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Keg Connection Beer Line Cleaning Kit – $18 for HBF Readers! Black Friday Sale + Coupon

Beer Line Cleaning Kit from Keg Connection

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Premium Pressurized Line Cleaning Kit for use with Beer Couplers or home brew lines.

The Beer Line Cleaning Kit, Gravity Feed is just what you need to clean your lines. With our easy to follow instructions you will no longer dread cleaning day. Only taking 30 min from start to finish and only about 10 min of that is you working!

General Info:

  • Detailed, illustrated , easy to use instructions included!
  • Featuring 8 oz. bag of “Brew Clean” – a safe, and easy powered form cleaner, Made in the USA!
  • Assembled in the USA from Domestic and foreign components.
  • Metal Faucet Wrench, Made in the USA!
  • Bottle is marked in both ounces and ML and is Made in the USA.
  • Ball Lifter for holding check valve ball on beer coupler (also called tap) open so liquid can pass through beer coupler (no need to remove like some cleaning kits!)
  • Plastic connection for connecting the cleaning line directly to the tower or standard shank
    High quality faucet brush is included.

 

This setup works with all types of keg connections because it connects by removing your faucet. Keg Connection also has a Ball Lock Version that’s setup to work specifically with ball lock lines.

Keg Connection’s Black Friday Sale is live.  They are discounting lots and lots of items including all grain gear, kegging setups and kegs.

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Beer Line Cleaning Kit

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Intertap Faucet w/Stout Spout – $35.23 via MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale

Intertap Stout Faucet - Stainless Steel D1233Intertap faucets combine all the benefits of forward sealing faucets but with an unmatched reliability. Most standard beer faucets use a rear sealing design where the beer that is left in the faucet after being shut off must drain through a vent hole. That creates an ideal place for airborne bacteria and yeast to reproduce creating an unsanitary condition. Intertaps seal at the front which keeps bacteria and wild yeast out of the interior of the faucet.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is Live. The sale includes their Interap Stout Faucet for just $35.23. The only difference from this vs the standard stainless steel faucet is that it features the stout spout. This is interchangeable with the full lineup of Intertap spouts.

Intertap Stout Faucet – Stainless Steel D1233

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Four Way CO2 Manifold w/Shutoffs & Check Valves… $23.39 + free shipping

4-Way Gas Manifold CO2 Distributor Manifold 5/16 inch Barb/Stem Splitter Beer Integrated Check Valves Homebrew Beer Making Brewing Tool

4 way CO2 Manifold


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

  • Gas Manifold, A built-in check valve protects your shunt and prevents gas backflow.
  • Due to the one-way valve mechanism, the pressure drop between the ball valves in these manifolds is approximately 2 psi. You will need to set the pressure on the regulator to 2 psi above the pressure required in the keg.)
  • Run multiple lines from one CO2 source. The distributor allows you to split the gas supply into multiple lines. Each line has its own shutoff valve.
  • There is a 2-point screw hole on the top for easy installation to other equipment. 5/16″ barbed inlet and 5/16″ barbed outlets.

Use to pressurize multiple kegs off one co2 regulator.

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4-Way Gas Manifold CO2 Distributor Manifold 5/16 inch Barb/Stem Splitter Beer Integrated Check Valves Homebrew Beer Making Brewing Tool – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Hands on Review: Kegland Inline Secondary Regulator – One of Our 2021 Gift Guide Picks

Multi-Pressure CO2 Options

Maintaining multiple CO2 pressures in your kegerator gives you the ability to… keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain different carbonation levels. It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served or if you want to have a utility line for purging kegs and such.


One of our 2021 Gift Guide Picks!


The general options for pulling this off are…

  • A multi-pressure primary CO2 regulator – example. This has two (or potentially more) high pressure bodies that allow you set different pressures.
  • Secondary CO2 regulators – example. These have no ability to connect to a CO2 tank directly. They must be connected to a compatible primary.

Both good options, but generally expensive.

