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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $73.83 Shipped + Hands on Review & Mods

mark ii mark's keg and carboy washer

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.

  • This is selling for $82.95.
  • Save Another 11%: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code SANTA.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – $73.83 when you use coupon code SANTA

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Ends Today: Valuebrew’s Black Friday Sale

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code BF2021 with an order of $20 or more

And a Deal on StirStarter!

stirstarter black friday deal

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review!

Valuebrew is discounting the StirStarter to just $40.50 AND including an extra stir bar.  That means you’ll get two stir bars along with a “keeper magnet”.  Expedited shipping is also free to US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses]

5L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – on sale for $64.50 + FREE Extra Stir Bar

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

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1 lb TLC Tank and Line Cleaner – $8.95 for HBF Readers + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb

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

  • Versatile: TLC is a versatile cleaner and allows for both soak and low foam circulation cleaning. This product works at all temperatures.
  • Safe: This product is safe on skin, and has no noxious fumes, while maintaining the effectiveness of heavy-duty caustic cleaners.
  • Effective: TLC is effective at removing the toughest caked-on debris without scrubbing. It is non-corrosive and safe to use on soft metals.
  • Economical: TLC is an easy to use and economical choice for tank and line cleaning.

 

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12/2 3 PM Central: This is selling for $9.95, that’s a good price all by itself. Apply coupon code HBF10TLC and the price drops to just $8.95 at checkout. 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

Tank & Line Cleaner 1 lb – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Last Call, Ends Tonight: Valuebrew’s Black Friday Sale

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code BF2021 with an order of $20 or more

And a Deal on StirStarter!

stirstarter black friday deal

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review!

Valuebrew is discounting the StirStarter to just $40.50 AND including an extra stir bar.  That means you’ll get two stir bars along with a “keeper magnet”.  Expedited shipping is also free to US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses]

5L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – on sale for $64.50 + FREE Extra Stir Bar

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

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

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Ends Today: Save on DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips – Now Available in Two Sizes – via VB’s Soon-Ending Black Friday Sale

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

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.

DuoTights are… awesome.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review

Valuebrew carries DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. These help lock fittings in place and provides a more secure connection.

They carry both 8mm and 9.5mm sizes.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Save via VB’s Black Friday Sale…

Black Friday Sale! Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code BF2021 with an order of $20 or more

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

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Nukatap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Faucets – from $34.99 + Freebie & 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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From Kegland:

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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Free Set of Vac Insulated Pints…

  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99.99 or more and enter web coupon code ULTIMATE at checkout and you’ll free set of William’s Ultimate Beer Glasses
  • No need to add the pints to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

Free Set of William’s Vacuum Insulated Beer & Coffee Pint Glasses –  remember coupon code ULTIMATE

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Loose Handle 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – from… $24.61

Loose handle or base ball lock kegs via AIH.  Pressure tested 5 gallon ball lock corny kegs with loose handles and/or bases.  Comes with a PRV (pressure relief valve) lid.  O-rings and poppets are replaced, as needed, to get these kegs to hold pressure.

  • Availability of these is touch and go.  Check product page to see current price and check to see if this deal is still available.
  • Food Safe Replacement O-Rings: You’ll probably need (or want) to replace the o-rings in these kegs.  I recommend food grade silicone – Food Safe Replacement Keg O-RingsMore Info
  • We watch these closely.  If they’re out of stock again – connect with us and we’ll let you know when they come back.

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Ends Soon: Black Friday Deal on Recently Announced Bulk EPDM O-Rings – Low Permeability, Less Oxygen & Off-Flavors

Valuebrew has 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.

FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Black Friday Sale! Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code BF2021 with an order of $20 or more

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

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Pymeter Digital Two Stage Digital Temp Controller – $25.19 + free shipping, w/coupon

Pymeter Digital Temperature Controller Heat Mat Dual Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling for Homebrew Reptile Aquarium Greenhouse Heater

Pymeter Digital Temperature Controller

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

  • ✓【Dual Probes】Quite different from other thermostats, Pymeter temperature controller is equipped with 2 waterproof accurate sensors, make it possible to control 2 sockets for heater and cooler at the same time or separately.
  • ✓【Dual Sockets】Each outlet has independent temperature controlled switch and it intelligently identify heating or cooling mode via ON & OFF set-point, it is very easy and flexible to keep target at desired temperature range.
  • ✓【Safe and Reliable】Support High and Low Temperature Alarm; Temperature Difference Alarm, this is very helpful to keep target safe from malfunction of any one probe. Cooking fishes NEVER happen!
  • ✓【Enhanced Functions】Power-Off Memory; Power-On Delay; Temperature Calibration.
  • ✓【Widely Used】Pre-wired, just plug in and play, suitable for various applications: kimchi refrigerator, garage freezer, carboy heater, home brew kit, chicken coop water heater, water chiller, swamp cooler, seedling heat mat, reptile heating pad, heat lamp, oven thermostat, beer brewing kit, fermenter fermentation bucket, heat mat for plants, grow tent heater etc.

 

12/2 5:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $27.99. Click on “Save an extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $25.19 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Pymeter Digital Temperature Controller Heat Mat Dual Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling for Homebrew Reptile Aquarium Greenhouse Heater – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Deluxe Draft Beer Tool Kit – $29.95, Over HALF Off via Keg Connection’s Cyber Monday Sale + HBF Readers Save More

Deluxe Draft Installation/Maintenance Tool Kit from Keg Connection.  Includes a selection of tools and repair parts packed into an ammo can.

You Get...
  • Oetiker clamp tool
  • 20 each of 13.3, 15.7 & 17 Oetiker clamps
  • 5 each of 14.5 & 15.3 Oetiker clamps.
  • 5 adjustable clamps
  • 2 each of beer nut, tailpiece
  • 5 beer washers
  • Deluxe Beer Wrench for faucet, beer nut and tower nut
  • 5 piece oring set for ball lock or pin lock keg
  • Home brew disconnect repair parts: flat washer/oring (2), spring (2), Stem (2), 1 each (2 parts),  cap for ball lock gas and liquid, 1 each (4 parts), cap for pin lock (tall and short) gas and liquid
  • 1 ounce of “Lubri-Film”  NSF approved oring lube
  • 5 MFL washers (for tailpiece or other metal MFL connections

All packed in a watertight, military ammo can.

 

  • Keg Connection’s Cyber Monday Sale was set to end a few days back, but they had technical issues and have extended the sale for a short while longer.
  • This sale discounts their Deluxe Tool Kit by more than 50% to just $29.95.
  • HBF Readers Save More!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off nearly everything.

Deluxe Tool KitKeg Connection’s Cyber Monday Sale

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Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat fee no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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