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Announcing: Liquid PBW Cleaner – now available at William’s Brewing

Five Star Chemicals has just come out with a liquid version of their famous PBW Cleanser, liquid being easier to dissolve and use at lower temperatures.

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

P.B.W. is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners. Because of its unique formulation of buffers and mild alkalis, it is safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics. P.B.W. uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not effected by hard water. The oxygen also helps in reducing B.O.D. and C.O.D. in wastewater, which is an added environmental benefit.

P.B.W. has been formulated as a C.I.P. cleaner and is very effective in removing protein soils found on brew kettles, fermenters, conditioning tanks, filters and all packaging areas. The concentrations to remove these soils are typically in the 1% range. However, due to soil and water conditions this concentration will vary. To help in hard water areas P.B.W. has been formulated with enough chelators to tolerate hard water over 17 grains.P.B.W. is an excellent choice as a soak cleaner because it does not require excessive heat as do most caustic based cleaners. This product has cleaned brass and copper filters, and industrial aluminum surfaces successfully.

You’ll find many uses for PBW outside of the brewing world. Use it to soak grease from cookie sheets and grills or anything else you can think of!

Works with a range of temperatures
Effective in hard and soft water
Tableted format for easy dosing
Removes soils from difficult areas
Great for CIP, manual, soak, and spray

Dosage: 1 tablet/ 32 oz.
Applications: growlers, spray bottles, glassware


 

 

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Full Wrap Labels from GrogTag! + 10% Off Sitewide

from GrogTag:

For those times when less is … less! Our Full Wrap Labels are a massive 7” x 3”, so you can get all your artwork, brewing notes, or embarrassing stories on there, with room to spare. These Full Wrap labels are great for your home canning operation, and will look great on 22oz bottles or even growlers of your homebrew. So check out our line of customizable templates and get creative with some Full Wrap Labels at GrogTag.com

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New Release, Now Shipping… The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers by Mark Dredge


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

The New Craft Beer World cracks open over 400 of the finest, most innovative brews on the planet, making it a must-have for any beer lover.

With more amazing beers available than ever before, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. That’s where The New Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 400 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style—whether it’s an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts—along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favorites. So whether you’re looking for bitter beers or balanced flavors, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching beer with food and how to serve your drinks


The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

Introducing: “Fast Prime” from Northern Brewer

From Northern Brewer: “WHY SPEND TIME MEASURING SUGAR, adding it to water, boiling it, and then cooling it before adding it to your beer, when you could just pop and pour a can of Fast Prime? Our ready-to-use priming sugar solution will save you time and frustration on bottling day and just one can will help you reach the perfect level of carbonation for 5 gallons of beer (to 2.5 volumes of CO2). Just like our tried and true Fast Pitch, Fast Prime is a can of time-saving solution made for all levels of homebrewers.”

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Announcing: FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings – Low Permeability, Less Oxygen & Off-Flavors

Valuebrew has announced the availability of bulk EPDM o-rings for homebrewers.  EPDM is a favorite of many pro brewers for certain applications. Until now, these have not been available to homebrewers, or at least easily available. EPDM has some real advantages over silicone. One of the big ones is a much lower permeability. That means they seal better and since they’re less porous they are more resistant to absorbing off-smells and off-flavors.

They are FDA Rated for food use and NSF61 certified. As of this posting, post, dip tube, lid and internal QD options are available in 10, 25 and 50 count options. Valuebrew has struggled mightily with availability and they’ve already made some indications of potential issues with new EPDM offerings. In particular, the lid o-ring description says they received a small shipment.

FDA Rated EPDM O-Rings!

More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

Some Options Featured in Our Keg Rebuild Post!

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Announcing: Kegland 64 Ounce Ball Lock Keg! Growler Sized Ball Lock Keg

Corny Keg - 64 oz Ball Lock Keg KEG443

Corny Keg – 64 oz Ball Lock Keg from MoreBeer


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

Possibly the smallest keg you can make that will fit a corny-style keg lid. This half gallon ball lock keg works perfectly as a pressurizable growler that doesn’t require any special fittings or accessories beyond the ball lock draft equipment you probably already own.

