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Winters PEM Series Steel All Purpose 0-100 PSI Pressure Gauge + Spunding Valve Build

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 psi/kpa, 2-1/2" 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, 2-1/2″ 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

 

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].

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


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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.

Trick Your System Out: Kegland DuoTight Fittings + EVABarrier Tubing AND Get Over a Pound of FREE Hops

Why it matters!

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options + a Spunding Valve: The lineup includes a number of options including a very economical Spunding Valve option.  Check out my hands on review… Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!
  • FREE Hops!  As of this posting, William’s Brewing is giving away 18 ounces of whole hops for free with an $85 order.  You get your choice of three x 6 oz hop packs for a total of 18 ounces. Add your three selections to your cart and use coupon code PELLET18 to get your free hops.

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Trick Your System Out: Kegland DuoTight Fittings + EVABarrier Tubing AND Get Over a Pound of FREE Hops

Why it matters!

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options + a Spunding Valve: The lineup includes a number of options including a very economical Spunding Valve option.  Check out my hands on review… Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!
  • FREE Hops!  As of this posting, William’s Brewing is giving away 18 ounces of whole hops for free with an $85 order.  You get your choice of three x 6 oz hop packs for a total of 18 ounces. Add your three selections to your cart and use coupon code PELLET18 to get your free hops.

1 lb+ Free Hops at William’s Brewing! – Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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

More DuoTight!

Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit – $31.49 w/coupon + Hands on Review

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit

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With this complete kit you’ll be ready to use the BlowTie Spunding Valve right out of the box. The BlowTie is used to release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a receiving keg during pressure transfers. This diaphragm spunding valve is much more accurate than the spring and poppet style, and works much better at lower pressures.

Pressure Fermentation
Pressure fermentation is becoming more and more popular at the homebrew level, but in order to do it safely and accurately, you need a way to release excess pressure. You’ll pressurize your vessel to your desired psi, but once fermentation begins and those hungry, active yeast start creating CO2, the pressure inside the vessel will increase. Attach a spunding valve and set it to your desired pressure, and it will blow off when the pressure gets to high and close up again when it’s back to your desired psi.

Pressure Transfers
Even if you don’t have a pressurizable fermenter, you may have done pressure transfers from keg to keg during filtering or after fining. During pressure transfers, it’s a good idea to have a bit of head pressure in the receiving keg, especially if you’re transferring beer that is already carbonated. Having a spunding valve in place will allow you to consistently control the head pressure and give you more consistent results, without losing carbonation in the process.

Diaphragm vs. Poppet
With the poppet style spunding valve, a spring pushes against a poppet to keep the valve closed. When the poppet lifts up to open, the surface area the gas pushes against becomes larger, and the spring has to work harder to push the poppet down and reseal the valve. This can lead to more gas being released than intended, and the remaining pressure in your vessel may be at a lower psi than your spunding valve’s set psi.

Instead of a poppet, the spring inside the BlowTie pushes against a diaphragm, which has an immensely larger surface area. This means the surface area that the gas pushes against while the diaphragm is closed is significantly closer to the surface area it pushes against when the diaphragm is open. This leads to higher accuracy, and the remaining pressure after excess gas is released will be much closer to your set blow off pressure.

Kit Includes:

  • BlowTie
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Ball Lock Disconnect
  • Duotight Tee & Flared Duotight Fitting
  • 2x Lengths of EVABarrier 8mm OD Tubing

 

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.

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit FE961 – use coupon code SUPERSALE

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Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve + Get 1 lb+ FREE Hops!

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

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.

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

Check out the complete lineup: Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

FREE Hops!  As of this posting, William’s Brewing is giving away 18 ounces of whole hops for free with an $85 order.  You get your choice of three x 6 oz hop packs for a total of 18 ounces. Add your three selections to your cart and use coupon code PELLET18 to get your free hops.

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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MEASUREMAN Digital Pressure Gauge

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%

 

 

A potential 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].

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 – 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.

2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs + “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

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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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI]

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

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  • Relief pressure adjustable from 0 to 100 psi
  • 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection
  • Brass construction and stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance
  • Silicon O-ring provides leak-proof seal to within 10 percent of set pressure
  • Micrometer-style nylon knob for pressure relief adjustment

This Control Devices CR25-100 pressure relief valve has a brass body, an adjustable relief pressure, a 1/4″ male NPT threaded inlet connection, and a fluorocarbon O-ring. The valve’s brass body, brass valve seat, and the stainless steel poppet resist corrosion and can be used in operating temperatures up to 250 degrees F. The valve can be adjusted to open between 0 and 100 psi using the micrometer-style nylon knob. This safety valve has an 6 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) flow rate and is suitable for low flow pressure relief applications such as in tankless air compressors.

Relief valves remove excess pressure or vacuum from a system. The valve openings allow fluids or gases to escape to decrease pressure, and then close once the valve reaches the reseating pressure limit. They also relieve excess vacuum by opening to release a gas into the system and then closing after it reaches its low-pressure limit. Some relief valves have an adjustment mechanism to set the pressure where the valve opens, making it suitable for various applications. Relief valves are rated according to the volume of liquid or gas that can flow through them and the material that the valve is constructed from must be suitable for the fluid or gas, which may be corrosive or at an extreme temperature, in which it operates. Relief valves are used in a variety of applications, such as air compressors, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, natural gas processing, and power generation.


 

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve Build.  It is a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  Adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  I’ve found the pressure markings on this to be difficult to use/possibly inaccurate.  My Spunding Build accounts for this via a pressure gauge.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve + Get 1 lb+ FREE Hops!

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

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.

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

Check out the complete lineup: Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is giving away 18 ounces of whole hops for free with a $75 order.  You get your choice of three x 6 oz hop packs for a total of 18 ounces. Add your three selections to your cart and use coupon code WHOLE18 to get your free hops. >>>>>>>1 lb+ Free Hops at William’s Brewing!<<<<<<<

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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Spunding Valve Build: Using Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator

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.  Read lots and lots more about Spunding Valves, ways to use them and different build options on our Spunding Valve Resource Post

Most of our builds consist of a PRV Valve + tee + gauge + connection option.  Generally four parts in total.  The build detailed in this post utilizes Primefit’s CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator.  That one piece replaces the tee and gauge.

The components I used for this build.  See below for parts list.A look at the Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ NptThe completed assemblyBottom view of the completed assemblyA top down look at the assembly.  For a Spunding Valve application the red pressure knob clearly visible here is not particularly helpful.  The PRV is doing the heavy lifting.  I set this to full flow.Another version utilizing the a BlowTie PRV valve.

Primefit CR1401G Build – Spunding Valve Parts List

Product pages may display other size variations of the fittings used here.  If a particular size is out of stock, sometimes suppliers link to another size.  All thread sizes for this build, both NPT and barbs, are 1/4″.

BlowTie PRV Option

This option requires a BlowTie Diaphragm Valve + a small piece of 8 mm” ID EVABarrier Tubing + a Duotight 8mm ¼” NPT Adapter

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