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Convert PET Bottles to Ball Lock Mini Kegs – Stainless Carbonation Cap TEE – $10.99 + free prime ship

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee

Highlighted Features
  • PET bottles are redily available and inexpensive. The standard thread for PET bottles for carbonated beverates between 0-3L in size is the PCO 1881 thread
  • Historically you would only be able to place a black or grey ball lock disconnect onto thse fittings one at a time
  • This tee piece now enables you to attach both a liquid and gas disconnect to the bottle at the same time so you can essencially use a common PET bottle as a keg
  • Make a really small and useful keg system out of PET plastic bottles. Great for taking beer to a party or making your own micro/portable/mini keg system.
  • NOTE: The PET soft drink bottles and carbonation caps sold separately.

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304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles Homebrew Kegging beer– note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Possible Applications…

… Line cleaning setup of convert compatible PET bottles to mini ball lock kegs – See: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit – that features a different tee, but similar idea

MoreBeer Nitro Tap Stout Faucet – $49.99, Save $10 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Nitro Tap Stout Faucet D1230

Nitro Tap Stout Faucet from MoreBeer

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An amazing creamer style stout faucet shipped free in USA lower 48 states. Beer is forced through 5 tiny holes in the restrictor plate delivering that dense, delicous creamy head for which Guinness is so famous. Also great for use with lower carbonated Ales and Stouts. This is the faucet you would use with a Nitrogen/Co2 gas mixture in a Guinness style set up, but can also be used with a straight Co2 set up.


 

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Nitro Tap Stout Faucet D1230

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Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit &… Party Pump

Kegland Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Kegland’s Draft Line Cleaning Pump is a single hand operated pump that attaches to a tee. The tee takes a hand pump and ball lock carbonation cap which connects to a dip tube. This hardware has some alternate uses that this review will also explore.

In true Kegland style this setup is innovative, packed with some surprising features and well priced. Here’s a hands on look.

This is currently available via via William’s Brewing and MoreBeer – the offerings are slightly different. See the breakdown of different options and separate components toward the end of this review.

Bag o’ stuffThis is what you get with the basic pump. Tee, carbonation cap, pump and dip tube.I installed this on a 2L bottle. You’ll notice the carbonation cap has changed colors. I used one I already had (Kegland brand, just a different color), because I already has a dip tube trimmed to size and installed from a recent update to My Simple Draft Line Flushing Build.I decided to try and clean two draft lines with this pump to really test it. Here’s the key piece of hardware to clean two ball lock lines at the same time. It’s a Ball Lock Jumper from Valuebrew. There are only a couple similar offerings out there, to my knowledge. This one is unique because it uses their custom color, food grade post o-rings AND… it works with both liquid and ball lock jumpers.Here it is installed. This is connecting two 10′ EVABarrier tubing runs.Complete test setup

The plumbing for my test is as follows

  • Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Pump (on left) >
  • Ball Lock Line Jumper – 2 ball lock QDs with a short length of EVABarrier tubing >
  • Intertap ball lock spout on right faucet >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Ball Lock Jumper Fitting >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Intertap faucet (second from right) >
  • 2 Quart collection pitcher

Ball Lock QD Installed on the pump assemblyIt’s a little difficult to see but… it works. With some pumping, I got a slow steady stream of liquid. Keep in mind this is cleaning two 10′ lines at the same time.William’s Brewing has a package that gets you the pump + a large 2.5 liter growler and BLC. They also sell the standalone pump kit.  I actually purchased everything separately because I wanted a full case of these growlers.

Use it for.. Portable Serving!

Add on a ball lock faucet and you’ve got a portable serving keg without paying for expensive CO2 cartridges.  Before you email me/comment/etc… yes this will cause oxidation, I would not suggest this as a long term solution. Only for the occasion that you and your friends will be able to drink an entire growler in an evening.  Oxidation won’t have enough time to become a factor. Use another solution for longer term applications.

Use it for… Mini Pressure Fermenter

Remove the tee, add a 2.5L PET Bottle and a Spunding Valve to convert this into a pressure capable mini fermenter. You could potentially do 2 liter batches. Not ideal, but a great way to play around with pressure fermentation at an unbeatable price. See: Fermenting Under Pressure for more on the topic.

