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Ball Lock Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100… $17.39 + $2.75 shipping

UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging

Keg Carbonation Lid by UP100


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

  • This universal replacement lid for soda kegs (corny kegs) is completely new–not refurbished.
  • It fits all ball-lock and pin-lock soda kegs that require the standard oval lid.
  • It has a replaceable pressure relief valve and includes the NEW rubber O-ring, ball lock post with poppet valve.
  • Material: stainless steel
  • New oval keg lid with O-ring

9/22/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $17.39. Shipping is an additional fee, I’m seeing $2.75 but this may vary based on location.. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

UP100 Carbonation Corny Beer Keg Lid Cornelius Style In-built Pin/ball Lock Gas Disconnect Homebrew Kegging


If you’re looking for something that includes a diffusion stone – UP100 Homebrew Cornelius Style Keg Carbonation Lid Kit With 0.5 Micron Diffusion Stone

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Floating Dip Tube – $13.99 + 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.

 

9/19/21 1 PM Central: This is on sale for $13.99. 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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Back in Stock! Pin Lock Post O-Rings, Bulk Quantities on Sale

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pin lock oringsPIN LOCK Post O-Rings!

Pin Lock users are regularly left out when it comes to parts and accessories.  Point in case… I am aware of very few offerings for pin lock post o-rings (0 offerings in bulk).  Most shops sell the same o-ring for both ball and pin lock posts.  Pin lock post o-rings are larger than ball lock post o-rings.

From Valuebrew:

“Pin Lockers Rejoice! We’re excited to announce we have sourced Pin Lock Post O-Rings made from FDA Silicone! You can finally buy Pin Lock specific o-rings in food safe materials… in bulk quantities.”

  • All count options are on sale.  Prices range from $4.99 to $11.99 depending on quantity
  • These have been out of stock for a long time. Like months. As of this posting, they’re back in stock.

Keg Post O-Rings for PIN LOCK Kegs – Food Safe Silicone

Complete Selection: Food Safe Keg O-Rings

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

Related:

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

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Color Coded Keg Post O-Rings at William’s Brewing

  • 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 a bit pricey at 49 cents each.
  • The other potential issue is that the material type isn’t listed.  No word on whether they are silicone or Buna-N and… they aren’t listed as food grade.  More about this topic: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Worth a hard lookValuebrew has a lineup of food safe silicone orings that are available in bulk at a much lower price.  Chose from standard orange, custom blue, custom green and pin lock specific o-rings.

Keg Fitting O-Rings at William’s Brewing | BULK O-rings -including custom colors at Valuebrew

Related: Our Beer is food, right?  Shouldn’t we be using materials rated for food?  See: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

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NEW Cornelius Lids [Ball and Pin Lock Kegs] – $14.69 + Free Ship Eligible

New Cornelius Keg Lid with New pressure relief valve (lid o-ring included)

Brand new Replacement Keg Lid via Adventures in Homebrewing

Works on Pin Lock AND Ball Lock Kegs! One difference between Pin Lock and Ball Lock kegs is the type of lids that come with each.  Ball Locks, generally, have a manual PRV valve, while Pin Locks do not.  Ball Lock style lids are, in my opinion, superior because the manual PRV allows you to easily vent your keg as needed.  The good news is that, for standard kegs, the lids are the same size and can be interchanged.  That means you can use a Ball Lock style lid in a Pin Lock Keg.  Related: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

Rebuild Your Kegs! Rebuilding & Reconditioning Homebrew Kegs! – step by step process for rebuilding & reconditioning homebrew kegs

New Cornelius Keg Lid with New pressure relief valve (lid o-ring included)

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Universal Poppets Tips and Tricks! New Updates

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.


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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New Ball Lock Posts & Poppets – Replace Ball Lock or Convert Pin Lock to Ball Lock

Ball Lock Post&Poppet - LUCKEG Brand Stainless Steel Material Cornelius keg posts Size 19/32"-18 Female Thread Gas&Liquid for Corny Type Keg

Ball Lock Post&Poppet – LUCKEG Brand Stainless Steel Material Cornelius keg posts Size 19/32″-18 Female Thread Gas&Liquid for Corny Type Keg

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

  • Stainless Steel Material Ball Lock Post&Poppet
  • Standard Thread Size 19/32″-18
  • Ball Lock Post Poppet include Spring, Food Grade O ring
  • Ball Lock Post suit for Cornelius Keg, easy to convert to Pin Lock Keg

 

Ball Lock Post&Poppet – LUCKEG Brand Stainless Steel Material Cornelius keg posts Size 19/32″-18 Female Thread Gas&Liquid for Corny Type Keg – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Back in Stock! Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $44.99 + Free Ship Eligible

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

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

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 just $44.99.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. This is a big savings when it comes to kegs.
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