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Hands on Review: Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing – New Troubleshooting Section

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.


How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!

DuoTights feature a unique double EPDM O-ring design.  Coupling and uncoupling is quick and easy and requires no tools or clamps.

DuoTight Ball Lock QD on Left, Compatible EVABarrier Tubing on RightMaking a pressure capable connection is as easy as pushing the tubing all the way in the fitting and firmly pulling the tubing out.To disengage the connection press the collar toward the fitting body and pull on the tubing.  A couple tools are available to help with this process.  See below for photos and links.


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Back at MoreBeer… NukaTap Flow Control Faucets!

NukaTap Stainless Steel Beer Faucet (With Flow Control) D1584

Nukatap Stainless Flow Control Faucet via MoreBeer

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

Make instant adjustments to beverage flow as you pour
Switch from pouring pints to filling growlers without adjusting your CO2 regulator
Reduced first pour foam due to low thermal mass
Forward-sealing design prevents beer residue from gumming up the faucet
Unique shuttle design greatly improves laminar flow, improving the pour of carbonated beverages
Compatible with all Intertap faucet accessories and shanks
Control the Flow
The flow control model is a great option for users that often switch between beer styles with different carbonation levels. No need to rebalance your lines or play with your regulator settings. Instantly make adjustments as you pour to dial in the flow rate. This is also a super convenient feature for when you want to grab a quick growler on your way out. By dialing back the flow rate, you can gently fill your growler so CO2 stays in solution and your beer doesn’t pour flat when it comes time to share. The NukaTap Flow Control faucet is also the first FC model to be fully compatible with the optional self-closing spring.

First Pour Foam Reduction
Every kegerator owner knows the letdown of pouring your first pint of the day and getting too much foam. Even with perfectly balanced draft lines, first pour foam is sometimes unavoidable simply due to the temperature of the faucet itself. Running beer through the faucet will drop the temperature, and the foaming will subside, but not without a bit of wasted beer from pouring off excess head. The NukaTap beer faucet drops to beer serving temperature much faster thanks to its lower thermal mass. Simply put, the bulkier the faucet is, the more beer is needed to flow through and chill the tap. The NukaTap is over 20% lighter than its Intertap predecessor, and even lighter still compared to other brands of faucets.

Improved Laminar Flow
The inspiration for the NukaTap name comes from its uniquely designed “nuke-shaped” shuttle that resides on the inside of the faucet. The NukaShuttle went through numerous rounds of redesigns and countless hours of testing to find a shape that provides superior laminar flow. This means that liquid passes by the shuttle with very little resistance, allowing highly carbonated beers or hard seltzers to pour like a dream.

Sanitary Design
The NukaShuttle is the world’s first seamless single-piece design. Traditional taps feature an o-ring seated on a stainless steel shuttle, which can cause a couple of issues. After many pours, the stainless shuttle rubbing against the internal body of the faucet will create small fissures that become potential infection sites, and the seated o-ring can be difficult to clean in place, making your draft cleaning and sanitizing process less effective than you realize. The NukaShuttle is an advanced TPV rubber matrix that has been seamlessly formed over a durable PP skeleton. This single-piece design eliminates the pitfalls of older manufacturing methods, making it one of the most sanitary faucets on the market.

Forward Sealing vs. Rear Sealing
From tap rooms to home bars, forward-sealing faucets are the ideal choice for any draft setup. In traditional rear-sealing taps, beer will drain out of the entire faucet when it’s in the closed position. This means the internal mechanism is coated in beer, which then dries and becomes a sticky residue. Forward-sealing faucets, on the other hand, keep the tap full of beer so it never has a chance to dry and gunk up the internal parts. This makes the faucet much easier to clean and also reduces the chance of off flavors transferring to your beer while you pour.

Made from stainless steel
Shuttle made from TPV
O-rings made from EPDM
Chrome finish
Kegland Part Number: KL15523


 

What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do? – It helps you easily balance your system – More Info

  • Intertap Flow Control Faucets recently disappeared. I had theorized that the same was true of Nukatap Flow Control Faucets because of their prolonged absence.  Good news… this guess was (apparently) wrong.
  • As of this update, MoreBeer has reintroduced NukaTap Flow Control Faucets!

NukaTap Stainless Steel Beer Faucet (With Flow Control) D1584

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Announcing: Kegland 500 mL PET Bottles & Caps now at MoreBeer

PET Beer Bottles - 500 mL (Case of 24) B281

PET Beer Bottles – 500 mL (Case of 24) from MoreBeer


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

PET beer bottles offer a simpler solution to bottling your homebrew. Skip the labor and frustration of applying bottle caps and simply twist on the included screw caps. Made from food grade PET plastic, these bottles are amber colored and shaped to resemble a traditional beer bottle, but with a larger 16.9 oz capacity. Compared to glass bottles, these PET bottles are much safer to pack and take with you to the beach, the disc golf course, or your next backpacking excursion.

  • Food Grade PET plastic, re-useable bottles with screw caps
  • Easy to use. A great alternative to traditional glass bottles as there is no need for a capping tool
  • Lighter than glass so easier and safer to transport
  • Shaped and colored to resemble a traditional style beer bottle.
  • KegLand Item Number: KL19866

  • Unlike a Lot of Bottle Offerings, These Do Qualify for Free Shipping!
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

PET Beer Bottles – 500 mL (Case of 24) B281

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Save on Cans w/Bulk Purchase + Cannular Hands on Review

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  • William’s Brewing is discounting cases on new, empty beer cans by $20 per case when you buy 12 or more cases.  Cases range from 207 cans to 300 cans.
  • 500 ml and 330 ml sizes are available with either standard tops or full aperture tops.  With full aperture tops, the entire top of the can comes off when opened.  Use for beer and more.
  • Prices start at $109.99 per case.
  • Note…  Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.  This is a big deal when it comes to large items like huge cases of cans.  Those usually fall under dimensional shipping rates and are generally pricey to ship.

