Category Archives: Ball Lock

Used Pin Locks from $42.74 (a much more expensive keg just sold out!)

cornykeg.com pin lock keg deal

Good used pin locks have been hard to find…  When I started brewing pin locks were cheaper than ball locks, but that has changed. There’s been a real reversal in used keg pricing. Used pin locks have been tough to find in stock, especially at anything close to what I would call a good price. For example, see MoreBeer’s Pin Lock Offering. This is supply related. New pin lock kegs are not coming into the homebrewing market and we’ve finally hit an availability wall.

cornykeg.com has sourced hard to find refurbished pin lock kegs. Prices for these refurbishe kegs start at $42.74 each when you buy a four pack. Get them while you can!

For some pricing clarity, MoreBeer’s $84.99 offering just completely sold out. MoreBeer’s included free shipping, but that’s still MUCH more expensive than cornkeg’s current deal

Used 5 Gal. Pin Lock Kegs KEG432

Also Consider:

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

Scratch and Dent Ball Locks from cornykeg.com

These kegs hold pressure and work fine, but have some more significant dents. They may have a broken handle or loose rubber top or bottom or an excessive amount of labels. These are refurbished ball lock Pepsi Style kegs with all new orings and a manual pull-ring relief valve. Photo shows example kegs, but are priced each.

As of this posting these are on sale for $42.95. Check site for current price & availability.

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

While you’re placing an order, it’s a great time to try Hopzoil

Complete Lineup: All Kegs at cornykeg.com | All Sale Items

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Kegland Oxebar Mono 1 Gallon Kegs – on sale for… $6.74!

From MoreBeer:

KegLand’s Oxebar Mono PET Kegs make kegging easy and affordable! These kegs come in various sizes (1, 2 and 5 Gallon) to cater to every brewing requirement. Featuring a lightweight design, they prioritize convenience, durability, and versatility for all your kegged beverages.


Oxebar Kegs at MoreBeer

MoreBeer’s Summer Sale!

 

MoreBeer’s Summer Sale!

1 Gallon Oxebar kegs are included in the mix and on sale for just $6.74. They also qualify for free shipping!

Also: Oxebar at William’s Brewing

Keg Deals!

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Kegland Reviews!

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Refurbished Pin Locks from $42.74

cornykeg.com pin lock keg deal

Good used pin locks have been hard to find…  When I started brewing pin locks were cheaper than ball locks, but that has changed. There’s been a real reversal in used keg pricing. Used pin locks have been tough to find in stock, especially at anything close to what I would call a good price. For example, see MoreBeer’s Pin Lock Offering. This is supply related. New pin lock kegs are not coming into the homebrewing market and we’ve finally hit an availability wall.

cornykeg.com has sourced hard to find refurbished pin lock kegs. Prices for these refurbishe kegs start at $42.74 each when you buy a four pack. Get them while you can!

Also Consider:

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

Scratch and Dent Ball Locks from cornykeg.com

These kegs hold pressure and work fine, but have some more significant dents. They may have a broken handle or loose rubber top or bottom or an excessive amount of labels. These are refurbished ball lock Pepsi Style kegs with all new orings and a manual pull-ring relief valve. Photo shows example kegs, but are priced each.

As of this posting these are on sale for $42.95. Check site for current price & availability.

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

While you’re placing an order, it’s a great time to try Hopzoil

Complete Lineup: All Kegs at cornykeg.com | All Sale Items

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Ends Today: The Didn’t Get What You Wanted “Prime” Quality O-Ring Sale – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

valuebrew.com sale

For a short time, Valuebrew is discounting most of their gear including bulk food grade o-rings (i

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code PRIME with an order of $30 or more to get the deal

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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Save via MoreBeer Summer Sale… 15 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Kegs! Use for Draft or Fermenter!

Torpedo Keg | Ball Lock Keg | Stainless Steel Corny Keg | 15 gal.
KEG815

Torpedo Keg | Ball Lock Keg | Stainless Steel Corny Keg | 15 gal.

