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Great For Father’s Day… William’s Home Brewery – on Sale for $103.99

William's Bottling Home Brewery

William’s Bottling Home Brewery

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Why Brew at Home?

If you are like most home brewers, you have a strong appreciation of fine beer, as well as an intrinsic curiosity into how it is made. Why buy a William’s Home Brewery? The quality of the final beer is only as good as the quality and freshness of the ingredients used, and quality brewing is only possible when basic brewing techniques are learned and followed. In addition, easy to use, well-designed equipment helps to make brewing a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Beer is not like wine. It is best when fresh, then deteriorates after 2 to 4 months. One of the great things about home brewing is knowing how fresh the beer is you are drinking. Unlike craft beer with an unknown production date, when you brew a William’s Kit, you can drink it at its prime every time. You will also save money.

Choose your First William’s Brewing Kit
When you order our Home Brewery, pick your first William’s Brewing Kit at a savings over separate purchase prices. Our kits are unique because they include William’s syrup malt extracts, condensed at low temperatures for a full grain flavor, fresh flavoring and aromatic hops, yeast strains specially selected to enhance the flavor of the finished beer, priming sugar, and illustrated brew-by-number instructions. Every kit has been repeatedly test-brewed in the William’s Brewlab to achieve a perfectly balanced blend of malt and hop flavors, and every kit on the selection list has been chosen because it is easy for beginners to brew.

Instruction & Support
All William’s Kits include brew-by-number kit instructions. We also include the fifth edition of Home Beermaking, an excellent beginners book. After you read the included book and brew a few batches, you will find that home brewing can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. To help you progress further, purchase of our brewery also gives you access to the William’s Customer Support line (either by phone or email), so you can get your brewing questions answered.

Traditional or Electric Brewing Kettle?
A 7 gallon or larger brewing kettle is needed for boiling the wort. We make this optional so you can choose between a traditional stainless brewing pot with valve, or a stand alone electric kettle so you can brew anywhere there is a 110 volt plug, and not be dependent on a stove or outdoor burner.

Wort Chiller Option:
We highly recommend a copper wort chiller to quickly cool your just boiled wort (unfermented beer) so fermentation can start as soon as possible, minimizing the risk of bacterial infection (copper transfers heat better than stainless). If you choose the copper Wort Chiller option, you will save $20.00 over separate purchase prices.

Included Equipment:
Included is a Siphonless Fermenter, which features a transfer valve, airlock, gasketed lid, and gallon markers that are easy to read due to the translucent plastic used. The included Priming Tank includes a bottling valve with a thermoplastic tube attachment that eliminates siphoning and makes bottling (or kegging) easy and fast. A kit is also included to convert your Priming Tank to a Secondary Fermenter if you need a secondary for a particular brew. A 18″ plastic stirring spoon is included to help you stir in the carbonating sugar. For the critical measurement which determines when the beer is ready to bottle, our handmade glass hydrometer features 1 degree calibrations for precise, easy to see readings, and includes a glass sample tube. For testing the temperature of the beer, a stainless steel dial thermometer is provided, which includes a calibration nut. In addition, transfer tubing is provided to transfer from your fermenter to the priming tank. To clean your equipment (vital to prevent sour beer), Brewer’s Edge Cleanser is included (enough to make 16 gallons of working solution). To clean your bottles, our bottle brush is included.

This is For Those Who Plan To Bottle Their Beer
This Brewery is set up for those who plan to bottle their own beer. The included Priming Tank includes a bottling valve for easy priming and bottle filling. Bottles can be salvaged from commercial beers (any beer bottle without a twist cap can be salvaged) or you can purchase bottles by going here. You will need 48 twelve ounce or equivalent bottles per 5 gallon batch.

Save $31.00 Over Separate Purchase Prices!
When you buy this package with an included kit, you save at least $31.00 over separate purchase prices. Get everything you need to get going and save money.

For a packing list of included items, click HERE.

