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MoreBeer’s 4 Way Expandable CO2 Manifold – $39.99, limited availability + free ship eligible & Hands on Review

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4 Way Gas Manifold via MoreBeer

This manifold allows you to split a single tank into multiple runs and control each with an independent ball valve.  Each ball valve also contains a check valve that stops one beer from backflowing into another line.  Pressure changes can cause this to happen with a simple T-type system.  This manifold prevents the issue.  Grows with you!  This system can also expand as needed by adding an additional outlet.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great system

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Manifolds allow you to have one CO2 tank with multiple lines. Each line can be turned off individually without affecting flow to other kegs. Each ball valve contains a check valve that ensures no beer or gas can flow between the two kegs. The barbs are all 5/16″, standard for gas line in the beer industry.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $39.99 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.

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Gas Manifold – 4 Way D1810

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MoreBeer Chrome Plated Beer Faucet – $11.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

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 is marked down to $11.99 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.

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Beer Faucet – Chrome With Brass Lever D1200

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6″ x 4″ Magnetic “Drip Tray” – $14.54 + Free Prime Ship & Hands on Review

CMS Magneitcs® Magnetic Tool Tray 6x4.5x1.25" Black Tool Organizer

This is intended as a magnetic tool organizer.  6″ wide, 4.5″ deep and 1.25″ tall by CMS Magnetics

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  • > Top Quality Handy Magnetic Tool Tray, Tool Organizer to Keep your Shop Organized. Made of Strong Magnets and Powder Coated. Rubber Covered Feet to Prevent Scratches and Marring on the Surfaces
  • > Strong Holding Capacity to Hold Multiple Regular Tools and Hardware. It can also Hold up a Mug of Water, Color Markers and Erasers for Magnetic Whiteboard
  • > Convenient Tool Holder for Everybody at Home and Offices, like Garage, Workshop. Great for DIY Hobbyist, Handyman, Mechanics and Machinist. A Organizer for School and Office Lockers, Packing Room, Warehouse, Workshop, Magnetic Tray for Tools, Markers and Accessories. Easily to Hold onto Cabinets, Toolbox Side, Pallet Racks, Shelves, and Magnetic Board. Just Attach and Use. No Installation Needed
  • > These Tool Trays are Made under ISO 9001 Quality System. We Guarantee the Product Quality and Magnetism for the Normal Use. Money Back is Guaranteed.
  • > The Tray Space is 6″ Wide, 4.5″ Deep and 1.25″ High. Greatly Used to Hold Small Tools, Knives, Markers, Pens and Various Accessories etc.

 

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CMS Magneitcs® Magnetic Tool Tray 6×4.5×1.25″ Black Tool Organizer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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7 Port Manifold Block with 1/4″ Threads – $7.49 + free prime ship

Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4" PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline

Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4″ PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline

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  • Threaded Ports Quantity: 7 Ports
  • Material: Aluminum; Threaded Port Dia: 1/4″ PT
  • Size: 123 x 20 x 20mm / 4.8″ x 0.8″ x 0.8″ (L*W*H)
  • Weight: 84g
  • Package: 1 x Manifold Block

 

This could be used as the basis for a DIY manifold build

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Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4″ PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: Keg Connection Kegerator Conversion Kits + Limited Time 20% Off Sale

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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.

Kegerator Conversion Kits from Keg Connection

Most everyone that homebrews, started out by bottling their homebrew. And a lot of people that have done it for a few years eventually move to kegging. If you haven’t made the move yet, you might be trying to decide between buying a pre-configured kegerator or getting a kegerator kit and a fridge or freezer to build yourself something custom. When I first moved to kegging I was too intimidated to go the custom route and bought a pre-configured kegerator. If I had known then how simple a kit was, I definitely would have gone the custom route and got more for my money.


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  • Keg Connection has kegging systems and kegerator conversion kits marked down 20%.
  • Prices start at just $59.96.
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  • These fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping PromotionYour entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

Kegging Systems and Keg Connection


I recently scavenged my original 2-tap kegerator for parts when building my upgraded 4-tap keezer. But then I decided I had a use for the kegerator again, so I needed to get a kit to bring it back online. Keg Connection carries a myriad of kits. If I was starting from scratch and customizing my own keg-bearing refrigerator, I could get a kit a kit that had the shanks and everything to put the taps into the door. Or a tower kit to come up out of the top of a small dorm-sized fridge. In my particular case, I still had the 2-tap tower and shanks, so I only needed some of the components. Keg Connection lets you customize to any level with reasonable price adjustments for whatever you add or delete. So I got only what I needed.

