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Hands on Review: FermZilla All Rounder Fermenter + Limited Time DEAL

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!

Updated: 5/15/2024

FermZilla All Rounder

Fermenting under pressure has been a technique I have had my eye on for some time now and have felt the urge to experiment with it more and more lately. To me the most appealing benefit of pressurized fermentation is that at the end of fermentation the beer is fully carbonated and ready to drink (not accounting for beers that benefit from a period of conditioning). Other benefits include a potentially quicker fermentation, a higher retention of desirable aroma compounds that otherwise might be off gassed (e.g. hop aromas), and the ability to ferment at warmer temperatures without a high presence of unwanted esters.


Limited Time DEAL:

For a limited time MoreBeer has most variations of All Rounder on sale as part of their Dad’s & Grads Sale!


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Refurbished Pin Locks from $42.74

cornykeg.com pin lock keg deal

Good used pin locks have been hard to find…  When I started brewing pin locks were cheaper than ball locks, but that has changed. There’s been a real reversal in used keg pricing. Used pin locks have been tough to find in stock, especially at anything close to what I would call a good price. For example, see MoreBeer’s Pin Lock Offering. This is supply related. New pin lock kegs are not coming into the homebrewing market and we’ve finally hit an availability wall.

cornykeg.com has sourced hard to find refurbished pin lock kegs. Prices for these refurbishe kegs start at $42.74 each when you buy a four pack. Get them while you can!

Also Consider:

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

Scratch and Dent Ball Locks from cornykeg.com

These kegs hold pressure and work fine, but have some more significant dents. They may have a broken handle or loose rubber top or bottom or an excessive amount of labels. These are refurbished ball lock Pepsi Style kegs with all new orings and a manual pull-ring relief valve. Photo shows example kegs, but are priced each.

As of this posting these are on sale for $42.95. Check site for current price & availability.

SCRATCH & DENT PEPSI STYLE BALL LOCK KEG

While you’re placing an order, it’s a great time to try Hopzoil

Complete Lineup: All Kegs at cornykeg.com | All Sale Items

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Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Updated: 5/22/2024

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts

I use a wallpaper try to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.

These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Another similar option are planter boxes.  They are generally sturdier than wallpaper prep trays and they’re about the same length.  Since you can get away with one your total cost may end up being less.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Do Not Soak In Star San

Five Star recommends limited contact time with ALL plastics.  See: Star San Tips – Materials Compatibility + Do Not Soak.

Star San Tips and Tricks

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Little Big Mouth Bubbler, Ported Wide Mouth Fermenter – on sale for… $15.98 + My Stove Top Small Batch Process

Little Big Mouth Bubbler

Little Big Mouth Bubbler

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

Eliminate the need for siphoning with our new small-batch fermenter! Attach your bottle filler to the spigot and bottle directly off the fermenter. The punted base allows the trub to settle out to keep your finished beer clear.

With over 1.4 gallons of usable volume, the Siphonless Little Big Mouth Bubbler® fermenter provides nearly a half-gallon of extra headspace for those vigorous homebrew fermentations. Pair that with the durability of PET, a wide mouth, and smooth walls for easy cleaning and you get the perfect small-batch fermenter!

Kit Includes:

  • Siphonless Little Big Mouth Bubbler® PET Fermenter
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Universal Lid – Single Port
  • Small Universal Rubber Stopper
  • Bubbler Airlock
  • Spigot

Dimensions:

10.5″ tall x 7.5″ wide


 

Little Big Mouth Bubbler® Plastic 1.4 Gallon Siphonless Fermenter

Clearance Sale

+ Great Deal on Cider Kits…

An easy way to qualify for free shipping is to buy three kits

Mangrove Jack’s Cider Kits

Also: Check out my step by step process for brewing small batch all grain on my stove top.  Includes a spreadsheet to help make water volume and temp calculations a breeze.

Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet

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Keg Sale at MoreBeer!

morebeer.com keg deals

Updated: 5/17/2024

Keg Deals at MoreBeer!

Father’s Day Sale…

MoreBeer has a huge Dads and Grads sale going on. Save on kegerators, kegs, kits and lots more.

Dad’s & Grads Sale!

This sale includes discounts on three kegs…


Get the Deals!

10 Pack Swedish Dishcloths – Brewery & Bar Cleanup – $13.59 w/20% off coupon

Swedish Wholesale Swedish Dish Cloths for Kitchen- 10 Pack Reusable Paper Towels for Counters & Dishes - Eco Friendly Cellulose Sponge Cloth - Assorted

10 Count Swedish Dish Cloths

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  • Super Absorbent: Perfect for wiping down any surface, our Swedish dishcloths for kitchen and bathroom cleaning pick up spills and splashes like magic
  • Reusable: Step aside, paper towels; This Swedish dishcloth can clean up messes time and time again just throw in the wash after use and it ll be good as new
  • Effective Clean: Made from cellulose and cotton, each dish cloth becomes soft to the touch when wet, and gritty enough for scouring when dry
  • Multipurpose: Safe for marble, stainless steel, tile, and wood surfaces, these kitchen dishcloths also work for scrubbing or drying dishes, cups, mugs, sinks, tubs, and showers

 

Use to cleanup on brew day, around your homebrewer, as bar rags around your home bar and more.

5/22 7:30 PM Central: These are selling for $16.99 (one time purchase price). Apply the 20% off coupon, available on the product page, and the price drops to just $13.59 at checkout. 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

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William’s Brewing Deal Roundup!

Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP, 6 lbs – Color Indicating Cleaner! on sale for $24.99

Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP

Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP from William’s Brewing:

Kemphos 2001 (CTSP Pink) is a chlorinated Trisodium Phosphate cleaner with a unique color indicator – the solution mixes as pink, and if put in brewing equipment that is dirty and full of organic deposits, will turn light yellow. Use this indicator by noticing the color of the solution as it exits your equipment – if is still pink, the equipment is clean, but if yellow, your equipment needs further cleaning.

Best of all, it includes chlorine, which is marketed in countries outside the USA as an effective sanitizer*. Instead of using something like PBW® and Star San®, use this as a one step clean before brewing. While you are calculating this in your head, consider the cost of cleaners like PBW® and Star San® combined compared to the single purchase of Kemphos 2001.

This cleaner is versatile, and can be used as a general cleaner, and also works well as a beer line cleaner with its color changing indicator.

CAUTION: This contains chlorine, and stainless steel contact should be limited to 8 hours or less to prevent possible corrosion.

This 6 pound jar will make up to 150 gallons of working solution.


  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this on sale for just $24.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

6 lbs. Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP


Core 360 Regulator Deal!

KegLand Core 360 Mini C02 Regulator from William's Brewing

KegLand Core 360 Mini C02 Regulator from William’s Brewing

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

The Mini 360 Core Actuator Regulator from KegLand is extremely versatile, and can be used with either a Sodastream® C02 Bottle or a 16 gram C02 cartridge.

Unlike other regulator designs, the Mini 360 Core does not puncture or open the C02 cartridge or cylinder until after the C02 source is screwed onto the regulator. After securing the C02 source to the regulator, you then tighten the plunger which pierces the cartridge, or opens the Sodastream pin. The result is no wasted gas when you install a cartridge.

It also has a choice of two disconnect orientations, and features a DuoTight compatible 6.5mm hose barb outlet which can also accept ¼” inner diameter gas tubing. Also included is a Female Flare outlet so you can screw this regulator directly onto a threaded Ball Lock Disconnect if you prefer.

The pressure relief valve releases at 65 PSI, but you can switch this out for a different range by using our red 35 PSI relief valve or our 100 PSI grey relief valve.

