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Adventures in Homebrewing Keg Sale + Stacking Deal, Up to $30 Off

Adventures in Homebrewing has a keg sale going on right now.  Some great deals can be had.

Stacking Deal, Up to $30 Off, depending on order size:  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $75, $20 off $150 and $30 off $225.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.

This stacks with all used AIH keg deals below.

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Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts (or Convert Compatible Pin Locks)… $8.54 w/Coupon

Driak 19/32"-18 Thread Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Fittings Poppet fit Ball Lock Keg Post Liquid & Gas,Keg Seal Replacement Kit o-ring

9/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Keg Posts

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

  • Cornelius Type keg Ball Lock Post & Poppet Female Thread Gas + liquid
  • Thread Standard: 19/32″-18
  • The kit contains a liquid and gas post fitting
  • The ball lock conversion kit allows you to convert your Cornelius pin lock keg to a ball lock keg.
  • These work great with Cornelius style kegs. NOT compatible with Firestone, Hoover, and Spartanburg kegs.

 

1/25 11:30 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $8.54. That’s a bargain all by itself. Click on “Save extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $8.54 at checkout.  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

Driak 19/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Ball Lock Keg Fittings Poppet fit Ball Lock Keg Post Liquid & Gas,Keg Seal Replacement Kit o-ring – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

Rebuild Your Kegs!

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Ends Soon – Save on Just Back in Stock… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

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Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • They’ve sold out a couple times since but are in stock as of this posting.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

As of this posting, coupon code vbexclusive gets you 15% off packs of 5 or 10. Add on replacement o-rings are also discounted with that coupon.

Universal Poppets

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Coupon… On Just Back in Stock… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • They’ve sold out a couple times since but are in stock as of this posting.
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

As of this posting, coupon code vbexclusive gets you 15% off packs of 5 or 10. Add on replacement o-rings are also discounted with that coupon.

Universal Poppets

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Floating Dip Tube – $14.99 + free prime ship & 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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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.

 

1/14 5:30 PM: These are selling for just $14.99. 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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Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Ferroday Carbonation Keg Lid + Diffusion Air Stone & Tubing – $24.59 + free shipping

FERRODAY Carbonation Keg Lid Cornelius Keg Lid Soda Beer Forced Carbonation Homebrew Carbonator Stainless Steel 304 Carbonation Keg Lid with Diffusion Stone 20" Tube - Oval Keg Lid

Ferroday Ball Lock Carbonation Lid with Diffusion Stone

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

  • 【Includes All You Need】Keg lid + Air stone + 20 inch tubing; All the metal parts are made of SS304, the head of the pressure release valve is made of solid ABS, food safe tubing, gaskets, all sturdy and wear-resistant.
  • 【Widely Used for Home Brew】 Widely used to carbonate beer, soda, juice, water and even sparkling water. Fits to all the homebrew kegs that require a standard oval lid, normally called: corny keg/cornelius keg/ ball lock keg…This is a perfect choice for keg lid replacement!
  • 【Best Carbonation & No More Shaking】Forced Beer Carbonation: the diffusion stone will send a tremendous number of gas bubbles out through the beer and the miniscule bubbles will create a huge amount of surface area to help absorb CO2 rapidly into the beer! No need to shake the keg during carbonation anymore!
  • 【Safe Pressure Release & Cleaning Tips】 1. For safety concerns, the valve will automatically open up when pressure in the keg reaches 70 psi; 2. Please release the pressure in keg before open the keg. 3. Please clean the kit before and after each use, and please note the diffusion stone needs to be boiled in water to unclog pores.

 

This has a ball lock post on it that has in inlet on the inside of the keg. That inlet connects to tubing which in turn connections to a carbonation stone. This should work on standard ball lock and pin lock kegs, although you’ll need a ball lock QD to connect to it.

How do these work?  My theory… CO2 is dispersed through the stone into solution. This causes a small amount of movement in the liquid, this movement helps to the solution to come to equilibrium more quickly than simple head space pressure. I’m not saying this is a steady flow of bubbles, my guess is a slow, periodic occurrence, enough to speed up the process. This is a theory.

1/14 1 AM Central: These are on sale for $24.59. 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

FERRODAY Carbonation Keg Lid Cornelius Keg Lid Soda Beer Forced Carbonation Homebrew Carbonator Stainless Steel 304 Carbonation Keg Lid with Diffusion Stone 20″ Tube – Oval Keg Lid – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

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Universal Poppets Tips and Tricks! + Related, Limited Time Availability Info

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.


