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Brewer’s Edge Paintball 0-12 PSI Mini Regulator – $44.99, Save… $20 via William’s Brewing

Paintball 0-12 PSI Brewer's Edge® Mini Regulator

Paintball 0-12 PSI from William’s Brewing

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Take your beer with you when you go to the beach, camping, a game, or to a party. Our Paintball Tank Mini Regulator fits any standard C02 paintball tank (sold and refilled at sporting goods stores) without the need for adapters.

The system is built around a 0-12 psi C02 regulator that features precise adjustment. This is the regulator to choose if you plan on dispensing your beer and want precise dispensing pressure control, and do not plan on carbonating, which requires higher pressures of 15 to 25 PSI.

The flared outlet on the side can be attached to any threaded female ¼” flare fittings, such as our D03 Gas Connector. Change it into a ¼” hose barb if desired by ordering our D66 Barbed Adapter. The regulator is 3 1/8″ tall when not attached to a Paintball tank.

The regulator does not include a needed C02 paintball tank. These can be purchased at many large box retailers and sporting goods stores, and can also be filled and refilled at these stores inexpensively. They generally come in sizes ranging from 12 ounce to 24 ounce, with 20 ounces being the most popular.


 

  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this on sale for just $49.99.  That’s a $20 savings.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

Paintball 0-12 PSI Brewer’s Edge® Mini Regulator

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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Genuine Innovations Brand CO2 Keg Charger and Cartridge [Portable Serving] – $9.99 + Free Ship Eligible

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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  • By Genuine Innovations #1 in Co2 Technology.
  • This is a portable handheld CO2 charger for Ball Lock or Pin Lock kegs, uses 16 Gram Non-Threaded cartridges.
  • Small and light weight, charges keg in seconds, trigger valve allows precise control of gas.
  • 1/4″ MFL disconnects in either Ball Lock or Pin Lock are necessary.
  • This charger only uses a 16 gram Non-threaded co2 cartridge.
  • These are designed for dispensing only. You will need approximately 3 Non-threaded cartridges to dispense a 5 gallon keg.
  • Perfect for parties outings or emergencies.
  • Includes one CO2 16 gram Non-threaded cartridge. View the options on the right to add additional bulbs.

 

  • Use to server your keg on the go and as a backup CO2 source if your tank runs out.
  • These are on sale for just $9.99.
  • Also Consider: 16 Gram Co2 Cartridges – 6 Pack
  • Stacks With Free Shipping:  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions. 
  • An easy filler item, if you’re for help to qualify for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

Co2 Cornelius Keg Charger (Genuine Innovations)

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.82 + Free Prime Ship & Hands on Review

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.

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  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra 5 piece of o-ring for replacement
  • Weight:3.5-3.6oz,stainless steel material 100/100,We are committed to offer you high quality product as well as superior service! Please feel free to tell us if any problems, we would try our best to satisfy you. Lifetime technical support.

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”

 

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 two 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 Conversion

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.

8/5/20 3 PM Central: This is on sale for $10.82.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water


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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $10.99 + free prime ship & Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap - Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles by Luckeg


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

  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel for Carbonation Cap, Perfect Polishing Surface,with two free Food Grade Silicone Seal Rings;
  • Unique Machined the Carbonation Cap, can fit Both Black Liquid Ball Lock Disconnect and Grey Gas Ball Lock Disconnect;
  • The Carbonation Cap can fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles, easy to Counter Pressure Bottle Fill PET Bottles;
  • The Carbonation Cap can Carbonate Various Beverages, including Soda, Beer, Juice, Water or Clean Beer Line;

Potential Uses:

  • 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 two 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 Conversion – make sure your chose SS carb cap works with liquid ball lock QDs

8/4/20 11:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $10.99Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles


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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.

Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge [control each keg separately] – $14.99 – New Shipment

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

Duotight Regulator with Gauge via William’s Brewing

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This 8mm Duotight compatible regulator with 0-60 PSI gauge fits 8mm outer diameter tubing, and can handle pressures up to 150 PSI (if you buy an optional 150 PSI gauge). Suitable for gas or water, all components are food grade.

This is perfect for reducing the pressure of one gas line in a draft system – for example, with a single regulator and C02 bottle, you can set the pressure at the C02 bottle with the larger regulator (not included) and then put this regulator inline to reduce the pressure. Handy for when you want to carbonate one keg at 25 PSI and dispense another at 8 PSI.



