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Beverage Doctor – Waterproof pH Meter via MoreBeer – $43.99, limited availability + free ship eligible

Beverage Doctor - Pen Style PH Meter MT624

Beverage Doctor – Pen Style PH Meter from MoreBeer

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Looking for an easy to use pH meter at a great price? The Beverage Doctor is here to help you get your mashes to the perfect pH.

The Beverage Doctor will get you a very accurate reading with its 0.01 pH resolution. The calibration process couldn’t be easier to perform, just place the probe in the buffer solution closest to pH of the sample you’ll be testing and press the button! This pH meter also includes ATC (Automatic Temperature Control) so you don’t have to get your sample all the way down to room temperature before you take your reading.

The Beverage Doctor features a replaceable probe in case yours is lost or damaged. Homebrewing can be a tough environment for your pH probe so we feel you shouldn’t have to buy a whole new pH meter everytime your probe breaks. The cap that holds the probe storage solution has a very tight seal and should prevent your probe from drying out while not in use. Don’t worry about getting this meter wet either, because the entire unit is waterproof!

  • Replaceable probe
  • ATC (Automatic Temperature Control)
  • Waterproof
  • Accurate to 0.01 pH
  • Easy 3 point calibration
  • LR44/AG13 batteries included

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $43.99 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.

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Beverage Doctor – Pen Style PH Meter MT624

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

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


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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.


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Troubleshooting DuoTight Fitting and EVABarrier Tubing Leaks

Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks

I’ve done several pressure tests with DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing. Each test has proven the tested components were leak free. Having said that, it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a leak. This happens with any tubing system, that’s why we… check for leaks. Some tips…

  • Check for leaks as you would if you were using standard tubing. DuoTights and EVABarrier are amazing… but not magic. They need to be installed correctly and securely throughout your system. Liquid liquids are easy to spot. Gas leaks are a little more difficult.
  • I highly suggest picking up a DuoTight Pressure Gauge. You can easily add this to your setup and use this technique for checking for gas leaks.
  • If you have a section of EVABarrier tubing that’s marred or damaged, cut off a couple inches to get a fresh end.
  • Make sure you’re pushing the EVABarrier Tubing completely in to your DuoTight Fitting.
  • Make sure you’re pulling your EVABarrier Tubing out firmly to engage the sealing mechanism.
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsI recommend using these on all DuoTight connections. They snap into place pushing the collar out, securely engaging the fitting. They also help prevent bumps and moves from disengaging the connection.
  • If you have a particular fitting that won’t seal… contact the seller or manufacturer to get a replacement. A leaking DuoTight fitting is not normal and I’m guessing your retailer will take care of you. Out of the dozens of fittings I have I’ve had 1 that was non-functional on receipt.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Valuebrew’s DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips are a great addition to any DuoTight setup.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. This makes the connection more secure and reduces the chances of leakage.

These are available in both 8mm and 9.5mm sizes

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Announcing: Hop Bong for Kegland FermZilla!

kegland fermzilla hop bong

Named purely on its looks and not its function. The Hop Bong is a versatile pressurizable tri-clamp accessory, capable of not only dry hopping oxygen purged hops into fermenters, but also as an inline carbonation/oxygenation accessory.

This is a completely new pressure pack for the basic FermZilla Tri-Conical and All Rounder Fermenters with the new 2″ Tri-Clover Adapted Pressure Lid.

Hop Pellet Capacity: 150–180g (5.2–6.3 oz)

Kit Includes:

  • FermZilla 2″ T.C. Pressure Lid Starter Kit
  • 2″ Hop Bong
  • 2″ FermZilla Tri-Conical Butterfly Valve
  • Floating Dip Tube with Filter Attachment
  • Red PRV & PCO1881 Cap Combo
  • Yellow Ball Lock Cap
  • (2) Red Ball Lock Caps
  • (2) 2″ Tri-Clamps
  • (2) 2″ Silicone T.C. Gaskets
  • KegLand Part Number: KB10897

Hop Bong Pressure Pack for FermZilla – 2 in. FE205

This is also available in an upgrade kit version for users that already own the FermZilla pressure pack…

Hop Bong Upgrade Kit for FermZilla – 2 in. FE206

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Ends Today: William’s Brewing 3 Pieces Stainless Steel Ball Valves – on sale for $14.99

1/2" NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve via William’s Brewing

This stainless 3 piece, full port ball valve can be completely dissassembled, and features all food grade materials. A locking sleeve on the handle can be engaged to lock this valve closed if desired. An ideal valve for a brewing pot or a fermenter. 1/2″ female NPT threads on both sides. Made from 304 stainless.

1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve

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Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit

Kegland Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Kegland’s Draft Line Cleaning Pump is a single hand operated pump that attaches to a tee. The tee takes a hand pump and ball lock carbonation cap which connects to a dip tube. This hardware has some alternate uses that this review will also explore.

In true Kegland style this setup is innovative, packed with some surprising features and well priced. Here’s a hands on look.

This is currently available via via William’s Brewing and MoreBeer – the offerings are slightly different. See the breakdown of different options and separate components toward the end of this review.