More Info

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

Finally, a purpose-built fermentation chamber! Homebrewers have been repurposing refrigerators for fermentation temperature control since as far back as we can remember—and with good reason. These appliances provide excellent insulation from outside temperatures, are usually large enough to fit a typical fermenter used for 5-gallon batches, and provide incredibly even temperature distribution compared to immersed cooling coils. But to call the RAPT a refrigerator made for brewers would be doing this unit a huge disservice. KegLand has engineered a fermentation chamber that cools, heats, and automatically guides your beer through your very own programmed fermentation profiles which can be monitored and controlled remotely via WiFi or Bluetooth.

Virtually any homemade product can be greatly improved with perfect temperature control. The RAPT Fermentation Chamber gives you an electrically efficient means of setting, monitoring and controlling temperature which is perfect for beer making, wine making, salami making, leavening bread, fermenting yogurt, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, making cheers, spirit washes, germinating seeds, growing sprouts, and much, much more. Accurate temp control is one of the most crucial factors to getting reliable and repeatable results.

The RAPT’s control panel comes complete with an integrated color TFT screen. The 4-button color display conveniently shows a log of historic temperature graphs, allows you to start/set/stop temperature profiles, and gives you access to other critical information for that particular fermentation. An integrated secondary regulator can be used to regulate gas into the fridge with the Duotight In-Line Regulator on one side, and on the other you can install an integrated BlowTie 2 Spunding Valve to regulate residual pressure in your fermenter.

For more accurate readings of the core temperature of your fermenter, we highly recommend using a thermowell and the 6.5 ft. probe extension. If you’re using a FermZilla, check out this thermowell with Duotight bulkhead.

Perfect as a Kegerator too!
This multipurpose fridge can also be used as a kegerator. In particularly cold climates where the ambient temp is below zero, this fridge can warm your kegs and prevent them from freezing. This fridge also has a higher keg storage capacity than a conventional kegerator that takes up the same footprint. This unit can hold 4 x 5-gallon kegs on the floor and has enough headroom that you can also fit another layer of 2.5-gallon half size kegs above. To fit beer taps you can drill your own holes through the door.

What is RAPT?
RAPT is a dedicated Internet of Things (IOT) Hub for fermentation logging and control. It’s a free service whereby any RAPT-enabled product can both log and store data to the hub where you can conveniently access it. The RAPT hub can also allow you to control your devices remotely giving you absolute control of the device irrespective of where you are. The RAPT portal enables you to make complex temperature profiles that involve different temperature settings over time meaning you can start/run a temp profile giving you a set and forget experience. The RAPT portal also controls the alert/notification process for you so you can receive email notifications in the off chance that something doesn’t go to plan.

Specifications:

Integrated Heating: 50W Heating Power
Cooling Capacity: 300W Cooling Power
Max Power Consumption: 225W
Refrigerant: r600a
Connectivity: WiFi (802.11) and Bluetooth
Temperature Accuracy: +/- 0.1°C
Temp Resolution: 0.1°C
Integrated Screen: 2.8″ (diagonal) 320 x 240 Color LCD TFT Active Matrix
External Dimensions:

Width: 21.25″
Depth: 24″
Height: 69.3″
Internal Dimensions:

Width: 17.3″
Depth: 19.6″
Height: 51.2″
Why Buy a Fridge Over a Glycol Chiller?
Although we’ve had great success controlling fermentation temps with an immersed cooling apparatus with a glycol chiller providing the cooling solution, these setups do present several potential issues:

Glycol chillers often require a very cold liquid to enter into a fermenter causing an excessively cold part in the fermenter core which leads to uneven temperature distribution.
Glycol chillers consume significant amounts of power and in most instances more than double what this fridge would consume.
Glycol chillers often result in spilling sticky glycol especially when hoses are connected and disconnected to the fermenter.
Glycol chillers generally require penetrations through the walls/lid of the fermenter making the fermenter less sanitary and requiring more cleaning.
Often fermenters are not made with sufficient insulation, so when using a glycol chiller much of the chilling is lost to the ambient environment. This is not only power inefficient but you can end up with a large temperature gradient. This temperature gradient can result in convection currents in the fermenter that make it difficult for yeast and other solids to settle out of suspension so clarification of the beer takes significantly longer.
Many glycol chillers and fermenter combinations do not have sufficient power or are not well enough insulated to cool to sub-freezing temperatures so cold crashing is not possible. This is a significant compromise to a temperature-controlled solution and also results in less ability to clarify the finished beer.
For these reasons KegLand has developed the world’s first dedicated RAPT-enabled fermentation chamber that can cool down to -2°C (28°F) and heat up to 50°C (122°F) even in hot and cold weather.

