Category Archives: Valuebrew

Early Black Friday Deal on… Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumpers – Works with Liquid AND Gas!

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 generally struggled keeping things in stock and they’ve… specifically struggled to keep these in stock. As of this posting, these are in stock and on sale. Beyond the discounted price, you can add a second jumper on for even less.

Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper

Stacking Deal – Save via VB’s Early Black Friday Sale…

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code EARLYBF with an order of $20 or more

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

Ends Soon: Valuebrew’s Early Black Friday Sale – Bulk, Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets, Ball Lock Jumpers & More

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code EARLYBF with an order of $20 or more

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & More

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

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. pst:vbfsor

Announcing: New Smaller Option – Bulk Universal Poppet O-Rings in Food Safe Silicone + Save via VB’s Early Black Friday Sale

Universal Poppet Replacement O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone

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

Valuebrew has carried universal poppet replacement o-rings for quite some time. Periodically struggling to keep them in stock.

They’ve add a new smaller universal poppet replacement option. The description clearly says that their standard replacements work with the vast majority of universal poppet designs. They’ve added these an option for designs that use smaller o-rings. Dimensions are listed, but the easiest way to figure out the right size is probably to try the standard option first and pick up the smaller option only if standard are too large.

Or, you can skip the guessing by picking up VB’s Universal Poppets – those feature ss304 + food safe silicone o-rings. VB has committed to always offering replacement o-rings for their universal poppets.

Save via VB’s Early Black Friday Sale…

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code EARLYBF with an order of $20 or more

Universal Poppet Tips & Tricks…

One of my tips is to immediately replace OEM o-rings…

Continue reading

9.5mm DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips – Back in Stock + VB Early Black Friday Sale

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.

These were introduced a month or so ago and sold out almost immediately. As of this posting, they’re back in stock (in both sizes). Check product page to see if you can get in on this shipment.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Save via VB’s Early Black Friday Sale…

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code EARLYBF with an order of $20 or more

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Black Friday Deal! Bulk, Food Grade O-Rings, Jumpers & More

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM 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 detailed on our recently released Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $20 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts.

This sale DOES include their recently announced FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

Bulk Food Grade O-Rings, Universal Poppets and Ball Lock Jumpers – save another 15% when you use coupon code BF2021 with an order of $20 or more

And a Deal on StirStarter!

stirstarter black friday deal

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review!

Valuebrew is discounting the StirStarter to just $40.50 AND including an extra stir bar.  That means you’ll get two stir bars along with a “keeper magnet”.  Expedited shipping is also free to US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses]

5L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – on sale for $64.50 + FREE Extra Stir Bar

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & More

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

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. pst:vbfsor

Back In Stock & On Sale… DuoTight to Barb Fittings – 8 mm to Barb + DuoTight Hands on Review

duotight barb fitting

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 has DuoTight 8mm compatible fitting that converts DuoTight to 1/4″ barb.  The product description says the fitting should work with most 3/16″ tubing as well.

These have been in and out of stock since they were introduced. And have been solidly out of stock for a long time. They’ve popped in stock and sold out quickly. The last time I can find a post on these on Homebrew Finds was back in July. Check product page to see if you can get in on these this time around.

Note: A number of add on options are available including DuoTight Compatible locking clips.

When these first came back in stock toward the end of October they were offered at full retail price. As of this posting, they’re on sale for $7.99 for a pack of 3.

DuoTight x 1/4″ Barb Fitting – Pack of 3

Also at Valuebrew: DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsFood Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Back In Stock… DuoTight to Barb Fittings – 8 mm to Barb + DuoTight Hands on Review

duotight barb fitting

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 has DuoTight 8mm compatible fitting that converts DuoTight to 1/4″ barb.  The product description says the fitting should work with most 3/16″ tubing as well.

These have been in and out of stock since they were introduced. And have been solidly out of stock for a long time. They’ve popped in stock and sold out quickly. The last time I can find a post on these on Homebrew Finds was back in July. Check product page to see if you can get in on these this time around.

Note: A number of add on options are available including DuoTight Compatible locking clips.

DuoTight x 1/4″ Barb Fitting – Pack of 3

Also at Valuebrew: DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsFood Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK

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

Our Top Draft Resources

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – $68 Shipped – or $75.60 w/Coupon

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

StirStarter 5L Stir Plate via Valuebrew.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

More Info

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

XL StirStarter for up to 5L flasks. Includes StirStarter 5L Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet. 8″ x 6″ x 3″. Includes lifetime repair or replace warranty from the manufacturer! Ships free to US addresses


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.  I’ve used the smaller 2L StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review of that stir plate.

As of this posting, this 5L Capable stir plate is on sale for just $68.  This is a bargain for a larger capacity stir plate.  For some pricing clarity, I’m seeing this elsewhere for $80 to $99.99.  To sweeten the deal expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – includes free shipping to US addresses

Is this a great deal?  Shop Around!

2L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter Stir Plate – on sale for $41.50

More Fermentation Related!

Prices, shipping 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. ps:vb5lss

Availability Updates… Valuebrew Bulk O-Rings – Good Now, Could Be Changing

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

Valuebrew has struggled keeping many of their offerings in stock. They issued an update via Twitter – Hey WE should be friends on Twitter – letting people know supply issues are potentially on the horizon. Unfortunately, this matches what we’re hearing from other suppliers.

Update… It looks like ALL options are now in stock.

Complete Lineup; Food Safe Keg O-Rings

Reader Feedback!

Thanks to John for the feedback via Facebook!  Connect with HBF on Facebook & More

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

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

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.