Convert it to a Mini-Keg For Your Kegerator!

Replace the pump with another carbonation cap, use a 2.5 liter bottle and… you have a 2.5 liter keg you can use in your kegerator!

Conclusions

This collection of economical hardware is extremely versatile. As far as a cleaning pump goes, it works well, but, I prefer my own draft line flushing build. That’s very similar but replaces pumping with a quick shot of CO2. That’s less work. Having said that, you get a lot of equipment and capability with this setup. If you’re looking to build my flushing assembly, I suggest buying the Kegland cleaning setup and another carbonation cap. That gives you a ton of flexibility.  Line cleaner, mini fermenter, party pump and ball lock mini keg.  Overall, this is another win for Kegland, innovative, packed with features and well priced.

via William’s Brewing

via MoreBeer

via Valuebrew

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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.  review:kldlcp tag:tpru

Mini Keg Igloo Cooler – $69.95, HALF OFF + free shipping

Mini Keg Igloo Cooler

Mini Keg Igloo Cooler from Austin Homebrew Supply

  • AHS has this marked down a whopping 50% to $69.95.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses on the contiguous US.

Put a compatible 2 to 3 gallon keg in this cooler, ice it down and you’re ready to serve.

Mini Keg Igloo Cooler

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TWO x Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $18.59, $9.30 each + Hands on Review

FERRODAY Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling 5/16 Barb CO2 Coupling to Carbonate Soda Beer Water Stainless Steel PET Bottle Filling Carbonation Cap & O-ring + Flat Gasket

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Highlighted Features
  • [Heavy Duty Stainless Carbonation Cap]: High quality stainless steel carbonation cap, well made for rust resistance and corrosion-proof. Would last for a longtime in good condition. A must have equipment for homebrew Carbonation.
  • [Great for Homebrew Carbonation/ Cleaning]: This ball lock carbonation cap is most used for homemade beverages carbonation, and meanwhile it is great for cleaning beer/ soda/ water/ juice lines. Easy to set up.
  • [Easily Counter Pressure Bottle Filling]: Ideal for counter pressure bottle filling. Fit for most soft drink PET bottles. Just simply attach this cap with a PET bottle and a ball-lock gas disconnect to coupling CO2 into the bottle for beverage carbonation. Your home made drinks will be right ready for drinking.
  • [Food Safe Gasket 100% No Leaks]: We use premium material for the gaskets and o-rings. High resilient food safe rubber gaskets to seal against the threads and gives you 100% no leak connections! We updated our package with more o-rings and more gasket for replacement.
  • [No Regrets Purchase]: Stainless steel made carbonation cap. We are committed to offer you with high quality product as well as superior service! Please feel free to tell if any problem, we would try our best to help. Lifetime technical support.

From HBF: 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.

 

Applications:

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed three draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump ConversionBuilding a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

One of the questions that arises on these type of carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check the product description for current specs.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

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FERRODAY Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling 5/16 Barb CO2 Coupling to Carbonate Soda Beer Water Stainless Steel PET Bottle Filling Carbonation Cap & O-ring + Flat Gasket  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Available in Single Count: Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Taprite Regulators – Made in the US – from $55.99, Save 20%

Taprite T-Knob Dual Gauge Regulator

  • Save 20%: Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting any single item by 20%.
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Regulators at AHS – remember coupon code funsingles

This works on Taprite regulators and means made it the US regulators start at just $55.99.

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“The Ultimate Growler” 2L Double Wall, Stainless Growler by Kegland – $19.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

The Ultimate Growler from MoreBeer

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Completely impervious to oxygen and sunlight and made from 304 stainless steel, this growler is one of the best storage options for beer. This growler comes with a double wall vacuum insulation keeping your delicious beer cold for hours. The spring wired lid makes this growler capable of holding up to 30 psi. This is a smokin deal when compared to other double wall growlers.

