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Mark II Keg & Carboy Washer – $79 + Free Shipping! + Hands on Review, Draft Line Conversion & CIP Mod

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer via MoreBeer

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

Mark’s Mark II Keg Washer™ is designed to clean and sanitize large vessels like cornelius kegs and carboys. This keg cleaner is also intended to provide a sanitation container for miscellaneous items such as airlocks, thermometers, tubing, keg fittings, and more.

Quiet, Fun, & Easy to Use

  • Very quiet when in use and most importantly speeds up the process of cleaning and sanitizing.
    Light in weight. Easy to store.

Cleans Kegs

  • This keg washer cleans and sanitizes a cornelius keg without having to take apart the ball lock fittings, poppets, and dip tubes. You can clean the keg and the dip tube simultaneously using the T adapter.

Cleans Tubing Too

  • Cleans tube separately utilizing the pump with the additional barb fittings included.

Cleans Parts

  • Reservoir holds 1.25 gallons of water making it easy to fill and empty with sanitizer.
  • Saves water and sanitizer.

The keg washer does not have an on/off switch, you can plug it directly into a wall outlet to operate the pump or plug it into an outlet that is controlled by a switch. Never leave the keg washer unattended when in use.

When in use, fill the keg washer up to about 1 inch under the brim. The pump is not self priming, so always make sure the basin is full of water before plugging in the pump.

Owner’s Manual is included. Please read thoroughly before using. Dimensions of the inside of the washer’s reservoir are: 6″L x 12″W x 4″D.

Please Note: Product does not include the bucket, carboy, or keg pictured above for display purposes.

The pump specs are:

  • 520 GPH
  • 120 Volts AC
  • 40 watts
  • Ceramic shaft, impeller

 

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer is designed to clean and sanitize a good bit of your homebrewing gear.  Kegs (including liquid post and dip tube), Carboys, Fermenters (including Speidels), tubing, parts and more.  It’s light and easy to store, most everything nests together in the base.

I have this and it’s awesome.  This is one of my favorite pieces of homebrewing gear.  Check out my Hands on Review

  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has these on sale for just $79.  That’s nearly $22 in savings.
  • This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on this great homebrewing tool.  As far as MoreBeer deals, this ties a sale we featured back in 2013 and is $5 shy of the only lower price we’ve seen also back in 2013.
  • To sweeten the deal, shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300

Hacks and Upgrades!  Convert it to a Draft Line Cleaning Pump & Add a CIP Spray Ball

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1 lb TLC Tank and Line Cleaner – Buy One Get One Free! + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb

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

  • Versatile: TLC is a versatile cleaner and allows for both soak and low foam circulation cleaning. This product works at all temperatures.
  • Safe: This product is safe on skin, and has no noxious fumes, while maintaining the effectiveness of heavy-duty caustic cleaners.
  • Effective: TLC is effective at removing the toughest caked-on debris without scrubbing. It is non-corrosive and safe to use on soft metals.
  • Economical: TLC is an easy to use and economical choice for tank and line cleaning.

 

8/7/20 6:30 AM Central:

  • This is selling for $14.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses
  • Buy One Get One Free:  As of this posting, the manufacturer has a Buy One, Get One Free Offer.  They’ll give you a free 1 lb tub when you buy a 1 lb tub via their Amazon offering.  Visit their home page (and scroll to the bottom) to make sure this offering is still available and get your coupon.  I did this and my coupon code was… CLEANBEER.  
  • Note: You need to add 2 of these to your cart for the coupon to work.
  • Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Pre-Order Now: Kegland NUKATAP “Stealth Bomber” in Flat Black!

NUKATAP Stainless Steel Beer Faucet - Stealth Bomber

NUKATAP Beer Faucet – Stainless Steel via MoreBeer

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We’re excited to announce the coming release of the NUKATAP Stealth Bomber edition beer faucet. Be the first to receive your faucet by placing a pre-order today. We will automatically ship this item to you when they’re released in Fall 2020.

Reduced first pour foam due to low thermal mass
Forward-sealing design prevents beer residue from gumming up the faucet
Unique shuttle design greatly improves laminar flow, improving the pour of carbonated beverages
Compatible with all Intertap faucet accessories and shanks
First Pour Foam Reduction
Every kegerator owner knows the letdown of pouring your first pint of the day and getting too much foam. Even with perfectly balanced draft lines, first pour foam is sometimes unavoidable simply due to the temperature of the faucet itself. Running beer through the faucet will drop the temperature, and the foaming will subside, but not without a bit of wasted beer from pouring off excess head. The NUKATAP Stealth Bomber beer faucet drops to beer serving temperature much faster thanks to its lower thermal mass. Simply put, the bulkier the faucet is, the more beer is needed to flow through and chill the tap. The NUKATAP is over 20% lighter than its Intertap predecessor, and even lighter still compared to other brands of faucets.