Kegland to the rescue. Kegland has introduced economical inline secondary regulators. As of this review there are three options.

But first, more about DuoTight!

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and feature amazing versatility.  They’re also, generally speaking, very well priced.  DuoTights are push to connect fittings and require no tubing clamps.

Check out my extensive Hands on Review

Hands on Review Kegland Inline Regulator w/Gauge

A look at the regulator. It has a pressure gauge, adjustment knob, inlet and outlet DuoTight ports and mounting holes.A closer look at the pressure gauge. This one goes to 60 PSI. Other gauge options may be available. This is a huge improvement vs v1. v1 feature no gauge. There is an updated DuoTight compatible inline (v2) version that has no gauge. That keeps costs down but still adds DuoTight compatibility. If you choose a model without a gauge, this is another great application of a Spunding Valve.

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Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller + Black Friday Deal!

Inkbird’s ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller is a dual stage, pre-wired Digital Temperature Controller

It comes in the original version as well as an updated Wi-Fi enabled model.  This review covers both editions of this controller.


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According to my contact at Inkbird Black Friday savings (on both the ITC-308 and ITC-3008+WiFi start at about 2:05 AM Pacific Time on 11/26.


Why a Temp Controller?

Temperature controllers, sometimes referred to as over-riding thermostats, can control devices like refrigerators, freezers and fermentation heating devices to provide a consistent temperature for your kegerator, fermentation chamber or brew system. They do this by monitoring the temperature and cycling on and off the device in question. Generally, you will set the device to full cooling or heating power and the temperature controller takes over from there.


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Dual vs Single Stage

Dual stage means that the ITC-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

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25-Pack EPDM Beer Line Coupling Washers – fresh gaskets for your shanks – $4.19 + free prime ship + EPDM Keg O-Rings Now Available

JET Home Brewing Supply Brand 25-Pack EPDM Beer Line Coupling Washe

JET Home Brewing Supply Brand 25-Pack EPDM Beer Line Coupling Washe

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  • High Quality Food Grade EPDM Rubber
  • Standard size for keg couplers and shanks
  • 13/16″ OD x 1/2″ ID and 1/8″ Thick
  • Made by Jet Gasket & Seal Co

 

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JET Home Brewing Supply Brand 25-Pack EPDM Beer Line Coupling Washe – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Krome Brand 12″ x 6.5″ Drip Tray… $12.64

Krome 12" x 6.5" Plastic Drip Tray for Kegerator – Without Drain - C808

Krome 12″ x 6.5″ Drip Tray for Kegerator

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This Krome 12″ x 6.5″ Plastic Drip Tray – Without Drain can really add the finishing touch to your kegerator project. Our plastic drip tray will make cleaning up your serving area easy. Let your beer foam and spillage collect in the drip trays and not on your counters or floors.


 

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Krome 12″ x 6.5″ Drip Tray for Kegerator – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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MoreBeer Chrome Plated Beer Faucet – $12.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability + Massive Black Friday Sale Live Now

morebeer chrome beer faucetBeer Faucet – Chrome With Brass Lever from MoreBeer

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This chrome plated Draft Beer Faucet will keep your bar or kegerator looking great for years to come.

This is an industry standard faucet for draft beer that fits North American shanks and towers. Brass body with quick action brass lever.

Specifications:
Body Thread: 1 1/8” – 18 Thread (North American Beer Industry Standard)
Lever Thread: 3/8” – 16 UNC (Unified Coarse Thread); FIts standard tap handles.
Chrome Plated Brass Body
Brass Lever

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this on sale as 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

Beer Faucet – Chrome With Brass Lever D1200

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Nukatap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets – from $34.99 + Hands on Review

nukatap faucets

Nukatap forward sealing faucets are Kegland’s follow up to their extremely popular line of Intertap faucets.  They work with all Intertap spout accessories and sport a number of improvement

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What makes the NUKATAP different among the older manufactured styles of taps on the market?

