Category Archives: Tri-Clamps

Ends Today: Kegland Coolossus Gen 2 Tri-Clamp Counterflow Wort Chiller – Save $70!

The Coolossus Gen2 from KegLand features 30' of wort line for cooling large batches. Made from fully passivated type 304 stainless, this large chiller has 3/8" interior diameter wort line, so, unlike plate chillers, it is very hard to clog with hop and trub particles. The beer in and out lines feature 1½" Tri Clamp fittings to connect to your brewery with commom Tri Clamps. The cooling water line is 29' long, and features ½ BSPT threads on both ends, which connect to both ½" NPT and ½" BSP (straight thread) fittings. Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

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

The Coolossus Gen2 from KegLand features 30′ of wort line for cooling large batches. Made from fully passivated type 304 stainless, this large chiller has 3/8″ interior diameter wort line, so, unlike plate chillers, it is very hard to clog with hop and trub particles. The beer in and out lines feature 1½” Tri Clamp fittings to connect to your brewery with commom Tri Clamps. The cooling water line is 29′ long, and features ½ BSPT threads on both ends, which connect to both ½” NPT and ½” BSP (straight thread) fittings.

This Gen2 model features a 3mm thick stainless mounting plate with 4mm wide mounting holes, so you can mount this on a stand or a convenient wall. If you are cooling 10 gallons or more at a time, this is the ultimate chiller.


 

  • This is on sale for $209.99. That’s a whopping $70/25% savings.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

Also Consider: Coolossus Counterflow Chiller

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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25 x 1.5″ Tri Clamp Buna-N Gaskets – $10.50… 42 cents each

DR-COMPONENT 1.5" Sanitary Standard Tri-Clamp Gaskets (Pack of 25),Black Buna-N (NBR)

DR-COMPONENT 1.5″ Sanitary Standard Tri-Clamp Gaskets (Pack of 25),Black Buna-N (NBR)

6/15 5:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $10.50. 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

DR.COMPONENT 1.5″ Sanitary Standard Tri-Clamp Gaskets (Pack of 25),Black Buna-N (NBR) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Stainless Steel 1.5″ TC Weldless Bulkhead, Add TC to Your Gear… $13.99, best price!

1.5" TC Bulkhead Compression Fitting,homebrew Sanitary Weldless Bulkehad 304 Stainless Steel for Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead

1.5” TC homebrew Weldless Bulkhead

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Highlighted Features
  • Add a 1.5" TC flange to virtually any vessel!Just drill a 41MM hole and tighen the locknut with 1pcs extra Food grade gasket..
  • 304 Stainless Construction and High heat compatible silicone gaskets.
  • The front of the flange does not have flats for a wrench. The easiest way to hold the flange for tightening is to clamp any other TC parts on with the gasket and clamp. Once tight, you can insert a long rod or screw driver into the hole of the wingnut.
  • Works on kettle as small as 12" in diameter.
  • Weldless design Ideal for FTSs and Brew Bucket flat lid pressurized transfers

 

6/11 7:30 PM Central: These have dropped to just $13.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

1.5″ TC Bulkhead Compression Fitting,homebrew Sanitary Weldless Bulkehad 304 Stainless Steel for Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Kegland Coolossus Gen 2 Tri-Clamp Counterflow Wort Chiller – Save $70!

The Coolossus Gen2 from KegLand features 30' of wort line for cooling large batches. Made from fully passivated type 304 stainless, this large chiller has 3/8" interior diameter wort line, so, unlike plate chillers, it is very hard to clog with hop and trub particles. The beer in and out lines feature 1½" Tri Clamp fittings to connect to your brewery with commom Tri Clamps. The cooling water line is 29' long, and features ½ BSPT threads on both ends, which connect to both ½" NPT and ½" BSP (straight thread) fittings.

Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

More Info

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

The Coolossus Gen2 from KegLand features 30′ of wort line for cooling large batches. Made from fully passivated type 304 stainless, this large chiller has 3/8″ interior diameter wort line, so, unlike plate chillers, it is very hard to clog with hop and trub particles. The beer in and out lines feature 1½” Tri Clamp fittings to connect to your brewery with commom Tri Clamps. The cooling water line is 29′ long, and features ½ BSPT threads on both ends, which connect to both ½” NPT and ½” BSP (straight thread) fittings.

This Gen2 model features a 3mm thick stainless mounting plate with 4mm wide mounting holes, so you can mount this on a stand or a convenient wall. If you are cooling 10 gallons or more at a time, this is the ultimate chiller.


 

  • This is on sale for $209.99. That’s a whopping $70/25% savings.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Coolossus Gen 2 Tri Clamp Counterflow Chiller

Also Consider: Coolossus Counterflow Chiller

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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

Building a Dry Hopper for Corny Kegs – Dry Hop Under Pressure!

Thanks to /u/NachoTacocat on r/homebrew for this photo and build info!

Benefits of Fermenting Under Pressure + The Challenges of Dry Hopping Under Pressure

Fermenting under pressure has some great benefits. One of the challenges that using this method presents is… dry hopping. When fermenting under pressure the beer is carbonated. Adding dry hops to a fermented and carbonated beer, especially one at relatively warm fermentation temps equates to a Mentos+Diet Coke sort of situation. The hops provide lots and lots of nucleation points that can cause the beer to erupt expelling foam all over the place in the process denaturing head retaining proteins.

FermZilla fermenters from Kegland have a ready made solution called the Hop Bong. It allows you easily dry hop under pressure. Since the beer and dry hops are under pressure you don’t have foaming problems when dry hopping.

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Triclover to Flare, Triclamp to Flare Fitting – now… $7.99, best price

1.5" Triclover to 1/4" MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer

1.5″ Triclover to 1/4″ MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer

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Highlighted Features
  • Compatible with common swivel nut draft line fittings
  • 1.5" TC to 1/4" male threaded flare fitting
  • 304 Stainless steel

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.

 

6/7 12 AM Central: From what I can gather these have sold for as much as $24.88. They’re on sale for $7.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

1.5″ Triclover to 1/4″ MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Hands on Review: Kegland Hop Bong!

Updated: 6/12/2024

Thank you to HBF Contributor Aaron Nord for this hands on review!  Aaron is an advanced award winning brewer, a long time reader and a serial tipster!

Kegland Hop Bong

Keeping oxygen out of a fermenter after the initial yeast pitch is a goal of most fermentations, with a few exceptions being oxygenating a high gravity batch mid-way through fermentation, barrel-aged ales, or spontaneously fermented ales in open foeders. For a homebrewer who wants to brew a beer outside of those exceptions noted, avoiding oxygen introduction after fermentation has begun is paramount to a quality finished beer, a goal which is sometimes a difficult to attain. Notably, adding dry hops, other flavor components (e.g. wood chips or coffee beans), or clarifying agents (e.g. gelatin fining or Biofine) presents a challenge for most homebrewers if they want to avoid oxygen exposure in the fermenting wort.

There are workarounds and ways for homebrewers to limit oxygen introduction, conceived upon by crafty brewers over the years. Dry hops for example, can be suspended in a muslin bag above the wort by placing a magnet inside the bag and its mating magnet on the outside of the fermenter. In this way, the hops will be in the fermenter at the beginning of fermentation and can be dropped according to the dry hop schedule by simply removing the outside magnet, all without opening the fermenter. Or, to add clarifying agents without cracking the fermenter lid, a brewer can utilize a plastic bottle with a carbonation cap. This method entails adding the liquid substance to a plastic soda bottle and pressurizing the bottle with CO2 via the carbonation cap, purging it, and repeating the process multiple times to ensure the gas inside the bottle is mostly composed of CO2. Then, by using a ball lock jumper, the pressurized bottle can be connected to a fermenter’s ball lock post, if equipped, and the liquid will enter the fermenter, so long as the pressure in the fermenter is less than that of the bottle.

