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FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11, best price + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack, FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

Note from HBF: Does not include pictured bottles

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How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings? – A Proposed Schedule for Keeping Kegs in Great Shape

Generally Speaking, I think you should replace all keg o-rings when you refurbish or obtain a used keg.

What about after that? Of course, you could just keep using them until they break, they smell or look horrible or… until you lose a tank of CO2 due to an o-ring related leak.

How Often Should You Replace Keg O-Rings?

If you’re looking to be more proactive, I would suggest using Daylight Savings dates as a reminder.  Something like this…

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BTF QA Food Surface Sanitizer, 32 Oz Concentrate $17.99, Save $7 + free ship eligible

BTF® QA® Sanitizer 32 oz - CDC Approved for Coronavirus CL21

BTF® QA® Sanitizer 32 oz from MoreBeer

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Economical all purpose sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer. Concentrated quaternary ammonium formula for use on most hard, nonporous surfaces: floors, walls, bathrooms, cabinets, plastic, stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramic. Use in any public space – restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels, institutions, and more. Also use to sanitize ice machines!

Highly concentrated. Use only 1/4 oz per gallon to sanitize food contact surfaces. Disinfect and deodorize other hard surfaces with only 3/4 oz per gallon.

COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Q.A. Concentrated Solution from National Chemicals, Inc. kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 virus when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for additional information.

For disinfecting, which is the approved dilution for killing Coronavirus, contact time is 10 minutes.

Q.A. Concentrated Solution

Easy Household Mixing Conversion Chart

Disinfect at 625 ppm or higher


 

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DuoTight Compatible Plastic Carbonation & Line Cleaning Ball Lock Caps – $4.99

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap via William’s Brewing

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This molded male ball lock valve coupling cap that fits a 2 liter or smaller plastic soda bottle with a 28mm screw cap lid. This allows the 2 liter bottle to be charged with C02 from any female ball lock gas fitting (like our item D32 or D03 Gas Connector), carbonating the cold beverage in the bottle. Great for serving draft beer away from the keg. Also fits the Brewzilla in and out ports on the lid, and the Brewzilla Collection Jar ports for pressurizing the Brewzilla fermenter. The hose barb on the bottom is also compatible with our DuoTight fitting Z84 and C55 which lets you easily attach a ball lock fitting to an EvaBarrier 8mm or 9mm outer diameter line.

This has a hybrid ball lock post that will accept beer and gas lines.

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING: FOR USE ON PLASTIC SODA BOTTLES AND BREWZILLA ONLY, NEVER USE ON GLASS BOTTLES


 

What are these 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.
  • Flushing Carboys, Fermenters and Kegs – As a piece of tubing the barb, hook to your CO2 line and use this to flush receiving vessels wiht CO2 to reduce O2 pickup.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar (but different) caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

A great deal!

  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has these for just $4.99.
  • You can use these with DuoTight Fittings if you’d like.  DuoTights are awesome!  Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap

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Recondition Keg Handles & Bases with Armor All Protectant

Rubber Handles get dried out and can start to crack.  Kegs in this state also tend to leave rubber marks on everything and dirty up your hands quickly.  Armor All Protectant works great to reinvigorate rubber handles and bases.

A look at the clean and Armor All Treated Based.  Looking nice and shiny.

Search Amazon for “Armor All Cleaner” to shop around for available options

This write-up is part of my post on rebuilding kegsJump To This Section – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

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400 GPH Submersible Pump, Brushless Motor, Stainless Impeller Shaft – $14.98 + free prime ship & Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump with 48 Hours Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet 25W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump

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  • USE BRUSHLESS MOTOR, run smoothly, low noise, long working life compared with brush motor, keep it quiet and not scare the fish.
  • ANTI DRY BURNING DESGIN, the fish pong pump can withstand 48 hours dry burning. So no need to worry about there is not enough water in your fish tank when you go on a short trip.
  • STRONG POWER HIGH LIFT, this fountain pump max lift height: 6.9ft. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly)
  • STAINLESS STEEL PUMP IMPELLER SHAFT, corrosion resistance, strong driving, long working life, so JAKIELAX submersible pump also fit for sea water
  • SUCTION CUP 2 NOZZLES ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE, 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 2 nozzles for optional

 

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.

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Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump with 48 Hours Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet 25W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles – 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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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.

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.59 + Hands on Review

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.

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  • [Heavy Duty Stainless Carbonation Cap]: High quality stainless steel carbonation cap, well made for rust resistance and corrosion-proof. Would last for a longtime in good condition. A must have equipment for homebrew Carbonation.
  • [Great for Homebrew Carbonation/ Cleaning]: This ball lock carbonation cap is most used for homemade beverages carbonation, and meanwhile it is great for cleaning beer/ soda/ water/ juice lines. Easy to set up.
  • [Easily Counter Pressure Bottle Filling]: Ideal for counter pressure bottle filling. Fit for most soft drink PET bottles. Just simply attach this cap with a PET bottle and a ball-lock gas disconnect to coupling CO2 into the bottle for beverage carbonation. Your home made drinks will be right ready for drinking.
  • [Food Safe Gasket 100% No Leaks]: We use premium material for the gaskets and o-rings. High resilient food safe rubber gaskets to seal against the threads and gives you 100% no leak connections! We updated our package with 5 o-rings and 1 more gasket for replacement.

“FERRODAY carbonation cap fits BOTH liquid and gas ball lock disconnects, the post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined for both”


 

Applications:

  • 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

One of the questions that arises on these type of carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check the product description for current specs.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

As of this posting, this is selling for $10.59. 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 Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water


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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Use Goo Gone to Remove Old Adhesive From Kegs

Used Kegs often have old stickers. After removing these we’re often left with sticky, hard to remove adhesive.  Goo Gone to the rescue!

In my experience, Goo Gone is harsh on my skin so I’m using nitrile gloves.  Glove are… handy.  Did you see what I did there? 🙂  I just work my way around the keg a few times.  That gives the Goo Gone a chance to chemically break down the adhesive while I provide some periodic agitation.  In this case the adhesive dissolved pretty quickly and the small pieces of sticker that were left came right off.  TIP: I recommend using Goo Gone sparingly.  You really don’t need that much and you certainly WOULD NOT want to use enough that it gets on the handle or base of your keg.  Goo Gone acts as a solvent for many adhesives.  It could potentially loosen up rubber handles or bases.  Then you’d need to use our Fixing Loose Handles Tip.  So, just put a little on a paper towel or rag and add a little more if you need to.A look at the used paper towel with dirt, adhesive residue and small bits of stickers on it.  Whammo!

Search Amazon for “Goo Gone” to shop around for available options

This write-up is part of my post on rebuilding kegsJump To This Section – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

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Make Your Kegs Shine with Bar Keepers Friend

Bar Keepers Friend is my go-to for deep cleaning stainless, kegs, kettles and such.

If your kegs are dirty, scuffed or have leftover adhesive, a thorough scrub with Bar Keepers Friend may be in order. Just use a scrubby pad or scrubby sponge along with some Bar Keepers Friend and go to work. I recommend using protective gloves.

Search Amazon for “Barkeepers Friend Cleanser” to shop around for available options

This write-up is part of my post on rebuilding kegsJump To This Section – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

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Ends Soon: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $72.95 Shipped + Hands on Review & Mods

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Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.

  • This is selling for $82.95.
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