Improved Laminar Flow
The inspiration for the NUKATAP name comes from its uniquely designed “nuke-shaped” shuttle that resides on the inside of the faucet. The NUKASHUTTLE went through numerous rounds of redesigns and countless hours of testing to find a shape that provides superior laminar flow. This means that liquid passes by the shuttle with very little resistance, allowing highly carbonated beers or hard seltzers to pour like a dream.

Sanitary Design
The NUKASHUTTLE is the world’s first seamless single-piece design. Traditional taps feature an o-ring seated on a stainless steel shuttle, which can cause a couple of issues. After many pours, the stainless shuttle rubbing against the internal body of the faucet will create small fissures that become potential infection sites, and the seated o-ring can be difficult to clean in place, making your draft cleaning and sanitizing process less effective than you realize. The NUKASHUTTLE is an advanced TPV rubber matrix that has been seamlessly formed over a durable PP skeleton. This single-piece design eliminates the pitfalls of older manufacturing methods, making it one of the most sanitary faucets on the market.

Forward Sealing vs. Rear Sealing
From tap rooms to home bars, forward-sealing faucets are the ideal choice for any draft setup. In traditional rear-sealing taps, beer will drain out of the entire faucet when it’s in the closed position. This means the internal mechanism is coated in beer, which then dries and becomes a sticky residue. Forward-sealing faucets, on the other hand, keep the tap full of beer so it never has a chance to dry and gunk up the internal parts. This makes the faucet much easier to clean and also reduces the chance of off flavors transferring to your beer while you pour.

Made from stainless steel
Shuttle made from TPV
O-rings made from EPDM
Matte black finish
Kegland Part Number: KL17978


 

  • This is Kegland’s much anticipated follow up to their wildly popular Intertap faucet.
  • It features… “improved laminar flow and reduced first pour foam due to its lower thermal mass. The NUKATAP is compatible with all Intertap spout accessories”
  • This is available in both stainless and flat black “Stealth Bomber”
  • “Stealth Bomber” is available at $39.99 as a pre-order.  Order now to reserve yours.
  • Related: Hands on Review: Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets and Accessories!
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

NUKATAP Stainless Steel Beer Faucet – Stealth Bomber D1583

Also in Uncoated Stainless… NUKATAP Beer Faucet – Stainless Steel D1581

Hands on Review: Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets and Accessories!

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The Tapcooler can connect directly to your compatible forward sealing faucet (Ultratap, Vent-Matic, Perlick 600 series and Intertap – Review) and allows you to easily counter fill bottles directly from the tap!

Learn More about the Tapcooler!  Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets!

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4 x 1/4″ Inline Check Valves – $11.39, $2.85 each + Free Prime Ship, w/Coupon

4 Packs Check Valve, 1/4 Inch 6mm PVDF Wear-Resistant One-Way Check Valve for Fuel Gas Liquid Air

4 Packs Check Valve, 1/4 Inch 6mm PVDF Wear-Resistant One-Way Check Valve for Fuel Gas Liquid Air

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

  • Adapter fitting for joining a pipe to a tube in a range of fluid transfer applications
  • 1/4″ male NPT threads on one end and 7/16-20 male JIC threads on the other for use with 1/4″ OD tubes
  • Zinc-plated 12L14 carbon steel for strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion
  • Operating temperature range of -65 to +400 degrees F (-53 to +204 degrees C)
  • Meets SAE 070102 specifications for tube fittings

 

Keep things flowing the right way.  Note pressure changes make it possible for beer to backflow into gas lines and regulators.  Compatible check valves help to prevent that frustrating situation.

8/6/20 3 PM Central:  These are selling for just $11.99.  Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $11.39.  That figures to about $2.85 each.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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.

6 Universal Poppets by Ferroday [Ball & Pin Lock Kegs] – $7.21, $1.20 Each + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup

Poppet Valve,Ferroday 6 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs

6 universal keg poppets by Ferroday.  Stainless steel construction, replaceable o-rings.  Fits most ball and pin lock kegs.  Made of 304 food grade stainless steel.

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  • Poppit Valve for Ball Lock and Pin Lock Kegs, detailed dimensions on picture No.2, fits most kegs.
  • Fits both In (Gas) and Out (Liquid)
  • Made of 304 stainless steel and food-grade material, more healthier
  • Bright color on surface and corrosion resistance, durable in use
  • Package: 6pcs poppet valves

 

I use universal poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.  Tip: Universal poppets fit the vast majority of kegs without issue.  I have had a couple kegs that ended up being a bit too tight with these.  It’s an easy fix.  Use a pair of wire cutters or Nipper Pliers to trim the universal poppet.  I suggest taking off about half of a coil and testing.  You want the QD to slide on easily and for it to reliably hold pressure when the QD is off.  Taking off a half of a coil and testing should help you make sure you don’t end up making the poppet too loose.

