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Floating Dip Tube – $13.99 + free prime ship & my explanation of how these work + Reader Comment

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

  • 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.

 

10/4/21 8 PM Central: This is on sale for $13.99. 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

Ed says (comment on this post) that this does not come with a short dip tube. Use a spare, trim your liquid out dip tube (probably not desirably) or grab some spares

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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Ends Today: Free Shipping on Valuebrew Bulk Food Grade O-Rings & More

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

For a short time, Valuebrew is offering free shipping when you buy four or more packs of 50 o-rings. Choose from custom blue and green, dip tube, ball and pin lock posts, universal poppet and internal QD. You can also add on lid orings and their exclusive ball lock jumpers.

SPECIAL! Four Fifties = Free Shipping

Potential Stock Issues on the Horizon (click for more info)….

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New Replacement Keg Lid by Beverage Factory [Ball Lock & Pin Lock]

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg


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

This is a universal replacement lid for home brew/soda kegs. BRAND new lid comes with closure O-Ring pressure release Valve with sturdy 1 inch metal ring to relieve pressure out of your keg.


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

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew 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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4 x Replacement Keg Dip Tubes – $10.99… $2.75 each

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

  • 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.

10/4/21 1:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $10.99.  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 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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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.

6 Universal Poppets by Ferroday [Ball & Pin Lock Kegs] + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup

Poppet Valve,Ferroday 6 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs

6 universal keg poppets by Ferroday

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

  • Poppit Valve for Ball Lock beer kegs, detailed dimensions on picture No.2, fits most kegs.
  • Fits both In (Gas) and Out (Liquid)
  • Made of 304 stainless steel food-grade material, durable to use and healthier.
  • Bright color on surface for corrosion resistance, no rust in use
  • Package: 6pcs poppet valves

 

Recommendation: Replace O-Rings immediately, prior to making sizing adjustments. Bulk Food Grade O-Rings for Universal PoppetsUniversal Poppet Tips & Tricks

FERRODAY Poppet Valve 6 Piece Cornelius Type Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball & Pin Lock Kegs (Spring: 0.86 inch) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Ends Soon: Free Shipping on Valuebrew Bulk Food Grade O-Rings & More

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

For a short time, Valuebrew is offering free shipping when you buy four or more packs of 50 o-rings. Choose from custom blue and green, dip tube, ball and pin lock posts, universal poppet and internal QD. You can also add on lid orings and their exclusive ball lock jumpers.

SPECIAL! Four Fifties = Free Shipping

Potential Stock Issues on the Horizon (click for more info)….

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Back in Stock: Bulk Food Grade Silicone Replacement Keg LID O-Rings – Potential Supply Issue Warnings

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 back in stock. Valuebrew has said that these were ordered back in… January and have just now arrived. Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Keg Lid O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone + SPECIAL! Four Fifties = Free Shipping

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This General Climate was Recently Echoed by William’s Brewing

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Back In Stock… Blue Color Coded Post O-Rings “Blue for Beer, Green for Gas”

Custom Color Keg Post O-Rings from Valuebrew:

A Valuebrew Exclusive! We commissioned the production of these custom color o-rings in the same food grade silicone we use for our other premium quality replacement o-rings. We picked the color and placed a massive order to be able to offer you these in bulk quantities at the same price as our other high quality post o-rings.

These can be used for either post. A suggestion we have is to color code your posts Blue for Beer and Green for Gas. This way you’ll immediately be able to tell which post is which. Plus your keg will look awesome!

These are sized to work with standard Ball Lock Cornelius style homebrew kegs. If you’re a Pin Lock keg user, they’ll also work. We recommend using your choice of colors (Blue or Green) on your Pin Lock keg liquid post and our Pin Lock Keg Post O-Rings on the gas post


  • These are available in bulk quantities.  Price varies based on quantity,
  • Compare: Keg Fitting O-Rings at William’s Brewing – multiple color options at 49 cents per o-ring.   No mention of material or food grade materials.
  • Availability of these have been touch and go.  The last couple days all bulk keg o-rings were unavailable.  As of this posting, everything is available again.  Check site for current availability.
  • The Blue have been sold out, as of this posting, they’re available again!

Food Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK at Valuebrew

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

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

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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
  • Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

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Four x Keg Lid Replacement Pressure Relief PRV Valves

Ferroday Pressure Relief Valve Plastic Keg Lid Release Valve For Ball Lock Type Cornelius Keg & Corny Keg (4PCS)

Ferroday Pressure Relief Valve Plastic Keg Lid Release Valve For Ball Lock Type Cornelius Keg & Corny Keg (4PCS)

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

  • 【Well Made】Premium ABS thread and stainless steel body. It features with a strong stainless steel spring and a pressure release pull ring.
  • 【Holds Pressure Well】 Our relief valve can holds pressure up to 100 psi. An excellent choice for you as a replacement of your leaking or faulty pressure release valves!
  • 【Pull-Ring Design】Please pull up the ring to release excess pressure before open your keg!
  • 【For Ball Lock Keg Lid】Our pressure relief valve will work with the vast majority of cornelius/ corny style ball lock keg lids. Features with a replaceable o-ring seal.
  • 【Package 】4* Keg Lid Pressure Release Valve.


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Ferroday Pressure Relief Valve Plastic Keg Lid Release Valve For Ball Lock Type Cornelius Keg & Corny Keg (4PCS) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



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