The Mini Gauge is heavily protected with brass on all sides to prevent damage when dropping. The gauge itself is a standard KegLand Mini Gauge, and you can swap out another KegLand Mini gauge with a 2mm hex wrench if you would prefer a different range than 0-60 PSI.

Includes:

1 x Mini 360 Core Actuator Regulator with Sodastream® thread

1 x 360° 6.5mm duotight compatible hose barb

1 x 360° FFL Fitting for MFL Disconnects

1 x Port end cap

1 x 65psi Green PRV

1 x 16 Gram Threaded C02 Cartridge Adapter

Note: This also fits Leland® brand 74 gram threaded cartridges if you order our adapter item G60. It does not fit 74 gram Brewer’s Edge® C02 cartridges.

Note: Pictured Sodastream® 60 Liter C02 Bottle not included, these are available at many home stores and also exchanged at many stores.


 

This is… DuoTight compatible and it works with Sodastream tanks and 16 gram cartridges!  It’s worth noting that DuoTights are not a requirement if you’re not currently using that great system.

  • For a limited time this is on sale for $54.99. That’s whopping $25 off list.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

KegLand Core 360 Mini C02 Regulator

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Pedal Foot Switch [Pump Operation and More)… $7.35 w/Coupon

FarBoat Foot Switch Foot Operated Pedal Controller ON/Off Power Switch

FarBoat Foot Switch Foot Operated Pedal Controller ON/Off Power Switch

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  • Product Name: foot switch. Learn more detail information in Product Description, please! FarBoat provides different types of electronic tools, and there is always one for you!
  • [Sizes] Overall size: 100×61×36mm/3.9"×2.4"×1.4"(L×W×H). Length of cable: 135mm/5.3"(Approx.).
  • Current: 10A. Voltage: AC 380V. Ingress protection: IP62. Conform to IEC337-1.
  • Inflaming retarding outer layer, quick response.
  • [Measurement Difference] There may be 1-3mm difference in size due to the manual measurement, please notice and thank you for your understanding.

 

 

I use an on/off foot pedal foot switch (different model, manufacturer and specs) for hands free control of my March Pump while brewing. Other possible applications could be to control a keg washer or draft line cleaning pump.

Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

5/22 3 PM Central: These are selling for just $7.99. Apply the 8% off coupon, available on the product page, and it drops to just $7.35 at checkout. 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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Also: Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Hands On Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation

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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.

MoreBeer RED Kolsch Ale All Grain Kit… $19.17! Save 20% + Free Ship Eligible, BEATS 2020 Deal

morebeer.com red kolsch ale kits

  • MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week offers a 20% discount on a select recipe for a limited time.  Choose from all grain or extract versions while supplies last.
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses with a qualifying $59 order
  • Custom Tap Handle: All of MoreBeer’s original recipe kits come with a full color insert that works with this custom tap handle
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Check out this week’s Kit of the Week! – remember coupon code KOTW

This makes the all grain version just $19.71.

From the “prices on everything continue to skyrocket” department the price on this actually BEATS the deal that was offered back in October of 2020 when we featured this as a Kit of the Week deal. At that time, with the coupon it was $23.19.

More About This Beer!

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

An interesting take on a Kölsch. Inspired by our craving for German Kölsch Beers, we tried to capture the drinkability but enhance the color and maltiness. Imagine a ale beer that is ruby in color and drinks like a lager! This is it!

Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-1.048
SRM (Color Range): 17
IBU’s: 19-22
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


 

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12 Madagascar Vanilla Beans – now… $7.35… 61 cents each, w/coupon

12 Split Madagascar Vanilla Beans Grade B for Vanilla Extract Vanilla Powder Making 4''-6''(Pack of 1)

You can add this right to your homebrew or soak them in alcohol to make an extract and add that to your homebrew.