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2 x ORIA Refrigerator & Freezer Thermometers – monitor kegerator & fermentation chamber temps – $11.99, $6 each

ORIA Digital Refrigerator Thermometer, Mini Freezer Thermometer, Refrigerator Freezer Waterproof, LCD Display, Max and Min Record, for Kitchen, Home, Restaurants, Bars, 2 Pack, White

ORIA Digital Refrigerator Thermometer, Mini Freezer Thermometer, Refrigerator Freezer Waterproof, LCD Display, Max and Min Record, for Kitchen, Home, Restaurants, Bars, 2 Pack, White

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  • Temperature Measure – The temperature range from -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F) with high accuracy (±1°C/±2°F). It can be used not only in refrigerators and freezers, but also act the role of general thermometer for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Easy-to-read Display: This fridge thermometer has easy-to-read LCD display. You can learn the accurate temperature (included MAX/MIN/IMMEDIATE temperature) info of your freezer room all the time.
  • Easy Operation: Only 3 buttons. Just press the ON or OFF button to switch the thermometer on/off. Press °C/ °F button to select Centigrade or Fahrenheit. Press the CLR button to reset the max/min temperature record.
  • MAX & MIN RECORD FUNCTION: Min and Max Records provides the historical temperatures readings. This feature allows you to easily monitor temperature changes in your refrigerator and provide double protection for your food safety.
  • Waterproof Design & Foldable hook: This refrigerator thermometer has an IPX3 waterproof structure that resists the damp of the refrigerator or freezer. It comes with a foldable hook for stand and hanging. The mini design does not take up too much space in the refrigerator.

 

Use to monitor the temperature in you fermentation chamber or area, your kegerator and more.  The min and max feature would also give you a great idea about how things are working.

4/8/21 5 AM Central: These are selling for just $11.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

ORIA Digital Refrigerator Thermometer, Mini Freezer Thermometer, Refrigerator Freezer Waterproof, LCD Display, Max and Min Record, for Kitchen, Home, Restaurants, Bars, 2 Pack, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Step by Step: Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System!

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Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses – now $2.99 + free prime ship

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12" x 12", Clear

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear


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  • Interlocking bar mat perfect for lining shelves and counters to protect glassware and china
  • Interlocking design system snaps together to fit most places
  • Made of non-skid pvc and is lightweight
  • Diamond-shape cutouts allow for even airflow and sanitary drying
  • Each square measures 12″ x 12″; dishwasher safe

I use similar mats (different model and manufacturer) and find them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  Lots more info here – Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

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Hands on Review: NukaTap Forward Sealing Beer Faucets! + Limited Time Deal

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.


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NukataTap Faucets & Accessories at Adventures in Homebrewing


Nukatap Beer Faucet

There are several different beer faucets to choose from when equipping your keezer. The most basic type differentiation is forward sealing versus rear sealing. The rear sealing are the most common type you will find in bars, with a sliding piston visible that comes out through the front of the faucet. Those faucets don’t do well unless you have a continuous flow of beer like is found in a bar. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you pour a lot of beer so the rearward sealing faucets will be fine. They’ll gum up and stick and you’ll be cursing that decision! So the popular homebrew faucets are forward sealing.

The long-time favorite forward sealing faucet for homebrewers was the Perlick brand, but they were expensive. Kegland introduced Intertap – Hands on Review – with a design variation of the forward sealing faucet and a more affordable price. Now Kegland has improved on their Intertap design with the new Nukatap faucet. As everything I’ve tried/researched from Kegland, they take a product and then engineer specific improvements to it- either to make it available at a lower cost or for specific improved homebrew functions.

With the Nukatap, Kegland focused on improving/reducing the propensity of beer to foam while being poured. Beer foaming is simply the act of dissolved CO2 coming out of the beer and then converting to gas at the surface of your beer. Cold beer can hold more CO2 than warm beer, so as carbonated beer warms, it causes CO2 to come out of solution and thus create foam. Similarly, beer under pressure can hold more CO2 than beer that is not under pressure. So as beer goes from the pressurized keg and into your unpressurized glass, this also causes CO2 to come out of solution and create foam.

Nukatap on Left, Intertap on RightNukatap on Right, Perlick on Left

The first design action Kegland did for Nukatap was on the sealing mechanism. One big challenge at fighting beer foam is how to get the beer around the sealing mechanism inside the faucet. Perlick faucets use a ball to seal and shut off the flow. As beer passes by the ball, the flow creates a low pressure zone on the backside of the ball, and thus beer goes from high pressure to low inside the faucet, creating an opportunity to foam. Intertap faucets use a football-shaped shuttle inside the faucet. This shape is less prone to the low pressure zone like a sphere has. Nukatap has a variation on the Intertap football shape, and Kegland kept tweaking it to keep the flow calm as it passed around the sealing shuttle inside. The shape ended up looking like an old-school atom bomb, and hence the “Nuke tap” name was born.


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