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Pair STAINLESS STEEL Ball Lock QDs, MFL… $14.99, $7.50 each!

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Disconnect Set, Gas & Liquid Corny Keg Fittings, with MFL 1/4’’ Threads

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5/27 8 PM Central: These are selling for just $14.99 or about $7.50 each. That’s a bargain! 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

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Disconnect Set, Gas & Liquid Corny Keg Fittings, with MFL 1/4’’ Threads – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Ball Lock Kegs – $45 + Free Ship Eligible & Stacking Deal Ends Soon

Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.


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Pre-Order!… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

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A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • Valuebrew has struggled to keep these in stock.
  • They’ve sold out multiple times, sometimes for several weeks at a time.
  • As of this posting, they’ve been sold out for quite some time.
  • They are excepting pre-orders for a delivery that’s expected next week.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Universal Poppets

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

VIVOSUN 800 GPH Utility Pump – $21.24 on Lightning Deals + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump

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  • Specs & Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5 inches; The 6.5 ft. long power cord offers convenient installation and an adjustable knob allows you to control of water flow rate and pressure; Max flow rate: 800 GPH (3000L/H); Max lift height: up to 10 ft.; Wattage: 24W; Voltage: 110-120V
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This powerful yet small-sized water pump is easy to hide and disguise; No tools necessary for disassembly and it’s very easy to clean
  • Many Possible Placement Positions: Place the pump flat on its base, stick it on an angled or vertical surface, and manually rotate it into any position you need
  • Wide Range of Applications: This is a high-performance, energy-efficient pump and is well-designed for use in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, and irrigation systems and so on
  • 3 Outlet Adapters:Includes three nozzles with different diameter sizes: 0.51 in., 0.62 in., and 0.74 in., providing different water flow effects for all your different needs

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.

 

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

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.

5/27 10 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 10:20 AM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft. High Lift, Fountain Pump with 6.5ft. 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

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Be Ready for Summer Get-Togethers!… Portable Draft Beer Serving Options

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Looking for options to serve your draft beer home brew on the go?  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options for your next tailgate, party or get together.

Included in this Post:

  • Growlers
  • Carbonation Caps – used with PET Bottles
  • Small Draft Systems
  • Tips and Tools for Filling Growlers and Small Draft Containers
  • Techniques and equipment for dispensing full corny kegs of beer
  • Finding Smaller Homebrew Kegs
  • Coolers and Ice Packs
  • Chilling and Keeping Your Keg Cold
  • Cloudiness

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Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – includes 11/16″+7/8″ great for ball locks + Hands on Review

A photo of the 11/16″+7/8″ Wrench from my Hands on Review

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece

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

  • OUR 5 PIECE RATCHETING WRENCH SET- SAE: This is the set you need and want for SAE applications. Our ratcheting wrenches are made of high grade steel alloy that is heat-treated for strength and durability and chrome plated to resist corrosion.
  • AN ORGANIZED RATCHETING WRENCH SET WITHOUT THE BULK: Our ratcheting wrench set comes in a handy carrying cradle people love. The minimal, easy to carry packaging allows for all the wrenches to stay organized with quick access without a bulky case.
  • HANDY SET FOR VERSATILE USE: The ratcheting wrenches are perfect for use in tight spots; you’ll always have the right size for all quick jobs. This is a great set of high quality wrenches at an exceptional price. It is perfect to keep in your car for emergencies, and makes a great gift idea.
  • MOST NEEDED SIZES: We selected the sizes we believe you will need most often: 1/4-Inch by 5/16-Inch, 3/8-Inch by 7/16-Inch, 1/2-Inch by 9/16-Inch, 5/8-Inch by 3/4-Inch, 11/16-Inch by 7/8-Inch ratcheting wrenches.

 

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Stainless Steel Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler AND Carrying Pouch – $19.99 + free prime hsip

Vacuum Insulated Growler

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  • BPA FREE 18/8 PREMIUM GRADE STAINLESS STEEL INSULATED 64 OZ GROWLER - Toxin free and non-leaching, keeping your favorite drink clean and pure. You only get the flavor you want.
  • DOUBLE WALL VACUUM INSULATION – The design of our 64 oz water bottle means that it's able to keep your drinks either ice cold or piping hot for an amazing amount of time, we promise and guarantee you a great quality product when you buy eegl.
  • LARGE 64 oz CAPACITY WITH PROTECTIVE CASE – The extra wide mouth opening means no sweat to fill and easy to clean. We have included a super protective carrying pouch with a soft neoprene inside and tough nylon outside. It has an adjustable shoulder strap to make it easy to carry your bottle to a picnic, when out hiking, on the golf course or camping.
  • SWEAT PROOF – state-of-the-art construction from eegl Outdoors means no need to worry about heat transfer or condensation on the outside of your bottle ever again. So if you need a quality bottle that looks and stays cool, look no further. Maybe you’re trying to find ideal gifts for men or women, if so an eegl Outdoors Growler is the perfect choice.
  • 5 YEAR GUARANTEE - We got it covered. When you buy an eegl Outdoors Beer Growler we want you to know that if you're not happy for any reason then we’ll replace or refund your purchase without hassle. So, why not go ahead and hit the add to cart button now, you have nothing to lose.

 

Protective carrying pouch provides some additional insulation and helps to protect the growler.

5/26 8:30 PM Central: This combo is on sale for just $19.99. 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

64 oz Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle -Growler – Includes Carry Case – Double Wall Design  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Top Post: Tips and Gear for Growler Filling

Ball Lock Kegs – $45 + Free Ship Eligible & Stacking Deal

Used 5 Gallon Cornelius Style Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

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

Pressure tested 5 gallon, stainless steel, cornelius style tank. These tanks are guaranteed to hold pressure. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. Tanks will show normal wear and tear. May have stickers on kegs. May also have syrup residue in tanks as we only dump them.

Kegs include the o-rings and poppits that were installed when we received the tanks. We will often change an o-ring or poppit to get the tank to hold pressure. If you would like to have new o-rings or poppits, the options below allow you to add these. We do not change them but simply add them to the order.

If you are just getting into kegging you will need a kegging setup to go with these kegs. We sell picnic tap systems, tower systems, and kegerator systems.

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings. Most of the kegs have black protective tops and bottoms, some are blue. We may have a few green, red or yellow tops. If you want a particular color, please indicate that at checkout time and we will try to accommodate you.


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