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Improvements compared to v1

  • INTEGRATED GAUGE.  v1 did not have a gauge.  This is a huge improvement.
  • DuoTight Compatible!  DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.

  • William’s Brewing now has Kegland’s DuoTight Inline Regulator With Gauge!  As of this posting, it’s just $14.99.
  • This is a follow up to Kegland’s v1 inline secondary.  The first version was… awesome.  One of my favorite homebrew gadgets of all time.
  • The DuoTight lineup is awesome… Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!
  • This has been out of stock and unavailable.  William’s Brewing is supposed to get a new batch on 7/31.  Check the product page to see if they’re available.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

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Using a Tire Inflator as a Pressure Source for Portable Serving


But Why??

This is part of our Homebrew Hacks series of posts.  The description of that series is “Making, re-purposing, modifying and enhancing for the cause of improving homebrewing processes and results!”.

I didn’t put this post together because no solution exists.  In fact, there are bunches of purpose built solutions.  See: Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!  for loads of options.

I’m also not specifically recommending that you do this.  This post outlines something I have personally done.  See the end of this post additional disclaimers.

This post is about thinking outside of the box and encouraging you to do the same.  When you come up with something awesome, send us a message and tell us all about it.

Please Read – about using Atmospheric Air to Serve Beer

Before you comment, email, tweet, etc [8 ways to connect] to me, PLEASE READ THIS…. This technique involves using atmospheric air to serve a keg of beer.  Yes, this will cause oxidation given enough time.  This is the exact same principle as party keg pumps – example – use.  Over a short amount of time, let’s say the course of a typical get-together, oxidation should not be an issue.  No, I am not recommending this for any long term arrangement.

Using a Tire Inflator as a Pressure Source for Portable Serving

I’m a fan of DeWalt’s 20V Max Lineup of Tools.  Looking around for 20V MAX compatible equipment, I ran into the DCC020IB Cordless Tire Inflator.  I thought it looked convenient and would be handy for inflating tires and such without firing up my compressor.  The fact that it has multiple power options including cordless operation with 20V Max batteries is a big plus.  As I was looking at reviews, I noticed the digital readout and precise controls.  This made me think this could be a viable solution as a pressure source for serving at parties and such.


Related: Using a Keg as a CO2 Source for Portable Serving!

Want to serve your beer on the go?  See: Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!  to learn more and for loads of options.


This post outlines something that I have personally done.  Always, make sure the components you use for your projects are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

A Quick Look at DeWalt’s DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Tire Inflator DCC020IB

The left screen shows current pressure the right screen shows set pressure.  The dial allows you to set pressure and start and stop the inflator.A closeup of an installed 20V MAX Lithium Ion Battery.  Helping trim weeds one day and helping to serve a keg another!

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Hands on Review: ToteGlass Swing-Top Lid Adapter for Growlers – Convert Standard Growlers to Swing-Top Growlers!

This handy little upgrade from ToteGlass is designed to convert compatible standard screw top growlers to a swing top closure.


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In the packageA look at both the black and white versions.  This assembly consists of four pieces.  A screw on base, a bail wire, a stopper cap and a gasket.Assembly InstructionsOperation InstructionsStep one is to remove the bail wire from the base adapter and screw it on to your compatible growlerNext you reattach the bail wire.  Whammo you’re done.A look at the installed adapter assembly.  Note that the gaskets can be removed for cleaning and replacement if needed.With the cap closed.  The seal on this seems secure and tight.  Generally speaking, I get a better feeling engaging this vs a standard growler cap.  The gasket material in standard caps just doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.  Do, get me wrong, I know standard caps work, but the swing top feels better to me.Installed on a standard glass growlerInstalled on both a standard size growler and a smaller 64 oz grumbler.Installation tip:  This is a good illustration of something not to do.  The adapter ring is installed such that the wire bail is lined up with the growler handle.  This stops the wire bail from engaging properly.  Tighten the ring a bit more or loosen it a bit so that the wire bail can close.Properly installed and aligned adapter ringA benefit of these is being able dress up and upgrade a standard growler.  Most of us probably have some fancy growlers – some reviews – sometimes we can’t use them.  This growler is an example.  it’s a brewery located close to a family member in the Twin Cities.  If I’m going to get a growler filled there, I have to use their growler.  This can be the case due to brewery policy or because of local laws.  This upgrade gives you a the ability to upgrade must-use sorts of growlers.  Note that this flip top may not be compatible with heat shrink sleeves.

