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Back In Stock: The Top Draw Pick Up Tube

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 22″ 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″ above the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty.

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.

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

Made from 304 stainless steel, and the silicone hose is made in Texas to our exacting USA food grade standards.

 

I’m a big proponent of the idea behind the Top Draw.  In fact, I’ve used a similar, but very difficult product to find, for years,  See: Cask Widge Floats for Fermenting and Serving Using Corny Kegs? – I’m super excited that William’s Brewing has introduced this product.  It’s a great idea and I’m glad it’s readily available to US homebrewers!!

This has been out of stock for a long time.  Prior to this availability issue, there were availability issues on previous shipments.  As of this posting these are in stock again at $17.99.  I have no idea how many they have in stock, but if you’ve waiting for these, here’s your chance.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

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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Hands on Review: KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKOMOS Kegerators, are designed for Homebrewers from the ground up.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

A Note On Branding of This Kegerator

Since this review was published, this Kegerator has gone through at least three branding changes.  Initially it was the Keg King, then it became the “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” and then it became the Kegland Kegerator.  Now, it’s the KOMOS kegerator.

Differences Between the Reviewed Unit and the Current KOMOS Kegerator

Beyond, branding, the KOMOS Kegerator sports two notable upgrades.  First it uses EVABarrier double walled tubing.  Second… it’s equipped with DuoTight connections.  I’ve been very impressed with both of these, so these are nice improvements.  There may be some other small differences.


Compare Prices, Review Continues Below:

Komos Kegerators at MoreBeer


Features of KOMOS Kegerators

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets (choose number of taps above)
  • Duotight Fittings make connecting draft lines a breeze
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust KOMOS Dual Gauge Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Efficient and powerful compressor
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Countertop Style Drip Tray
  • Removable Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes EVABarrier beer and gas tubing
  • Beverage line measures 4mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x 1.7m length of line per tap
  • Gas line measures 5mm ID x 8mm OD
  • 1 x line of varying length depending on number of taps (2, 2.5, or 3m)
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as a refrigerator
  • Available Kegerator covers and “off road” casters for moving over uneven terrain

Hands on Review KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators

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The SpinCycle Overboard from Brew Hardware – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return – $15

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware


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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


This is selling for just $15. Price, promotions 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

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

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Announcing: The Torpedo Keg Buoy Floating Dip Tube!

Torpedo Keg Buoy Floating Dip Tube from MoreBeer


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

With the Torpedo Buoy™ floating dip tube, you’ll be pouring the clearest beer possible from first pint to last! As your beer sits at low temperatures, more and more haze particles settle out to the bottom of the keg. This means the clearest beer in the keg is always at the top. The Buoy™ uses a stainless float to position the silicone dip tube just 1 inch below the surface of the beer. Kick homebrew haze to the curb and start drawing the brightest beer possible. Yeah, Buoy!

Installs on any Ball Lock or Pin Lock keg quickly and easily. Simply remove your bev out post and replace the long metal dip tube with the provided 3″ metal dip tube. Slide one end of the silicone tubing over the 3″ dip tube and the other end of the tubing over the metal tube connected to the float. The silicone tubing is sized for 5-gallon kegs, but you can cut it shorter to use on 1.5 or 2.5-gallon kegs.

Specifications:

  • 3″ Stainless Dip Tube
  • 1/4″ ID Silicone Tubing (23.5″ long)
  • Ball Float Made from 304 Stainless Steel

I’m a big proponent of the idea behind the Keg Buoy Floating Dip Tube.  In fact, I’ve used a similar, but very difficult product to find, for years,  I’m super excited that MoreBeer has introduced this product.  It’s a great idea and I’m glad it’s readily available to US homebrewers!

Torpedo Keg Buoy Floating Dip Tube KEG655

Also: Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube from William’s Brewing

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Pelican Elite 30 Quart Cooler

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Pelican Elite Coolers by Pelican.

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  • VOLUME: True 30 quart internal volume
  • EXTREME ICE RETENTION: 2 inches of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket delivers extreme ice retention
  • FEATURES: Overmolded carry handle, 3 inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, molded-in tie-down slots
  • FEATURES: 4 self draining cup holders, non-skid rubber feet
  • MADE IN USA: Includes Pelican’s legendary lifetime guarantee – “you break it, we replace it. Forever!”

 

I have this cooler (30 quart in green/tan) and it’s… awesome.  Check out my Hands on Review: Pelican Elite Cooler via our companion site Gear Trails

Pelican Elite Cooler – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately]… $3.99 via William’s Brewing’s Black Friday Sale + Hands on Review & Hacks

william's brewing inline regulatorInline Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “This in line regulator features 1/4″ hose barbs, and can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. It can reduce incoming pressure from 150 PSI to 1 PSI. It is very handy to use when you want to use a single output C02 regulator in a draft system, but supply different kegs with different dispensing pressures. 4.75″ long with included brass hose barbs installed.”  The product page has a video with more info.

