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Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.

Why a Spunding Valve?

There are loads of homebrew related applications for a Spunding valve ranging from pressurized ferementation to naturally carbonating to fixing over carbonated beers and lots more.  Check out our resource post on the subject.  It’s arguably the go-to resource on the Internet on the subject


Update: New Kegland BlowTie v2!

Since this review was published, BlowTie v2 has been released.  The major improvement is… a built in gauge.  Look for an update to this review in the future.  General concepts should remain the same.  I recommend purchasing the newer v2.


Hands on Review Kegland BlowTie Spunding Valve

The BlowTie Spunding Valve assembly consists of the BlowTie, a DuoTight Tee Fitting, a DuoTight to flare fitting, a DuoTight pressure gauge and two small pieces of EVABarrier Tubing.


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Parts lists for putting this together on your own can be found toward the end of this review


The BlowTie is the heart of this build.  It has DuoTight Push to Connect connections on both side as well as an adjustment knob to set pressure.  Related: DuoTight Hands on Review. Continue reading

Intertap Stainless Steel Forwarding Sealing Faucet w/Flow Control – on sale for $39.99! + Free Ship Eligible

Intertap forward sealing stainless forward sealing faucet with flow control via MoreBeer

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

The patented Stainless Steel Intertap Faucet is a forward sealing faucet that represents the most modern faucet design. It has a modular, threaded spout which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler or a stout spout.

In normal rear-sealing faucets the entire faucet has to drain of beer. In forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn’t have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transfering to your beer while you pour.

Other forward sealing faucets use a floating o-ring, which is just as sanitary but requires the o-ring to move inside the faucet body in order to seal correctly. This can become a problem as the faucet ages. Intertap faucets use a sliding shuttle that guides the o-ring into the perfect position every time.

The threaded spout easily unscrews from the faucet and can be replaced by a growler filler or stout spout quickly and easily. Pour a pint and then fill a growler in no time at all.

304 Stainless Steel construction so you don’t have to worry about chrome plating wearing off and exposing your beer to brass.

Kegland Part number: KL00970


 

This faucet includes an adjustable flow compensator.  That flow compensator allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store these beers.

  • As of this posting these are on sale for just $39.99.  No coupon code is required.
  • Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.
  • Filler items to help you qualify for free shipping….  Another keg!, PBW, discounted ingredients via the KOTW or some hop deals via the Hop Market

Intertap Beer Faucet – Stainless Steel (With Flow Control) D1209

What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?

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Back In Stock! Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge! [control each keg separately] + DuoTight Hands on Review

Duotight In-Line Regulator with Gauge D1047

Duotight In-Line Regulator with Gauge via MoreBeer

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

  • Easily set different pressures down stream from a single CO2 regulator
  • Serve different beer styles at different pressures
  • Compatible with both liquid and gas
  • 8mm (5/16″) Duotight fittings at both ends
  • Built-in and interchangeable pressure gauge reads from 0-60 psi
  • Easily disassembles for cleaning
  • Made from food grade acetal
  • Stainless screws

The Duotight In-Line regulator is an ideal solution if you want to serve different beers at different gas pressures. In a typical multiple line, multiple pressure system you would run a gas line from your main regulator into a secondary regulator where you would set different pressures. While that is ideal, it is a little pricey. This little sweetheart lets you set different pressures at a far lower cost. What we do is set the main regulator at the highest pressure we want in the system – for example a keg of soda that you want to carbonate and serve at 25 psi. Run the gas line into a manifold and then install one of these after the manifold on each line where you want to decrease the pressure, for example lowering to 10psi to serve your British pale ale and 14 psi to serve your summertime lawnmower lager.

Works with both gas and liquid. Easily adjust the flow can be adjusted with the yellow adjustment knob. 8 mm Duotight fittings at both inlet and outlet make this unit perfect for use with EVABarrier 8 mm OD tubing (D1717 or D1718). Features an integrated pressure gauge so you can quickly and easily dial in your pressure setting. The gauge is removable and can be swapped out with a gauge of a different pressure range.

WARNING: Do not exceed gauge pressure. Exceeding the pressure range will damage the gauge.


 

  • Kegland’s DuoTight Inline Regulator With Gauge!  via MoreBeer
  • This has been out of stock at MoreBeer for a long time.  As of this posting, it’s back.
  • This is a follow up to Kegland’s v1 inline secondary.  The first version was… awesome.  One of my favorite homebrew gadgets of all time.  Related: Use for Portable Serving
  • The DuoTight lineup is awesome… Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!
  • 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

Duotight In-Line Regulator with Gauge D1047

Also: BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve with Gauge FE962 at MoreBeer

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Announcing: Kegland MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers!

