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Back In Stock, Limited Availability… 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

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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.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

UpdateAs of this update this is out of stock again.  We’re keeping a close eye on it.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

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

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One of my favorite gadgets! Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – $4.99 Closeout, New Version Announced

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.

IN LINE REGULATOR

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Limited Availability… 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

More Info

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.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

UpdateAs of this update this is out of stock again.  We’re keeping a close eye on it.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

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

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Spincycle Weldless Kettle Whirlpool Return – $31 from Brew Hardware

SPINCYCLE WELDLESS KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Weldless Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

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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 whirlpool port assembly installs high up on your kettle wall above the typical wort level and then extends down before curving to the side to force the recirculated liquid towards the sidewall.

Introducing the BrewHardware exclusive and purpose-built unit called the Spin Cycle. We started with our industry leading “True Bulkhead” weldless bulkhead design with captured O-ring and extended male threads and had the 1/2″ drop tube fully welded in. The result is THE most compact and visually stunning way to whirlpool without the need to put a ball valve on the port (the port is meant to be installed well above the max liquid level). It includes the base unit with the welded drop tube, the captured high temp silicone oring, a thin SS washer and a 1/2″ NPS locknut to hold it all together. Best of all, look at that price! You couldn’t get a professional welder to tack weld two pieces of scrap together for this much.

OPTIONS:

LENGTH: The standard setup positions the output at 10″ below the center of the bulkhead hole but you can also select 12″ or 14″. In general, the outlet height of the whirlpool is not critical. You just want to make sure it’s at least 3″ off the bottom of your pot and will remain at least 1″ below the surface of the wort (be careful to consider all the batch sizes you will use). Note that we can also make them at drop lengths that are any length between 4″ and 14″. If you want a length not listed, order the next longer size and specify the length in order comments.

POT OR KEG? The drop tube sits so close to the side wall that we need to know if it’s for a pot or a converted keg. Since you’ll install it up nice and high, it will be on a curved area of the keg. We need to make a mild bend so that the drop tube doesn’t hit the side of the keg.

ACCESSORIES:

These can be added to the cart in the Since the exterior of the pot will have 1/2″ Male NPT threads sticking out, you’ll have to decide how you want to attach your hose returning from the pump. Our first preference is to thread on a Camlock Type A which would be appropriate if you already have camlocks in your system. You can also use a BLQD type A if you are using that quick disconnect style. The last option would be to use a hose barb with a 1/2″ NPT female thread on it. None of these are included with this unit and will be added in the accessory list on the right.

Install Notes:
Drill a clean 13/16″ diameter hole in the upper sidewall of the pot, above the max liquid level line you plan to use. It is also important to remove any sharp edges or “burrs” from the inside edge of the hole, otherwise the oring can get torn. Pro Tip: If you are using a step bit to make this hole, drill most of the steps from the outside of the pot all the way up to the 3/4″ size. Then drill to 13/16 from the inside of the pot to remove the sharp burr. If you have a sharp edge on the outside of the pot, it will NOT affect the interior oring seal at all. It will get covered with the SS washer anyway.

If you already have a hole drilled that is larger than 13/16, such as an SS brewtech pot with a 7/8″ hole, we can install an additional “centering oring” that will position the fitting properly for a reliable seal. Select this in the option dropdown.

Insert the threaded portion of the unit through the hole from the inside of your pot or keg with only the oring in place. On the outside, install the metal washer and locknut and snug everything up with a wrench. You can simply hold the drop tube with one hand to keep it vertical while tightening the exterior locknut.
Note: Due to how close this assembly sits to the sidewall of the pot, be aware of any interior features that would obstruct the unit. One example is the Bayou Classic pots that have the interior rim that supports a basket. You can use the Spin Cycle in these pots but the install has to be done below the ledge rather than above it.


 

This is selling for just $31. 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

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Trick Your Kegerator Out With Top Draw Pick Up Tubes – In Stock + Get a Free Bottle Opener

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!!

  • Availability of these has been an issue in the past.  As of this posting, William’s Brewing has them in stock for $19.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.
  • Get a Free Bottle Cap Gun Opener: William’s Brewing is giving away a free cap gun bottle opener with orders of $40 or more.  These both open bottles and shoot bottle caps.  Just use coupon code CAPGUN and it will be automatically added at checkout.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

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Inline CO2 Regulator [control each keg separately] – on sale for $4.99 + free opener offer

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.

  • This is awesome… Review and Hacks… ReviewDial in w/SpundingUse for portable serving!
  • As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this on sale for just $4.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.
  • Get a Free Bottle Cap Gun Opener: William’s Brewing is giving away a free cap gun bottle opener with orders of $40 or more.  These both open bottles and shoot bottle caps.  Just use coupon code CAPGUN and it will be automatically added at checkout.

IN LINE REGULATOR

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.

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The Top Draw Pick Up Tube – Quantity Discounts

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!!

As of this posting, William’s Brewing discounts these by 50 cents each when you buy four or more.  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.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

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

Nite Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack

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

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  • 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
  • WORRY-FREE GUARANTEE – all Nite Ize products are backed by our Worry-Free Guarantee

 

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


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Trick Your Kegerator Out With Top Draw Pick Up Tubes + Get a Free Set of Dueling Bottle Openers

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!!

There have been availability issues on the Top Draw.  As of this posting, it’s in stock for $17.99.  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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Free Set of Bottle Openers: William’s Brewing is giving away a free set of bottle cap guns with orders of $74.99 or more.  These both open bottles and shoot bottle caps.  No need to add the openers to your cart.  Just use coupon code DUELL and they will be automatically added at checkout.  Free Bottle Cap gun Dueling Set

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The Top Draw Pick Up Tube

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 $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

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

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