


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Lodge Pan Scrapers. Handheld Polycarbonate Cast Iron Pan Cleaners. (2-Pack. Red/Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Ends Today: KegLand Bucket Blaster… $59.99 at William’s Brewing

KegLand Bucket Blaster

KegLand Bucket Blaster via William’s Brewing

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

The KegLand Bucket Blaster will clean kegs, carboys, and fermenters with a steady stream of cleanser or sanitizer while you are free to do other things. Just set up the 3 1/2 bucket basin and fill with your sanitizer or cleanser solution, set a keg or carboy over the jet, and plug in to let the pump continuously rinse. Includes gas and beer ball lock disconnects with tubing so you can hook up a keg and have it continuously rinsed.

For safety, always plug into a GFCI plug. We recommend the use of Brewer’s Edge, PBW, or Saniclean cleansers in this unit, as Star San will foam excessively.


 

KegLand Bucket Blaster

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KegLand Bucket Blaster… $59.99 at William’s Brewing

KegLand Bucket Blaster

KegLand Bucket Blaster via William’s Brewing

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

The KegLand Bucket Blaster will clean kegs, carboys, and fermenters with a steady stream of cleanser or sanitizer while you are free to do other things. Just set up the 3 1/2 bucket basin and fill with your sanitizer or cleanser solution, set a keg or carboy over the jet, and plug in to let the pump continuously rinse. Includes gas and beer ball lock disconnects with tubing so you can hook up a keg and have it continuously rinsed.

For safety, always plug into a GFCI plug. We recommend the use of Brewer’s Edge, PBW, or Saniclean cleansers in this unit, as Star San will foam excessively.


 

KegLand Bucket Blaster

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Wells Lamont Heavy Duty PVC Coated Chemical Resistant Gloves – on sale for $8.99

Wells Lamont Heavy Duty PVC Chemical Gloves

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Highlighted Features
  • CHEMICAL RESISTANT: These PVC coated work gloves are effective against liquids, adhesives, detergents, certain fertilizers and diluted bases and acids
  • DURABLE DESIGN: A versatile and long-lasting glove that’s ideal for heavy duty cleaning, farming, and protection from harsh liquids and chemicals (acid, grease, oil, lab materials, etc.)
  • EXTRA PROTECTION: Textured PVC coating covers the palm and winged thumb for excellent, secure handling in wet, dry, or oily conditions
  • GAUNTLET CUFF: 18-inch gauntlet cuff keeps wrists and forearms protected
  • COTTON LINED: Seamless cotton knit lining ensures easy removal and all-day comfort

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.

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Wells Lamont Heavy Duty Extra Long 18” PVC Coated Work Gloves | Chemical & Liquid Resistant, Cotton Lined | (158L) , Green – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer…. Back in Stock!

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.


Availability: As of this update the Lyqily featured in this post has had some availability issues. Check the product page for current availability. This post also has a section at the end that has reader submitted options.

As always, 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.


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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Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump – Draft Line Cleaning, Potential Mark II Replacement & More – BACK IN STOCK!

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W

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Highlighted Features
  • Energy-saving low power, keep reliability and low noise operation, giving you quiet environment.
  • No need any tools to detach it, easy to separate, easy to clean.
  • This submersible pump is great for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems.
  • Designed with a adjusting knob, allowing to adjust the water flow rate.
  • Rubber suction cups can be a good fit in the glass surface, to help keep it stability.

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:

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

5/16 1 PM Central: This has been out of stock for a long time. By my count, the last time I posted it was almost a year. As of this posting, it’s back in stock. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Two-pin Plug Power Cord, 3 Nozzles(0.51″/0.63″/0.75″)  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Our Line Cleaning Builds:

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

4 Piece Scrub Brush Power Drill Attachments [Deep Clean Your Kettle & More] – $9.95 + free prime ship

Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface

Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set

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  • * 3 shape of brushes clean your bathtub, grout, upholstery, bathroom surface, floor, tile, shower, toilet and carpet etc, nylon bristles will not scratch surfaces of them.
  • * Extended reach attachment help brush to clean the tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas such like stove grates, drip pans, crevices, car etc
  • * Extended reach attachment have the slip joint and magnet, it can lock the brushes tightly and make precise control.
  • * brushed and extended reach attachment fit into most of the cordless drills, such as dewalt, bosch and making etc. Bristle Stiffness: Medium
  • * cordless drill not included.

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: The drill is not included.  This may be handy for deep cleaning or kettle or other brewing gear.

