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Taking Orders Again… O-Rings in Food Safe Silicone

Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

  • Valuebrew has struggled with availability on some of their options.
  • For the last day or two they haven’t been accepting new orders. Talking with them they periodically do this to be able to keep up with fulfilling orders.
  • They must be caught back up because they’re accepting orders again.
  • If you were one that tried to place and order and couldn’t, here you go…

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks…

One of my tips is to immediately replace OEM o-rings…

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For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

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Ball Lock Kegs – $45 + $5 Off Coupon AND Free Ship Eligible

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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.


 

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used – remember promo code CINCO to get $5 off a $55 order

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Hard To Find – 3 Gallon Used Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – $49.99 + $5 Off Qualifying Orders

3 gallon ball lock kegs

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Used, Corny-style, 3 gallon, stainless steel Ball Lock kegs. All kegs are pressure tested before being shipped. These smaller kegs are more portable and are great for taking your beer over to a friend’s house!


 

Why this size is great: These kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

  • Used 2.5 and 3.5 gallon kegs are difficult to come by and generally cost more than larger 5 gallon kegs.
  • As of these posting these are selling for just $49.99.  That’s an outstanding deal for 3 gallon ball locks.
  • $5 Off Coupon: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking $5 off most orders of $55 or more. Use coupon code CINCO to get the deal.
  • Shipping is an additional cost.  Check the product page to see if they’re still in stock and check current price.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs… $25.99 AND $5 off coupon

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs.  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.
  • When they’re available available, these are one of the best Ball Lock keg deals around.
  • If you’re interested, based on past experience, I’d suggest picking these up sooner rather than later.
  • 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
  • We watch these closely.  If they’re out of stock again – connect with us and we’ll let you know when they come back.
  • $5 Off Coupon: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking $5 off most orders of $55 or more. Use coupon code CINCO to get the deal.
  • Buy 2 or otherwise put together a $55 order and use coupon code CINCO to save another $5.

Loose Handle/Bottom Ball Lock keg w/PRV Lid – use coupon code CINCO with a $55 order

Fix It! Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases

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Back In Stock… Bulk Universal Poppet O-Rings in Food Safe Silicone

Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

  • Valuebrew has struggled with availability on some of their options.
  • As of this posting, Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings are back in stock.

Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone  – Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks…

One of my tips is to immediately replace OEM o-rings…

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & More

More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Featured in Our Keg Rebuild Post!

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Brand New AEB ITALIAN Made 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – $109.99 + free shipping, limited availability

aeb homebrew ball lock kegAEB Homebrew Kegs from MoreBeer

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

Ditch the bottles and start kegging today! Save time, reduce the risk of infection and get all those bottles out of the kitchen for good!

This brand new 5 gallon keg offers convenience, security and insurance when compared to used or reconditioned kegs. There’s no need to replace gaskets or other parts, no need to trust that someone else did a good job with reconditioning, and no possibility of residual flavor or aromas getting into your beer!

We import these 5 gallon Cornelius Kegs from AEB Italy, a long-time manufacturer with impeccable attention to detail. Perfect laser welds ensure easy sanitation and reduced risk of contamination. While newer kegs shipped from China may have modern features, they do not provide perfect laser welds and therefore risk contamination over time. You’ll be glad you paid a bit extra for this high-quality keg. Tack on our famous Fast & Free shipping and you’ve got a great quality keg at an amazing value!

  • Ball Lock Style Corny Keg
  • 5 gallon capacity
  • 9″ Diam. x 25″ Height
  • Maximum working pressure of 130 PSI.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $109.99 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.