Although these workarounds exist and cut the mustard for my purposes, I was excited when I found out that Kegland was set to release a product that appeared to be a simpler solution all around. In looking into it further I found that it was advertised to have additional uses, aside from the main feature of enabling hop, flavor, or fining additions to the fermenter while limiting oxygen ingress. This highly anticipated product is called the Hop Bong.

I have been a proud owner of a Kegland FermZilla All Rounder fermenterHands on Review – for over two years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. As a manufacturer, Kegland is a homebrewing gear innovator and a leader in the market. They are continuing to come up with novel equipment and tools that span their wide array of product offerings including many for their FermZilla fermenter line. I was excited to see what the Hop Bong could offer as an addition to my All Rounder fermenter.


Kegland Hop Bong Current Price & Availability:

via MoreBeer

via William’s Brewing

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Stainless Steel Cornelius Keg Lid with 1.5″ Tri-Clamp Ferrule – $29.99 + free shipping & Build a Corny Keg Dry Hopper!

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid with 1.5" Tri-clamp Ferrule,NEW Corny Beer Keg Lid 60PSI PRV Food Grade Dry Hopper

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid with 1.5″ Tri-clamp Ferrule,NEW Corny Beer Keg Lid 60PSI PRV Food Grade Dry Hopper

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Highlighted Features
  • Corny Beer Keg Lid with 1.5" Tri-clamp Ferrule.
  • 1.5"TC ferrule is widely used in the homebrew products. You can find many fastic products with 1.5"TC ferrule connection.
  • Our corny beer keg lid with 1.5 inch ferrule is a great addition for the corny beer kegs.
  • More Sturdy: Made of 304 stainless steel.
  • Easy to Install & Use: Large handle makes installation easier; labor-saving design of safety relief valve, no need to keep lifting when deflated, just lift once and rotate 90° to continuously deflate.

 

This can be used to convert a compatible Cornelius style keg to Tri-Clamp. That has a number of potential applications including using for dry hopping. See the project below for more on that.

As of this update this is selling for $29.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

304 stainless steel Cornelius Keg Lid with 1.5″ Tri-clamp Ferrule,NEW Corny Beer Keg Lid 60PSI PRV Food Grade Dry Hopper – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Build a Dry Hopper for Cornelius Kegs!

Building a Dry Hopper for Corny Kegs – Dry Hop Under Pressure!

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MoreBeer 1.5″ Tri-Clamp Stainless Steel Butterfly Valve – on sale for $49.99, BEATS 2017 Deal!

stainless steel butterfly valve

7 Position 1/2″ Butterfly Valve Made from 304 Stainless Steel from MoreBeer

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Here’s why homebrewers like to use butterfly valves:  Regular ball valves can trap wort inside of them. If the wort doesn’t get completely cleaned out it can become infected & turn sour, transmitting that infection to the next wort to travel through the valve. A favorite of homebrewers, sanitary butterfly valves are easily cleaned in place. Because their internal mechanism is not complex, they can also easily be taken apart for a deeper cleaning when desired.

This is a compact design with a 7 position handle, made completely from AISI 304L stainless steel. The handle’s indexing plate can be reversed for either right or left hand use.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this on sale as 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.

1.5″ Butterfly Valve (304 S/S) 7 Position Handle H661

From the “prices on everything continue to skyrocket” department, this BEATS a deal of the day that was offered in May of 2017. At that time it was offered for $64.99 on sale. That’s MORE than the current list price let alone the sale price.