 

KegLand Part Number: KL18258


 

 

Torpedo Ball Lock Keg – 15 gal. KEG815

Hands on Review!  Check out my in depth Hands on Review of the 10 gallon version of this keg.

Also available in a 10 gallon size: Torpedo Ball Lock Keg – 10 gal. KEG810

Limited Time DEAL!

MoreBeer is discounting select products by up to 40% as part of a Summer Sale!

MoreBeer’s Summer Sale!


These 15 gallon kegs are included in the mix

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The Didn’t Get What You Wanted “Prime” Quality O-Ring Sale – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

valuebrew.com sale

For a short time, Valuebrew is discounting most of their gear including bulk food grade o-rings (i

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code PRIME with an order of $30 or more to get the deal

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!


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

Our Top Draft Resources


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Food Grade Buna-N Homebrew Keg LID O-Rings – from $1.30 Each

Keg Lid O-Rings - Food Safe Buna-N

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Their Buna-N option is FDA rated for food contact. Buna-N offers low permeability (even less than silicone) and similar to pricier EPDM. That means less oxygen ingress.

Valuebrew has struggled to keep items in stock and that’s been especially true of lid o-rings. As of this posting, these are in stock. A 10 pack is on sale for $12.99. That’s just $1.30 each.

Keg Lid O-Rings – Food Safe Buna-N

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

Color Code Keg Post O-Rings for Easy Identification:

Valuebrew carries two color schemes to color keg posts. Doing this allows you to quickly identify keg posts. Gray and Black match standard keg QD colors. Blue and Green are meant to be remembered by “Blue for Beer” and “Green for Gas”. All options are made from FDA rated silicone. Since they work equally well on gas and liquid posts you can also mix and match to come up with your own color coding standard.

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Pin and Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Replacement Parts – fix or replace lost QD parts + a Source for Discount BULK internal QD O-Rings

Disconnect Parts List

Keg Connection has a nice diagram and parts ordering page for CM Becker Ball and Pin Lock Disconnects. These parts will work with other, compatible brands as well. Save money by replacing broken or lost parts. Choose from Caps, Springs, Stems and O-Rings.

Disconnect Parts List

Save on Bulk Internal QD O-Rings…

Internal QD Replacement O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone

Valuebrew has internal QD (for both ball and pin lock QDs) o-rings in bulk. These are made from food grade silicone. You can save a lot compared to buying single o-rings.

These are easy to lose or damage so it’s nice to have spares on hand.

Internal QD Replacement O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone

$31.88 or $11.99???

Compare 4 pack at MoreBeer

At current prices, if you buy 10 or more of those, the price drops to $2.55 per 4 pack. That means 50 would cost you $31.88 (with the bulk discount). A pack of 50 at Valuebrew is current just $11.99. This is a point in time comparison, prices can change quickly.

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Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts – Replace Ball Lock or Convert Pin Lock to Ball Lock – on sale for… $8.95

MRbrew Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Posts,Stainless Steel Poppets and Springs,Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32-18 Thread (Post & Poppet)

MRbrew Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Posts,Stainless Steel Poppets and Springs,Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32-18 Thread (Post & Poppet)

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Highlighted Features
  • 【NO LEAKS】Ball lock posts are with quality o-ring to prevent leaks on gas and liquid connection end
  • 【HEALTHY & DUARABLE】This ball lock post are made of green SS 304, your perfect replacement parts
  • 【UNIVERSAL STANDARD SIZE】MRbrew ball lock keg posts make your keg application easier than ever
  • 【CONVENIENT O-RING】Comes with replacement O-rings, good for long-lasting use. Enjoy your craft beer
  • 【ISSUES SOLVING FOR YOU】Be assured to let us know if you are not satisfied, we are here for you


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.