8/6/20 11 AM Central: These are back at just $7.21.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

FERRODAY Poppet Valve 6 Piece Cornelius Type Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs (Spring: 0.86 inch)


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Genuine Innovations Brand CO2 Keg Charger and Cartridge [Portable Serving] – $9.99 + Free Ship Eligible

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

  • By Genuine Innovations #1 in Co2 Technology.
  • This is a portable handheld CO2 charger for Ball Lock or Pin Lock kegs, uses 16 Gram Non-Threaded cartridges.
  • Small and light weight, charges keg in seconds, trigger valve allows precise control of gas.
  • 1/4″ MFL disconnects in either Ball Lock or Pin Lock are necessary.
  • This charger only uses a 16 gram Non-threaded co2 cartridge.
  • These are designed for dispensing only. You will need approximately 3 Non-threaded cartridges to dispense a 5 gallon keg.
  • Perfect for parties outings or emergencies.
  • Includes one CO2 16 gram Non-threaded cartridge. View the options on the right to add additional bulbs.

 

  • Use to server your keg on the go and as a backup CO2 source if your tank runs out.
  • These are on sale for just $9.99.
  • Also Consider: 16 Gram Co2 Cartridges – 6 Pack
  • Stacks With Free Shipping:  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions. 
  • An easy filler item, if you’re for help to qualify for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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Taprite Brand! Two Pressure Regulator – $96.99 at Brew Hardware

TAPRITE T752HP-02 DUAL PRESSURE TANK MOUNT CO2 REGULATOR MFL OUTPUT

Taprite T752HP-02 Dual Pressure Regulator from Brew Hardware

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

High quality dual gauge, tank mount, dual pressure regulator with adjustment knobs.
Dual output pressure capability brings your kegging setup to the next level. What’s that? Wheat Beer and Bitter on tap at the same time. Boom. It would be even more important if you want to have a soda or sparkling water on tap at the same time since it requires almost twice the pressure as beer.

Regulator Outlet Type: 1/4″ Male Flare (MFL). Connect a hose to the outputs with swivel FFL barbs. If you want to split each output to several more kegs, you can add hose barb tees or distribution manifolds on the inside of your kegerator.


 

Made in the USA: As of this posting, Taprite’s about page says that.. “Taprite products are proudly made in the USA”.  Check site for current country of origin claims.

Benefits of a two pressure regulator… 1. Serve different beers at different pressures/carbonation levels, 2.  Serve and carbonate at different pressures (one “house” pressure, and another higher pressure for quickly carbonating) and 3.  Use one regulator for a house pressure and the second for utility functions such as purging kegs and carboys and transferring under pressure.

As of this posting Brew Hardware has this quality Taprite brand regulator on sale for $96.99.  Shipping is an additional fee based on your location and order size.

TAPRITE T752HP-02 DUAL PRESSURE TANK MOUNT CO2 REGULATOR MFL OUTPUT

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.82 + Free Prime Ship & 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra 5 piece of o-ring for replacement
  • Weight:3.5-3.6oz,stainless steel material 100/100,We are committed to offer you high quality product as well as superior service! Please feel free to tell us if any problems, we would try our best to satisfy you. Lifetime technical support.

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”

 

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.

8/5/20 3 PM Central: This is on sale for $10.82.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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


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8 Universal Poppets AND Spare O-Rings – $10.99… $1.37 Each + Free Prime Ship & Tip & Keg Parts Roundup

8 PCS Poppet Valve,Universal Poppet Valve,Keg Poppet Valve,Ball Lock Poppet Valve,Pin Lock Poppet For Homebrewing (8 PCS)

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

  • Well Made & Great Quality: The keg post poppet is stainless steel. The O-ring is made from food grade silicone. It features an anti- corrosion/ heat resistance/ environmental that can last a lifetime
  • Will Send The Extra O-ring: We will free send 8 pieces the o-ring. The washer on poppet valve will be broken after long time using. If broken, the poppet valve will leaks.So need you replace it
  • Seal Well: The keg poppet valve has adequate spring force to seal under pressure.No air leak, no beer leaks
  • Fit For Ball-lock: Keg The universal poppet is used for gas posts/ liquid posts/ ball lock kegs/cornelius kegs/corny keg/soda keg.Use our stronger keg poppets to replace a hardened and leaking poppet

 

Related: Keg Repair Parts and O-Rings Roundupsearch “universal poppet” on Amazon to look for more offerings

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.  Tip: Universal poppets fit the vast majority of kegs without issue.  I have had a couple kegs that ended up being a bit too tight with these.  It’s an easy fix.  Use a pair of wire cutters or Nipper Pliers to trim the universal poppet.  I suggest taking off about half of a coil and testing.  You want the QD to slide on easily and for it to reliably hold pressure when the QD is off.  Taking off a half of a coil and testing helps you make sure you don’t end up making the poppet too loose.

8/5/20 11 AM Central: These are selling for $10.99.  That figures to just $1.37 each.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

8 PCS Poppet Valve,Universal Poppet Valve,Keg Poppet Valve,Ball Lock Poppet Valve,Pin Lock Poppet For Homebrewing (8 PCS)


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