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Counter Pressure Bottle Filler, 304 Stainless Steel by Luckeg – $37.04, best price + free shipping, w/coupon

Counter Pressure Beer Bottle Filler - LUCKEG Brand 304 Stainless Steel Beer Counter Pressure Filler CO2 Beer Brewing Kit for Home Brewing and Wine Making

Counter Pressure Beer Bottle Filler – LUCKEG Brand 304 Stainless Steel Beer Counter Pressure Filler CO2 Beer Brewing Kit for Home Brewing and Wine Making

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  • 1.Material: 304 Stainless Steel for the Bottle Filler Body, Anti-rust, Corrosion Resistant and Durable;
  • 2.Easy Use: Very Efficient to bottle beer directly from the Beer Kegs, Will have no Sediment at the bottom of the bottle;
  • 3.Special: Features a special valve that allows CO2 and beer to flow down the same stainless tube, directly to the bottom of the bottle;
  • 4.Adjustable pressure relief on the side of the unit allows you control the speed of fill by adjusting the pressure in the bottle;
  • 5.Guarantee: Quality Guarantee, any problem for Bottle Filler, Money Back or Replacement free.

 

10/24/21 6 PM Central; This has dropped to $38.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. An additional 5% off coupon is available on the product page. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Counter Pressure Beer Bottle Filler – LUCKEG Brand 304 Stainless Steel Beer Counter Pressure Filler CO2 Beer Brewing Kit for Home Brewing and Wine Making


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Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs + Our Roundup of Limited Time Keg Deals

rebuild homebrew kegs

This post will walk you through rebuilding your homebrew keg, step by step.  From de-labeling to cleaning to replacing warn out parts.


What Does Reconditioned/Rebuilt Mean?

The short answer is probably… nothing.  I think reconditioned/rebuilt/refurbished are basically synonyms and there is no standard definition for any of these terms.

Here are the different definitions I’ve seen from different retailers via their offerings:

  • The keg is untouched, but is in okay shape and holds pressure.  In this case, reconditioned means… the keg works.
  • The keg has had been tested and had faulty parts replaced.  In this case, reconditioned means, we did the minimum to get the keg working.
  • All o-rings have been replaced and any faulty parts have been replaced.  In this case, reconditioned means… reconditioned.
  • All o-rings have been replaced and any faulty parts have been replaced and the keg has been cleaned.  In this case reconditioned means reconditioned and cleaned.

Examples of Keg Conditions from MoreBeer

The takeaway is that it’s important to read descriptions when it comes to reconditioned/rebuilt/refurbished kegs.  The post walks through a complete rebuild process.


Limited Time Keg Deals!

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Universal Poppets Tips and Tricks! + VB Poppets Are Back

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.


Enter universal poppets.  These can be picked up at a reasonable cost, regularly under $2 each, and fit the vast majority of kegs.

Tip: Immediately Replace Universal Poppet O-Rings

I remove and discard the o-rings that come with universal poppets.  That may sound a little odd, but there are a couple issues. First, I have no idea what these are made of. They are probably okay, but I’m not sure. This is one spot that has a lot of contact with beer. I want to make sure these are food grade.  Second, when it comes time to replace these o-rings I want replacements that won’t change fit.  I’m aware of a single source for bulk food grade o-ring replacements for universal poppets. Size may vary slightly compared to OEM, so I replace these before adjusting for fit so that the replacements won’t change the way these fit. The stainless parts of universal poppets should last a long, long time, having a reliable source for replacements that you know aren’t going to change anything is a big benefit. Beyond that, being sure you’re using food grade materials at this point is worth a few cents.

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

These sold out relatively quick after they were introduced and remained out of stock for a long time. They’re available again as of this update. Check product page to see if you can get in on this shipment…

universal poppetsSince this guide was published, Valuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’m excited that there’s 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.

Universal Poppets – via Valuebrew

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MoreBeer Plate Filter Setup – $39.99! + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability + Hands On Review

homebrew wine plate filter

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit from MoreBeer.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great setup.

