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UPDATE: Brand New Universal Replacement Keg Lid by Beverage Factory [Ball Lock & Pin Lock] – $14.99 + free prime ship

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew Keg


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

This is a universal replacement lid for home brew/soda kegs. BRAND new lid comes with closure O-Ring pressure release Valve with sturdy 1 inch metal ring to relieve pressure out of your keg.


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

4/12/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for$14.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free]. Prices and availability can change quicklyCheck product page for current infoMore About Prices

Beverage Factory BLL-N-AUS Replacement Lid for Home brew 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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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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Pin Lock Gas and Liquid Line Assemblies – $16.78, best price + What’s the Difference? Ball Lock Kegs vs Pin Lock

PERA 3/16" pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16" pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing

PERA 3/16″ pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16″ pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing

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

  • Liquid Line Include: Pin Lock Liquid Disconnect MFL, Swivel Nuts, Beer Hose ID 1/4” OD 5/16” Length 3ft, 2 PCS Free Beer Hose Clamp, Picnic Tap, Already Assembly;
  • Gas Line Include: Pin Lock Gas Disconnect MFL, Swivel Nuts, Gas Hose ID 5/16” OD 9/16” Length 5ft, 2 PCS Free Beer Hose Clamp, Already Assembly;
  • Use: The Assembled Pin Lock Beer Line used for Cornelius Style Pin Lock Keg, Works for Beer or Soda;
  • Multi-Usage, carbonated seltzer water, home brew, different beverage, outdoor picnics, keg cleaning;

 

4/8/21 10 AM Central: This combo is selling for $16.78. That’s just 9 cents shy of 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

PERA 3/16″ pin lock MFL beer line assembly & 5/16″ pin lock gas line assembly for home brewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ends Today: Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $40.49 + Free Ship Eligible! + via MoreBeer

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.


 

  • Easter Keg Hunt Sale…For a limited time, promo code EKEG10 takes 10% off select MoreBeer keg offerings.  The lineup includes new kegs, WilliamsWarn BrewKegs and used ball locks.  Shipping should also be free to addresses in the contiguous US. Easter Keg Hunt at MoreBeer!
  • This sale makes this keg just $40.49
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.
  • Considering the prospect of free shipping… this is an great deal.
  • Rebuild It!

Used 5 Gal. Pin Lock Kegs KEG432

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Floating Dip Tube – $16.99 + 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.

 

4/6/21 2 PM Central: This is selling for $16.99.  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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Free Pints for Pin-Lockers!

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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 $10.99 depending on quantity
  • As of this posting they are running a shipping special.  Your choice of 2 or 3 packs ship for the same shipping cost as a single pack.
  • Applies to 10 and 25 count options.
  • Mix and match – Choose from – ball or pin lock post, dip tube, internal QD and universal poppet
  • Valid for US addresses.
  • Check site for current selection, price and availability.

New! Keg Post O-Rings for PIN LOCK Kegs – Food Safe SiliconeComplete Selection

Great Two FREE Pints!

Buy 25 pin lock post o-rings at the discounted price of $6.99 per 25 pack along with your choice of 2 (or more) 25 packs of o-rings or DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips and you’ll get two free POP Pints

SPECIAL! FREE Pints for Pin-Lockers

 

Color Coded Options:

Keg Post O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone - in BLUEValuebrew has recently released color coded options in blue and green.  These are sized for ball lock kegs.  For pin lock keg owners, Valuebrew suggests using your choice of color on the liquid post and pin lock size o-rings on your gas post.  The logic behind this is beer is less likely to leak and if it does… you’ll see it.  Where gas would be invisible and is more likely to leak.

 

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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FOUR Pin Lock MFL Quick Disconnects [2 x Gas + 2 x Liquid] by PERA – $12.98, $3.25 each + free prime ship

PERA 2 Pair Pin Lock coupler MFL 2 Gas & 2 Liquid Quick Disconnects Set

2 Pair Pin Lock coupler MFL 2 Gas & 2 Liquid Quick Disconnects Set by PERA

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

  • Packing: Pin Lock Gas Disconnect MFL 1/4”(2PCS) , Pin Lock Liquid Disconnect MFL 1/4” (2PCS);
  • Material: PBT Material for Pin Lock Quick Disconnect Body and Stainless Steel for Threaded End;
  • Use: The Pin Lock MFL Disconnects used for Cornelius style Pin Lock keg (Coke), Works for Beer or Soda;
  • A Perfect Gift for Home Brewing and Wine Making Lovers;


Since You’re a Pin Lock Keg Owner:


4/6/21 11 AM Central: These are on sale for just $12.98.  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

PERA 2 Pair Pin Lock coupler MFL 2 Gas & 2 Liquid Quick Disconnects Set  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Pin Lock Homebrew Kegs – $40.49 + Free Ship Eligible! + via MoreBeer

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

More Info

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.


 

  • Easter Keg Hunt Sale…For a limited time, promo code EKEG10 takes 10% off select MoreBeer keg offerings.  The lineup includes new kegs, WilliamsWarn BrewKegs and used ball locks.  Shipping should also be free to addresses in the contiguous US. Easter Keg Hunt at MoreBeer!
  • This sale makes this keg just $40.49
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.
  • Considering the prospect of free shipping… this is an great deal.
  • Rebuild It!

Used 5 Gal. Pin Lock Kegs KEG432

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MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. prod:keg432