First Pour Foam Reduction
The reduction in thermal mass significantly reduces the first pour foam effect. The tap is often the warmest part of the draft system as it protrudes from the font/tower/fridge. As a result, it acts like a heat sink and only works well once enough cold beer flows through it to cool the tap body down. This reduction of thermal mass significantly improves the foam that is poured while the tap is cooling down.

Laminar Flow
The NUKASHUTTLE design is the world’s first seamless shuttle. After many months of modeling and testing this new “NUKE” shaped shuttle design has the most fluid dynamic shuttle shape ever manufactured for a forward sealing tap. The streamline “nuke/missile” shape is how this new innovation earned its name “NUKATAP”. This leap forward in laminar flow means even highly carbonated beers pour like a dream with minimal turbulence and giving you the perfect pour every time.

Most Sanitary Design
The NUKASHUTTLE is the world’s first seamless single-piece design. Traditional taps have a seal that is seated on a stainless-steel body creating small fissures that harbor solids, are potential sites for infection, and are not as ideal for clean in place (CIP). The NUKASHUTTLE is an advanced TPV rubber matrix that been seamlessly formed over a durable PP skeleton. This single-piece design takes away the traditional fissures found in older manufacturing methods.

Long Life Seals
Unlike many other taps that use rubbers that can be degraded with caustic and acid compounds, the NUKATAP has been made to suit a wide range of conditions. It’s becoming more common to see sour beers/kombucha and other acetic and lactic acid beverages dispensed using draft systems. These acids, in particular, could cause an attack on the sealing compounds resulting in downtime, loss of product and reduced maintenance intervals.
The NUKATAP solves this problem and is the most chemically resistant tap we have ever manufactured. Unlike some older tap styles that have “metal on metal” rubbing components that can wear over time and have a “raspy feel” the NUKATAP has been manufactured with a smooth gliding action that guarantees the longevity of the tap components. The TPV rubber matrix shuttle is also one of the most durable sealing mechanisms that can tolerate large amounts of leverage force from long tap handles that would otherwise traditionally degrade the seals in other tap designs.

Other forward sealing designs exist but nothing with the same level of reliability. It’s easy to find other “perl” forward sealing design taps however these taps use a floating o-ring design which by all means is equally as sanitary however the floating o-ring requires the oring to move within the tap body to seal correctly. This movement is typically a problem as the tap ages and/or is not serviced regularly. The NUKATAP bypasses this seal as the entire NUKASHUTTLE is a single sealing piece.

Tap Handle Angle – 2.5degree Reverse Angle
The new NUKATAPS have been manufactured with a 2.5degree reverse angle. This allows for a wider range of taps handles to be used, in particular, long and/or heavy handles to work perfectly irrespective of the installation conditions.

 

Forward Sealing Design
Just like the Intertap and its predecessors, the NUKATAP shuts off the flow at the front of the tap which in turn keeps wild yeast and bacteria out of the interior of the tap body. Put end to substandard beer and only use the all-new NUKATAP

What does Rear Sealing Design Mean?
Typically most beer taps use a rear sealing design and the beer in the tap drains from the body of the tap with the help from a vent hole drilled at the front of the tap. This drainage hole is a dark and wet cavity and is an ideal place for airborne bacteria and wild yeast to reproduce leaving a foul film that deteriorates the quality of your beer. Every time the faucet is opened contamination occurs.


 

  • These are selling for $35.99.
  • Buy 3 or more and they drop to $34.99 each.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

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Hands on Review: 6″ x 4″ Budget Magnetic “Drip Tray”

Here’s a hands on look at the CMS Magnetics Magnetic Tool Tray Tool Organizer for use a magnetic drip tray.

Note: This is not intended by the manufacturer to be used as a kegerator drip tray.  It is a magnetic tool organizer tray.  This is the 6″x 4″ size, but other sizes are available.  Search: cms magnetics tool tray on Amazon

Some use this as an economy drip tray.  It is magnetic so you can mount it to a freezer or refrigerator based kegerator.   Credit for this idea goes to /u/laserwash2000 on reddit r/homebrewing.

Top down view of the tray

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