Category Archives: Valuebrew

Back In Stock! Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

 

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

These sold out not long after we initially announced their availability and have been sold out for weeks since. As of this posting,

Update: Valuebrew officially announced these were back in stock via Twitter [there are 8 ways to connect with HBF!}. Valuebrew said they expected their initial supply to hold out for 6 months and it was a lot more like 6 weeks.  Still in stock as of this update. Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Universal Poppets

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

Back In Stock! Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless + Food Grade Silicone & Reliable O-Ring Replacements

universal poppets

Universal Poppets via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Universal Replacement Poppets with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

These work with all standard Ball Lock and Pin Lock homebrew kegs.

Ever wonder what other universal poppet o-rings are made of? Us too, after all this is one of the most high contact o-rings in you draft beer setup. We took matters into our own hands and worked with our suppliers to source a 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone option. Stainless steel construction on all the metal parts and premium quality food grade silicone for the o-ring.

Our pledge to you… Let’s face it, the stainless pieces in most universal replacement poppets should last a long, long time. How about the o-rings? Not so much… lost, broken, cracked, off smell. This is where our pledge comes in… we’ll always carry replacement o-rings for these universal poppets. No need to guess what size replacements to buy or completely replace your universal poppets because you don’t have a reliable source for replacements.


 

I use universal style poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs. Finding the right OEM specific replacement poppets can be a chore. Beyond finding the right part number, these can be prohibitively expensive. Paying $10 to $14, or more, for an OEM poppet isn’t fun. In fact, if you really had to pay that, it may not even make sense to keep the keg.

I’ve long advocated to tossing OEM o-rings immediately. You don’t know what they’re made of, and you can’t get replacements. Replacing them immediately with a known quality o-ring and known part number before trimming to fit means you’ll be using the right materials and have a source for replacements.  See: Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks

Well… finally there’s an option that comes with quality o-rings made from the right materials out of the box!  Beyond that, Valuebrew has pledged to always carry replacement o-rings, so you’ll always have a source when the time comes for replacements.  Available in 5 and 10 packs with the option to add on a pack of replacement o-rings.

These sold out not long after we initially announced their availability and have been sold out for weeks since. As of this posting, they’re back in stock. Check product page to see if you can still get in on this shipment.

Universal Poppets

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

Two x Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumpers – Works with Liquid AND Gas + Spare O-Rings – $20.67 w/stacking deals

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

Use to connect multiple Ball Lock keg lines without disassembling. This allows you to clean more quickly and easily and allows you to clean QDs along with draft lines.

Works with BOTH liquid and gas posts. This allows you to jump from liquid to gas to do things like purging a keg from top to bottom using the liquid out post.

Note that o-ring color may vary, but you’ll always receive our food grade, silicone ball lock o-rings. Most likely, you’ll receive the pictured custom blue o-rings but we may substitute if we run out of stock. For gas QD connections, we recommend only short term connections as we cannot guarantee a leak free connection. Pictured QDs are not included.


 

Stainless steel ball lock jumper from Valuebrew. This works with both gas and liquid QDs. That means you can jump from keg line to keg line for cleaning and also hook up to the liquid side of your keg to purge with CO2 from the top to the bottom.

These also feature Valuebrew’s Food Grade Silicone Post O-Rings. Blue are pictured, but color can vary.

  • As of this posting, these are in stock and on sale.
  • Another 10% off: To celebrate the legalization of homebrewing, for a short time, Valuebrew is discounting their lineup of bulk, food-grade o rings by an extra 10% when you use coupon code legalhomebrew when you place a minimum $20 order. This stacks with existing discounts. Applies to recently released ball lock jumpers and FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings
  • Buy 2 and add on spare o-rings (an option on the product page) and you’ll qualify for the extra 10% off. That makes the combo $20.67.