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Filter beer like the pros, only on a smaller scale. Most small breweries and wineries use a large plate filter system to achieve clear beer or wine. Now you can do the same at home. Our new plate filter has a larger surface area, which means more yeast and particulate extraction.

Each filtering session requires two filter pads at a time, and each pad must be the same micron to work. The product is pushed into the housing at 5 PSI and passes on either side of the plate filter housing, then gets forced through the filter pads to the center, where it is pushed out into your awaiting collection vessel, such as a keg or tank.

Includes 2 X 24″ long hoses (5/16″ ID x 7/16″ OD)

Made from ABS plastic. Temperature rated to 167°F (75°C).


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $39.99 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.

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit FIL45B

Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Wrap Around Kegerator Drip Tray Bar Mat – $11.99 + free prime ship

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator

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  • Overall Dimensions: 12″x 7″ x 1/2″(thick)
  • Cutout Dimensions: 4.5″ x2″, Suits most Tower Base
  • Material: Made of non-toxic PVC, safe and anti-corrosion.NO WORRY about rust any more!
  • A Soft PVC Drip Tray Will Definitely be a good helper for your home brewing equipment.
  • Lay flat on counter top.

 

10/24/21 3:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $11.99. 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

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Stainless Carbonation Cap TEE – convert PET bottles to mini kegs – $10.99

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer


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

  • PET bottles are redily available and inexpensive. The standard thread for PET bottles for carbonated beverates between 0-3L in size is the PCO 1881 thread
  • Historically you would only be able to place a black or grey ball lock disconnect onto thse fittings one at a time
  • This tee piece now enables you to attach both a liquid and gas disconnect to the bottle at the same time so you can essencially use a common PET bottle as a keg
  • Make a really small and useful keg system out of PET plastic bottles. Great for taking beer to a party or making your own micro/portable/mini keg system.
  • NOTE: The PET soft drink bottles and carbonation caps sold separately.

10/23/21 8 PM Central: These are back at just $10.99. 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

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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


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  • 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

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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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Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $24.29 Each, When You Buy Four

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs via AIH.  Pressure tested 5 gallon ball lock corny kegs with loose handles and/or bases.  Comes with a PRV (pressure relief valve) lid.  O-rings and poppets are replaced, as needed, to get these kegs to hold pressure.

  • Availability of these is touch and go.  Check product page to see current price and check to see if this deal is still available.
  • Food Safe Replacement O-Rings: You’ll probably need (or want) to replace the o-rings in these kegs.  I recommend food grade silicone – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-RingsMore Info
  • Another $12 Off: AIH is discounting most orders of $100 or more by $12. No coupon code is necessary, discount reflected at checkout.
  • We watch these closely.  If they’re out of stock again – connect with us and we’ll let you know when they come back.

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Wilbur Curtis DTP-13 – 13″ Drip Tray – $21.16

Wilbur Curtis Plastic Drip Tray, 13” - Easy-to-Clean Food Service and Restaurant Drip Tray - DTP-13 (Each)

Wilbur Curtis Plastic Drip Tray, 13” – Easy-to-Clean Food Service and Restaurant Drip Tray – DTP-13 by Wilbur Curtis.

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  • After a full day of hectic coffee service, both pieces can be thrown in the dishwasher so that they are ready to fight the battle against spills and drips.
  • Keeping your coffee station clean goes a long way in making it more appealing to customers.
  • The plastic outer portion of the tray features a removable stainless steel grill for easier cleaning. This commercial drip tray is popular in fine restaurants, hotels and other food service locations.
  • The grill is easily removable and made to be used in restaurants. Design makes this drip tray easy to clean.
  • Wilbur Curtis is the preferred beverage equipment provider of restaurants, hotels and other commercial food service establishments. Its products are designed to meet the durability and performance needs of food service professionals.

 

Use as a drip tray for your kegerator or any other application that you’re looking… to catch drips.

10/23/21 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $21.16. 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

Wilbur Curtis Plastic Drip Tray, 13” – Easy-to-Clean Food Service and Restaurant Drip Tray – DTP-13 (Each) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Update International DTS-419 Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray, 19 by 4-Inch

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