Needed but not included: 48 twelve ounce beer bottles or equivalent. Salvage your own (any beer bottles without a twist cap will work), or purchase separately.


 

William’s Brewing has this setup on sale for $103.99

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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Floating Dip Tube – now $15.99 + my explanation of how these work

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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  • 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.

 

6/12/21 6 PM Central: This has dropped to $15.99. 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

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: Keg Lids With Hang Tab Lid – makes dry hopping easy – $16.99 via William’s Brewing Keg Parts Sale

Keg Lid With Hang Tab

Keg Lid With Hang Tab via William’s Brewing

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New lid with a hang tab welded on the bottom for hanging our Keg Infuser Ball, Keg Infuser Tube, and other straining bags. This fits Cornelius, Firestone, and Spartanburg brand kegs with 3″ by 3 1/2” oval lids. Includes a integral pressure relief valve. Maximum pressure 120 PSI. Includes a lid sealing O ring.


 

  • Hang Tabs! Keg Lid With Hang Tab – Unique hang tab design makes it easy to dry hop in the keg.
  • Manual vs Automatic PRV:  “Automatic PRV: sounds better than “Manual PRV”, but in my opinion, the opposite is true.  Both styles, generally, automatically vent at a set pressure for safety reasons.  Manual PRVs at the ability to…. manually activate the PRV.  That allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  A tool is required to vent lids without manual PRV valves.
  • Works with both pin and ball lock kegs: In most cases, Pin lock and ball lock cornelius style keg lids are interchangeable from a size perspective.  That means you can, generally speaking, put a pepsi/ball lock style (manual prv) lid on a coke/pin lock style (no manual prv) keg.
  • An upgrade to pin lock style lids: In my book, that’s a solid upgrade.  See: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

This is discounted to just $16.99 via Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale. Note: Discounted price reflected at checkout. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

Keg Lid With Hang Tab – Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale – discounted prices reflected at checkout

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Keg Lids With Hang Tab Lid – makes dry hopping easy – $16.99 via William’s Brewing Keg Parts Sale

Keg Lid With Hang Tab

Keg Lid With Hang Tab via William’s Brewing

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

New lid with a hang tab welded on the bottom for hanging our Keg Infuser Ball, Keg Infuser Tube, and other straining bags. This fits Cornelius, Firestone, and Spartanburg brand kegs with 3″ by 3 1/2” oval lids. Includes a integral pressure relief valve. Maximum pressure 120 PSI. Includes a lid sealing O ring.


 

  • Hang Tabs! Keg Lid With Hang Tab – Unique hang tab design makes it easy to dry hop in the keg.
  • Manual vs Automatic PRV:  “Automatic PRV: sounds better than “Manual PRV”, but in my opinion, the opposite is true.  Both styles, generally, automatically vent at a set pressure for safety reasons.  Manual PRVs at the ability to…. manually activate the PRV.  That allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  A tool is required to vent lids without manual PRV valves.
  • Works with both pin and ball lock kegs: In most cases, Pin lock and ball lock cornelius style keg lids are interchangeable from a size perspective.  That means you can, generally speaking, put a pepsi/ball lock style (manual prv) lid on a coke/pin lock style (no manual prv) keg.
  • An upgrade to pin lock style lids: In my book, that’s a solid upgrade.  See: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

This is discounted to just $16.99 via Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale. Note: Discounted price reflected at checkout. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

Keg Lid With Hang Tab – Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale – discounted prices reflected at checkout

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Color Coded Keg Post O-Rings on Sale via William’s Brewing Keg Parts Sale

  • William’s Brewing has introduced a line of color coded keg o-rings. Choose from black, red, green and blue.  These are for keg posts.  All are functionally similar, just different colors so you can color code posts if you so choose.
  • These are discounted by 15% via Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale. Note: Discounted price reflected at checkout.