This is basically an inline secondary regulator.  You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.

Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/SpundingUse for portable serving!

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is discounting a large selection of gear for Black Friday… William’s Brewing Black Friday!  These great faucets are included in the mix and marked down to just $3.99!  Check William’s for current availability.

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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The Top Draw Pick Up Tube – Back in Stock!

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

More Info

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 22″ 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″ above the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty.

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.

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

Made from 304 stainless steel, and the silicone hose is made in Texas to our exacting USA food grade standards.

 

I’m a big proponent of the idea behind the Top Draw.  In fact, I’ve used a similar, but very difficult product to find, for years,  See: Cask Widge Floats for Fermenting and Serving Using Corny Kegs? – I’m super excited that William’s Brewing has introduced this product.  It’s a great idea and I’m glad it’s readily available to US homebrewers!!

This has been out of stock for a long time.  Prior to this availability issue, there were availability issues on previous shipments.  As of this posting these are in stock again at $19.99.  I have no idea how many they have in stock, but if you’ve waiting for these, here’s your chance.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

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

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

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

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Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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

Nite Ize KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize


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

  • 5-IN-1 KEY CHAIN MULTI TOOL – Save the day with this multi tool that has an inegrated 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 key chain 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 key chain, 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
  • WORRY-FREE GUARANTEE – all Nite Ize products are backed by our Worry-Free Guarantee
  • KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL – Do everything from tighten bolts and screws to open a beverage with the smart, strong and straight up fun, Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool

I have this, like it very much, 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 KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $7.19 via William’s Brewing DuoTight Sale + Hands on Review & Hacks

william's brewing inline regulatorInline Regulator via William’s Brewing.  About: “This in line regulator features 1/4″ hose barbs, and can be adjusted with a flat head screwdriver. It can reduce incoming pressure from 150 PSI to 1 PSI. It is very handy to use when you want to use a single output C02 regulator in a draft system, but supply different kegs with different dispensing pressures. 4.75″ long with included brass hose barbs installed.”  The product page has a video with more info.

This is basically an inline secondary regulator.  You still need a primary regulator attached to your CO2 tank.  The idea is, you set the primary to the highest pressure you will use (without exceeding specifications of any component of your system) and then use these regulators inline (one per line) to fine tune pressure and carbonation [See: Balancing Your Draft System].  As an example, you could set your primary to 25 PSI for faster force carbonation and set each line to a different pressure based on desired carbonation level.

Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/SpundingUse for portable serving!

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this for just $7.99. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items. Price, promotions 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 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.

IN LINE REGULATOR

DuoTight Sale!  William’s Brewing has expanded their lineup of DuoTight Fittings.  As of this posting, they’re also taking 10% off the entire lineup.  No coupon code is required.  Note: Discount will be reflected in your cart.  Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items. Price, promotions 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 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.

That makes this great tool $7.19.

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

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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12″ Stainless False Bottom w/Silicone Lip & Pickup Tube – $39.99 + Get 1 lb+ FREE Hops!

12″ Stainless Steel False Bottom from William’s Brewing.  Use in the bottom of your compatible 10 gallon cooler for use as a mash tun.  This model has a couple of unique features.  First, there is a silicone lip around the outside to protect your cooler and prevent scratches.  Second this has a 3/4″ wort pickup tube in the bottom to help reduce wort loss due to dead space below the false bottom.

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from William’s Brewing… This 12″ concave type 304 stainless false bottom features a 3/8″ stainless hose barb coming out the top for attachment to your cooler or pot valve (via high temperature thermoplastic tubing).

Now improved, with a silicone lip that both prevents cooler scratches and firmly plants the false bottom on the floor of the cooler, preventing shifting. It also includes a ¾” wort pickup tube on its underside, which is positioned ¼” from the cooler bottom when in place, high enough to prevent clogging, but low enough to draw wort from a very low point in the cooler, maximizing efficiency.

This 12″ model is custom designed to fit Igloo and Rubbermaid 10 gallon coolers. Order a foot of our J50 3/8″ thermoplastic tubing to fit this hose barb. You can attach this hose to the inside of a R45 Brewer’s Edge KettleValve with an S37 3/8″ stainless nipple.

 

As of this posting, this is selling for $39.99. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items. Price, promotions 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 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.

12″ STAINLESS 10 GALLON COOLER FALSE BOTTOM

Get Over a Pound of Free Hops!   As of this posting, William’s Brewing is giving away 18 ounces of hops for free with a $75 order.  You get your choice of three x 6 oz hop packs for a total of 18 ounces. Add your three selections to your cart and use coupon code FREE18 to get your free hops.  1 lb+ Free Hops at William’s Brewing!

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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