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Announcing: DuoTight Compatible Plastic Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Caps at MoreBeer + Draft Line Cleaning Build

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap - Plastic FE133

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic via MoreBeer

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

This plastic ball lock cap features soda bottle threads, allowing you to convert a 1 or 2 liter soda bottle into a convenient travel growler. The ball lock is compatible with both gas and beverage disconnects, so you can charge the PET bottle before you leave the house and dispense on the go. Attach 3/16″ or 1/4″ ID tubing to the barb to serve as your dip tube and you’re all set!

These caps also work great for quickly and conveniently cleaning your draft lines. Mix up a small batch of line cleaning solution in a soda bottle, attach the ball lock cap, and then connect it to your beverage line. Place a bucket below your tap to catch the cleaning solution and open your faucet. Then simply turn the bottle upside down and squeeze it to push solution through your line and out the faucet. You can also choose to pressurize the bottle first, but squeezing the solution through is just as effective.

Fermenting with the FermZilla? This is the same ball lock fitting included with the FermZilla Pressure Kit and it’s also compatible with the FermZilla Collection Container. If you use the collection container to add dry hops, attach one of these caps and you’ll be able purge the container of oxygen before opening the dump valve to introduce the hops. Attach some tubing and diffusion stone and you can oxygenate your wort through the collection container as well!

The barb is Duotight compatible. If you’d like to use the cap with 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing, see DUO100.

For a stainless steel option see KG500.

Specs:

  • Liquid and Gas Ball Lock Compatible
  • Overall Length – 2.5″
  • Barb Length – 7/8″
  • Barb OD – 1/4″
  • Barb ID – 3/16″
  • 28mm PCO 1881 Threads

 

What are these used for?

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar (but different) caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133

If you’d like to use the cap with 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing, see DUO100.

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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.

Announcing: BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit from MoreBeer!

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit

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With this complete kit you’ll be ready to use the BlowTie Spunding Valve right out of the box. The BlowTie is used to release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a receiving keg during pressure transfers. This diaphragm spunding valve is much more accurate than the spring and poppet style, and works much better at lower pressures.

Pressure Fermentation
Pressure fermentation is becoming more and more popular at the homebrew level, but in order to do it safely and accurately, you need a way to release excess pressure. You’ll pressurize your vessel to your desired psi, but once fermentation begins and those hungry, active yeast start creating CO2, the pressure inside the vessel will increase. Attach a spunding valve and set it to your desired pressure, and it will blow off when the pressure gets to high and close up again when it’s back to your desired psi.

Pressure Transfers
Even if you don’t have a pressurizable fermenter, you may have done pressure transfers from keg to keg during filtering or after fining. During pressure transfers, it’s a good idea to have a bit of head pressure in the receiving keg, especially if you’re transferring beer that is already carbonated. Having a spunding valve in place will allow you to consistently control the head pressure and give you more consistent results, without losing carbonation in the process.

Diaphragm vs. Poppet
With the poppet style spunding valve, a spring pushes against a poppet to keep the valve closed. When the poppet lifts up to open, the surface area the gas pushes against becomes larger, and the spring has to work harder to push the poppet down and reseal the valve. This can lead to more gas being released than intended, and the remaining pressure in your vessel may be at a lower psi than your spunding valve’s set psi.

Instead of a poppet, the spring inside the BlowTie pushes against a diaphragm, which has an immensely larger surface area. This means the surface area that the gas pushes against while the diaphragm is closed is significantly closer to the surface area it pushes against when the diaphragm is open. This leads to higher accuracy, and the remaining pressure after excess gas is released will be much closer to your set blow off pressure.

Kit Includes:

  • BlowTie
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Ball Lock Disconnect
  • Duotight Tee & Flared Duotight Fitting
  • 2x Lengths of EVABarrier 8mm OD Tubing

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve – for loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

Until now, this has only been available as individual components (parts list below) via MoreBeer.  I’m excited to say that they are now selling it as a complete kit.

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve Complete Kit FE961

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

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Announcing: Stainless Ball Valve for Sanke Couplers & Shanks from MoreBeer

Stainless Ball Valve for Couplers & Shanks

Stainless Ball Valve for Couplers & Shanks from MoreBeer!


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

This ball valve is incredibly handy for those wanting to shut off flow of liquid and gas lines on keg couplers or shanks. Highly recommended if you are disconnecting your coupler and not re-attaching to another keg immediately. Made from 304 stainless steel.

Stainless Ball Valve for Couplers & Shanks

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Announcing: Torpedo Stainless Steel Ball Lock Spunding Valve!

Ball Lock Spunding Valve (w/ Pressure Gauge) FIL42AS

Ball Lock Spunding Valve (w/ Pressure Gauge) via MoreBeer

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

A spunding valve is a great accessory to have when performing pressure transfers and is a must-have for fermenting under pressure. Designed by the MoreBeer! R&D team and made from stainless steel components for long-lasting quality. Our spunding valve features the Torpedo Keg gas-in disconnect and our specially designed adjustable stainless gas pressure relief valve (D1833L). This model also features a pressure gauge that reads from 0-15 psi.

Don’t need the gauge? Check out our FIL42S.

Pressure Fermentation
Pressure fermentation is becoming more and more popular at the homebrew level, but in order to do it safely and accurately, you need a way to release excess pressure. You’ll pressurize your vessel to your desired psi, but once fermentation begins and those hungry, active yeast start creating CO2, the pressure inside the vessel will increase. Attach a spunding valve and set it to your desired pressure, and it will blow off when the pressure gets to high and close up again when it’s back to your desired psi.