If you’ve been considering a permanent soda water line on your draft system, this is the ideal keg to use with the KegLand Continuous Soda Carbonator Keg Lid. The low volume of this corny keg will allow the Carbonator Keg Lid to almost instantly carbonate water as it refills the keg after every pour.

5.9″ W x 9.9″ H

KegLand Part Number: KL20893


Corny Keg – 64 oz Ball Lock Keg KEG443

New Release: Brew Your Own Beer! Brewing Journal

Brew Your Own Beer!:Brewing Journal

Brew Your Own Beer Brewing Log Book


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

Home brew Journal for Craft Beer Homebrewers Homebrew Logbook w/ space for 70+ recipes Beer Glassware Reference, Beer Color Chart, Hops and Yeast Strain Chart

Features of this notebook include:

  • Other brewing procedure and tasting details can also be recorded.
  • This beer logbook used in up to 50 beer recipes.
  • Perfect for all writing and portable makes a wonderful gift for any beer lover.
  • Large 6″ x 9″
  • Paperback Cover

Brew Your Own Beer!:Brewing Journal, Homebrew Beer Recipe Journal, Brew Log Book, Beer Brewing Notebook, Record Beers Brew Journal Diary Log Book

The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers by Mark Dredge


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

The New Craft Beer World cracks open over 400 of the finest, most innovative brews on the planet, making it a must-have for any beer lover.

With more amazing beers available than ever before, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. That’s where The New Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 400 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style—whether it’s an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts—along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favorites. So whether you’re looking for bitter beers or balanced flavors, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching beer with food and how to serve your drinks


The New Craft Beer World: Celebrating over 400 delicious beers

Announcing: Kegland Stainless Steel, Flow Control Ball Lock Quick Disconnect V2

KegLand Stainless Flow Control Ball LockKegLand Stainless Flow Control Ball Lock Threaded via William’s Brewing

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

Now improved for 2021:

• 20% more adjustment knob range allows for finer flow control

• New softer spring for the poppet allows for both easier connection to a keg and easier knob adjustment

• New softer spring for the securing ring also eases installation and removal

• New markings on adjustment knob make it easy to know if you are increasing or decreasing flow

This all stainless fitting features a ball lock beer side connection, a ¼” male flare threaded outlet, and adjustable flow control. Perfect for making keg mounted faucets where you do not have 4′ of 3/16″ interior diameter tubing to reduce foaming. Adjust the flow when it leaves the keg!

If you want to make a ball lock keg faucet, you will need to purchase this connector, plus our items I26 Faucet Adapter, X85 Nukatap Faucet, D87 Concave Washer, and a tap handle of your choice. This disconnect is 3″ tall.

Note: Due to variances in machining, these vary a bit as far as how much flow they constrict at a given turn of the knob. So if you have more than one, one may require a different amount of knob turning to achieve the same flow constricting result. Also, these have a bit more restriction than normal wide open ball lock disconnects even when they are fully open, something to keep in mind.


 

  • V1 was announced back in 2019 and ended up disappearing from shelves at some point.
  • Kegland and William’s Brewing have announced a new and improved v2!

KegLand Stainless Flow Control Ball Lock

Also: What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?

What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?

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Introducing: SAFECID Beer Line Cleaners

Introducing SAFECID Draft Line Cleaners

From the Distributor, Kegtron: “SAFECID delivers industrial-strength cleaning products used by the pros yet are safe enough for you and the environment. Only SAFECID delivers both power and safety for commercial and home draft systems. ”

SAFECID Alkaline Beer Cleaner – Recommended Every Two Weeks

  • High pH, low-foaming caustic line cleaner
  • Powerful, professional-grade strength
  • Removes soil, deposits, hop resins and biofilms
  • Replaces dangerous sodium hydroxide
  • Safe: Will not harm skin or eyes
  • Biodegrades in 10 days or less
  • Blue trace color
  • 0-0-0 hazmat rating

SAFECID Acid Line Cleaner – Recommended Every Three Months

  • Low pH, low-foaming acid replacement line cleaner
  • Dissolves minerals not removed by caustic cleaners
  • Removes beer stone, lime, scale and other minerals
  • Replaces dangerous conventional acids
  • Safe: Will not harm skin or eyes
  • Biodegrades in 10 days or less
  • Pink trace color
  • 0-0-0 hazmat rating

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More Info: SAFECID Beer Line Cleaning System

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.