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers via MoreBeer

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Description
KegLand put an exceptional amount of time into the research, testing, and development of the MaltZilla, and what they came up with is a motorized grain mill unlike anything we’ve seen before. It features an integrated motor so you’ll never have to mess with a hand crank or power drill to spin the rollers. And the rollers themselves are made with a diamond-impregnated surface that offers superior performance and longevity compared to conventional knurled steel rollers.

The integrated 24V motor is powerful enough to chew through popping corn kernels with ease, and works on voltages from 12-30V DC. The higher the voltage the faster the rollers spin, although we recommend 24V for optimum speed and grist results. The unit does not come with a power supply. When purchasing the unit, you have the option of pairing it with either a power supply with 110V plug (CAN101), or with a 6 ft. long cord with Anderson plug and alligator clips (CAN102). The power supply is straight forward, and allows you to plug the unit into a standard 110V power socket. The alligator clips give you the option to power the unit from a battery.

Knurled Steel vs. Diamond Coated Rollers
Your run-of-the-mill grain mills are often manufactured with steel rollers with a knurled finish. The knurling helps grip and pull the grain through the rollers, but even the knurling on hardened steel will go blunt eventually and hinder the mill’s performance. Some manufacturers attempt to solve this problem by using geared rollers to better grab the grain, or add a third roller to the mill so the first two rollers with a larger gap force the grain into the third roller. These are only workarounds to the real issue—all steel rollers will go blunt eventually, especially if used with hard grains like wheat or corn. In a commercial setting, it’s not uncommon to send the rollers off to a metalworking factory to re-sharpen and re-knurl, but this is an expensive, time-consuming hassle. Many homebrew-scale users might just end up throwing the mill away and purchasing a new one.

The MaltZilla Diamond Mill is quite a different mill design, and it’s the first in the world to use diamonds impregnated into the surface of the roller. Even after many tons of grain are processed through the mill, the diamond surface will stay just as sharp as it was on day one. The sharpness of the diamonds draws grain exceptionally well, and even when hard grains are used the diamond rollers won’t dull or slip in performance.

Sheer Instead of Chop
Most mills require aggressive knurling to push into the grain and “chop” the grain as it passes through a tight gap, which means your grains are often chopped in half. The MaltZilla works on a different principle and gap setting is not as critical. The MaltZilla uses impregnated diamonds to grip the surface of the kernel and the friction of pulling the grain through the gap causes a sheering action. When set up correctly, the sheering action can leave the entire husk intact, reducing the chance of stuck sparge and improve efficiency, while still opening the husk enough that the entire contents of the kernel is available to the mashing process. The 70 mm diameter rollers are double the diameter of many other mills, which significantly improves the crush and assists in drawing the grain in more effectively.

Integrated Motor
You generally would not purchase a car without an engine, so why would you purchase a grain mill without a motor? Milling grain has an optimum RPM— too slow and it will take you a long time, too fast and you will end up with excessive powder. Hand cranking can be a pain in the backside, especially with larger grain bills, and using a power drill doesn’t offer much in the way of speed control and adds the potential risk of burning out your drill. The MaltZilla has an integrated motor with a very constant RPM putting out optimum RPM with an integrated gearbox. The high torque and sealed construction make it ideal for a brewing environment, as the motor is well protected from moisture and grain dust.

The motor is seamlessly integrated into the side body of the mill. Being DC, the motor is safer than higher voltage AC, especially in an environment where splashing and hose spray are commonplace. The DC motor is also reversible so the direction of spin can be changed based on the polarity. This is particularly useful for over-mount and under-mount installation.

Over-Mount and Under-Mount Installation
Traditionally, homebrew mills just sit on a board where they are moved from one bucket to another. The MaltZilla has multiple different mounting configurations. It can be over-mounted to a board like most mills are, but if you want a seamless finish to your garage/brewing area, you can mount the mill under your counter where it’s concealed and out of the way. Simply lift up a small opening in the top of your benchtop, drop in your hopper, pour in grain and run the mill. When you’re done, remove the hopper and conceal the opening.

There is also a MaltZilla PPE Base Board available (coming soon!) for over the bucket installation or designing your own mill stand.

Grain Hopper
This unit does not come with a grain hopper. We recommend using a large funnel with a shortened spout, or a repurposed gallon-sized water bottle.

Specifications:

  • Power: 12-30V DC
  • Anderson Connector Plug
  • Grain Inlet ID: 2-3/16″
  • Grain Inlet OD: 2-3/8″
  • Weight: 11 lbs

 

This looks pretty amazing and at a great price.  A couple things to note.  It does not come with a grain hopper and you need to purchase a power supply separately.  If you’re a Cannular owner – review – that power supply will work.

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers

Also Consider: Motorize Your Cereal Killer or Barley Crusher!

