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Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $6.38 + free prime ship

Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

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  • With the cap you can simply fill an old PET bottle with cold liquid and carbonate by connecting to gas side ball lock disconnect.You can make your own soda, carbonate beer, or even make your own soft drinks like juice
  • It is designed to fit onto most soft drink PET bottles, inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation
  • The carbonation cap is highly effective method to add and maintain carbonation in beverages for extended periods of time
  • Please Note:For best results, make sure that your beverage is very cold so that the CO2 can be absorbed much faster

 

Potential Uses:

  • 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.

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Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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VIVOSUN 400 GPH Utility Pump – $15.99! + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump

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  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.52*2.95inch; The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation; An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max Flow Rate: 400 GPH (1500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 5.2 Feet. Watt: 15W; Voltage:110-120V
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise; The device doesn’t need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

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VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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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.

1/2″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting – 304 SS – $6.99 + free prime ship

1/2″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting

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  • 【Material】: 304 stainless steel
  • 【Design】: NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female
  • 【Function】: Metric BSP NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female straight thread pipe fitting adapter

 

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ORLEIMI Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting Tee Pipe Fitting NPT 1/2 Female Connector 3 Way Coupling Forged Union T Thread Adapter 304 Stainless Steel 1 Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Install a Priming and Purging Port for Easy Homebrew Pump Operation

pump priming port

I use my High Flow March Pump to recirculate/vorlauf, transfer wort to my brew kettle, chill with a recirculating immersion chiller and transfer to my fermenter.  It works great, helps me chill down very quickly and overall, it shaves a significant amount of time off my brew day.

Losing Prime, Cavitation and Clogs

When I first started using this pump, I struggled with it.  It continually lost prime and, less often, clogged with grain material.  Disassembling the pump head is not what I consider a real time saver.  That’s no good!

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ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $11.99 w/20% Off Coupon

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000F for Refrigerator Fermenter

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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The ITC-1000(110V) is a two-stage temperature controller that can simultaneously heat and cool using two different sides of a standard electrical relay.
In the heating mode, when the temperature is lower than the set temperature, the controller is turned on and turned off when it is higher than the set temperature.
In the cooling mode, the temperature is turned on when the temperature is higher than the set temperature, and is turned off when the temperature is lower than the set temperature.
The ITC-1000 (110V)can switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Main features
Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Choose
More User-friendly Operating
Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes
Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
Temperature Calibrating
Refrigerating Control Output Delay Protection
Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error

Output: 2 Relays
Temperature Measuring Range: -58~210°F / -50~99°C
Resolution: 0.1°F / 0.1°C
Accuracy: ±2°F (-58~160°F) / ±1°C (-50~70°C)
Power Supply: 110VAC 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 3W
Sensor: NTC Sensor


 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system. Dual Stage means this can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.   Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

What are other people saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000 for Refrigerator Fermenter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

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Announcing: DuoTight Compatible, Stainless Steel Carbonation & Line Cleaning Cap!

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap - Stainless - Duotight Compatible KG502

Kegland Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Stainless – Duotight Compatible via MoreBeer

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This stainless steel 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. Use the Duotight compatible stem to connect a 8mm or 9.5mm reducer, then attach EVABarrier draft line 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 ball lock fitting is 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!

Features:

6.5mm Duotight Compatible
Liquid and Gas Ball Lock Compatible
Disassembles for Easy Cleaning
Made from Stainless Steel
28mm PCO 1881 Threads
Kegland Part Number: KL20435


 

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.
  • Flushing Carboys, Fermenters and Kegs – As a piece of tubing the barb, hook to your CO2 line and use this to flush receiving vessels wiht CO2 to reduce O2 pickup.
  • 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

A Great Deal!…

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Stainless – Duotight Compatible KG502

Also: Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133

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

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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.

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

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.59 + Hands on Review

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.

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

  • [Heavy Duty Stainless Carbonation Cap]: High quality stainless steel carbonation cap, well made for rust resistance and corrosion-proof. Would last for a longtime in good condition. A must have equipment for homebrew Carbonation.
  • [Great for Homebrew Carbonation/ Cleaning]: This ball lock carbonation cap is most used for homemade beverages carbonation, and meanwhile it is great for cleaning beer/ soda/ water/ juice lines. Easy to set up.
  • [Easily Counter Pressure Bottle Filling]: Ideal for counter pressure bottle filling. Fit for most soft drink PET bottles. Just simply attach this cap with a PET bottle and a ball-lock gas disconnect to coupling CO2 into the bottle for beverage carbonation. Your home made drinks will be right ready for drinking.
  • [Food Safe Gasket 100% No Leaks]: We use premium material for the gaskets and o-rings. High resilient food safe rubber gaskets to seal against the threads and gives you 100% no leak connections! We updated our package with 5 o-rings and 1 more gasket for replacement.

“FERRODAY carbonation cap fits BOTH liquid and gas ball lock disconnects, the post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined for both”


 

Applications:

  • 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 SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

One of the questions that arises on these type of carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check the product description for current specs.

Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

As of this posting, this is selling for $10.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water


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

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – $9.98 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

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  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

 

Of course you could use these fittings in lots of different applications.  One possible application is a Spunding Valve build.  A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

7/14/21 12:30 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.98.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

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400 GPH Submersible Pump, Brushless Motor, Stainless Impeller Shaft – $15.99 + free prime ship & Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump with 48 Hours Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet 25W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump

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  • USE BRUSHLESS MOTOR, run smoothly, low noise, long working life compared with brush motor, keep it quiet and not scare the fish.
  • ANTI DRY BURNING DESGIN, the fish pong pump can withstand 48 hours dry burning. So no need to worry about there is not enough water in your fish tank when you go on a short trip.
  • STRONG POWER HIGH LIFT, this fountain pump max lift height: 6.9ft. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly)
  • STAINLESS STEEL PUMP IMPELLER SHAFT, corrosion resistance, strong driving, long working life, so JAKIELAX submersible pump also fit for sea water
  • SUCTION CUP 2 NOZZLES ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE, 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 2 nozzles for optional

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

7/13/21 7:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $15.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump with 48 Hours Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet 25W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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.

1/4″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting – $9.99 + Spunding Valve Build

HFS (R) TEE Fitting - Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4" FEMALE NPT)

HFS (R) TEE Fitting – Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4″ FEMALE NPT)


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

  • [Size]: 1/4″ NPT female x 1/4″ NPT female x 1/4″ NPT female
  • [Quality Materials]: The TEE is made of high quality 304 stainless steel, which is durable, stable, rust and corrosive resistance and good for long time using.
  • [Precise Design]: With 1/4″ NPT female threads, it can be used for connecting pipe fittings
  • [High Working Temp. & Wide Range of Applications]: The TEE is designed with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes or tubes. It is suitable for different media including water, gas, and oil with working at -67°F~428°F

Of course you could do a lot of things with this fitting.  One possible thing you could do is build a Spunding Valve.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over carbonated beers and more.

7/12/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

HFS (R) TEE Fitting – Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4″ FEMALE NPT) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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