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Brass Cold Block for Kegerator Chilling Lines – Fight the First Foamy Pint

Brass Draft Beer Shank Cold Block for Glycol Chilling Line

Brass Draft Beer Shank Cold Block for Glycol Chilling Line Kegerator Cold Block Shank Chiller for Glycol Installations

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The Cold Block is designed to thread onto your faucet shank and pinch a glycol cold line between the “jaws” of the two pieces. This is an advanced optional component for the discerning kegerator builder. Whereas a block constructed from aluminum is very poor at retaining temperature due to high thermal conductivity, brass has a considerably lower thermal conductivity rating. This is a fancy way of meaning it will get cold and stay cold, keeping your beer chilled all the way from keg to faucet to glass. Note: some beers have more desirable flavor profiles at warmer temperatures, but if you’re going for refreshing, there’s few things better than a frosty pour. This is a set of 2.


 

This threads onto a standard beer shank and accepts a glycol line.  The idea is to keep  your shanks cold and reduce foam.

Most homebrewers are not going to have a glycol setup.  You could rig up a recirculating pump and recirculate water to accomplish the same sort of thing.  You would need to make sure your tubing size is compatible with the blocks.  Install one on each shank and loop your glycol/recirculating water line across them all.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $29.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Brass Draft Beer Shank Cold Block for Glycol Chilling Line Kegerator

Related: Kegerator Foam Problems? – Fight the First Foamy Pint! – Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan

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FLOTit Floating Dip Tube – $19.95 + free shipping

FLOTit Floating Dip Tube | no ARM-in-KEG | no clog | no transfer | no bottling

FLOTit Floating Dip Tube | no ARM-in-KEG | no clog | no transfer | no bottling

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FLÔTit floating dip tube.
Created by the maker of SPUNDit 2.0 – the world’s best spunding valve for pressure brewing!

Traditional fermenter keg has rigid dip to draw beer out from the bottom. So the first volume is always full of sediments of the yeast cake that could block/jam the poppet valve. So, you won’t get clear beer until most the sediment is removed and a lot of beer wasted until then. Many brewers resort to cutting the dip tube short to avoid this problem. The beer below the dip tube is wasted.
A number of floating dip tubes (FDT) were created to solve this problem where, instead of rigid tube, they have flexible silicone tube with a float at the distal end so they draw from the top first. However, there are a number of shortcomings of their designs as described here:

Blind connection inside the keg. Unless you are not using a corny keg, you have to stick your arm inside the keg to connect the silicone tubing to the short metal dip tube. This task is not only cumbersome but also prone to contaminating the interior of the keg.
All connections of FLÔTit are made outside the keg – an exclusive feature!

Prone to clogging. The floating end of the draw tube tend to embed into the yeast cake as the beer level gets low, sucking in sediments to clog the poppet valve. And since you can’t see inside a keg, you don’t know when the right time to stop drawing. CBDS design is good at keeping its draw inlet above the yeast cake, but it’s $42 and too big for small kegs such as PicoBrew kegs. The floats of Fermentasaurus, Fermzilla, Keg Buoy and Top Draw are really bad for this problem. The loosely attached intake tube always jams itself onto the yeast cake to suck up sediments, unless you have a clear fermenter to see and stop it the right time (see photo). Cask Widge is really designed for reducing sucking sediments of beer or wine casks – not fermenters loaded with yeast cake and trub at the bottom.
The screened intake of FLÔTit is ALWAYS 1/2″ above the yeast cake.

Drooping tube stirring things up. Unless the length of the silicone tube is properly sized for the keg or fermenter, at some level of beer, the lowest point of the drooping tube touches and stirs up the sediments to mess things up.
The silicone tube of FLÔTit never touches the yeast cake.

Unpredictable landing location. All these FDTs are not designed to control the landing location of the float. So for stainless steel kegs (inside is not visible), you can’t tilt, pool and draw the last layer of beer.
FLÔTit is designed to land its float directly under the gas post. The keg can then be tilted toward the gas post to pool the last bit of clear beer to the float’s intake.