Bag o’ stuffThis is what you get with the basic pump. Tee, carbonation cap, pump and dip tube.I installed this on a 2L bottle. You’ll notice the carbonation cap has changed colors. I used one I already had (Kegland brand, just a different color), because I already has a dip tube trimmed to size and installed from a recent update to My Simple Draft Line Flushing Build.I decided to try and clean two draft lines with this pump to really test it. Here’s the key piece of hardware to clean two ball lock lines at the same time. It’s a Ball Lock Jumper from Valuebrew. There are only a couple similar offerings out there, to my knowledge. This one is unique because it uses their custom color, food grade post o-rings AND… it works with both liquid and ball lock jumpers.Here it is installed. This is connecting two 10′ EVABarrier tubing runs.Complete test setup

The plumbing for my test is as follows

  • Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Pump (on left) >
  • Ball Lock Line Jumper – 2 ball lock QDs with a short length of EVABarrier tubing >
  • Intertap ball lock spout on right faucet >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Ball Lock Jumper Fitting >
  • 10′ EVABarrier tubing with ball lock QD >
  • Intertap faucet (second from right) >
  • 2 Quart collection pitcher

Ball Lock QD Installed on the pump assemblyIt’s a little difficult to see but… it works. With some pumping, I got a slow steady stream of liquid. Keep in mind this is cleaning two 10′ lines at the same time.William’s Brewing has a package that gets you the pump + a large 2.5 liter growler and BLC. They also sell the standalone pump kit.  I actually purchased everything separately because I wanted a full case of these growlers.

Use it for.. Portable Serving!

Add on a ball lock faucet and you’ve got a portable serving keg without paying for expensive CO2 cartridges.  Before you email me/comment/etc… yes this will cause oxidation, I would not suggest this as a long term solution. Only for the occasion that you and your friends will be able to drink an entire growler in an evening.  Oxidation won’t have enough time to become a factor. Use another solution for longer term applications.

Use it for… Mini Pressure Fermenter

Remove the tee, add a 2.5L PET Bottle and a Spunding Valve to convert this into a pressure capable mini fermenter. You could potentially do 2 liter batches. Not ideal, but a great way to play around with pressure fermentation at an unbeatable price. See: Fermenting Under Pressure for more on the topic.

Convert it to a Mini-Keg For Your Kegerator!

Replace the pump with another carbonation cap, use a 2.5 liter bottle and… you have a 2.5 liter keg you can use in your kegerator!

Conclusions

This collection of economical hardware is extremely versatile. As far as a cleaning pump goes, it works well, but, I prefer my own draft line flushing build. That’s very similar but replaces pumping with a quick shot of CO2. That’s less work. Having said that, you get a lot of equipment and capability with this setup. If you’re looking to build my flushing assembly, I suggest buying the Kegland cleaning setup and another carbonation cap. That gives you a ton of flexibility.  Line cleaner, mini fermenter, party pump and ball lock mini keg.  Overall, this is another win for Kegland, innovative, packed with features and well priced.

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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.  review:kldlcp tag:tpru

Ends Soon: William’s Brewing 3 Pieces Stainless Steel Ball Valves – on sale for $14.99

1/2" NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve via William’s Brewing

This stainless 3 piece, full port ball valve can be completely dissassembled, and features all food grade materials. A locking sleeve on the handle can be engaged to lock this valve closed if desired. An ideal valve for a brewing pot or a fermenter. 1/2″ female NPT threads on both sides. Made from 304 stainless.

1/2″ NPT 3 Piece Stainless Ball Valve

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Build a DuoTight CO2 Gas Manifold! – for Kegland EVABarrier Tubing

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with their EVABarrier Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and work with double wall EVABarrier tubing.  These are push to connect and require no tubing clamps.  Combine these features with their generally low price and this system and tubing are a game changer for kegerator/keezer owners and builders.

As of this posting, the system has no native manifold option available.  No need to fear, this post details three DuoTight manifold options that you can put together yourself.


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Announcing: Hop Bong for Kegland FermZilla!

kegland fermzilla hop bong

Named purely on its looks and not its function. The Hop Bong is a versatile pressurizable tri-clamp accessory, capable of not only dry hopping oxygen purged hops into fermenters, but also as an inline carbonation/oxygenation accessory.

This is a completely new pressure pack for the basic FermZilla Tri-Conical and All Rounder Fermenters with the new 2″ Tri-Clover Adapted Pressure Lid.

Hop Pellet Capacity: 150–180g (5.2–6.3 oz)

Kit Includes:

  • FermZilla 2″ T.C. Pressure Lid Starter Kit
  • 2″ Hop Bong
  • 2″ FermZilla Tri-Conical Butterfly Valve
  • Floating Dip Tube with Filter Attachment
  • Red PRV & PCO1881 Cap Combo
  • Yellow Ball Lock Cap
  • (2) Red Ball Lock Caps
  • (2) 2″ Tri-Clamps
  • (2) 2″ Silicone T.C. Gaskets
  • KegLand Part Number: KB10897

Hop Bong Pressure Pack for FermZilla – 2 in. FE205

This is also available in an upgrade kit version for users that already own the FermZilla pressure pack…

Hop Bong Upgrade Kit for FermZilla – 2 in. FE206

FermZilla Reviews!

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…

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

Announcing: Kegland Oxebar Kegging System – Economical PET Kegs

I’ve been keeping an eye on this system for a while. This is another massive Kegland innovation.  Economical 8 liter PET ball lock kegs and accessories!

William’s Brewing:

MoreBeer:

Since we first made this announcement, MoreBeer has picked up Oxebar Kegs and Tapping Head

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