As of this posting these have dropped to just $7.99 (one time purchase price). Apply the 8% off coupon, available on the product page, and they drop to just $7.35. That’s about 61 cents each and a bargain. 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

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RAPT WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled Temp Controller – on sale for… $74.99, Save $50!

rapt wifi controllerFrom MoreBeer:

The New RAPT WiFi-enabled temperature controller allows you to monitor, track and control heating and cooling devices remotely via any internet connection. From the portal, easily monitor and adjust your fermentation temp settings remotely. You can also set customized fermentation temperature profiles that will run automatically for you. This is an amazing upgrade to your existing temperature controller!

RAPT Digital Temperature Controller | WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled | RAPT Portal Compatible FE971

Father’s Day Sale…

MoreBeer has a huge Dads and Grads sale going on. Save on kegerators, kegs, kits and lots more.

Dad’s & Grads Sale!

This is included in the mix and marked down a whopping $50 to $74.99.

Related: RAPT Temperature Controlled Fermentation Chamber FE975

 Finding the RAPT Pill…

The RAPT Pill allows accurate and precise, true real-time specific gravity and temperature logging and control via wifi/bluetooth integration with the RAPT fermentation chamber (KL15813), RAPT mobile app or RAPT IOT.

The RAPT Pill is tough to find in the US. Our RAPT Pill Page tracks options as they become available.

Kegland Gear Reviews!

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability 3.18.23 tag:b3rapt tag:watchan Announcing: RAPT WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled Temp Controller + RAPT Chamber Deal + Finding the RAPT Pill

VEVOR 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate (for Yeast Starters & More)…. $11 w/HALF OFF Coupon!

VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer, 0-2000 RPM Stir Plate with Adjustable Speed Knob, 3000mL Plate Stirrer Kit, Stir Bar Included

VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer, 0-2000 RPM Stir Plate with Adjustable Speed Knob, 3000mL Plate Stirrer Kit, Stir Bar Included

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  • Adjustable Stirring Speed: With a max stirring capacity of 3000ml and a max stirring speed of 2000 RPM, our magnetic stirrer features a premium aluminum plate with an adjustable speed design. Rotate clockwise to increase the stirring speed and counterclockwise to reduce it.
  • High Stability: This magnetic stirrer plate features a powerful magnetic core design that prevents the stirring bar from jumping out, even at its full capacity of 3000 ml. Friendly reminder: Please use the included stirring bar for mixing solutions in glass beakers.
  • High-Quality Materials: Constructed with high-quality materials, our stir plate is rust and corrosion-proof, and is easy to clean. Not easy to wear even for a long-term use. With a compact overall size and lightweight design, it's convenient to carry and use.
  • Easy to Use: Equipped with a speed control knob, you can manually adjust the speed for precise control across a wide range of speeds. Complete accessories simplify liquid mixing. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and we will respond as soon as possible.
  • Wide Applications: The magnetic mixer is widely used in industries, agriculture, healthcare, medicine, scientific research, and university laboratories where liquid mixing is required. Please note that it can work continuously for 4 hours in high-speed mode and 8 hours in medium-speed mode.

 

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

5/21 3 PM Central: This is on sale for just $21.99. Apply the 50% off coupon, available on the product page, and it drops to just $11 at checkout! 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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Closeout… ThermoWorks Classic Thermapen in Grey – on sale for… $59 + Hands on Review

The Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

  • For a short time ThermoWorks has this great thermometer marked down to just $59. Applies to grey only.
  • No coupon code is needed.  Check product page to see if you can still get in on this.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

Going to Buy Something Else??  We have one time use 10% off coupons.  Those do not work with sale items but the will work with everything else.  If you’re planning to get something else along with this sale item… Get a coupon

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Lalbrew Verdant IPA Yeast… $9.99, $5 each + free prime ship

LalBrew Verdant IPA Brewing Yeast (2 Pack) - Make Beer at Home - 11 g Sachets - Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Sold by CAPYBARA Distributors Inc.Lalbrew Verdant IPA Brewing Yeast

