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Measureman Digital Pressure Gauge – $12.97 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2" Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2″ Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

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  • For pneumatic, air pressure measuring, typical for tire gauge, tire inflator, air pressure system etc.
  • Dial size: 2-1/2″, green backlight
  • Plastic case and protective boot,
  • Solid brass connection, 1/4″NPT male
  • 0-200psi, bar, kg/cm2, kpa, Accuracy:1%

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.

 

A possible homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   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].

Note that this has a maximum capacity of 200 PSI. That’s going to exceed the capacity for most homebrewing components. Make sure all of your equipment is rated for your desired pressure.

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MEASUREMAN 2-1/2″ Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Lightnote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Anderson Metals 1/4″ Tee – $8.19 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

Anderson Metals 56101-04 Brass Pipe Fitting, Barstock Tee, 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe

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Highlighted Features
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Female NPT threads for connecting to male threaded pipes
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability
  • Operating temperature range of -65 to +250 degrees F
  • Meets ASTM B584 standards for quality assurance and ASME/ASMI B16 technical specifications
  • These fittings contain lead and are not allowed by federal law to be installed for potable water use in the U.S.A. and its territories.

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.

 

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 fitting is featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

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Anderson Metals 56101-04 Brass Pipe Fitting, Barstock Tee, 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Oxygen Free Transfer and Cold Crash Using a Spunding Valve! – Loads of Updates

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What is Cold Crashing?

Cold Crashing is chilling your beer after fermentation is complete.  Typically you want to get as close to freezing as possible, without actually freezing your beer.  These cooler temperatures cause break, yeast and trub matter to drop out of your beer.  This increases clarity, helps to hasten the conditioning process and helps you get a cleaner transfer to your serving vessel.

What is a Spunding Valve?

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.


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Kegland BlowTie v2

Kegland BlowTie v1

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Kegland DuoTight BlowTie v2! Ball Lock Spunding Valve $16.99 via DuoTight Sale + Hands on Review

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

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The BlowTie is a diaphragm based adjustable spunding valve used to release pressure from kegs and other pressure vessels. It features a usable range of 4 to 15 PSI, and the diaphragm construction means it has a wider pressure range than spring based spundling valves. This unit can be easily disassembled for cleaning using a phillips head screw driver. Accuracy of the gauge is plus or minus 2 PSI.


 

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.

DuoTight BlowTie Spunding Valve With Gauge

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Top Content Countdown… Our 3rd Most Popular Resource Post of 2021!… Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why

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.

Homebrewing Applications of a Spunding Valve

  • Pressurized fermentation.  Ferment in a 5 or 10 gallon corny keg and use your Spunding Valve instead of an airlock.  This allows you to ferment at your desired pressure.
  • Dry hop under pressure.  This allows you to dry hop earlier while reducing oxygenation.  Active yeast are more likely to metabolize oxygen that’s introduced during dry hopping during active fermentation.  Since CO2 is not exiting beer as vigorously under pressure, wanted compounds, flavors and aromas are more likely to stay in your beer under pressure.
  • Naturally and accurately carbonate beer right in the keg.
  • An airlock replacement.  Keep the valve wide open for non-pressurized fermentations.  Only do this if you have plenty of head space.  This wouldn’t make a great blow off tube.
  • Keg to keg transfers.  Use the Spunding Valve to allow excess gas to exit the receiving keg as you transfer under pressure.  Helps you achieve a slow, controlled and pressurized transfer.
  • Fix over-carbonated beers.
  • Test for keg leaks.  Pressurize your keg to serving pressure.  Put the Spunding Valve on (with the pressure set well above your serving PSI) and note the reading.  The gauge should remain steady.  If pressure drops, you know you have a keg leak.  The digital build, see below, is especially helpful for this task,  The digital gauge reads with .1 PSI resolution making pressure changes easy to spot.  It’s worth noting that this checks the entire keg including gas body o-ring.  That spot is hard to check and other way as it’s only in function when the gas QD is on.  When the gas QD is on… it’s difficult to spray and check for bubbles underneath the gas QD.  Thanks to Scott Janish for this tip!
  • As an airlock for long term aging of beers.  Airlocks can run dry over time.  A Spunding Valve will not.
  • Utilize CO2 from fermentation for flushing kegs and fermenters.


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1/4-Inch MFL by 1/4-Inch MPT Stainless Steel Fitting – $9.98 + Spunding Build – How & Why

1/4″ MFL to 1/4″ MPT Fitting

Highlighted Features
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • 1/4" MFL ( Male Flare Thread)

This fitting could be used for a lot of things.  One potential use would be as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  This fitting would be part of a style 2 build.

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Top Content Countdown… Our 9th Most Popular Resource Post of 2021!… Kegland BlowTie Spunding Valve

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


BlowTie v1 & v2!

This review covers both the original v1 Kegland v1 BlowTie & v2. Both are DuoTight compatible. The biggest difference is v2 has an integrated gauge, where v1 required an add-on gauge.

Kegland BlowTie v2

Kegland BlowTie v1

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 BlowTie Spunding Valve v1

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.

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.  Related: DuoTight Hands on Review. Continue reading

Eaton Weatherhead 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

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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  • 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

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.

 

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.

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

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve v2 + Hands on Review

Duotight BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve w/Integrated Pressure Gauge (0-15 PSI) for Pressure Fermentation - KL15042

Duotight BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve w/Integrated Pressure Gauge (0-15 PSI) for Pressure Fermentation – KL15042

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

  • The BlowTie 2 features an integrated pressure gauge. Quickly and easily dial in your pressure setting.
  • The BlowTie 2 features an integrated pressure gauge. Quickly and easily dial in your pressure setting.
  • Easily disassembles for cleaning
  • 8mm (5/16″) Duotight fittings at both ends
  • Gauge reads from 0-15 psi

 

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. Lots more in our definitive Spunding Valve Resource Post

Learn More! Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!

Duotight BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve w/Integrated Pressure Gauge (0-15 PSI) for Pressure Fermentation – KL15042 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Winters PEM Series Steel All Purpose Pressure Gauge – $5.79 + Our Spunding Valve Resource Post

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 psi/kpa, 2" Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4" NPT Bottom Mount

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 psi/kpa, 2″ Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4″ NPT Bottom Mount

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  • Brass wetted parts for measuring non-corrosive liquid and gas pressure
  • Circular dial is enclosed in a steel case for corrosion resistance
  • Measures pressure with dual scale (psi/kPa)/(Hg. vacuum/kPa)
  • Display accuracy is + or – 3/2/3% over the entire range of the gauge (ASME B40.100 Grade B)
  • Lower mount or center back male connection with either 1/8″ or 1/4″ NPT rate

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.

 

I use a similar sort of gauge gauge (different specs, manufacturer and model) in my Spunding Valve Build.   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].

12/31 6 PM Central: This is on sale for just $5.79. 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

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 psi/kpa, 2″ Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4″ NPT Bottom Mount – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link