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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener – on sale for $2.99 + Free Prime Ship

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

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Highlighted Features
  • 5-IN-1 keychain MULTI TOOL - Save the day with this multi tool that has an integrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your keychain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE Stainless-Steel CONSTRUCTION - Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS - Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your keychain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN - Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool

 

I have this (uncoated stainless version) and like it very much. I use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

1/1 5 PM Central: These are on sale for $2.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Hands on Review Blichmann 1/2″ Linear Flow Valve – Install in any kettle + RARE Deal

Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Linear Flow Valve

Blichmann Engineering’s Linear Flow Valve was first introduced as part of their BoilerMaker G2 Kettle.  It is a ball lock valve replacement.  Since that kettle was released the Liner Flow Valve has been released as a separate product.


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Holiday Sale at Great Fermentations

  • Great Fermentations is discounting gear by up to 70% as part of a short Holiday Sale
  • As of this posting, select Anvil and Blichmann Engineering gear is included in the mix.
  • This is a rare deal as these lines are typically under a MAP agreement.
  • MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.

Holiday Sale at Great Fermentations!

Blichmann’s revolutionary Linear Flow Valve is included in the mix and on sale for $29.99.


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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opene

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 5-IN-1 keychain MULTI TOOL - Save the day with this multi tool that has an integrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your keychain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE Stainless-Steel CONSTRUCTION - Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS - Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your keychain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN - Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool

 

I have this (uncoated stainless version) and like it very much. I use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener + Hands on Review

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 5-IN-1 keychain MULTI TOOL - Save the day with this multi tool that has an integrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your keychain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE Stainless-Steel CONSTRUCTION - Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS - Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your keychain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN - Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool

 

 

I have this (uncoated stainless version) and like it very much. I use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener + Hands on Review

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 5-IN-1 keychain MULTI TOOL - Save the day with this multi tool that has an integrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your keychain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE Stainless-Steel CONSTRUCTION - Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS - Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your keychain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN - Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool

 

 

I have this (uncoated stainless version) and like it very much. I use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key – Multi-Tool + Bottle Opener

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless by Nite Ize

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Highlighted Features
  • FUN FISH-SHAPED KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL - The size and shape of a house key, the clever, lightweight, fish-shaped Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is a fun and functional multi-tool
  • MANY FUNCTIONS - This keychain multi-tool features a serrated edge for cutting line, a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a handy S-Biner
  • CONVENIENT S-BINER ATTACHMENT - Easily attach and detach the FishKey Tool from your key chain with the included double-gated S-Biner
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN - Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is sturdy and reliable. Streamlined, thoughtful design makes it easy to carry, attach, remove and reattach to always be at-hand
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly

 

Check out my Hands on Review of a similar, but different Nite-Ize multi-tool.  I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

The Top Draw Pick Up Tube – FREE with William’s Brewing Order

The Top Draw Beer Pickup Tube from William’s Brewing!

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

Do you want to drink the clearest beer possible from your keg as quickly as possible? The Top Draw® Beer Pick Up Tube fits any ball or pin lock keg, and replaces the rigid stainless dip tube with a stainless float pick up on a 23″ food grade silicone hose. This flexible hose holds a 1″ stainless beer pickup tube which is held 1″ below the surface of the beer by the float. As the level of the beer in the keg drops, the pick up tube remains 1″ below the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty. The stainless float ball itself is 1.75″ in diameter.

Installs in a couple minutes – just unscrew the beer post on your ball lock keg, insert the provided short pick up tube, and attach the silicone tubing to the underside of the tube. Now dangle the hole assembly in the keg and you are done. For shorter kegs, cut the silicone tube to length.

If you carbonate by C02 injection, you can also convert your keg to one that carbonates quicker, and clears faster. To do this (Cornelius threaded post kegs only), unscrew both posts and remove both dip tubes. Then on the IN side of the keg, install the long beer pickup tube and screw on the GAS side fitting (the one with a notch on the base nut). Then on the OUT side of the keg, install the Top Draw® Dip Tube, and screw on the BEER side fitting (the one without a notch in the base nut). Now when you attach the C02 to carbonate, it will bubble up from the bottom of the keg, carbonating quicker. When you dispense, the floating dip tube will make sure you get only the clearest beer from near the surface.