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  • INCLUDES: 2 packs (11 g sachets) of LalBrew Verdant IPA Ale Brewing Yeast. Manufactured by Lallemand Inc.
  • BEER STYLES: NEIPA, English IPA, American Pale, English Bitter, Sweet Stout, Sours; PITCHING RATE: 50 - 100g/hL; ATTENUATION RANGE: 75 - 82 %; FLOCCULATION: medium; TEMPERATURE RANGE: 18 - 25°C (64 - 77°F); ALCOHOL TOLERANCE: 12% ABV
  • LalBrew Verdant IPA was specially selected in collaboration with Verdant Brewing Co. (UK) for its ability to produce a variety of hop-forward and malty beers. Prominent notes of apricot and undertones of tropical fruit and citrus merge seamlessly with hop aromas.
  • Through expression of a β-lyase enzyme, LalBrew Verdant IPA can promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavor and aroma. With medium-high attenuation, LalBrew Verdant IPA leaves a soft and balanced malt profile with slightly more body than a typical American IPA yeast strain.
  • This highly versatile strain is well suited for a variety of beer styles including NEIPA, English IPA, American Pale, English Bitter, Sweet Stout and Sours.

 

5/22 2 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. 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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Also, via Label Peelers: Lallemand Verdant IPA Brewing Yeast 11g – Fermentis Yeast – Lallemand Yeast

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One of our Top Amazon Finds of 2023!… THREE x Safale US-05 Yeast – $10.49, $3.50 each + free prime ship

3 x Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.99.. $3.33 each! + free prime ship

The Best Ball Lock Keg Deal Going On Right Now…

5 Gallon Reconditioned Ball Lock Kegs – $63.99 (and free shipping) via Father’s Day Sale

Used Corny Keg Ball Lock 5 gal. - Pressure Tested, Cleaned and Sanitized

Reconditioned 5 gallon ball lock keg with rubber tops and buttons.  Washed and rinsed inside and out.  No soda syrup or residue is left behind.  These are also pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.

More Info

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

These Ball Lock Corny Kegs are a sturdy, reliable keg with the MoreBeer! seal of approval. These corny kegs are cleaned, de-labeled, sanitized, pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure upon delivery.

Every Ball Lock Cornelius Keg has a 5 gallon capacity and a rubber top and bottom. While these are used kegs with slight cosmetic damages, these light dings and scratches have no effect the keg’s performance. The relief valves, poppets and gaskets on these used kegs are not replaced before shipping, but we sell all of these items separately if you’d like to replace them yourself at home (part numbers KEG540, KEG450 & KEG500). If you’re looking for a truly economical way to serve your beer at home, this Ball Lock Cornelius Keg is a great option.

  • Used keg with minor cosmetic damage only
  • Ball lock corny kegs measure approximately 8.5″ (diameter) x 25″ (height) x 26 1/4″ Height with flare fittings
  • Soda kegs may come with either 11/16 inch body connects or 7/8″ body connects
  • Purchase deep sockets to remove body connects (part numbers KEG991 and KEG992)

 

  • By my count, these have been out of stock for MONTHS at a time. They came back in stock in March of this year as a pre-order.
  • As of this posting they’re back in stock AND on sale as part of MoreBeer’s Father’s Day Sale
  • I have no idea how many they’ll have but if the past repeats itself, I’d suggest ordering sooner rather than later.

Used Corny Keg Ball Lock 5 gal. – Pressure Tested KEG423


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Keg O-Ring Materials Selection! – EPDM, Silicone and Buna-N? + Limited Time DEAL on EPDM

See More About O-Rings in our Keg Rebuild Post – Jump To: Replacing O-Rings

Updated: 5/21/2024

Selecting the Right Material for Keg O-Rings

I would venture a guess that Silicone and Buna-N are the two most commonly used compounds for keg o-rings. EPDM, which has been the choice of professionals for a long time, is probably a distant third, but coming on strong since they’ve become more accessible to homebrewers.