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Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit &… Party Pump

Kegland Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Kegland’s Draft Line Cleaning Pump is a single hand operated pump that attaches to a tee. The tee takes a hand pump and ball lock carbonation cap which connects to a dip tube. This hardware has some alternate uses that this review will also explore.

In true Kegland style this setup is innovative, packed with some surprising features and well priced. Here’s a hands on look.

This is currently available via via William’s Brewing and MoreBeer – the offerings are slightly different. See the breakdown of different options and separate components toward the end of this review.

Bag o’ stuffThis is what you get with the basic pump. Tee, carbonation cap, pump and dip tube.I installed this on a 2L bottle. You’ll notice the carbonation cap has changed colors. I used one I already had (Kegland brand, just a different color), because I already has a dip tube trimmed to size and installed from a recent update to My Simple Draft Line Flushing Build.I decided to try and clean two draft lines with this pump to really test it. Here’s the key piece of hardware to clean two ball lock lines at the same time. It’s a Ball Lock Jumper from Valuebrew. There are only a couple similar offerings out there, to my knowledge. This one is unique because it uses their custom color, food grade post o-rings AND… it works with both liquid and ball lock jumpers.Here it is installed. This is connecting two 10′ EVABarrier tubing runs.Complete test setup

The plumbing for my test is as follows

  • Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Pump (on left) >
  • Ball Lock Line Jumper – 2 ball lock QDs with a short length of EVABarrier tubing >
  • Intertap ball lock spout on right faucet >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Ball Lock Jumper Fitting >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Intertap faucet (second from right) >
  • 2 Quart collection pitcher

Ball Lock QD Installed on the pump assemblyIt’s a little difficult to see but… it works. With some pumping, I got a slow steady stream of liquid. Keep in mind this is cleaning two 10′ lines at the same time.William’s Brewing has a package that gets you the pump + a large 2.5 liter growler and BLC. They also sell the standalone pump kit.  I actually purchased everything separately because I wanted a full case of these growlers.

Use it for.. Portable Serving!

Add on a ball lock faucet and you’ve got a portable serving keg without paying for expensive CO2 cartridges.  Before you email me/comment/etc… yes this will cause oxidation, I would not suggest this as a long term solution. Only for the occasion that you and your friends will be able to drink an entire growler in an evening.  Oxidation won’t have enough time to become a factor. Use another solution for longer term applications.

Use it for… Mini Pressure Fermenter

Remove the tee, add a 2.5L PET Bottle and a Spunding Valve to convert this into a pressure capable mini fermenter. You could potentially do 2 liter batches. Not ideal, but a great way to play around with pressure fermentation at an unbeatable price. See: Fermenting Under Pressure for more on the topic.

Convert it to a Mini-Keg For Your Kegerator!

Replace the pump with another carbonation cap, use a 2.5 liter bottle and… you have a 2.5 liter keg you can use in your kegerator!

Conclusions

This collection of economical hardware is extremely versatile. As far as a cleaning pump goes, it works well, but, I prefer my own draft line flushing build. That’s very similar but replaces pumping with a quick shot of CO2. That’s less work. Having said that, you get a lot of equipment and capability with this setup. If you’re looking to build my flushing assembly, I suggest buying the Kegland cleaning setup and another carbonation cap. That gives you a ton of flexibility.  Line cleaner, mini fermenter, party pump and ball lock mini keg.  Overall, this is another win for Kegland, innovative, packed with features and well priced.

via William’s Brewing

via MoreBeer

via Valuebrew

Related Resources!

Build a Simple Draft Line Flushing Setup

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Rebuild Your Kegs!

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Armor All Protectant, 32 oz [Recondition Keg Handles & Bases] – $7.88 + See it In Action in My Keg Rebuild Post

Armor All 10326 Original Protectant – 32 oz. (18186B)

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Highlighted Features
  • 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
  • Shields against dust, dirt and lint buildup
  • 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

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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.

Armor All 10326 Original Protectant – 32 oz. (18186B) – note, multiple quantity options may be available, a different version may show up at this product link

1/2″ Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball by QiiMii – $13.99 + Mark Keg & Carboy Washer Mod

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2" NPT Threaded (1/2" INCH)

QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)

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  • Connection: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread
  • Wetting Radius: Max. 2.5m
  • Impact cleaning radius: Max. effective 0.6m
  • Working pressure: 1-3Bar
  • Recommended pressure: 2.5Bar

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.

 

CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Other possible homebrew applications: A CIP ball could be as part of a recirculating or sparging setup or as part of a keg or carboy cleaning setup.  I use this rotary spray ball with my Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner.  See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

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

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QiiMii Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded (1/2″ INCH)note that multiple versions or sizes of this fitting may be available, as such a different product may appear at this link

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