 

7/11 1 PM Central: These are are on sale for just $8.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

MRbrew Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Posts,Stainless Steel Poppets and Springs,Poppet Female Thread Gas + Liquid 19/32-18 Thread (Post & Poppet) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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FLOTit 2.0 – Double Filter Floating Dip Tube, Made in USA – on sale for $29 + Hands on Review

FLOTit 2.0 - No Beer Left Behind Floating Dip Tube with Double Filter Inlet (DFI) of 500/300 micron for always clear beer, less beer waste and no clogging. Made in USA.

FLOTit 2.0 – No Beer Left Behind Floating Dip Tube with Double Filter Inlet (DFI) of 500/300 micron for always clear beer, less beer waste and no clogging. Made in USA

More Info


Highlighted Features
  • NO-ARM-IN-KEG - connections are made outside the keg
  • NO DRY HOPPING BAG or TUBE needed - The Double Filter 500 & 300 micron mesh keeps the poppet unclogged
  • NO BEER WASTE - The Double Filter Inlet of 500 & 300 stainless steel micron mesh let you enjoy the very first pour instead of dumping it
  • NO ADDED WEIGHT is needed to keep it from sucking in foam
  • NO BEER LEFT BEHIND - little beer is left on the yeast cake at the end

 

7/10 5:30 PM Central: This combo is on sale for $29. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FLOTit 2.0 – No Beer Left Behind Floating Dip Tube with Double Filter Inlet (DFI) of 500/300 micron for always clear beer. Made in USA – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Check out our In Depth Hands on Review of FLOTit 2.0

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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The Best Ball Lock Keg Deal Going On Right Now…

Ball Lock Homebrew Keg Deal – Scratch & Dent Ball Locks… $42.95

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

Scratch and Dent Ball Locks from cornykeg.com

These kegs hold pressure and work fine, but have some more significant dents. They may have a broken handle or loose rubber top or bottom or an excessive amount of labels. These are refurbished ball lock Pepsi Style kegs with all new orings and a manual pull-ring relief valve. Photo shows example kegs, but are priced each.

As of this posting these are on sale for $42.95. Check site for current price & availability.

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

Complete Lineup: All Kegs at cornykeg.com | All Sale Items

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Ends Today… Valuebrew Fourth of July Sale – Save on Bulk O-Rings – includes custom colors, Ball Lock Jumpers, Universal Poppets & More

For a short time, Valuebrew is discounting most of their gear including bulk food grade o-rings (i

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save  an EXTRA 14% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code indday with an order of $30 or more to get the deal

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!


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

Our Top Draft Resources


This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

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

Last Chance… Valuebrew Fourth of July Sale – Save on Bulk O-Rings – includes custom colors, Ball Lock Jumpers, Universal Poppets & More

valuebrew.com sale

For a short time, Valuebrew is discounting most of their gear including bulk food grade o-rings (i

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save  an EXTRA 14% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code indday with an order of $30 or more to get the deal

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!


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

Our Top Draft Resources


This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

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

Flat Rate Shipping Deal, Works on… on FLOTit 2.0 – Double Filter Floating Dip Tube, Made in USA! + Hands on Review

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

More Info

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

Are you seeking crystal-clear beer right from the tap? Introducing the FLOTit 2.0 Floating Dip Tube, your solution for filtering out hop particles before they enter your beer lines. This device features a compact stainless steel float, measuring just 1½ inches in diameter!

Setting up the FLOTit 2.0 is quick and easy: simply detach the beer post from your ball lock keg, remove the existing long dip tube, and replace it with the shorter tube provided. Next, connect the silicone tubing to the tube’s underside. Submerge the entire setup in the keg and trim the tubing to allow the float to sit at the keg’s bottom.

The package comes complete with a 22-inch silicone tube, a dip tube adapter, a 304-grade stainless steel float equipped with a stainless mesh filter, and additional replacement seal gaskets for the mesh filter.


 

  • Keg Connection is now carrying FLOTit 2.0! This is already one of Keg Connection’s most popular products
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

Works w/Flat Rate Shipping Deal:

  • Today 7/4 only Keg Connection is offering flat rate shipping for just $4 when you use coupon code SHIP4.
  • Applies to addresses in the contiguous US
  • Your entire order, no matter the size, will ship for just $4 to addresses in the contiguous US.

