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Kegland DuoTight Inline Secondary with Gauge! control each keg separately & more – $14.44 via DuoTight Sale + 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.


 

 

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

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William’s Brewing is discounting DuoTight and EVABarrier by 15% as part of a short sale. Orders of $99 or more also get a free set of nucleated beer can glasses.

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Ends Soon: The Top Draw Pick Up Tube From William’s Brewing – on sale for $13.99 via Year End Clearance

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.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up TubeYear End Clearance

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

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Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

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The Top Draw Pick Up Tube From William’s Brewing – on sale for $13.99 via Year End Clearance

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.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up TubeYear End Clearance

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:wmstddt

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

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

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

  • 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
  • MANY FUNCTIONS – This keychain multi-tool features a Box Cutter, a Bottle Opener, Wrench (.25”, .3125”, and .375”), Ruler (inches and centimeters), Carabiner, and Flathead Screwdriver
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN – Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key 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 Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • PORTABLE SIZE – 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. Available in Black or Stainless.

 

I have this 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 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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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

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

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

  • 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
  • MANY FUNCTIONS – This keychain multi-tool features a Box Cutter, a Bottle Opener, Wrench (.25”, .3125”, and .375”), Ruler (inches and centimeters), Carabiner, and Flathead Screwdriver
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN – Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key 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 Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • PORTABLE SIZE – 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. Available in Black or Stainless.

 

I have this 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 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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The Top Draw Pick Up Tube From William’s Brewing – on sale for $13.99

Top Draw® Beer 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 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.

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:wmstddt

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

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize

More Info

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

  • 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
  • MANY FUNCTIONS – This keychain multi-tool features a Box Cutter, a Bottle Opener, Wrench (.25”, .3125”, and .375”), Ruler (inches and centimeters), Carabiner, and Flathead Screwdriver
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN – Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key 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 Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • PORTABLE SIZE – 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. Available in Black or Stainless.

 

I have this 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 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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Hands on Review: KOMOS Stainless Steel Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers – New Matte Black Editions Available

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.

Related: DuoTight Review


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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Top Draw Corny Keg Lid – on Sale at William’s Brewing

TopDraw® Corny Keg Lid

TopDraw® Corny Keg Lid

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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® Keg Lid Beer Pick Up Tube fits any homebrew keg with an oval lid, and includes a beer ball lock with a Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube in the lid. 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 few seconds – just switch out keg lids. For shorter kegs, cut the silicone tube to length.

Includes 22″ of tubing, 304 grade stainless float with attached pickup tube, and oval keg lid with both a pressure relief valve, and a beer ball lock fitting welded into the center.


 

Doubles as a carbonation lid and regular lid. Works with standard ball and pin lock kegs.

  • For a short time William’s Brewing has this on sale for $29.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

TopDraw® Corny Keg Lid – use coupon code TOP with a $99.99 order

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

Our Top Draft Resources

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

German Style 2L Swing Top Growler – $26.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Fancy Widemouth Brown Swing Top Growler - 2 L GL520

German Style Swing top Growler from MoreBeer

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

A growler with style! Your friends will be impressed before you ever crack the lid. ‘What is a growler?’ you ask – typically it is a plain 1 gallon glass jar with a screw cap that is used to store, move and serve your draft beer. The growler is filled from the tap (we suggest filling a cold growler from the bottom with a section of 1/2″ id tubing connected to your faucet) and then transporting to friends. This is much easier than moving a whole keg, and it limits your friends consumption of your homebrew!

This ancient looking, german-styled model, is certainly the Rolls Royce of growlers. Have you ever ridden in a Rolls Royce? I haven’t, but I imagine this growler will deliver you that same type of high-roller experience without those annoyingly spendy maintenance costs.

A #10 Stopper fits in the opening.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this on sale as 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.

This is one of the first nice growlers that I purchased and I still love it. It’s very well built and looks great.

2L Brown Swing Top Growler GL520