The only downside to this switch is your gas line is connected to a beer dip tube, and if the pressure in your gas line drops to less than the pressure in the keg, your gas line will fill with beer. This can be prevented with a ball or pin lock check valve like our items P77 and P78, or with an in line check valve like our item D37.

Includes 22″ of tubing, 304 grade stainless float with attached pickup tube, and short replacement stainless beer dip tube with seating O ring.


 

My explanation of how this works…

When we carbonate a keg, pressure is being applied to the keg from the top, via the head space. Beer at the top carbonates first. That carbonation works it’s way down the keg. I’m sure there’s also some movement in the keg that helps to mix things up and distribute carbonation. But just sitting there, I think that mixing is a slow process. However it all works, practically speaking, the beer at the top carbonates more quickly compared to the beer at the bottom. This allows you to serve from the top accessing the more carbonated portion of the keg. It’s also a benefit for clarity because trub settles out heading downward. You can see this stratification in a glass carboy. As the beer starts to clear, the top clears first. I don’t think if this is exactly accurate, but I picture carbonation happening with the same sort of stratification until the beer reaches equilibrium and is equally carbonated throughout.

  • For a limited time, get this free when you place any order of $69.99 or more.
  • Use coupon TOP at checkout. No need to add to your cart. It will be automatically added when you use the coupon with a qualifying order.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube – use coupon code TOP with a $69.99 order

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key – Multi-Tool + Bottle Opener

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless by Nite Ize

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Highlighted Features
  • FUN FISH-SHAPED KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL - The size and shape of a house key, the clever, lightweight, fish-shaped Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is a fun and functional multi-tool
  • MANY FUNCTIONS - This keychain multi-tool features a serrated edge for cutting line, a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a handy S-Biner
  • CONVENIENT S-BINER ATTACHMENT - Easily attach and detach the FishKey Tool from your key chain with the included double-gated S-Biner
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN - Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is sturdy and reliable. Streamlined, thoughtful design makes it easy to carry, attach, remove and reattach to always be at-hand
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly

 

Check out my Hands on Review of a similar, but different Nite-Ize multi-tool.  I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge! control each keg separately & more – Save When You Buy 4 or More + Hands on Review

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

Duotight Regulator with Gauge via William’s Brewing

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

This 8mm Duotight compatible regulator with 0-60 PSI gauge fits 8mm outer diameter EvaBarrier tubing. Suitable for gas, all components are food grade. The included gauge is accurate to plus or minus 6 PSI.

Note: This unit comes with a 0-60 PSI gauge that is only ¾” in diameter. If you intend to use this regulator in the 10 to 30 PSI range, you will need to order optional gauge C93, which reads 0-30 PSI. Below 10 psi, this regulator is not very accurate. You will also need EvaBarrier tubing to connect this regulator, either our item number Z91 or Z92.

This is perfect for reducing the pressure of one gas line in a draft system – for example, with a single regulator and C02 bottle, you can set the pressure at the C02 bottle with the larger regulator (not included) and then put this regulator inline to reduce the pressure. Handy for when you want to carbonate one keg at 25 PSI and dispense another at 10 PSI.


 

 

  • This allows you to easily and economically control the pressure of each kegerator line independently.
  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing is offering a quantity discount of 10% off when you buy 4 or more.
  • Check out my in depth hands on review of this great tool
  • Related: Use for portable serving!
  • DuoTight Compatible!  DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.
  • Related:  Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

Upgrade to Digital:

Kegland has released a digital regulator option that works with their great inline regulator and gauge-equipped BlowTie Spunding Valves.

Hands on Review: Kegland Digital Gauges!

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key – Multi-Tool + Bottle Opener

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless by Nite Ize

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • FUN FISH-SHAPED KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL - The size and shape of a house key, the clever, lightweight, fish-shaped Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is a fun and functional multi-tool
  • MANY FUNCTIONS - This keychain multi-tool features a serrated edge for cutting line, a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, and a handy S-Biner
  • CONVENIENT S-BINER ATTACHMENT - Easily attach and detach the FishKey Tool from your key chain with the included double-gated S-Biner
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN - Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool is sturdy and reliable. Streamlined, thoughtful design makes it easy to carry, attach, remove and reattach to always be at-hand
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY - The Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly

 

Check out my Hands on Review of a similar, but different Nite-Ize multi-tool.  I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link