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Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Tri-Clover Sample Valve

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 TC Sample Port

There are different types of valves, suited for different purposes. On a fermentor, it is useful to have a valve that has the ability to pull small samples for gravity readings or taste samples, but also able to flow well when it comes time for transfer to a keg. The sample port valve provides fine adjustment to flow rate, allowing you to vary between a slow trickle for pulling a sample or a higher flow rate for gravity transfer to fill a keg.

Valve Handle with 2 O-rings and Silicone Seat

The sample port valve has a fine pitch thread to allow for small adjustments to the opening of the valve. With the Brewers Hardware sample port valve, you can feel while turning the knob that the threads and the stem of the valve are machined to tolerances for a precise fit and without slop or wobble. The valve stem has 2 O-rings to keep beer from sneaking out or air sneaking in. And the tip of the valve has a silicone bumper that gets compressed onto a seat for a secure fit to prevent leaks when closed. Silicone is non-porous, making it easy to clean and not harbor stow-aways from one ferment to another. And its elasticity allows it to conform to the valve shape for a good seal, yet spring back so it can be used over and over again to seal and unseal.

The overall quality of the valve from Brewers Hardware was top-notch. The surfaces were smooth-polished stainless steel, and the ridges on the adjustment knob were cleanly machined for grip with no sharp edges. Turning the adjustment knob, it felt precise with no slop or wobble, with a tight seal. It’s difficult to give justice to the fit & finish of the part with just words or a couple pictures, but it really stands out.

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Brewers Hardware Refurbished Tri-Clover Sight Glass… $41.65, limited availability clearance + Hands on Review

1.5" Tri Clover Compatible Sight Glass - Refurbished

1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible Sight Glass – Refurbished via Brewers Hardware

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

It is in full working condition, but because the item is on clearance, there are no refunds unless defective.

1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible Inline Sight Glass. Made of 304 stainless steel. Includes silicone seals and is easily taken apart for cleaning. One popular application for the 1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible sight glass is to attach a cap to one end and then clamp it to the dump valve on a conical fermenter. Do this after dumping all your trub, then open the the dump valve and allow your yeast to settle into the tube. Makes a great yeast collection cup.


As of this posting, these are on clearance for $41.65.  Supply is limited.  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

1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible Sight Glass – Refurbished

Related: Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Tri-Clover Sight Glasses – review is of the same sight glasses, but in new condition vs refurbished

Also: Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

Also: Brewers Hardware Clearance | Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics

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Announcing: New Tri-Clover/Tri-Clamp Caps at Brewers Hardware

ri Clover Compatible Clear Polycarbonate Cap

From Brewers Hardware:

Introducing our new line of clear Tri Clover Compatible caps! One disadvantage to using a stainless steel fermentor is the inability to see what is going on during fermentation. These caps solve that problem!

Made completely of clear polycarbonate, these caps are extremely durable and allow you to view inside your vessel without removing the lid.


Check out the full lineup at Brewers Hardware – Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover Caps

Also: Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

Brewers Hardware Homebrew Kettle Sale – 40% off!

Weldless Threaded Fitting Kettles

As of this posting, Brewers Hardware is discounting their entire lineup of weldless threaded fitting brew kettles by a whopping 40%!  10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 gallon brew pots are available in a variety of configurations.  No coupon code is required.  Check Brewers Hardware for current selection, pricing and availability.

Brewers Hardware Kettle Sale

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

Also: Brewers Hardware Clearance

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Brewers Hardware Tri-Clvoer to Cam & Groove Adapter – $15.30 on clearance

1"/1.5" Tri Clover Compatible X 1/2" Cam & Groove Male PlugTri-Clover to Cam & Groove Adapter via Brewers Hardware

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

It is in full working condition, but because the item is on clearance, there are no refunds unless defective.

1″/1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible X 1/2″ Cam & Groove Male Plug. Single piece CNC machined adapter compatible with our cam and groove couplers as well as most other 1/2″ cam and groove couplers on the market.

As of this posting, these are on sale for $15.30.  Supply is limited.

1″/1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible X 1/2″ Cam & Groove Male Plug – Clearance

Also: Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

Convert NPT to Connections to Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover

1"/1.5" Tri Clover Compatible X 1/2" Male NPTIf you’re looking to convert our homebrewing gear – kettles, jumpers, pumps, etc- to tri-clamp/tri-clover style disconnects, Brewers Hardware has a fitting for that.  They have an extensive lineup of NPT x Tri-Clover fittings.  These offer an easy and economical way to make the switch.

Tri Clover Compatible X NPT Adapters at Brewers Hardware

Brewers Hardware has a gigantic selection of Tri-Clover Compatible Fittings including some really unique offerings

More About Tri-Clovers from Brewers Hardware: “Tri Clover compatible fittings can be a little confusing at first. But take a look in any commercial brewery (or dairy for that matter) and look to see what they are using to make their connections. They will almost certainly be using Tri Clover type sanitary connections. The advantage to these connectors is how easily they are cleaned and how sturdy the are. With no nooks or crannies for nasties to hide, they clean like a breeze. There are no ball-sockets like a conventional brass, plastic or stainless quick disconnect. You can see every surface that meets your precious wort. If that weren’t reason enough: they don’t leak. I had been using brass garden-hose type quick disconnects for years and I was always fighting sticky dripping wort getting on the rest of my brewery every batch. That slight leak would also create an air-bleed into the line that would inevitably cause my March pump to cavitate.”

Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Tri-Clover Sight Glasses

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 TC Sight Glasses

A large sight glass on a brew rig set-up can legitimately be classified as a luxury. There are various ways to assess your wort clarity during your brew session. During recirculation of the mash, or during vourlaf, you want to know when your wort is running clear and free of grain debris. Connect a sight glass into your recirculation loop and you can easily see the wort clarity without having to look for grain bits in a recirculation spray. It’s just right there in plain view.

Sight Glass showing cloudy wort during recirculationSight Glass showing clear wort during recirculation

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Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Quick Clean 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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Quick Clean Take-Apart Ball Valves at Brewers Hardware


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Brewers Hardware Homebrew Kettle Sale – 40% off!

Weldless Threaded Fitting Kettles

As of this posting, Brewers Hardware is discounting their entire lineup of weldless threaded fitting brew kettles by a whopping 40%!  10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 gallon brew pots are available in a variety of configurations.  No coupon code is required.  Check Brewers Hardware for current selection, pricing and availability.

Brewers Hardware Kettle Sale

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

Also: Brewers Hardware Clearance

More: Recent Great Deals

American Sanke Keg Fermentor Kit with Thermowell from Brewers Hardware – convert a Sanke into a Fermenter

American Sanke Keg Fermentor Kit with Thermowell via Brewers Hardware


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

American Sanke Keg Fermentor Kit with Thermowell. Kit includes Tri Clover Compatible clamp and silicone o-ring for attaching to your Sanke keg.

  • All Stainless Steel Construction.
  • Fits American-Style Commercial Sanke Kegs by simply removing the spear. Keg can be returned to service!
  • TIG Welded for a life-time of service – No End-User Welding Required!
  • 3/8″ Polished Linear Racking Arm for Sediment Free Transfers.
  • .29″ ID Polished Thermowell For Accurate Temperature Monitoring and Control.
  • Built-in 1/2″ detachable Blow-Off Port
  • American Sanke Keg NOT included.

This stainless conversion kit converts a compatible Sanke Keg into a Stainless Steel Fermenter

American Sanke Keg Fermentor Kit with Thermowell

Also: Brewers Hardware Clearance

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