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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ SAE Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + free shipping & Building a Spunding Valve

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE)

A 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 for more info.  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this fitting.  A photo of this fitting as part of a Spunding Valve build is to the right.  Note: The description of this has changed since I first purchased it in October of 2018.  At that time it was titled HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304. 

12/26/19 11 PM Central: This is selling for just $6.99. 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.

HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE) – 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.  prod:B014UJEVUG

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer – $89.99, Save $40 with stacking deals

PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer via MoreBeer

More Info

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

PLAATO is a brand-new way of analyzing your ongoing fermentation. This digital airlock sends information about your fermentation straight to your phone – monitoring specific gravity, fermentation activity, alcohol percentage, and ambient temperature – and does so 100% non-invasively. For every single batch, a unique fermentation analysis report is generated that helps you understand what’s going on from start to finish. Know when (and if) your fermentation begins, how the yeast works its way through the wort, and how temperature steps affect the rate of fermentation. With each batch you’ll gain more and more insight into the fermentation process. PLAATO connects to your local WiFi and uploads data every five minutes, which you can view at any time with the free PLAATO App for iOS and Android devices.

How PLAATO Works
In the fermentation process the glucose in the wort is mainly converted into equal amounts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The liquid alcohol remains in the beer, and the gaseous CO2 bubbles up and out of your fermenter. In other words, by knowing the amount of CO2 that has been produced we also know the amount of alcohol produced. This is exactly what PLAATO tracks.

PLAATO measures the flow of CO2, and knows at any time the total amount of gas that has escaped the fermenter. This data is instantly included in their advanced algorithms and valuable data can be calculated. This technique is used by laboratories all over the world, but PLAATO is the first commercial product that utilizes this chemical relation and technology to give valuable information to brewers.

Designed by Brewers
PLAATO was developed from the ground up by a team of passionate homebrewers with practicality and ease-of-use in mind. Simply install the airlock, connect it to WiFi, and enter your starting gravity in PLAATO app. The airlock is made from food safe Tritan and can be broken down and sanitized with Star San or other commonly used chemicals. It’s also splash proof and designed to withstand overflowing fermentations.

  • PLAATO Airlock
  • Micro USB power cable (10 ft.)
  • Free iOS & Android app
  • 2018 Red Dot award winner for Industrial Design

 

  • This is on sale, marked down $99.  That’s a $30 savings
  • Save Another 10%.:  MoreBeer is discounting everything sitewide, with some exceptions by 10% when you coupon code NICELIST.  This stacks making the Plaato $89.99.  That’s a $40 savings in all…. 10% Off MoreBeer!
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670 – remember coupon code NICELIST

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer – $99.99, Save $30 + free shipping

PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer via MoreBeer

More Info

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

PLAATO is a brand-new way of analyzing your ongoing fermentation. This digital airlock sends information about your fermentation straight to your phone – monitoring specific gravity, fermentation activity, alcohol percentage, and ambient temperature – and does so 100% non-invasively. For every single batch, a unique fermentation analysis report is generated that helps you understand what’s going on from start to finish. Know when (and if) your fermentation begins, how the yeast works its way through the wort, and how temperature steps affect the rate of fermentation. With each batch you’ll gain more and more insight into the fermentation process. PLAATO connects to your local WiFi and uploads data every five minutes, which you can view at any time with the free PLAATO App for iOS and Android devices.

How PLAATO Works
In the fermentation process the glucose in the wort is mainly converted into equal amounts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The liquid alcohol remains in the beer, and the gaseous CO2 bubbles up and out of your fermenter. In other words, by knowing the amount of CO2 that has been produced we also know the amount of alcohol produced. This is exactly what PLAATO tracks.

PLAATO measures the flow of CO2, and knows at any time the total amount of gas that has escaped the fermenter. This data is instantly included in their advanced algorithms and valuable data can be calculated. This technique is used by laboratories all over the world, but PLAATO is the first commercial product that utilizes this chemical relation and technology to give valuable information to brewers.

Designed by Brewers
PLAATO was developed from the ground up by a team of passionate homebrewers with practicality and ease-of-use in mind. Simply install the airlock, connect it to WiFi, and enter your starting gravity in PLAATO app. The airlock is made from food safe Tritan and can be broken down and sanitized with Star San or other commonly used chemicals. It’s also splash proof and designed to withstand overflowing fermentations.

  • PLAATO Airlock
  • Micro USB power cable (10 ft.)
  • Free iOS & Android app
  • 2018 Red Dot award winner for Industrial Design

 

  • This is on sale, marked down $99.  That’s a $30 savings
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer – $99, Save $30, Limited Availability

PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer via MoreBeer

More Info

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

PLAATO is a brand-new way of analyzing your ongoing fermentation. This digital airlock sends information about your fermentation straight to your phone – monitoring specific gravity, fermentation activity, alcohol percentage, and ambient temperature – and does so 100% non-invasively. For every single batch, a unique fermentation analysis report is generated that helps you understand what’s going on from start to finish. Know when (and if) your fermentation begins, how the yeast works its way through the wort, and how temperature steps affect the rate of fermentation. With each batch you’ll gain more and more insight into the fermentation process. PLAATO connects to your local WiFi and uploads data every five minutes, which you can view at any time with the free PLAATO App for iOS and Android devices.

How PLAATO Works
In the fermentation process the glucose in the wort is mainly converted into equal amounts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The liquid alcohol remains in the beer, and the gaseous CO2 bubbles up and out of your fermenter. In other words, by knowing the amount of CO2 that has been produced we also know the amount of alcohol produced. This is exactly what PLAATO tracks.

PLAATO measures the flow of CO2, and knows at any time the total amount of gas that has escaped the fermenter. This data is instantly included in their advanced algorithms and valuable data can be calculated. This technique is used by laboratories all over the world, but PLAATO is the first commercial product that utilizes this chemical relation and technology to give valuable information to brewers.

Designed by Brewers
PLAATO was developed from the ground up by a team of passionate homebrewers with practicality and ease-of-use in mind. Simply install the airlock, connect it to WiFi, and enter your starting gravity in PLAATO app. The airlock is made from food safe Tritan and can be broken down and sanitized with Star San or other commonly used chemicals. It’s also splash proof and designed to withstand overflowing fermentations.

  • PLAATO Airlock
  • Micro USB power cable (10 ft.)
  • Free iOS & Android app
  • 2018 Red Dot award winner for Industrial Design

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $99.99 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.

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer – $84.99, Save $45 with stacking deals

PLAATO Airlock - WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer via MoreBeer

More Info

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

PLAATO is a brand-new way of analyzing your ongoing fermentation. This digital airlock sends information about your fermentation straight to your phone – monitoring specific gravity, fermentation activity, alcohol percentage, and ambient temperature – and does so 100% non-invasively. For every single batch, a unique fermentation analysis report is generated that helps you understand what’s going on from start to finish. Know when (and if) your fermentation begins, how the yeast works its way through the wort, and how temperature steps affect the rate of fermentation. With each batch you’ll gain more and more insight into the fermentation process. PLAATO connects to your local WiFi and uploads data every five minutes, which you can view at any time with the free PLAATO App for iOS and Android devices.

How PLAATO Works
In the fermentation process the glucose in the wort is mainly converted into equal amounts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The liquid alcohol remains in the beer, and the gaseous CO2 bubbles up and out of your fermenter. In other words, by knowing the amount of CO2 that has been produced we also know the amount of alcohol produced. This is exactly what PLAATO tracks.

PLAATO measures the flow of CO2, and knows at any time the total amount of gas that has escaped the fermenter. This data is instantly included in their advanced algorithms and valuable data can be calculated. This technique is used by laboratories all over the world, but PLAATO is the first commercial product that utilizes this chemical relation and technology to give valuable information to brewers.

Designed by Brewers
PLAATO was developed from the ground up by a team of passionate homebrewers with practicality and ease-of-use in mind. Simply install the airlock, connect it to WiFi, and enter your starting gravity in PLAATO app. The airlock is made from food safe Tritan and can be broken down and sanitized with Star San or other commonly used chemicals. It’s also splash proof and designed to withstand overflowing fermentations.

  • PLAATO Airlock
  • Micro USB power cable (10 ft.)
  • Free iOS & Android app
  • 2018 Red Dot award winner for Industrial Design

 

  • This is on sale, marked down $99.  That’s a $30 savings
  • Site Wide Sale: For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide as part of their 12 Deals of Christmas Sale!.  There are a few exceptions.  This stacks with the Plaato sale making it just $84.99.  That’s a $45 savings in all.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

PLAATO Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer FE670 – remember coupon code MORESANTA

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Pin Lock Users: A Ready Made Spunding Valve for You for $33.99 + free shipping + deal on pin locks

Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

More Info

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

These are purpose built high quality valves by BrewMaster. Not just hardware store pieces like the competitors.

Two functions in one great piece of hardware!