Canning Supplies at William’s Brewing

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DuoTight Compatible Plastic Carbonation & Line Cleaning Ball Lock Caps – $4.99

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap via William’s Brewing

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This molded male ball lock valve coupling cap that fits a 2 liter or smaller plastic soda bottle with a 28mm screw cap lid. This allows the 2 liter bottle to be charged with C02 from any female ball lock gas fitting (like our item D32 or D03 Gas Connector), carbonating the cold beverage in the bottle. Great for serving draft beer away from the keg. Also fits the Brewzilla in and out ports on the lid, and the Brewzilla Collection Jar ports for pressurizing the Brewzilla fermenter. The hose barb on the bottom is also compatible with our DuoTight fitting Z84 and C55 which lets you easily attach a ball lock fitting to an EvaBarrier 8mm or 9mm outer diameter line.

This has a hybrid ball lock post that will accept beer and gas lines.

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING: FOR USE ON PLASTIC SODA BOTTLES AND BREWZILLA ONLY, NEVER USE ON GLASS BOTTLES


 

What are these used for?

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.
  • Flushing Carboys, Fermenters and Kegs – As a piece of tubing the barb, hook to your CO2 line and use this to flush receiving vessels wiht CO2 to reduce O2 pickup.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar (but different) caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

A great deal!

  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has these for just $4.99.
  • You can use these with DuoTight Fittings if you’d like.  DuoTights are awesome!  Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

Molded Carbonation & Cleaning Cap

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

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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Kegland DuoTight Draft Beer Gun – $14.99

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

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

This KegLand ABS plastic Draft Beer Gun is perfect for outdoor dispensing. Just pull the trigger handle to open the valve to dispense. Features a DuoTight compatible hose barb on the bottom for attaching DuoTight Reducer item Z84.
We recommend 4-5′ of 3/16″ when using 3/16″ interior diameter line, and 10′ if you are using the wider 1/4″ interior diameter line.

This lightweight molded gun weighs 4 ounces, and is constructed of food grade ABS plastic, with a stainless piston and hose barb.

 


 

DuoTight Draft Beer Gun

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Universal Cornelius-Type Universal Posts – Work with Beer & Gas!

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug

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This stainless ball lock post fits both the beer (out) and gas (in) side of old Cornelius brand kegs, as well as newer A.E.B. Italian-made kegs, Chinese Kegs, and Italian-made Spartanburg VI Kegs that have a number (P/N) stamped on the front ending in PS. These have the same threading as Cornelius plugs, 19/32-18.

Unlike dedicated gas and liquid posts, these allow you to put either a gas or liquid female ball lock fitting on them. Handy for when you want to daisy chain kegs, or when you are transferring beer from keg to keg.

Note these do not include a needed Universal Poppet (our item L92) You will need one L92 and D12 in addition to this post to complete your male out fitting. These do not accept the Cornelius specific poppet (our item D85), they are designed to fit the universal poppet valve L92.


 

This is selling for $4.99. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

Universal Cornelius-Type Beer/Gas Plug – Wlliam’s Brewing’s Keg Parts Sale – discounted prices reflected at checkout

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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew + PDF User Setup and Adjustment Guide Now Available

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.

Kegland Cannular Can Seamer

It’s been a long road for craft beer to be accepted in cans and not bottles. But it has been well established that cans are OK, too, and some take it even further to tout cans as a superior storage vessel for beer. I’ll avoid a full-blown comparison of the pros & cons of each, but I do feel it worth noting a couple of the selling points cans have. One is the claim that cans provide better storage with a more oxygen-proof seal than bottle caps, and 100% light blocking versus even brown colored glass. There is probably lots of debate on those two topics, but one benefit that is universally recognized is transportability. Cans are lighter and more compact, a whole lot less fragile, and you can take them to beaches and pools where glass containers are banned.

On the homebrew scale, until recently, the canners available have either been hand-crank monstrosities that look like an exhibit from a museum on the industrial revolution, or electrically driven units that look like steampunk movie props and cost a couple thousand dollars. Then in 2019, KegLand from Australia started exporting their Cannular can seamer that sells for $525 for the unit + power supply and is electrically powered. This changed the landscape significantly in the homebrew world, making canning much more within reach.


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Empty CanLid on Foam

The Cannular operates with a combination of manual lever pulling and electric motor spinning. You start the process out with an empty aluminum can with no top on it. You sanitize the can, fill it with beer, and then take a sanitized lid and set it down on top of the can (ideally on foam, to ensure minimization of air in your canned product). From there, it gets placed on a small pedestal and a lever turn raises the can up into the machinery of the can seaming operation and locks it at that height. The push of a button gets the motor spinning and the can on its platform starts spinning around. Grabbing a different lever, you push back and hold it for a couple seconds, then pull it toward you for a couple seconds, and you’re done. Turn off the motor, lower your can back down on the pedestal, and you’ve canned one beer.

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DuoTight Compatible Picnic Faucets – $5.99 + In Depth DuoTight Hands on Review

Duotight Compatible Plastic Beer Faucet D1263

Duotight Compatible Picnic/Cobra Faucet via MoreBeer

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The standard plastic handheld faucet modified for use with Duotight fittings and EVABarrier draft tubing. The 6.5mm end piece can be paired with the 8mm x 6.5mm Duotight reducer to use with 8mm OD EVABarrier tubing.

Commonly called a “cobra tap” or “picnic faucet”.

Duotight fitting sold separately.


 

Note: You need to add on this fitting to make this a complete assembly.

Duotight Compatible Plastic Beer Faucet D1263

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