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – use coupon code legalhomebrew with a $20 order

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

Ends Tonight: Stacking Deals – Save on Universal Poppets, Bulk O-Rings, Ball Lock Jumpers & Recently Announced EPDM Options

valuebrew sale

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

To celebrate the legalization of homebrewing, for a short time, Valuebrew is discounting their lineup of bulk, food-grade o rings by an extra 10% when you use coupon code legalhomebrew when you place a minimum $20 orderThis stacks with existing discounts.

Also applies to recently released ball lock jumpers and FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings – use coupon code legalhomebrew with a $20 order

Update: This coupon works on just back in stock Universal Poppets

Continue reading

Last Call: Stacking Deals – Save on Bulk O-Rings, Ball Lock Jumpers & Recently Announced EPDM Options

valuebrew sale

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

To celebrate the legalization of homebrewing, for a short time, Valuebrew is discounting their lineup of bulk, food-grade o rings by an extra 10% when you use coupon code legalhomebrew when you place a minimum $20 orderThis stacks with existing discounts.

Also applies to recently released ball lock jumpers and FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings – use coupon code legalhomebrew with a $20 order

Continue reading

Stacking Deals – Save on Bulk O-Rings, Ball Lock Jumpers & Recently Announced EPDM Options

valuebrew sale

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

To celebrate the legalization of homebrewing, for a short time, Valuebrew is discounting their lineup of bulk, food-grade o rings by an extra 10% when you use coupon code legalhomebrew when you place a minimum $20 orderThis stacks with existing discounts.

Also applies to recently released ball lock jumpers and FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings – use coupon code legalhomebrew with a $20 order

Continue reading

Announcing: 9.5mm DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and feature amazing versatility.  They’re also, generally speaking, very well priced.  DuoTights are push to connect fittings and require no tubing clamps.

DuoTights are… awesome.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review

Valuebrew carries DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. These help lock fittings in place and provides a more secure connection.

Until now they’ve only carried 8mm size.  They’ve just introduced a 9.5mm option.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

Sale on Recently Announced: EPDM Keg O-Rings – Low Permeability, Less Oxygen & Off-Flavors

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.

As of this posting, all options are in stock and on sale. Check product pages for current availability and price.

FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Some Options Featured in Our Keg Rebuild Post!

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

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

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumpers – Works with Liquid AND Gas – Buy Two & Save

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper via Valuebrew

More Info

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

A Valuebrew Exclusive! Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with our Food Safe Silicone O-Rings.

Use to connect multiple Ball Lock keg lines without disassembling. This allows you to clean more quickly and easily and allows you to clean QDs along with draft lines.

Works with BOTH liquid and gas posts. This allows you to jump from liquid to gas to do things like purging a keg from top to bottom using the liquid out post.

Note that o-ring color may vary, but you’ll always receive our food grade, silicone ball lock o-rings. Most likely, you’ll receive the pictured custom blue o-rings but we may substitute if we run out of stock. For gas QD connections, we recommend only short term connections as we cannot guarantee a leak free connection. Pictured QDs are not included.


 

Stainless steel ball lock jumper from Valuebrew. This works with both gas and liquid QDs. That means you can jump from keg line to keg line for cleaning and also hook up to the liquid side of your keg to purge with CO2 from the top to the bottom.

These also feature Valuebrew’s Food Grade Silicone Post O-Rings. Blue are pictured, but color can vary.

Valuebrew has struggled keeping things in stock, As of this posting, these are in stock. These are on sale for $10.99. Add another on for $6.99.

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper

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

Rare Deal on Kegtron – Smart Keg Monitor System – Track keg levels from your phone! + Hands on Review

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor

Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor is installed in your kegerator and tracks how much beer you have left in each connected keg. Monitoring is accomplished via Android and iOS apps. Kegtron is available in both single and dual tap configurations.

This is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.

A rare deal. As of this posting Valuebrew is offering free packs of their food grade o-rings with purchase of a Kegtron. Two packs with the purchase of a single tap system and three packs with the purchase of a dual tap system. Although not a direct discount, this is a rare deal.

Kegtron at Valuebrew

Learn More!  Hands on Review: Kegtron Smart Keg Monitor

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources