Category Archives: Keg Parts

Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts (or Convert Compatible Pin Locks)… $8.54 w/Coupon

Driak 19/32"-18 Thread Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Fittings Poppet fit Ball Lock Keg Post Liquid & Gas,Keg Seal Replacement Kit o-ring

9/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Keg Posts

More Info

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

  • Cornelius Type keg Ball Lock Post & Poppet Female Thread Gas + liquid
  • Thread Standard: 19/32″-18
  • The kit contains a liquid and gas post fitting
  • The ball lock conversion kit allows you to convert your Cornelius pin lock keg to a ball lock keg.
  • These work great with Cornelius style kegs. NOT compatible with Firestone, Hoover, and Spartanburg kegs.

 

1/25 11:30 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $8.54. That’s a bargain all by itself. Click on “Save extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $8.54 at checkout.  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

Driak 19/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Fittings Poppet fit Ball Lock Keg Post Liquid & Gas,Keg Seal Replacement Kit o-ring – 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?

Rebuild Your Kegs!

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Back in Stock: Bulk Food Grade Silicone Replacement Keg LID O-Rings = All Options Now Orderable

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 detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

Bulk pricing.  All variations are available in bulk quantities.

  • Valuebrew has struggled with availability on some of their options.  This has been particularly true of their keg lid o-rings.
  • These have been out of stock for a while
  • As of this posting, these are available again, check product page to see if you can get in on this shipment

With these coming back on line, they’re actually in stock on all keg lid material options.

Keg Lid O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone

Reader Feedback!

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

Continue reading

Hands on Review: FLOTit 2.0 Floating Dip Tube w/DFI, Double Filter Inlet!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

FLOTit Floating Dip Tube

Floating dip tubes are a hot commodity in the homebrewing world lately.  Many people are ditching their fixed steel tubes and replacing them with a length of silicone tubing attached to a stainless ball float.  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know the point of the floating dip tube, it’s pretty simple.  It floats on top of your beer so that as you draw out beer, you get clear beer from the top while everything else precipitates out and makes its way to the bottom.


Check Pricing & More Floating Dip Tube Related


Related: Fermenting Under Pressure!


Continue reading

8 Universal Poppets [Ball & Pin Lock Kegs] – $10.55 + Tips for Proper Fit

ApplianPar Universal Poppet Valve with Springs for Homebrewing Draft Beer Ball and Pin Lock Keg Post Set of 8

ApplianPar Universal Poppet Valve with Springs for Homebrewing Draft Beer Ball and Pin Lock Keg Post Set of 8

More Info

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

  • Made of 304 stainless steel and food-grade material, anti- corrosion, heat resistance, seal well.
  • Fits most ball lock and pin lock kegs.
  • Package includes: 8 x Poppet Valves, 8 x O-rings

 

Compare: These are worth a hard look if they’re in stock. They feature 304 SS + Food Grade Silicone construction. The supplier has also committed to always carrying replacement o-rings.

1/24 10 PM Central: These are selling for $10.55. 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

ApplianPar Universal Poppet Valve with Springs for Homebrewing Draft Beer Ball and Pin Lock Keg Post Set of 8 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Or… Also Consider: Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone! & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppetsValuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’ve long advocated for tossing OEM o-rings. 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.

Back In Stock… FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings – Low Permeability, Less Oxygen & Off-Flavors

A while back Valuebrew announced the availability of bulk EPDM o-rings for homebrewers.  EPDM is a favorite of many pro brewers for certain applications. Until now, these have not been available to homebrewers, or at least easily available. EPDM has some real advantages over silicone. One of the big ones is a much lower permeability. That means they seal better and since they’re less porous they are more resistant to absorbing off-smells and off-flavors.

They are FDA Rated for food use and NSF61 certified. As of this posting, post, dip tube, lid and internal QD options are available in 10, 25 and 50 count options. Valuebrew has struggled mightily with availability and they’ve already made some indications of potential issues with new EPDM offerings. In particular, the lid o-ring description says they received a small shipment.

Valuebrew has struggled keeping many of their offerings in stock. Some of their EPDM options had sold out. As of this posting, all options are back in stock. Check site to see if you can get in on this order.

FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

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

Some Options Featured in Our Keg Rebuild Post!

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

Our Top Draft Resources

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

Universal Cornelius-Type Universal Posts – Work with Beer & Gas – Daily Chain Kegs or Carbonate Faster – $4.99 + Comparison

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug

More Info

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

This stainless ball lock post fits both the beer (out) and gas (in) side of old Cornelius brand kegs, as well as newer A.E.B. Italian-made kegs, Chinese Kegs, and Italian-made Spartanburg VI Kegs that have a number (P/N) stamped on the front ending in PS. These have the same threading as Cornelius plugs, 19/32-18.

Unlike dedicated gas and liquid posts, these allow you to put either a gas or liquid female ball lock fitting on them. Handy for when you want to daisy chain kegs, or when you are transferring beer from keg to keg.

Note these do not include a needed Universal Poppet (our item L92) You will need one L92 and D12 in addition to this post to complete your male out fitting. These do not accept the Cornelius specific poppet (our item D85), they are designed to fit the universal poppet valve L92.


 

Unlike dedicated gas and liquid posts, these allow you to put either a gas or liquid female ball lock fitting on them. Handy for when you want to daisy chain kegs, or when you are transferring beer from keg to keg.

Note: These do not include poppets. Consider These -304 SS construction + food grade o-rings & reliable replacement o-rings when the time comes

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug

Related: Color Code Keg Posts for Easy Identification

Related: Rebuild Your Keg!

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

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

Announcing: Bulk Keg Post O-Rings in Black FDA Rated Silicone + Universal Poppet Sale

keg orings

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 just released a new Black custom color keg post option in FDA Rated Silicone.  If you’re looking to match colors with your liquid out QD, here you go.

Keg Post O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone – in BLACK

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Universal Poppet Sale: Valuebrew’s poppets features 304 stainless construction and food grade silicone o-rings. They’ve also committed to always offering replacements o-rings, so you’ll have a reliable source.  As of this posting, coupon code vbexclusive gets you 15% off packs of 5 or 10. Add on replacement o-rings are also discounted with that coupon.

Universal Poppets

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

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

Ends Soon – Save on Just Back in Stock… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

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.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… 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.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • They’ve sold out a couple times since but are in stock as of this posting.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

As of this posting, coupon code vbexclusive gets you 15% off packs of 5 or 10. Add on replacement o-rings are also discounted with that coupon.

Universal Poppets

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

Back In Stock… Bulk Food Grade Buna-N Replacement Keg LID O-Rings

Keg Lid O-Rings - Food Safe Buna-N

  • Valuebrew has struggled with availability on some of their options.  This has been particularly true of their keg lid o-rings.
  • These have been out of stock for a long time. As of this posting, bulk food grade buna-n keg o-rings are in stock, Check product page to see if you can still get in on this.
  • Out of stock Again?  We keep a close eye on these.  Connect with HBF and we’ll let you know when they come back.

Keg Lid O-Rings – Food Safe Buna-N

Complete Selection: Bulk Food Safe Keg O-Rings

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

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Coupon… On Just Back in Stock… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

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.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… 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.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • They’ve sold out a couple times since but are in stock as of this posting.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

As of this posting, coupon code vbexclusive gets you 15% off packs of 5 or 10. Add on replacement o-rings are also discounted with that coupon.

Universal Poppets

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