Instruction for FLÔTit

The ideal overall length of FLÔTit tube (including the float) is determined by the keg’s shape & size. It should be the distance from liquid post’s opening to the keg’s bottom + 75% of the keg’s diameter (see the tube’s geometry in Fig. 1 above). This length would keep the silicone tube from dragging on and stirring up the trub/sedimen. It helps keep the screened section of the float parallel with and 1/2″ above the yeast cake when the keg is near empty. And it also keeps the float from “wandering” and coerces it to land at the opposite side of the liquid post (or under the gas post of Corny keg). To get most of beer out when the keg is near empty, just tip the keg toward the gas post so the most of the remain beer is pooled where the float is (under the gas post).
USEFUL TIP: For typical kegs, just cut the silicone tube equal to the height of the keg + 2″ (as a margin of error). Try it and cut back later if need be.
To install FLÔTit:
1. Be sure to sanitize all the parts and your hands.
2. Connect an appropriate length of the 7mm OD silicone tube to the short stainless steel dip tube and insert it through the liquid nipple until the dip tube’s O-ring is resting on the nipple. Re-install the liquid post by fingers until it stops turning and then turn another 1/2 to 3/4 turn with a wrench. Over-tightening will squeeze the integrated silicone too much and block the flow!!!
3. Use sanitized tongs or tool to fish the silicone tube out of the keg to connect its end to the tail of the float. Try to keep the tail in the float as you connect it to the silicone tube.
I made a HOOKit tool with stainless steel 3/32″ welding rod for this and you can do the same (see photo above).
4. Drop the the connected float back inside the keg.
5. Reinstall the liquid post tightly on the keg’s nipple.


 

This is a similar idea to William’s Brewing’s Top Draw and MoreBeer’s Torpedo Keg Buoy

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.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $19.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

FLOTit Floating Dip Tube | no ARM-in-KEG | no clog | no transfer | no bottling

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20 Color Coded Post O-Rings in Blue and Green – $8.99 or less + free shipping

20 Color Coded Keg Post O-Rings via eBay

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A Valuebrew Exclusive! We commissioned the production of these custom color o-rings in the same food grade silicone we use for our other premium quality replacement o-rings. We picked the color and placed a massive order to be able to offer you these at a great price.

Although you can use these for either post our thinking behind choosing these colors was Blue for Beer and Green for Gas. This way you’ll immediately be able to tell which post is which. Plus your keg will look awesome!

You get 10 sets, 10 x Blue and 10 x Green for a total of 20 Corny Keg Post O-Rings

The silicone used in our premium quality o-rings is approved by the FDA for food contact.

Food-grade silicone material is petroleum free. It features no fillers, no BPS, and no BPA.

FDA-approved food grade silicone can withstand temperatures from -80°F to 450°F. Silicone maintains its integrity at high temperatures, and it remains flexible at low temperatures.

Materials and processes to manufacturer our food grade o-rings adhere to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600


 

  • We’ve featured these direct from Valuebrew previously.  They’ve been very popular and have regularly sold out in the past.
  • This eBay offering also from Valuebrew are a good way to get a small number of blue and green keg post o-rings.  A good way to try these out.
  • It’s worth noting that you can save more by buying bulk quantities direct from Valuebrew
  • As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $8.99 or less if you purchase additional packs. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

20 COLOR CODED Cornelius Corny Keg Post O-Rings Orings in FOOD GRADE Silicone!

Complete Lineup: Food Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK at Valuebrew – direct from Valuebrew

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & 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
  • Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

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iSpindel Digital WiFi Hydrometer! + DIY iSpindel & Compare w/TILT

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer - Samsung Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery*

The iSpindel is a DIY Wi-Fi enabled hydrometer.  The project originated in Germany, but an English translation is available.

See: iSpindel Documentation

Compare iSpindel to TILT

Pre-Built iSpindel

As mentioned previously. the iSpindel is a DIY build.  However, it seems that some people are building these and selling them on eBay.  The pictured iSpindel is one such option.

iSpindel WiFi Hydrometer – Genuine Battery *FREE WORLDWIDE delivery* fully built

If that offering has sold out or is otherwise, unavailable… search eBay for iSpindel

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(6) Packs of Safale S-04 English Yeast – $17.95 – $2.99 Each + Free Shipping

6 PACK S-04 SAFALE DRY ENGLISH ALE BEER MAKING KIT YEAST HOME BREWING MR S04

6 packs of Safale S-04 dry yeast

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $17.95.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

6 PACK S-04 SAFALE DRY ENGLISH ALE BEER MAKING KIT YEAST HOME BREWING MR S04

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20 Color Coded Post O-Rings in Blue and Green – $8.99 or less + free shipping

20 Color Coded Keg Post O-Rings via eBay

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! We commissioned the production of these custom color o-rings in the same food grade silicone we use for our other premium quality replacement o-rings. We picked the color and placed a massive order to be able to offer you these at a great price.

Although you can use these for either post our thinking behind choosing these colors was Blue for Beer and Green for Gas. This way you’ll immediately be able to tell which post is which. Plus your keg will look awesome!

You get 10 sets, 10 x Blue and 10 x Green for a total of 20 Corny Keg Post O-Rings

The silicone used in our premium quality o-rings is approved by the FDA for food contact.

Food-grade silicone material is petroleum free. It features no fillers, no BPS, and no BPA.

FDA-approved food grade silicone can withstand temperatures from -80°F to 450°F. Silicone maintains its integrity at high temperatures, and it remains flexible at low temperatures.

