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Nite-Ize DoohicKey FishKey Key – Multi-Tool + Bottle Opener – $3.74 + free prime ship

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.

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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

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

The Top Draw Pick Up Tube From William’s Brewing – on sale for $14.50 via William’s Brewing Spring 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 TubeSpring Clearance at William’s Brewing

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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

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

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

Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Quick Clean Take-Apart Ball Valves

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Brewers Hardware Take-Apart Ball Valve

Up until now, I’ve known of two types of ball valves- 2-piece and 3-piece. The key difference between them being that the 3-piece can be disassembled for full cleaning. When I first started buying gear, I figured I’d go for the 3-piece because the idea of being able to take it apart and clean it sounded like something I should probably do. After seeing the complications of needing to use 2 wrenches at a time, while holding the body of the valve stable, I quickly concluded my 3-piece valves would never experience the joy of a ‘deep cleaning’.


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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

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.

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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

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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