Deal is valid 6/1/2024 only while supplies last

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Quick Clean Take-Apart Ball Valves + Limited Time DEAL on PFD Take-Apart Ball Valves

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Brewers Hardware Take-Apart Ball Valve

Up until now, I’ve known of two types of ball valves- 2-piece and 3-piece. The key difference between them being that the 3-piece can be disassembled for full cleaning. When I first started buying gear, I figured I’d go for the 3-piece because the idea of being able to take it apart and clean it sounded like something I should probably do. After seeing the complications of needing to use 2 wrenches at a time, while holding the body of the valve stable, I quickly concluded my 3-piece valves would never experience the joy of a ‘deep cleaning’.

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Stainless Steel 1.5″ TC DOUBLE SIDED Weldless Bulkhead, Add TC to Your Gear – $23.99, best price + free prime ship

Weldless 1.5" TC Triclamp Bulkhead - Double Sided 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead

Weldless 1.5″ TC Triclamp Bulkhead – Double Sided 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead

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Highlighted Features
  • The flange measures 2" like all other 1.5"TC ferrules. The ID is 35.1mm just like standard 1.5" weld ferrules.
  • The front of the flange does not have flats for a wrench. The easiest way to hold the flange for tightening is to clamp any other TC parts on with the gasket and clamp. Once tight, you can insert a long rod or screw driver into the hole of the wingnut.
  • Works on kettle as small as 12" in diameter
  • Teflon tape is required on the threads
  • Hole Size Required: 41mm

 

5/30 3 PM Central: These are on sale for $23.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

Semfeil Brew Weldless 1.5″ TC Triclamp Bulkhead – Double Sided 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Triclover to Flare, Triclamp to Flare Fitting

1.5" Triclover to 1/4" MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer

1.5″ Triclover to 1/4″ MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Compatible with common swivel nut draft line fittings
  • 1.5" TC to 1/4" male threaded flare fitting
  • 304 Stainless steel

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.

 

1.5″ Triclover to 1/4″ MFL (male flare) adapter Sanitary Brewer Hardware Fitting 50.5mm OD ferrule SS conical fermenter homebrew beer – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Sanitary Butterfly Valve 1.5″ Tri Clamp – $29.99, best price + free shipping

DERNORD Butterfly Valve with Blue Trigger Handle Stainless Steel 304 Tri Clamp Clover (1.5 inch Tri Clamp Butterfly Valve)

DERNORD Butterfly Valve with Blue Trigger Handle Stainless Steel 304 Tri Clamp Clover (1.5 inch Tri Clamp Butterfly Valve)

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Highlighted Features
  • Tube OD: 1-1/2 Inch, Ferrule Size: 50.5MM, Fits 1.5 Inch Tri-clamp
  • DERNORD Trigger style handle butterfly valve - 13 Positions
  • Temperature Rating (spec): 15°F thru 200°F; Material (spec): 304 Stainless Steel
  • Tri-Clamp butterfly valve Max Pressure 1.6MPA, 100 Percent pressure hydraulic tested for reliability
  • The Trigger style handle allows you to set the valve in four different positions simply by pulling and turning

 

5/24 8 AM Central: These are on selling for just $29.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

DERNORD Butterfly Valve with Blue Trigger Handle Stainless Steel 304 Tri Clamp Clover (1.5 inch Tri Clamp Butterfly Valve) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Stainless Steel 1.5″ TC Weldless Bulkhead, Add TC to Your Gear – $18.99, best price + free prime ship

Bulkhead Compression Fitting 1.5” Tri Clamp Weldless Bulkehad 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead

Bulkhead Compression Fitting 1.5” TC homebrew Weldless Bulkhead 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Bulkhead

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Highlighted Features
  • Add a 1.5" Tri Clamp Bulkhead flange to virtually any vessel!Just drill a 41MM hole and tighen the locknut with 1pcs extra Food grade gasket..
  • The 304 Weldless Tri Clamp bulkhead Stainless Construction and High heat compatible silicone gaskets.And add 1PCS extra sealing ring
  • Tri clamp bulkhead fitting The front of the flange does not have flats for a wrench. The easiest way to hold the flange for tightening is to clamp any other TC parts on with the gasket and clamp. Once tight, you can insert a long rod or screw driver into the hole of the wingnut.
  • 1.5 Ttri Clamp Bulkhead Works on kettle as small as 12" in diameter.
  • Weldless Design Tri Clamp Bulkhead Fitting Ideal for FTSs and Brew Bucket flat lid pressurized transfers