Materials and processes to manufacturer our food grade o-rings adhere to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600


 

  • We’ve featured these direct from Valuebrew previously.  They’ve been very popular and have regularly sold out in the past.
  • This eBay offering also from Valuebrew are a good way to get a small number of blue and green keg post o-rings.  A good way to try these out.
  • It’s worth noting that you can save more by buying bulk quantities direct from Valuebrew
  • As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $8.99 or less if you purchase additional packs. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

20 COLOR CODED Cornelius Corny Keg Post O-Rings Orings in FOOD GRADE Silicone!

Complete Lineup: Food Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK at Valuebrew – direct from Valuebrew

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & 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
  • Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

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

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Galaxy Hops, Half Pound – $15.99 + comparisons

ebay homebrew hops

Fresh Hops! Galaxy Hops pellet

eBay Seller hausotterted has appeared on HBF many times.  We have received great feedback on this seller.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $15.99 for half lb and $29.99 for full lb.  Shipping is $7.99 flat rate (no matter how much you order across all this seller’s offerings) to many US addresses

Fresh Hops! Galaxy Hops pellet

Compare: MoreBeer | AIH | Keg Connection | Fermented NJ

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21″ Heavy Duty, Stainless Steel Spoon – $7.49 + free shipping

Stainless Steel Brewing Spoon Home-brew Mixing Kitchen Cooking Stirring 21 18 11

21″ Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Spoon.  Use this for stirring wort during the boil, stirring the mash, incorporating malt extract and other ingredients, creating a kettle whirlpool and more.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering (choose 21″ from offering page) is selling for just $7.49.  Shipping is also free to most 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 this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel Brewing Spoon Home-brew Mixing Kitchen Cooking Stirring 21 18 11

Also Consider: 24″ Stainless Whisk

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6 Packs of Safale US-05 Yeast – $17.95, $2.99 each + free shipping

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(6) 11.5 gram packs of Safale US-05.  Safale US-05 is the Chico Ale Strain similar to Wyeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001.

  • As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $17.95
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses.
  • If this offering is sold out, search the seller’s other items to see if it’s been re-listed.

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Hop Bundle: 4 to 5 lbs Mix & Match Hops – from $79.99, $16/lb + Free Shipping

ebay homebrew hops

Your Choice of 4 or 5 lbs of mix and match pellet hops.

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Fresh Hops! 2020, 2019, 2018 crops. 1 lb each of your choice pellet hops and Irish moss. OK to mix and match or order more than 1 of the same variety. Send me an ebay message with your list, please send at the same time as the order. Irish moss now available this bundle!

FREE SHIPPING to USA, international orders are discounted

Select from the following hops.
2020 crop: Amarillo, Apollo, Ariana, Aurora, Azacca, Callista, Calypso, Cascade, Cashmere, Centennial, Chinook, Cluster, Columbus, Crystal, CTZ, Ekuanot, El Dorado, Eureka, Fuggle, Galena, Golding, Hallertau Blanc, Hallertau Mittelfruf, Horizon, Idaho 7, Idaho Gem, Irish Moss, Jarryllo, Lemon Drop, Liberty, Mandarina Bavaria, Meridian, Mt Hood, Nugget, Pekko, Saaz US, Saaz GR, Santiam, Saphir, Sterling, Summit, Willamette, Zeus.

2019 crop: Bravo, Comet, Edelweiss, Hallertau Tradition, Hersbrucker, , Huell Melon, Jarryllo, Magnum, Motueka, Northern Brewer, Pahto, Perle, Savinjski Golding, Styrian Golding Bobek, Styrian Golding Celia, Sultana, Tettnang, Wolf.

2018 crop: Eroica, Lambic (aged, 2018 or older)

4 # your selection with free shipping
5 # your selection with free shipping
Many other bundles to select from!

Fresh 2020, 2019 and 2018 hop harvest. Most hops are US grown, a few Euro Bobek, Celia, Hallertau M, Huell Melon, Mandarina Bavaria, Tradition, Hersbecker, Magnum, Savinjski Golding. All are packaged by variety in separate 1 pound bags. These hops are so fresh and with a bright aroma, they make you want to start brewing now! All hops are professional grown, dried and sealed in clear commercial vacuum bags. Alpha acid levels are listed on all bags. Don’t be fooled by old hops, fresher is better!

120,000# of hops are available, full bales and partial bales of hops. Pelletized hops are also in stock, more are coming in as they are pelletized, let me know what you are looking for.

International orders, please contact me prior to ordering so the correct type of hop can be ordered. Pellet hops may be all your country allows to be imported. Customs and duties are the customers responsibility. For orders 6 pounds and less, ask for an invoice, shipping can be reduced.

See my feedback to see what other brewers think of the hops! Also at the bottom is a testimonial on the hops from a fellow EBayer.


 

eBay Seller hausotterted has appeared on HBF many times.  We have received great feedback on this seller.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $79.99 (for the 5# options). Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Hop Bundle: 4 to 5 pounds pellets, 1 lbs bags mix and match your choice!

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