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FLOTit 2.0 – Double Filter Floating Dip Tube, Made in USA – $29 + Free Shipping & 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. 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. Made in USA

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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 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

 

1/5 12 AM Central: This is selling for $29. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices 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– 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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Ends Today: Start Kegging! Ball Lock Kegging System…. $111.99, Save 20% + Free Shipping

homebrew kegging system deal
5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegging System from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Includes a used ball lock keg, new keg o-rings, Taprite dual gauge regulator, all required tubing disconnects and a faucet.  Pick up a good used CO2 tank locally and you’re up and going.

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This Homebrew Kegging System Includes:

  • TapRite T-Handle dual gauge regulator
  • Used 5 gallon ball lock corny keg
  • Gas line assembly with 5′ thickwall gas line and MFL fitting
  • Manual pressure relief valve
  • Picnic tap assembly with 4′ of thickwall beer line and MFL fitting
  • This is the bare bones kit. You can add any of the options to augment your kegging system.

The gauge guard is a great way to protect your regulator and highly recommended here at AIH, please consider that option!

Our CO2 tanks speak for themselves. If you can rent one locally, go for it. If not…we have some darn good prices!


 

This kegging system is included the mix. Coupon code SAVING20 makes it $111.99 at checkout. Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg – remember promo code SAVING20

Add on another keg 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used

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Kegland Stainless Steel Ball Lock Quick Disconnects – on sale for $8.95 via clearance sale

William’s Brewing has launched a short end of year clearance sale.  Loads of items are discounted by up to 70%. Quantities are limited. Shop now to get best selection.

Year End Clearance at William’s Brewing!

The lineup currently includes the pictured Kegland stainless QD, liquid side, for just $8.50.

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

4 x Replacement Keg Dip Tubes

2 pak Stainless Steel Dip Tube Gas In and Liquid Out for Homebrew Draft Beer Cornelius Corny Keg

2 pak Stainless Steel Dip Tube Gas In and Liquid Out for Homebrew Draft Beer Cornelius Corny Keg

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  • Replacement for gas in dip tube on homebrew kegs,and you can connect Beer hose with the barb of Liquid Out Dip Tube.
  • Made of 304SS.Tube diameter: 5/16"
  • For Homebrew Draft Beer Cornelius Corny Keg and you can make other container to a ball lock keg.
  • Stainless Steel with O-ring.
  • Package included: 4 x Dip Tube

 

 

Thoughts from HBF… This appears to be 2 sets of 2 dip tubes, a total of 4.  2 each liquid and gas.  The liquid dip tubes appear to be similar in size to gas dip tubes.  My guess is they are intended for floating dip tube sorts of applications.  They should also function as gas dip tubes.

2 pak Stainless Steel Dip Tube Gas In and Liquid Out for Homebrew Draft Beer Cornelius Corny Keg – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Limited Availability 10 Count Offering… Food Grade EPDM Keg LID O-Rings

Keg Lid O-Rings - FDA Rated EPDM

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 Custom Color Coded Post O-rings – available in two colors schemes, gray & black (matches QD colors) and blue & green (blue for beer, green for gas),

Some of these offerings are detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

10 Pack Special…

Valuebrew has always offered these in 5 count packs. They are running a limited time 10 pack deal. This allows you to purchase 10 EPDM o-rings at a lower price and you only have to pick 2 add-ons. To get 10 via the standard offering, you’d need to purchase a total of 4 add-ons.

Coupon code 10pack takes another 10% off

Limited stock available for this deal, VB says… “Note that we’ve set aside a limited amount of our stock for this promo. When those are gone, they’re gone.”

Note: You must use this link. The 10 pack special doesn’t show on the standard product page or by searching…

Keg Lid O-Rings – FDA Rated EPDM – 10 Pack

Standard Page: EPDM Keg Lid O-Rings

Freebie Place an order of $50 or more and they’ll also throw in a 4 pack of POP Pints

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Related: Keg O-Ring Materials Selection

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Ball Lock Gas QD, MFL – with CHECK VALVE – Handy for DuoTight Installs – $9.99 + free prime ship

Ball Lock Gas Disconnect MFL with Check Valve for Homebrewing

Ball Lock Disconnect with Check Valve Corny Keg Gas Disconnect Check Valve mfl 1/4 for Home Brewing Cornelius Keg by PERA

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  • 1.The Ball Lock Gas Disconnect has an internal Check Valve, will allow Gas into a Keg, while preventing Beer from seeping out;
  • 2.The Gas Disconnect with Check Valve usually connect 5/16" Swivel Nut, it works as the normal Gas Ball Lock Disconnect and add a liquid no return;
  • 3.Use: The Check Valve Gas Disconnect is for most Cornelius Keg, Pepsi Keg, and 7-UP tanks;
  • 4.Guarantee: Quality Guarantee, any problem for Ball Lock Gas Disconnect with Check Valve, Money Back or Replacement free.

 

This ball lock QD has an integrated check valve.  This keeps beer from backflowing into your gas lines.  That’s handy in any installation, but I specifically recommend this style of gas QD for DuoTight Installations as they allow you to skip inline check fittings and really clean up your setup.  See my DuoTight Review for more on that.