Dimensions: 4.75 in. Diameter x 12 in. Height;

Holds 2L or 67 oz


 

Thoughts from HBF:

  • Double wall vacuum insulation is awesome.  It means contents are kept cold for a long time and reduces or eliminates sweating.
  • Stainless steel construction means this won’t break like glass.  It also makes it at home at the pool, beach or park

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The 2L Ultimate Growler – Double Walled GL750

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Hands on Review: Kegland Inline Secondary Regulator – New Digital Upgrade Available!

Pictured: New Digital Version, See Announcement Below

Multi-Pressure CO2 Options

Maintaining multiple CO2 pressures in your kegerator gives you the ability to… keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain different carbonation levels. It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served or if you want to have a utility line for purging kegs and such. continues below…


Update: New Digital Gauge Available!

Kegland Digital Gauge to fit Spunding Valve and Secondary Pressure Regulator

Kegland’s DuoTight system along with their EVABarrier Tubing are amazing. Check out my extensive hands on review for a deep dive into the system.

Kegland has released a digital regulator option that works with their great inline regulator and gauge-equipped BlowTie Spunding Valves.

It appears as though though Kegland will offer both complete digital inline regulators and spunding valves and a regulator only option that will retrofit analog units.

Digital Mini Pressure Gauge (0-90 psi) D1165


The general options for pulling this off are…

  • A multi-pressure primary CO2 regulator – example. This has two (or potentially more) high pressure bodies that allow you set different pressures.
  • Secondary CO2 regulators – example. These have no ability to connect to a CO2 tank directly. They must be connected to a compatible primary.

Both good options, but generally expensive.

Kegland to the rescue. Kegland has introduced economical inline secondary regulators. As of this review there are three options.

But first, more about DuoTight!

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.

Check out my extensive Hands on Review

Hands on Review Kegland Inline Regulator w/Gauge

A look at the regulator. It has a pressure gauge, adjustment knob, inlet and outlet DuoTight ports and mounting holes.A closer look at the pressure gauge. This one goes to 60 PSI. Other gauge options may be available. This is a huge improvement vs v1. v1 feature no gauge. There is an updated DuoTight compatible inline (v2) version that has no gauge. That keeps costs down but still adds DuoTight compatibility. If you choose a model without a gauge, this is another great application of a Spunding Valve.

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Stainless Carbonation Cap TEE – convert PET bottles to mini kegs

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee

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Highlighted Features
  • 🍻Connecting three directions,to attach both a liquid and gas
  • 🍻304 food grade stainless steel,to ensure health and safety, Good wear resistance and durability, can be used for a lifetime,It is more resistant to oxidation and discoloration than brass, and less prone to breakage and damage than plastic materials
  • 🍻Internal direct channel,use with carbonized head link,can make a small beer system
  • 🍻Easy to clean, standard size, and Flexible installation
  • 🍻It have two MPT interfaces and one FPT interface ,full size design for easy passage of gas

 

304 Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Tee Piece For Brewing to attach both gas and liquid – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Possible Applications…

… Line cleaning setup of convert compatible PET bottles to mini ball lock kegs – See: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit – that features a different tee, but similar idea and…

Razorri 128 Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Growler + CO2 Regulator and Faucet

Razorri 128oz Stainless Steel Beer Growler, Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated Carbonated Keg with Professional Bar Tap and Pressurized CO2 Regulator, 1 Gallon

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Highlighted Features
  • 🍺Professional Tap: Adjustable bar dispenser tap, lock up for safely traveling and loosen to unlock for enjoying happy camping hiking.
  • 🍺30psi Carbonation Cap: Single-stage CO2 regulator, insert a 16g CO2 Cylinder (not included) and dial the knob to increase or decrease between 0 to 30 psi.
  • 🍺Fresh & Cold: Double wall vacuum insulated design for a long time fresh, keep the beverage icy up to 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours.
  • 🍺On-the-go: A carry handle on the top lid, lightly take your homebrew or bar serve beer anywhere - camping, hiking, BBQ party, fishing trip.
  • 🍺Solid Exterior: Giftable with stylish ocean blue powder-coated finish, attractive good looking and extra protection from dents and scratches.

 

Razorri 128oz Stainless Steel Beer Growler, Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated Carbonated Keg with Professional Bar Tap and Pressurized CO2 Regulator, 1 Gallon, Ocean Blue – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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