With the discount these are about 42 cents each. Product pages offer no clue on whether they are silicone or Buna-N

Keg Fitting O-Rings at William’s Brewing | If you’re wanting to buy more than singles, per o-ring cost is much less here and these are food grade…  BULK O-rings -including custom colors at Valuebrew

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Back In Stock!… Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $44.99 + Free Ship Eligible + via MoreBeer

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Pin Lock Cornelius Keg – Without Gaskets Replaced (Pin Lock) from MoreBeer

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These are reconditioned 5-gallon capacity, pin lock kegs with rubber tops and bottoms (color may vary). Lids have fixed pressure relief valves (not pull style).

The interior and exterior are washed and rinsed and all gaskets are replaced to ensure that no soda flavor or residue is left behind. We do not replace poppets, however these can be purchased separately via part numbers KEG544.
Kegs are pressure tested and are guaranteed to be holding pressure upon delivery. Please notify us within 48 hours of receipt if they are not holding pressure.

All kegs are used and have cosmetic blemishes, i.e. minor scratches, dings and stickers. These blemishes will not affect the functionality of the keg.
Body connects should be removed for cleaning and sanitizing before every use. Kegs may come with either 11/16 inch body connects or 7/8 inch body connects. We sell deep sockets for the removal of either one (Part number KEG775).

Kegs are approximately 9″ Diam. x 22.25″ Height. 25.25″ Height with fittings. Measurements may vary slightly.


 

  • MoreBeer has these for $44.99.
  • This sold out not too long after the last time we posted it. As of this posting, it’s available again. Check product page to see if you can still get these.
  • Rebuild It!
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.

Used 5 Gal. Pin Lock Kegs KEG432

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Homebrew Kegging System – $109.61+ Free Shipping

5 Gallon Economy Pin Lock Keg System, USED Keg (E)

Pin Lock Kegging System via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Economy Pin Lock Kegging System

We are proud to offer a new economy version Ball Lock kegging system. If you have been reluctant to start kegging, at this price you no longer have an excuse! Comes with an American Made Taprite single gauge regulator with 5/16″ barbed shut off/check valve. Both the gas and beer lines will come complete with MFL fittings that will make for easy cleaning and also allow you to add other options to your system.

This Homebrew Kegging System Includes:

  • Tap-Rite Single Gauge Regulator
  • Used 5 Gallon Pin Lock Corny Keg
  • 5′ Gas Line Assembly with MFL Fitting
  • Picnic Tap and 4′ of Dispensing Hose with MFL Fitting
  • This is the bare bones kit. You can add any of the options to augment your kegging system.

The gauge guard is a great way to protect your regulator and highly recommended here at AIH, please see our options!

Our CO2 tanks speak for themselves. If you can rent one locally, go for it. If not…we have some darn good prices!

Full Set of instructions is now available online to save paper:
Homebrew Kegging System Pin Lock (PDF)

We know some homebrewers are more picky than others, so please keep in mind that these are USED kegs. Some of these kegs are probably 30 years old. Do not expect new kegs. If you are looking for new kegs, please check out our new kegs. We try and have quality kegs available at all times. With this said, they are going to show normal wear and tear. We try not to purchase from Pepsi or Coke to avoid heavily used kegs. We are not implying that our kegs are not quality…we just want to avoid any misunderstandings.

If you are unhappy with your used 5 Gallon Cornelius Kegs for any reason, we will gladly take them back. The purchaser will be responsible for return shipping charges.


 

This gets you… a 5 gallon Pin Lock Keg, Single Gauge Regulator, required QDs and fittings, a new set of orings, liquid and gas tubing and a faucet.  Grab a good used CO2 tank locally and you’re up and going.

  • AIH has this for just $121.99.  Check product page for current description pricing and availability.
  • Another 10% Off!  Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code SAVE10.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

5 Gallon Economy Pin Lock Keg System, USED Keg (E) – $109.61 with coupon code SAVE10

Also: Check out AIH’s full kegging system lineup – loads of options at generally great prices

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