$4 Flat Rate at Keg Connection – use coupon code SHIP4

Also: Keg Deals at Keg Connection!

Works with AEB KegsHands on Review

Check out our In Depth Hands on Review of FLOTit 2.0

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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Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs + Limited Time DEAL Ends Soon!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.

Limited Time DEAL!

  • MoreBeer is discounting select items by up to 20%. No coupon code required.
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.

4th of July Sale – up to 20% Off at MoreBeer!

The 15 gallon version of this great keg is included in the mix and on sale for just $215.99.


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Ends Today: Kegland Keg Sale at William’s Brewing! + In Depth Hands on Review

  • William’s Brewing has a short 15% off sitewide sale going on right now. Applies to orders of $59.99 or more. Some exclusions apply.
  • William’s rarely does % off sales. When they’ve done them, they haven’t been this much, at least that I can recall.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

15% off William’s Brewing! use coupon code15OFF

This works on nearly everything sitewide including Kegland Kegs!

Kegland Kegs at William’s Brewing

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Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Kegs!

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Valuebrew 4th of July Sale!

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For a short time, Valuebrew is discounting most of their gear including bulk food grade o-rings (i

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save  an EXTRA 14% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code indday with an order of $30 or more to get the deal

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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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One of Keg Connection’s Most Popular Products… FLOTit 2.0 – Double Filter Floating Dip Tube, Made in USA… $23.70 w/Stacking Deals

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

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

Are you seeking crystal-clear beer right from the tap? Introducing the FLOTit 2.0 Floating Dip Tube, your solution for filtering out hop particles before they enter your beer lines. This device features a compact stainless steel float, measuring just 1½ inches in diameter!

Setting up the FLOTit 2.0 is quick and easy: simply detach the beer post from your ball lock keg, remove the existing long dip tube, and replace it with the shorter tube provided. Next, connect the silicone tubing to the tube’s underside. Submerge the entire setup in the keg and trim the tubing to allow the float to sit at the keg’s bottom.

The package comes complete with a 22-inch silicone tube, a dip tube adapter, a 304-grade stainless steel float equipped with a stainless mesh filter, and additional replacement seal gaskets for the mesh filter.


 

  • Keg Connection is now carrying FLOTit 2.0! This is already one of Keg Connection’s most popular products
  • These are on sale for $29.95.
  • Stacking coupon code HBF5OFF makes FLOTit 2.0 just $28.45 at checkout.
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US

FLOTit 2.0 Stainless Steel Floating Dip Tube | NO BEER LEFT BEHIND

Also: Keg Deals at Keg Connection!

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Check out our In Depth Hands on Review of FLOTit 2.0

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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Kegland Keg Sale at William’s Brewing!

  • William’s Brewing has a short 15% off sitewide sale going on right now. Applies to orders of $59.99 or more. Some exclusions apply.
  • William’s rarely does % off sales. When they’ve done them, they haven’t been this much, at least that I can recall.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

15% off William’s Brewing! use coupon code15OFF

This works on nearly everything sitewide including Kegland Kegs!

Kegland Kegs at William’s Brewing

Reviews:

Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Kegs!

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Brand New Ball Lock Kegs – on sale for $99.98 AND 20% Back! + Hands on Review

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Brand New 5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing

I have this great keg.  Check out my Hands on Review

  • As of this posting, AIH has these on sale for $99.98.
  • No coupon code required.

AIH New 5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

Limited Time Backdoor Deal!

Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.

For a limited time, they’re giving quadruple points back. That equates to about 20% back on most things including many sale items.

My contact at AIH says this works on EVERYTHING excluding gift cards.

This is a great chance to get a de facto discount on items and lines that are typically not discounted like Blichmann, Anvil, TILTReview, Grainfather and TapcoolerReview. If you work for one of these companies… no item is being directly discounted.

4x Rewards! <<< Important, go to this page to double check that 5x rewards points are still being offered.

Note: In order to earn rewards points, you must log in to your AIH account.

This works on ALL kegs and kegging systems…

Used Kegs

New Kegs

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