This post is going to take a look at all three, with the goal of helping your choose the right material for your application.

But first things first, let’s talk about food safe materials…

Food Safe Materials for Keg O-Rings?

Most of the o-rings that are marketed to homebrewers do not claim to be food safe.

In my experience, it’s extremely difficult to find offerings that claim to be safe for food contact.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

But why?  One possible reason… they aren’t food safe.  Beyond that, one industry insider I spoke with said suppliers have a potential problem with fulfillment.  Since many options and materials are available, It’s difficult for some distributors or sellers to guarantee you’re getting a food safe option.

  • Just because an o-ring is marketed for use in a keg doesn’t automatically mean that the materials and production processes used are food safe.
  •  If you think about it from a random supplier or manufacturer’s perspective… they don’t know what you’re putting in your keg, maybe it’s not even food.  The problem that we, as homebrewers, have is is… beer is food and meant for human consumption.
  • You cannot say all o-rings made from [fill in material here] are food safe.  Certain quality standards and processes are required.

One notable supplier features all food safe o-ring offerings.

Generally speaking, food safe o-rings may cost a little more, but, we’re, generally, only talking a few cents per o-ring.  It’s worth it.

If you’re using your keg for anything food related (beer=food)… My recommendation is to purchase o-rings made out of material safe for food contact.


Limited Time Deal on EPDM!

Valuebrew has announced the availability of bulk EPDM o-rings for homebrewers.  EPDM is a favorite of many pro brewers for certain applications. Until now, these have not been available to homebrewers, or at least easily available. EPDM has some real advantages over silicone. One of the big ones is a much lower permeability. That means they seal better and since they’re less porous they are more resistant to absorbing off-smells and off-flavors.

They are FDA Rated for food use and NSF61 certified. As of this posting, post, dip tube, lid and internal QD options are available in 10, 25 and 50 count options. Valuebrew has struggled mightily with availability and they’ve already made some indications of potential issues with new EPDM offerings. In particular, the lid o-ring description says they received a small shipment.

FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Flash Sale: Coupon code epdmflash takes 15% off Valuebrew’s EPDM lineup for a limited time.


Compound Selection – Comparing EPDM, Silicone and Buna-N

Terminology

  • Compression Set Resistance – A measurement of the ability of a substance to return to it’s original thickness after long term compression.
  • Compressibility – How well can a material compress to make a quality seal? This is related to hardness, but practically it’s not exactly the same thing. Most keg o-rings are the same hardness, 70A, yet we see Silicone sealing better than Buna-N.
  • Permeability – How well can well can air or oxygen transverse a compound. This is measured in different ways, I’m going to generalize labeling materials excellent or good.
  • Typical Durometer – A measurement of the hardness of a material

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800 GPH! Utility Pump by FREESEA… $15.35 w/20% off Coupon + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

FREESEA Aquarium Submersible Water Pump: 800GPH 45W Adjustable Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 5ft Tubing Hose for Fish tank | Small Pond | Waterfall | Outdoor | Hydroponics

FREESEA Aquarium Submersible Water Pump: 800GPH

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  • 800GPH with tubing: The submersible pump comes with 5ft tubing for more applications. It works steadily for over 25,000 hours due to 45W high-performance motor. And the mini pump for fountain uses an upgraded ultra-rugged outer shell for long service life
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: The fountain pump is designed with an adjusting knob, allowing to get the amount of water pressure you want. The maximal flow rate can be up to 800GPH. The waterfall pump can continually elevate column of water up to 10ft
  • Ultra Quiet Design: The aquarium water pump with relible and duarable motor runs extremely quietly, less than 20 decibels. The pond pump doesn't produce much noise, giving you quiet environment. And it is easy to disassemble and clean without any tools
  • Multi Function: The fish tank pump can help you circulate and drain your aquarium, and creat a nature world for the fishes. Aquarium pump is very suitable for aquariums, ponds, fish tanks, fountains, waterfalls, backyard, garden, hydroponic systems and many more
  • 12-month Warranty: Extremely stable operation providing continually water flow. Comes with a 12-month warranty. If you have any questions about the small water pump you receive, please feel free to contact us. 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service