 

 

5/23 1 PM Central: These are on sale for $18.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

Semfeil Brew Bulkhead Compression Fitting 1.5” Weldless Tri Clamp Bulkehad 304 Stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle Tri Clamp Bulkhead 1.5” Bulkhead Fitting – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Hands on Review: Kegland Hop Bong!

Updated: 6/12/2024

Thank you to HBF Contributor Aaron Nord for this hands on review!  Aaron is an advanced award winning brewer, a long time reader and a serial tipster!

Kegland Hop Bong

Keeping oxygen out of a fermenter after the initial yeast pitch is a goal of most fermentations, with a few exceptions being oxygenating a high gravity batch mid-way through fermentation, barrel-aged ales, or spontaneously fermented ales in open foeders. For a homebrewer who wants to brew a beer outside of those exceptions noted, avoiding oxygen introduction after fermentation has begun is paramount to a quality finished beer, a goal which is sometimes a difficult to attain. Notably, adding dry hops, other flavor components (e.g. wood chips or coffee beans), or clarifying agents (e.g. gelatin fining or Biofine) presents a challenge for most homebrewers if they want to avoid oxygen exposure in the fermenting wort.

There are workarounds and ways for homebrewers to limit oxygen introduction, conceived upon by crafty brewers over the years. Dry hops for example, can be suspended in a muslin bag above the wort by placing a magnet inside the bag and its mating magnet on the outside of the fermenter. In this way, the hops will be in the fermenter at the beginning of fermentation and can be dropped according to the dry hop schedule by simply removing the outside magnet, all without opening the fermenter. Or, to add clarifying agents without cracking the fermenter lid, a brewer can utilize a plastic bottle with a carbonation cap. This method entails adding the liquid substance to a plastic soda bottle and pressurizing the bottle with CO2 via the carbonation cap, purging it, and repeating the process multiple times to ensure the gas inside the bottle is mostly composed of CO2. Then, by using a ball lock jumper, the pressurized bottle can be connected to a fermenter’s ball lock post, if equipped, and the liquid will enter the fermenter, so long as the pressure in the fermenter is less than that of the bottle.

Although these workarounds exist and cut the mustard for my purposes, I was excited when I found out that Kegland was set to release a product that appeared to be a simpler solution all around. In looking into it further I found that it was advertised to have additional uses, aside from the main feature of enabling hop, flavor, or fining additions to the fermenter while limiting oxygen ingress. This highly anticipated product is called the Hop Bong.

I have been a proud owner of a Kegland FermZilla All Rounder fermenterHands on Review – for over two years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. As a manufacturer, Kegland is a homebrewing gear innovator and a leader in the market. They are continuing to come up with novel equipment and tools that span their wide array of product offerings including many for their FermZilla fermenter line. I was excited to see what the Hop Bong could offer as an addition to my All Rounder fermenter.


Kegland Hop Bong Current Price & Availability:

via MoreBeer

via William’s Brewing

Continue reading

DR Component 20 x 1.5″ Tri Clamp Buna-N Gaskets – $13, 65 cents each + keg dry hopper build!