AEB Brand New Italian Made – New Corny Keg – Ball Lock 5 gal. KEG418

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Get Ready for Summer Serving… TWO x Picnic Tap Ball Lock Beer Line Assemblies – $15.99, $8 each + free prime ship

FERRODAY 1/4" Ball Lock Beer Line Assembly, 3ft Liquid Line Picnic Tap Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Faucet Food Safe Clear Tube kit for Cornelius Keg Wine Making Soda Dispensing Water Keg Fitting

2 Pack 3ft Beer Line Assembly, 3/16” Ball Lock Disconnect Liquid Tubing, Party Beverage Dispensing Hose Kit with 3 Picnic Tap & 4 Hose Clamps

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  • [Easy for Beer Dispensing & Cleaning] Our beer line assembly is for dispensing beer from beer kegs easily and allows directly cleaning after use. Its picnic faucet enables one hand control and provides easy pouring. Ball lock disconnect can be quickly attached to or removed from cornelius kegs, pepsi keg, ball lock keg. All parts are pre-assembled, so it can work directly once you get it.
  • [No Leak & Kink Problem] Each liquid dispensing tube kit is manual fixed and screwed by hose clamp to ensure a solid connection between tap and beer line without leak problem. The hose is light and flexible that won’t kink or get brittle when cold. Convenient to use and store for anytime, anywhere.
  • [Economical & Practical Homebrew Tool] 2 pack beer dispensing kit with extra beer tap as replacement, you don’t need to buy extra faucet. The beer line is durable with long service time. It can transfer beer, soda water and other beverages. Ideal for party, picnic, bars, homebrew!
  • [Food Grade Material] Vinyl hose promises BPA free and won’t affect liquid original taste. Stainless steel clamps and nuts prevent erosion after long time use. It can be easily cleaned sterilized. Enjoy your fresh beer and beverage with our beer line kit.

 

5/5/21 8 AM Central: These are selling for $15.99. 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

2 Pack 3ft Beer Line Assembly, 3/16” Ball Lock Disconnect Liquid Tubing, Party Beverage Dispensing Hose Kit with 3 Picnic Tap & 4 Hose Clamps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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“No Keg” Kegging Systems – from $63.99 – A Great Way to Get Started If You’ve Already Purchased Kegs

Homebrew Kegging Kit BALL LOCK (no keg)

If you’re a regular Homebrew Finds reader, there’s a good chance you’ve already picked up some keg deals.  If not… check our our curated list of keg deals.  If you’ve gotten a great deal on kegs, but still lack the rest of the gear to start kegging, Adventures in Homebrew has a lineup of “no keg” kegging kits.  Those get you most of the rest of the hardware you’ll need to start kegging.

No Keg Kegging Systems at Adventures in Homebrewing – use promo code CINCO and these start at just $63.99

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Floating Dip Tube – now $16.99 + free prime ship, w/coupon + my explanation of how these work

Conical and All Rounder fermenter/keg Ball Float Silicone Dip Tube,304SS Ball Float and Silicone Dip Tube,draw from the Liquid at the top of the tank

Conical and All Rounder fermenter/keg Ball Float Silicone Dip Tube,304SS Ball Float and Silicone Dip Tube,draw from the Liquid at the top of the tank

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  • For the beverage out,you’ll have a silicone dip tube with stainless steel float, allowing you to always draw from the clearest beer at the top of the tank.
  • 5/16″Silicone Dip,you can connect your faucet/sampling valve or other devices.
  • The silicone dip tube is 31″ long. It will work perfectly as is for the 55L FermZilla. For the 27L model we recommend cutting the dip tube shorter to remove unwanted slack.
  • WIDE USE,if you want draw from the Liquid at the top of the tank.
  • Made of 304SS.

 

5/3/21 6 AM Central: This is selling for $16.99. 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

Conical and All Rounder fermenter/keg Ball Float Silicone Dip Tube,304SS Ball Float and Silicone Dip Tube,draw from the Liquid at the top of the tank – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

My explanation of how this works…

When we carbonate a keg, pressure is being applied to the keg from the top, via the head space. Beer at the top carbonates first. That carbonation works it’s way down the keg. I’m sure there’s also some movement in the keg that helps to mix things up and distribute carbonation. But just sitting there, I think that mixing is a slow process. However it all works, practically speaking, the beer at the top carbonates more quickly compared to the beer at the bottom. This allows you to serve from the top accessing the more carbonated portion of the keg. It’s also a benefit for clarity because trub settles out heading downward. You can see this stratification in a glass carboy. As the beer starts to clear, the top clears first. I don’t think if this is exactly accurate, but I picture carbonation happening with the same sort of stratification until the beer reaches equilibrium and is equally carbonated throughout.

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