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12/29 11 AM Central: This is on sale for just $18.99. 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

Ball Lock Gas Disconnect MFL with Check Valve for Homebrewing  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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DuoTight Ball Lock QDs

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Pre-Order… 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs Reconditioned by MoreBeer

morebeer.com keg deal

Reconditioned 5 gallon ball lock keg with rubber tops and buttons.  Washed and rinsed inside and out.  No soda syrup or residue is left behind.  These are also pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.

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These Ball Lock Corny Kegs are a sturdy, reliable keg with the MoreBeer! seal of approval. These corny kegs are cleaned, de-labeled, sanitized, pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure upon delivery.

Every Ball Lock Cornelius Keg has a 5 gallon capacity and a rubber top and bottom. While these are used kegs with slight cosmetic damages, these light dings and scratches have no effect the keg’s performance. The relief valves, poppets and gaskets on these used kegs are not replaced before shipping, but we sell all of these items separately if you’d like to replace them yourself at home (part numbers KEG540, KEG450 & KEG500). If you’re looking for a truly economical way to serve your beer at home, this Ball Lock Cornelius Keg is a great option.

  • Used keg with minor cosmetic damage only
  • Ball lock corny kegs measure approximately 8.5″ (diameter) x 25″ (height) x 26 1/4″ Height with flare fittings
  • Soda kegs may come with either 11/16 inch body connects or 7/8″ body connects
  • Purchase deep sockets to remove body connects (part numbers KEG991 and KEG992)

 

  • A few days back we reported that… all used ball lock kegs were out of stock at MoreBeer
  • As of this posting, this is available as a pre-order. Check product page for current availability info.
  • 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.

Used Corny Keg Ball Lock 5 gal. – Pressure Tested KEG423

  • Check out our Roundup for Current Keg Deals! – a curated list of the best deals
  • REBUILD YOUR KEGS… 
  • OR Rebuild it Yourself and Save!  this post walks you through rebuilding step by step

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New Replacement Corny Keg Lid with Stainless Steel PRV… $16.59 + free prime ship

Gekufa Cornelius Keg Lid, Corny Keg Lid Replacement with 304 Stainless Steel Pressure Relief Valve & O-ring for Homebrew Beer Kegging, Soda Keg Lid

Gekufa Cornelius Keg Lid, Corny Keg Lid Replacement with 304 Stainless Steel Pressure Relief Valve & O-ring for Homebrew Beer Kegging, Soda Keg Lid

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  • 【Premium Quality】304 Stainless Steel construction makes this oval carbonating keg lid more sturdy and durable to use.
  • 【Perfect Replacement】Replace your old, bent, dented, or leaking lids. Sealed perfect, and can hold pressure without leaks.
  • 【Application】Perfectly fit for all standard oval lid kegs including Firestone keg, Cornelius keg, Pink Lock Keg etc.
  • 【High Efficiency】Easy and speedy carbonation. No need to shake your keg with this keg lid kit.
  • 【Automatic Pressure Release Valve】The pressure relief valve will automatically open up at 70 psi. The carbonation lid maximum bear pressure is 130 PSI (900 kPa).

 

Note from HBF: One difference between Pin Lock and Ball Lock kegs is the type of lids that come with each.  Ball Locks, generally, have a manual PRV valve, while Pin Locks do not.  Ball Lock style lids are, in my opinion, superior because the manual PRV allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  The good news is that, for standard kegs, the lids are the same size and can be interchanged.  That means you can use a Ball Lock style lid in a Pin Lock Keg.

12/29 1 AM Central: This is selling for just $16.59. 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

Gekufa Cornelius Keg Lid, Corny Keg Lid Replacement with 304 Stainless Steel Pressure Relief Valve & O-ring for Homebrew Beer Kegging, Soda Keg Lid – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Brand New AMCYL 5 Gallon Kegs – $76.95 + Shipping & Hands on Review

AMCYL New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg - Single Handle

AMCYL New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – Single Handle

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Highlighted Features
  • Integrated pull ring pressure relief
  • Ball lock gas and liquid connections
  • 304 stainless steel with single steel handle and rubber boot bottom
  • Stainless steel construction; NSF certified for food and beverage
  • Rubber boot bottom

 

Check out my Hands on Review of AMCYL kegs – 5 gallon/double rubber handle version

12/28 8:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $76.95. Shipping is an additional cost. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Shipping (for me) is as follows…

  • 1 keg $21.55 – $21.55 pe keg
  • 2 kegs $36.11- $18.06 per keg
  • 3 kegs $50.67 – $16.89 per keg
  • 4 kegs $65.23 – $16.31 per keg
  • 5 kegs – $94.35… $18.87 per keg

I’ll call the sweet spot on this one 3 kegs. Not quite the lowest price, but very close and you only have to buy 3 kegs.  Shipping price per keg actually goes up at 5 kegs.

These are for me and may vary based on location.

AMCYL New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – Single Handle – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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