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 pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

5/22 7 AM Central: This is on sale for $19.19.  Apply the 20% off coupon on the product page and the price drops to $15.35 at checkout. 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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Related: Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – a reader identifies this model as a potential replacement

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Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP, 6 lbs – Color Indicating Cleaner! on sale for $24.99

Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP

Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP from William’s Brewing:

Kemphos 2001 (CTSP Pink) is a chlorinated Trisodium Phosphate cleaner with a unique color indicator – the solution mixes as pink, and if put in brewing equipment that is dirty and full of organic deposits, will turn light yellow. Use this indicator by noticing the color of the solution as it exits your equipment – if is still pink, the equipment is clean, but if yellow, your equipment needs further cleaning.

Best of all, it includes chlorine, which is marketed in countries outside the USA as an effective sanitizer*. Instead of using something like PBW® and Star San®, use this as a one step clean before brewing. While you are calculating this in your head, consider the cost of cleaners like PBW® and Star San® combined compared to the single purchase of Kemphos 2001.

This cleaner is versatile, and can be used as a general cleaner, and also works well as a beer line cleaner with its color changing indicator.

CAUTION: This contains chlorine, and stainless steel contact should be limited to 8 hours or less to prevent possible corrosion.

This 6 pound jar will make up to 150 gallons of working solution.


  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this on sale for just $24.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

6 lbs. Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSP

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. 5.22.24 tag:watchan Announcing: Kemphos 2001 Chlorinated TSPColor Indicating Cleaner! 

Two x Jillmo 2 Liter Fermentation Jars – Yeast Starters & More – $33.99, $17 each on Lightning Deals

Jillmo Fermentation Jar, 2 Liter Fermentation Kit with Fermenting Weights and Airlocks, 2 Pack

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  • Safe Material: Made from LEAD-FREE, clear & thick glass, the glass jar is safe to use, but only sterilizing with warm water, temperature lower than 40℃
  • Great Value: The set includes 2 fermentation jars, 2 fermentation weights, 2 airlocks, silicon grommets & silicon seal, you just need this complete set start fermenting
  • Large Mouth: The fermentation jar with wide mouth & neck, you can easily get your hands inside
  • Airtight: Equipped with SUS304 hinged airtight seal lid, silicon grommet, the jar is airtight and perfect for fermenting sauerkraut, wine, fruit and any other fermented vegetables or foodstuffs you might fancy
  • Easy to Use and Easy to Clean: The set is easy to set up and dishwasher safe

 

5/22 11 AM Central: These are on sale for $33.99 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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Two x Jillmo 1.5 Liter Fermentation Jars – Yeast Starters & More – $29.74, $14.87 each on Lightning Deals

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, 1.5 Liter Fermentation Jar with Fermenting Weights and Airlocks, 2 Pack

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, 1.5 Liter Fermentation Jar with Fermenting Weights and Airlocks, 2 Pack

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  • Great Value: The set includes 2 fermentation jars, 2 fermentation weights, 2 airlocks, silicon grommets & silicon seal, you just need this complete set to start ferment
  • Safe Material: Made from LEAD-FREE, clear & thick glass, the glass jar is safe to use, but only sterilizing with warm water, temperature lower than 40℃
  • Large Mouth: The fermentation jar with wide mouth & neck, you can easily get your hands inside
  • Airtight: Equipped with SUS304 hinged airtight seal lid, silicon grommet, the jar is airtight and perfect for fermenting sauerkraut, wine, fruit and any other fermented vegetables or foodstuffs you might fancy
  • Easy to Use and Easy to Clean: The set is easy to set up and dishwasher safe

 

5/22 10:30 AM Central: These are on sale for $29.74 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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