Carbonation Test

A big question for me was… does it work?  Does it hold carbonation?  To test that, I filled a swing top equipped growler and let it sit for two weeks.  As hoped and expected, the contents were nicely carbonated at the end of the test.

Operation Tips

Of course, I didn’t read the operating directions to begin with.  As a result I struggled to get this to work smoothly.  Here’s another look at the operating instructions…

The swivel motion of the cap that’s illustrated here is important.  Once you get that down, this cap is easy to use.  What you’re wanting to do is spin the cap as you lift it up.  That puts it into the correct position to engage the wire bail.  When opening, you’re doing the opposite.

ToteGlass has put together a video detailing assembly and operation of this adapter.  That should be linked on the Amazon product page under “Videos for this product”

Conclusions

This is a nice little upgrade to standard growlers.  They feel and work better than standard caps and the fact that they can be disassembled for cleaning is a plus.  These are easy enough install and uninstall so you can switch between growlers.  Even though I may have some fancy growlers, good ole glass growlers have their place.  They are generally well priced, do the job and in some cases are required if you’re wanting a growler refill.  It’s nice to see these faithful friends get some bling.  This is a generally well priced upgrade that takes glass growlers up a notch in terms of look and function.

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Black Swing-top Lid and Adapter by ToteGlass – Convert Standard Growlers to Swing-Top Growlers – $6.49 + Free Prime Ship

Black Swing-top Lid and Adapter

Black Swing-top Lid and Adapter

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  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE #2) Stopper and Adapter
  • 302 Unpolished Stainless Steel Bail and Lever Wire Components
  • Food-grade Rubber Gasket
  • Made in USA, Patented – 10,583,965

 

Note from HBF: This converts compatible, standard screw top growlers to a swing top closure.

7/23/20 6 AM Central: These are selling for $6.49.  We shared this same deal a few days back and this sold out (in black) in short order.  As of this posting, they are back in stock.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Black Swing-top Lid and Adapter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ball Lock Mini CO2 Gas Regulator 0 to 30 PSI by Luckeg – $29.99 + Free Shipping + Portable Serving Resource Post

Beer Keg Charger CO2 Dispenser - Includes Keg Regulator 0-30 PSI, 3/8" Thread Adapter, Gas Ball Lock Quick Disconnect for Homebrewing

Beer Keg Charger CO2 Dispenser – Includes Keg Regulator 0-30 PSI, 3/8″ Thread Adapter, Gas Ball Lock Quick Disconnect for Homebrewing

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  • Mini Keg Charger 0-30 PSI with Ball Lock Gas Quick Disconnect Thread;
  • Portable Size for Keg CO2 Regulator Allow you to Bring to any Party, Barbeque, also Storage more Convenient;
  • Widely Use: Cornelius Keg Dispense Kit, Dispensing Beer, Coffee, Soda, Kombucha and other Beverage;

 

Use to serve your keg of homebrew on the go or as a backup in case you run out of CO2.  The good thing about this style of regulator as compared to the handheld injector style is that you can actually set a pressure and forget it.

7/22/20 11 AM Central:This is selling for $29.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Beer Keg Charger CO2 Dispenser – Includes Keg Regulator 0-30 PSI, 3/8″ Thread Adapter, Gas Ball Lock Quick Disconnect for Homebrewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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Complete Ball Lock Picnic Tap Assembly [serve your beer on the go] – $10 + Free Shipping

3/16 Beer Line Assembly(liquid), CMBecker Disconnect, Ball Lock by Kegconnection

3/16 Beer Line Assembly(liquid), CMBecker Disconnect, Ball Lock by Kegconnection


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

  • 5 foot Beer Hose, Clear, 3/16 inch ID X 7/16 inch OD
  • 1-Party Faucet(plastic). single tap ball lock party line
  • 1-CMBecker High Quality German made Ball Lock Disconnect, assembled in the USA
  • Quick and easy OFF/ON action

Notes from HBF:  Mini and Micro regulators have been out for a long time.  Those, generally, allow you to serve a keg using smaller 16 gram to 74 gram cartridges.  This micro regulator is different form most designs in that it’s designed to work with a full size co2 tank OR 3/8″ disposable cartridges.

7/21/20 10:30 PM Central: This assembly is selling for just $10.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

3/16 Beer Line Assembly(liquid), CMBecker Disconnect, Ball Lock by Kegconnection – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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