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Ends Today: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $70.39 Shipped! + Hands on Review & Mods

mark ii mark's keg and carboy washer

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

  • This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.
  • This is on sale for $79.  That’s a $20.99 savings.
  • An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Add on a 4 pack carrier and your discounted total at checkout will be just $70.39.  I’m quite confident this is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on this great tool. 
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

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Rare Deal: Better Bottle Carboy, 5 Gallon – $21.99, Limited Availability

Better Bottle Carboy - 5 gal. FE317

Better Bottle Carboy – 5 gal.FE317 via MoreBeer

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Better Bottle is a name known in the home beer and winemaking for their quality products. Plastic PET carboy fermenters are much safer than glass carboys; not only because they weigh less, but they will also not explode into shrapnel if dropped! These are made from Virgin PET and manufactured in such a way that the molecules are tightly packed, and less susceptible to oxygen transfer, resulting in better wine and beer!

Aside from it’s advantages over glass carboy fermentors, the Better Bottle is relatively impermeable to oxygen. This means that for your wine’s or beer destined for aging, this is a perfect choice for an aging vessel! When using the Better Bottle and it’s accessories, the transfer rate of oxygen is lower than that suggested for Micro-oxygenation, and insignificant when compared to the amount of oxygen transferred through other bottles and their stoppers.

Specifications

  • Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood w/ white caps.
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Tolerance: 140° F
  • Height: 19.5 inches
  • Diameter: 10.5 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free

 

Why is this a rare deal?  These became available again around November of 2020.  Prior to that they had been unavailable for a long, long time.  I want to say… years.  If you’re a Better Bottle fan and you’ve been wanting for a deal… here’s a chance.  Note that you’re limited to 1 per order, if you want more than 1, place multiple orders.

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $21.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Better Bottle Carboy – 5 gal. FE317

Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

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Eaton Weatherhead 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male – $5.42 + Spunding Valve Build

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4" NPT Male x 1/4" JIC Male

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male

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

  • Adapter fitting for joining a pipe to a tube in a range of fluid transfer applications
  • 1/4″ male NPT threads on one end and 7/16-20 male JIC threads on the other for use with 1/4″ OD tubes
  • Zinc-plated 12L14 carbon steel for strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion
  • Operating temperature range of -65 to +400 degrees F (-53 to +204 degrees C)
  • Meets SAE 070102 specifications for tube fittings

 

This fitting could be used for a lot of things including, potentially, putting together a Spunding Valve Build.   cln_tn_spundingA Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

See: [Build a Spunding Valve].  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses a similar although not identical fitting.

4/12/21 10 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.42. 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

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation] – $14.55 + free prime ship

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM

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

  • Center distance: 65.5mm. Connection method: 8MM/0.31Inch (Hose Connection)
  • Easy to use:It is simple to use, and has 8mm barbs for convenient connection to hoses
  • Mainly used for detecting the oxygen flow, control oxygen flow and can be used in industry. Flowmeter Interface is connected by Thread Interface.
  • Product function: to measure gas single-phase non-pulsating flow

 

Using a Flow Meter For Increased Repeatability

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter a flow meter.  This particular model has a range of 0 to 5 LPM.  This model also appears to have an knob that allows you to adjust the flow rate.  Note: .6 MPa is about 87 PSI.

With both time and flow rate you can establish a more reliable baseline to work off of.  This information should also help you to get better repeatability between brews.

Note that these are typically used for medical applications.  I’m not sure what the barb size is.  You will need to figure out tubing and connections to a compatible regulator and aeration/oxygenation stone.


4/11/21 10 PM Central: This has dropped to $14.55.  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

CNBTR LZQ-3 Acylic Flowmeter Gas Acrylic Metal Fitting Oxygen Flow Meter 0-5 LPM – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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.

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Heat Resistant Glove – G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $9.63 + free prime ship

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F

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  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

 

  • I use a similar type of glove when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.  These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.
  • These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.
  • Other sizes may be available.  Check the product page for selection and pricing.

4/11/21 1 PM Central: These are selling for $9.43.  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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Higher Cell Counts, Decreased Lag Times, More Vigorous Fermentations, Great Warranty StirStarter Stir PlateHands on Review!

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.

Cole-Parmer 2L Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $16.88 + free prime ship

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

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  • Autoclavable: yes
  • Material: borosilicate glass
  • Tolerance (ml): 0.05
  • Description: erlenmeyer flask, glass, 2000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 400

Made with durable borosilicate 3.3 glass and featuring a heavy-duty rim with narrow-mouth opening there are very few applications these flasks cannot handle. Economical option for everyday use flasks easy read graduations withstands wide temperature range -50 to 550ºc graduated tolerances to 0.05 autoclavable.


 

Use for yeast starters to increase cell counts to have better and more vigorous fermentations.

Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

4/10/21 9 PM Central: This is selling for just $16.88. 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

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – $9.98 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

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  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

 

Of course you could use these fittings in lots of different applications.  One possible application is a Spunding Valve build.  A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

4/11/21 4 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.98.  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

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

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StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – $68 Shipped + Comparisons @ $80 to $99 & Related Review

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

StirStarter 5L Stir Plate via Valuebrew.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

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XL StirStarter for up to 5L flasks. Includes StirStarter 5L Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet. 8″ x 6″ x 3″. Includes lifetime repair or replace warranty from the manufacturer! Ships free to US addresses


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.  I’ve used the smaller 2L StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review of that stir plate.

As of this posting, this 5L Capable stir plate is on sale for just $68.  This is a bargain for a larger capacity stir plate.  For some pricing clarity, I’m seeing this elsewhere for $80 to $99.99.  To sweeten the deal expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – includes free shipping to US addresses

Is this a great deal?  Shop Around!

2L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter Stir Plate – on sale for $41.50

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Ends Soon: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $70.39 Shipped! + Hands on Review & Mods

mark ii mark's keg and carboy washer

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

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

Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

  • This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.
  • This is on sale for $79.  That’s a $20.99 savings.
  • An extra $30, depending on order size: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Add on a 4 pack carrier and your discounted total at checkout will be just $70.39.  I’m quite confident this is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on this great tool. 
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

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