DR.COMPONENT 1.5" Sanitary Standard Type II Flanged Tri-Clamp Gaskets, (Pack of 20),Black Buna-N (NBR)

DR.COMPONENT 1.5″ Sanitary Standard Type II Flanged Tri-Clamp Gaskets, (Pack of 20),Black Buna-N (NBR)

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Highlighted Features
  • Price is for one bag, Please check the part's quantity per bag
  • Size For 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 8"
  • Flange type, Most economic and best popular application for all standard size Tri-Clover or Tri-Clamp sanitary pipe and tube fittings
  • Food Grade Material For BUNA N-NBR, EPDM, Silicone, FKM-VITON And Any Other Color
  • Leave message For any other type-schedule 5, Q-line, material-Teflon, Teflon coated, FEP encapsulated, color and size for custom molding and quantity discount price,

 

5/13 1 PM Central: These are selling for $13. 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

DR.COMPONENT 1.5″ Sanitary Standard Type II Flanged Tri-Clamp Gaskets, (Pack of 20),Black Buna-N (NBR) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

Related: Build a Dry Hopper for Cornelius Kegs!

Building a Dry Hopper for Corny Kegs – Dry Hop Under Pressure!

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TWO x 1/2″ MPT to 1/5″ Tri-Clamp Ferrule – Convert Your Gear to Tri-Clamps… $13.69, $6.85 each

TAISHER 2PCS 1.5" Tri Clamp to 1/2" NPT Male Stainless Steel Sanitary Fitting Home Brew Connector (Ferrule OD 50.5mm)

NPT to Tri-Clamp Fittings

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Highlighted Features
  • Product Type —— Tri-Clamp xMale NPT Adapter(Thread:1/2"Male NPT,Ferrule OD: 50.5mm)
  • Product Material —— 304 stainless steel strength and resistance to corrosion.
  • Special Feature —— Two fittings are clamped together with a high temp silicone gasket in between
  • Suitable Size —— Suitable for 1.5" Tri Clamp / Clover / Sanitary.
  • Application range —— Used for food, beverage, and dairy applications.

 

5/10 8 PM Central: These are selling for just $13.69. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

TAISHER 2PCS 1.5″ Tri Clamp to 1/2″ NPT Male Stainless Steel Sanitary Fitting Home Brew Connector (Ferrule OD 50.5mm) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp!  Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Riptide Homebrew Pump

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Updated: 5/13/2024

Hands on Review Blichmann Engineering Riptide Pump

In the world of hot wort pumps for homebrewing, there are a couple of big name players that have dominated the market for some time. There are also some new entries in this segment that offer just as good function, but at a much lower price. Blichmann came in with a completely different strategy. Rather than trying to do the same thing better, or the same thing for less money, they wanted to re-write expectations for what a homebrew pump should do. It’s like the first time you saw a BBQ grill that had lights to cook at night and a built-in bottle opener. You told yourself, “Wow, I didn’t know you could get one like that… I want one!”

As with anything Blichmann makes, the Riptide follows suit with top-notch quality and looks, and a price tag to remind you that you’re buying top of the line. In the case of this pump, they legitimately bring features that no other pump on the market has and at a price comparable to the current top of the line wort pumps (that don’t have these features). So it’s arguably reasonably priced.


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25 x 1.5″ EPDM Tri Clamp Gaskets – $11… 44 cents each

DR.COMPONENT 1.5" Sanitary Standard Tri-Clamp Gaskets (Pack of 25), Black EPDM

DR.COMPONENT 1.5″ Sanitary Standard Tri-Clamp Gaskets (Pack of 25), Black EPDM

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5/7 4 AM Central: These are selling for just $11. 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

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Stainless Steel 304 Single Pin Heavy Duty Tri Clamp with Wing Nut for TC 1.5″ – $24.99, $5 each, near best price

QiiMii Stainless Steel 304 Single Pin Heavy Duty Tri Clamp with Wing Nut for Ferrule TC 1.5" with 1 pc Silicone Gasket (5 Pack)

Stainless Steel 304 Single Pin Heavy Duty Tri Clamp with Wing Nut by QiiMii

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Highlighted Features
  • Material: stainless steel 304
  • Tube OD: 1.5 Inch, Fits 1.5 Inch Tri-clamp, 5 pack
  • Heavy Duty Clamp
  • Fit for all other homebrew stuff sanitary fittings
  • Package included: Clamp with gasket

 

5/4 8:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $24.99. That’s $2 shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

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