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Kegland Sanke Tap… $24.99 + Free Set of Nucleated Can Glasses w/Qualifying Order

KegLand Sanke Stainless US Keg Coupling Head

KegLand Sanke Stainless US Keg Coupling Head via William’s Brewing

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

This “D” type Keg Land brand all stainless coupler fits many American commercial beer kegs, including most microbrews. Includes a 3/16″ gas-in hose barb and 3/16″ hose barb outlet as pictured. Order adapter parts separately below if you want to adapt this to a system that uses home brewing ball-lock kegs. Made of all stainless steel, which is required for acid beverages like cider, wine, and coffee.

This model does not have a pressure relief valve, if a pressure relief valve is needed for your application, see our item B67.

If you are buying a Keg Land Kegerator, this includes everything you need (including hose barbs) to hook up one commercial Sanke Keg to one tower faucet and gas line. Since this is stainless, this is required for dispensing cider, wine, and coffee.

 

  • William’s Brewing has this on sale for just $24.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.
  • Get a Freebie: Place an order with a subtotal of $90 or more and enter web coupon code FREECAN at checkout and you’ll get a free set of can style beer glasses from William’s Brewing.  No need to add the glasses to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

KegLand Sanke Stainless US Keg Coupling Head

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Intertap Stainless Steel Forwarding Sealing Faucet w/Flow Control – on sale for $39.99 AND up to $40 off depending on order size

Intertap forward sealing stainless forward sealing faucet with flow control via MoreBeer

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

The patented Stainless Steel Intertap Faucet is a forward sealing faucet that represents the most modern faucet design. It has a modular, threaded spout which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler or a stout spout.

In normal rear-sealing faucets the entire faucet has to drain of beer. In forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn’t have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transfering to your beer while you pour.

Other forward sealing faucets use a floating o-ring, which is just as sanitary but requires the o-ring to move inside the faucet body in order to seal correctly. This can become a problem as the faucet ages. Intertap faucets use a sliding shuttle that guides the o-ring into the perfect position every time.

The threaded spout easily unscrews from the faucet and can be replaced by a growler filler or stout spout quickly and easily. Pour a pint and then fill a growler in no time at all.

304 Stainless Steel construction so you don’t have to worry about chrome plating wearing off and exposing your beer to brass.

Kegland Part number: KL00970


 

This faucet includes an adjustable flow compensator.  That flow compensator allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store these beers.

  • As of this posting these are on sale for just $39.99.  No coupon code is required.
  • Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.
  • Filler items to help you qualify for free shipping….  PBW, discounted ingredients via the KOTW or some hop deals via the Hop Market
  • Stacks With!  MoreBeer is discounting select orders by up to $40 – Up to $40 off at MoreBeer.com!

Intertap Beer Faucet – Stainless Steel (With Flow Control) D1209use coupon code GIFT4ME – Up to $40 off at MoreBeer.com!

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?

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Trick Your System Out with Intertap OR Recently Released Nukatap Faucets – Get $20 Gift Certificate

Intertap forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

There are four different faucets available: Chrome plated, stainless steel, stainless steel with flow control, and gold plated stainless steel with flow control along with a variety of accessories, replacement parts and add ons.

Intertap Faucets and Accessories at AIHHands on Review!

Or… the next version of Intertap Faucets has been released…

NUKATAP Beer Faucet – Stainless SteelHands on Review!

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Kegland Counterflow Wort Chiller with 3/8″ Barbs – can be converted to DuoTight… $49.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

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Copper Counterflow Wort Chiller from MoreBeer

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

You may have a hard time finding a more affordable counter flow wort chiller. For the homebrewer on a budget, these heat exchangers are one the fastest ways to chill wort. Similar in efficiency to the Chillout plate chiller, but much easier to clean. Plate chillers have the disadvantage of getting gunked up in their small crevasses due to trapped hop material. This unit, on the other hand, can be easily and effectively flushed after use.

Copper is a great conductor of heat, making it more efficient than a stainless chiller of similar design. These units are 9″ in diameter and about 7″ high. The input and output are approximately 3/8″ outer diameter (9.5 mm). They can be used with gravity, but we recommend using a pump.

Check out the video below to learn how to set up the chiller with Duotight fittings (DUO115 & DUO116) that will allow you to attach Camlock, QD, or garden hose fittings to the inputs and outputs, and enable you to control the flow rate at the water inlet.

​Fittings not included.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $49.99 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.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Wort Chiller – CopWC130per Counterflow Chiller (with 3/8 in. Barbs) WC130

Convert to DuoTight: Note that this chiller can be converted to DuoTight fittings for use with EVABarier Tubing with the purchase and installation of a couple economical DuoTight Fittings (not included).  Check out the product page (towards the bottom) for a video on how to do that.  Also: Hands on Review – DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing

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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.


Want to Learn More about DuoTights and EVABarrier Tubing?  

Hands on Review: Kegland DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing


Finding DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing

Build 1 – Convert a Flare Based Manifold to DuoTight

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