The Pin Lock QD Adjustable Pressure Valve W/Gauge relieves pressure while filtering from one keg to another. At the same time it gives you the ability to read the pressure in the receiving keg. And Ferment under desired pressure!

  1. Gauge reads 0~15 PSI.
  2. The farthest end away from the Pin lock disconnect is how you adjust the pressure.
  3. Simply turn the ap on way of the other until the desired pressure is maintained.
  4. You can also naturally carbonate your beer in a keg without have to worry about oer carbonating.
  5. This Ball Lock Adjustable Pressure valve with gauge allows you to relieve pressure while filtering your beer from one keg to another a lowing a closed system.

 

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve – for loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $33.99. 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 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.

Pin Lock Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve w Gauge 15psi Spunding

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Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve – new sources for complete assembly

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.

Why a Spunding Valve?

There are loads of homebrew related applications for a Spunding valve ranging from pressurized ferementation to naturally carbonating to fixing over carbonated beers and lots more.  Check out our resource post on the subject.  It’s arguably the go-to resource on the Internet on the subject

Hands on Review Kegland BlowTie Spunding Valve

The BlowTie Spunding Valve assembly consists of the BlowTie, a DuoTight Tee Fitting, a DuoTight to flare fitting, a DuoTight pressure gauge and two small pieces of EVABarrier Tubing.

Here’s a look at each component…


Compare Prices, Review Continues Below:

Parts lists for putting this together on your own can be found toward the end of this review


The BlowTie is the heart of this build.  It has DuoTight Push to Connect connections on both side as well as an adjustment knob to set pressure. Continue reading

12 Food Grade Silicone Airlock Grommets – $7.99 + free shipping

12 QRP PLASTIC LID AIRLOCK GROMMETS 1/16" Groove White Food Grade Silicone for fermenting in Mason Jars ~ Bulk Quantities Available

12 White Silicone Grommets.  BPA Free, made from food grade silicone.  Insert into a 9/16″ hole.


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

  • ALL QRP® parts and products are BPA-free USDA Food Grade Compliant and are produced by a reputable food container manufacturer.
  • Includes 12 White Silicone GROMMETS fit any brand Mason jar plastic caps (1/16″ groove). THE 1/16″ GROOVE IS TOO NARROW FOR GLASS LIDS. Grommet easily inserts into 9/16″ lid hole (1/2″ may be too tight, pushing the airlock into the lid may cause the lid to crack; 5/8″ may cause a loose fit for the grommet). Grommet center hole is 3/8″ and is the standard size for Fermentation Airlocks.
  • QRP GROMMETS are made of USDA Food Grade BPA-free Compliant White Silicone and produced by a reputable food container manufacturer.

Use to add an airlock port to a container of your choosing.  I know of several grommet offerings, most don’t claim to be food grade.  That’s probably not a big deal considering that most of the time this gets little to no contact with your beer.  Having said that, it’s nice to have a food grade option.

11/9/19 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $7.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

12 QRP PLASTIC LID AIRLOCK GROMMETS 1/16″ Groove White Food Grade Silicone


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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately]… $3.99 via William’s Brewing’s Black Friday Sale + Hands on Review & Hacks

william's brewing inline regulatorInline Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “This in line regulator features 1/4″ hose barbs, and can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. It can reduce incoming pressure from 150 PSI to 1 PSI. It is very handy to use when you want to use a single output C02 regulator in a draft system, but supply different kegs with different dispensing pressures. 4.75″ long with included brass hose barbs installed.”  The product page has a video with more info.

This is basically an inline secondary regulator.  You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.

Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/SpundingUse for portable serving!

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is discounting a large selection of gear for Black Friday… William’s Brewing Black Friday!  These great faucets are included in the mix and marked down to just $3.99!  Check William’s for current availability.

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Introducing: Fermzilla Spunding Valve Kit from William’s Brewing – also works with ball lock kegs

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit via William’s Brewing

More Info

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

This easy to assemble kit includes all the parts needed to assemble a ball lock Spundling Valve that fits the Fermzilla and also any gas ball lock fitting. Includes clear joiner tubing that allows the valve to be assembled and disassembled repeatedly. Ferment under pressure with the Fermzilla (or any ball lock keg) and this easy to adjust valve. Fits Fermzillas, Kegmenters, and more.


 

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve – for loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

Check out my Hands on Review of Kegland’s BlowTie Assembly.  This is either very similar or identical to William’s FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit.

FermZilla Spunding Valve Kit

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