Limited Time Availability Info, Article Continues Below:

After originally posting this article Valuebrew released their own Universal Poppets that feature 304 SS Construction and food safe silicone rings… an exclusive.  Those have seen been featured in this resource post.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • The second shipment sold out even more quickly.
  • This went on pre-order a few days back with a quoted availability date of early January.
  • They’re back in stock and ready to ship as of this update!
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this.

Universal Poppets


Enter universal poppets.  These can be picked up at a reasonable cost, regularly under $2 each, and fit the vast majority of kegs.

Tip: Immediately Replace Universal Poppet O-Rings

I remove and discard the o-rings that come with universal poppets.  That may sound a little odd, but there are a couple issues. First, I have no idea what these are made of. They are probably okay, but I’m not sure. This is one spot that has a lot of contact with beer. I want to make sure these are food grade.  Second, when it comes time to replace these o-rings I want replacements that won’t change fit.  I’m aware of a single source for bulk food grade o-ring replacements for universal poppets. Size may vary slightly compared to OEM, so I replace these before adjusting for fit so that the replacements won’t change the way these fit. The stainless parts of universal poppets should last a long, long time, having a reliable source for replacements that you know aren’t going to change anything is a big benefit. Beyond that, being sure you’re using food grade materials at this point is worth a few cents.

Update… Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone! & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppetsSince this guide was published, Valuebrew has released a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone Universal Poppet option!

I’m excited that there’s finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.

Universal Poppets – via Valuebrew

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Floating Dip Tube + Filter Screen – $18.99 + free prime ship

304 Stainless Home Brew Beer FermZilla Ball Floating Beer Keg Liquid Dip Tube with Floating Dip Tube Filter and 80CM Silicone Dip Tube

304 Stainless Home Brew Beer FermZilla Ball Floating Beer Keg Liquid Dip Tube with Floating Dip Tube Filter and 80CM Silicone Dip Tube

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

  • 【Floating Dip Tube Filter】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 80CM 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 This floating dip tube allowing you to draw the clearest beer first from the top of the beer kegs

 

1/9 3 AM Central: This combo is selling for $18.99. 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

304 Stainless Home Brew Beer FermZilla Ball Floating Beer Keg Liquid Dip Tube with Floating Dip Tube Filter and 80CM Silicone Dip Tube – 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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Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Replacement Ball Lock Keg Posts (or Convert Compatible Pin Locks) – $9.99 + free prime ship

Hgkeke Keg Post for Cornelius Ball Lock Keg Stainless Steel Keg Post Set for Corny Keg Post with Poppet Spring on Keg Post 19/32-18 Female Thread Gas Post Keg Liquid Post Strong Replacement O-Rings

9/32″-18 Thread Cornelius Type Keg Posts

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

  • UNIVERSAL STANDARD SIZE & HEALTHY MATERIAL: Standard size (19/32-18) keg posts for replacement of worn-out posts on ball lock kegs that no longer seal properly. Made of 304 stainless steel for long last durability, better material for a healthy life. Perfect replacement parts for used kegs (ball lock).
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION & NO LEAKS: Solid stainless steel metal post, exquisite workmanship for durable long-time use. Threaded detachable design for easy cleaning. Ball-lock post with quality o-rings to prevent leakage on both gas and liquid posts. Please use some keg o-ring lube for longer service.
  • WHOLE SET WITH REPLACEMENT O-RINGS: 1 x gas post, 1 x liquid post in the package, right to use beer keg parts. Replace old keg posts with the new set immediately after opening the package. Comes with one more set of replacement o-rings(should replace the o-rings regularly), a long-lasting item. Enjoy your craft beer dispensing with no leaks.
  • EASY IDENTIFY GAS OR BEER POST: There is a few small cut around the bottom of the gas ball lock keg post, the liquid ball lock keg post has no marks. Please confirm they are all in the right place before connecting with other fittings.
  • MOST USED ON HOME BREW KEGS & 1 YEAR WARRANTY: These ball lock keg posts work great for Cornelius kegs, for Corny kegs with ball lock fittings, and for Ball Lock Beer Growlers. 1-year warranty for this product.

 

1/5 9 PM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. 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

Hgkeke Keg Post for Cornelius Ball Lock Keg Stainless Steel Keg Post Set for Corny Keg Post with Poppet Spring on Keg Post 19/32-18 Female Thread Gas Post Keg Liquid Post Strong Replacement O-Rings – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

Rebuild Your Kegs!

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Back In Stock! Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

  • These sold out not long after they were initially announced.
  • They stayed out of stock for weeks. Valuebrew had said they expected initial stock to last six months, instead it lasted a few weeks.
  • The second shipment sold out even more quickly.
  • This went on pre-order a few days back with a quoted availability date of early January.
  • They’re back in stock and ready to ship as of this update!
  • Check product page to see if you can still get in on this.

Universal Poppets

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.