Pressure Transfers
Even if you don’t have a pressurizable fermenter, you may have done pressure transfers from keg to keg during filtering or after fining. During pressure transfers, it’s a good idea to have a bit of head pressure in the receiving keg, especially if you’re transferring beer that is already carbonated. Having a spunding valve in place will allow you to consistently control the head pressure and give you more consistent results, without losing carbonation in the process.

Note: The very end of the pressure relief valve can be adjusted by unscrewing the knurled adjustment knob. If too tight and not adjustable by hand, wrap a towel around the adjustment knob and loosen with pliers. Then finger tighten or loosen to desired pressure.


 

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve – for loads of information on building and using a Spunding Valve.

Ball Lock Spunding Valve (w/ Pressure Gauge) FIL42AS

This is also available in a cheaper version that does not includes a gauge.  Handy if you have another way to set pressure.  Ball Lock Spunding Valve FIL42S

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Announcing: New Single Hop Experiment Recipes! – Callista, HBC 472, Multihead, Neo1 + lots more


MoreBeer has introduced a load of new entries in their Single Hop Recipe Kit Series.  Mutlihead, Neo1, Cashmere, Idaho Gem and lots more.  These recipes are a great chance to taste and learn about new hops.  Magnum hops are typically used for bittering, after that, it’s all the featured hop.  Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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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Introducing: Duotight Flow Stopper Automatic Keg Filler – now available at MoreBeer

Duotight Flow Stopper Automatic Keg Filler DUO250

Duotight Flow Stopper Automatic Keg Filler from MoreBeer!


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

The Duotight Flow Stopper is a handy devicie to use while filling kegs or when transferring between kegs during filtering or after fining. Simply attach the Flow Stopper to the gas post of your keg, then when the keg is full it will automatically cut off flow and prevent excess beer from exiting your gas post and spilling onto the floor.

For even better results, we recommend using the Flow Stopper with the BlowTie Spunding Valve. The BlowTie will enable you to apply head pressure to the keg, meaning you can control the flow speed and reduce the foam generated in the filling process. You will need a short length of 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing to connect the BlowTie to the outlet of the Flow Stopper.

  • 2 x Duotight 8 mm x 5/8″ FPT (DUO104)
  • 1 x Duotight 8 mm elbow (DUO107)
  • 1 x Duotight 8 mm x 1/4 in. flare (DUO106)
  • 1 x Ball float
  • 1 x Stainless spring
  • 2 x 8 mm OD EVABarrier joiners
  • 1 x Acrylic sight glass

Duotight Flow Stopper Automatic Keg Filler DUO250

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Announcing: Stainless Steel Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnects – now available at MoreBeer

Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect Beverage Out - Flare KEG742
Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect Beverage Out – Flare via MoreBeer

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Pick up this Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect and stop banging your head against the wall trying to balance your draft line. We’re all after the same thing — the perfect pour — but balancing beer lines can be a daunting task. You do the research and crunch the numbers, choose the right inner diameter line, cut it to the ideal length, only to spend your evenings dialing your regulator setting back and forth like a turtle-necked safecracker. This stainless steel flow control disconnect will eliminate the guess work and fast track you to perfectly pouring beer.

Flow control faucets are a popular option but they’re inherently flawed due to the point of restriction being at the very end of the beer line. The flow control apparatus inside the faucet causes turbulence, which leads to foaming and carbonation coming out of solution prematurely. Flow control disconnects on the other hand have the ability to restrict the flow before the beer enters the beer line so the head pressure created by the beer line keeps the carbonation in solution.

Another advantage of FC disconnects is that you don’t have to rely on a small inner diameter or long line length to apply flow resistance. In fact, even in the fully open position, the disconnect will provide some inherent flow resistance, so you should use a shorter line than the 5-6 ft. length that is typically recommended. This makes the flow control disconnect ideal for dispensing beer on the go where you might have a picnic tap with a short line or a disconnect faucet adapter with no line at all!


 

These ball lock QDs are made from stainless steel.  Beyond that they also have a unique feature that allows you to change the resistance that the QD is exerting on your beer.  That means you can dial in flow right at the QD.  That allows you to make modifications for lower or higher carbonation levels without changing tubing lengths.

Flow Control Ball Lock Disconnect Beverage Out – Flare KEG742

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Introducing: William’s Brewing Grainfather Cam Lock Conversion Kit

Grainfather Cam Lock Conversion Kit

Grainfather Cam Lock Conversion Kit via William’s Brewing

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Convert the Recirculation Arm and the Counter Flow Chiller of the Grainfather to convenient Cam Lock fittings. This kit consists of 5 BSP thread 304 grade stainless parts to convert a Grainfather Recirculation Arm and Wort Chiller to easy to use Cam Lock Fittings. We also include new silicone chiller input tubing for the Grainfather Counter Flow Chiller, as the existing tubing can become stiff and make it hard to insert the new cam lock fitting.


 

Grainfather Cam Lock Conversion Kit

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Announcing: ForgeFit Stainless Butterfly Valve – 1.5 in. T.C. – now available at MoreBeer

ForgeFit Stainless Butterfly Valve – 1.5 in. T.C. via MoreBeer


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

This 1.5″ Tri-Clamp Butterfly Valve features stainless steel construction and 7-position handle. The handle can be rotated 180° for right or left hand operation.


ForgeFit Stainless Butterfly Valve – 1.5 in. T.C. FF170

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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

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