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OneBom Ball Lock Post to 1/4″ NPT – add a ball lock post to your project – $11.69 w/coupon

OneBom Ball Lock Post with Poppets, 1/4’’ Male NPT Hex Nipple, 19/32"-18 Gas/Liquid Corny Keg Adapter (Gas)

OneBom Ball Lock Post with Poppets, 1/4’’ Male NPT Hex Nipple, 19/32″-18 Gas/Liquid Corny Keg Adapter


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

  • 1/4’’ MALE NPT HEX NIPPLE – NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads .Male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on both ends for connecting female pipes or home brewing
  • WELL MADE – Both ball lock post and hex nipple constructed from 304 Stainless Steel. This material have excellent corrosion resistance. It`s perfect for use with rust sensitive applications and food applications.
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES – gas ball lock, 1/4’’hex nipple, 2 ball lock post o-rings, poppet
  • PLS NOTE – 19/32-18 Gas Ball Lock Post only fit for Cornelius brand kegs. NOT compatible with Firestone, Hoover, and Spartanburg kegs. The assembly can also be fitted to regulators, gas manifolds and various other items.

You could use this assembly to add a ball lock post to one of your projects.  Note that these are available in both gas and liquid versions

7/20/19 8 PM Central: This is selling for $12.99.  Click on “Save an extra 10% when you you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $11.69.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

OneBom Ball Lock Post with Poppets, 1/4’’ Male NPT Hex Nipple, 19/32″-18 Gas/Liquid Corny Keg Adapter – Multiple versions (gas and liquid) may be available.  A different version may who up at this product link.


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48 Quart Coleman Cooler – $22 + free prime ship! & Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

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

  • Keeps the Ice: 3-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90 °F
  • Holds 63 cans; Added height to hold 2-liter bottles upright to help prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant drain lets you remove water without turning the cooler upside down
  • Hinged lid for easy, one-handed access; 2-way handles for easy lifting and carrying in a space-saving design
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Dimensions: 14 W x 14.5 H x 26 L in Inches
  • Made in the USA

 

This is the same style of cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash”

7/20/19 11:30 AM Central; This is selling for just $22. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubber Mini Keg BungReview: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit | Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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ASI Silicone Sealant 100% RTV – 2.8 oz Squeeze Tube – NSF Certified – $4.74 + free prime ship

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Silicone Sealant 100% RTV – 2.8 oz Squeeze Tube

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  • 3oz (2.8 fl oz) squeeze tube with cap
  • VOC Compliant
  •  UL Listed
  • FDA Compliant
  • Use to bond or seal
  • Hi-Temp formulation
  • Remains flexible & durable at high temperatures

 

7/17/19 3 AM Central: This has dropped to $4.74. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ SAE Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + free shipping & Building a Spunding Valve

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE)

A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  See: Build a Spunding Valve for more info.  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this fitting.  A photo of this fitting as part of a Spunding Valve build is to the right.  Note: The description of this has changed since I first purchased it in October of 2018.  At that time it was titled HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304. 

7/12/19 2 AM Central: This is available again for just $6.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

HFS (R) Adaptor Stainless Steel S 304 3A (1/4″ NPT – 1/4″ SAE) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $11.24 w/coupon! + free prime ship

Inkbird Temp Control Thermostat ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Switch Controller Fahrenheit & Celsius Sensor 3D Printer,Freezer,Fridge,Hatching ect. (12 Volt)

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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NOTE: The manual is the same with 110V manual. If the description on the unit is 12V, pls connect 12V device. Don’t connect 110V Device. Thanks for your understanding.

Mounting dimension:
Front Panel Size: 75(L)*34.5(W)mm Mounting Size: 71(L)*29(W)mm
Product Size:75(L)*34.5(W)*85(D)mm Sensor Length: 2m (include the probe)

Technical Parameter:
Output: 2 Relays
Temperature Measuring Range: -50~210 oF / -50 oC-99 oC
Resolution: 0.1 oF / 0.1 oC
Accuracy: ±1 oF(-50 oF -160 oF)/ ±1 oC(-50 oC -70 oC)
Power Supply: 12V DC 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 3W
Sensor: NTC Sensor
Relay Contact Capacity: Cooling (10A/250VDC)/ Heating (10A/250VDC);
Ambient Temperature: 0 oC-60 oC
Storage Temperature: -30 oC-75 oC
Relative Humidity: 20-85% (No Condensate)

Package Content:
1x ITC 1000 Temperature controller 12v
1 x 2M Sensor

Dual Stage means you can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system.  Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  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”

7/10/19 5:30 AM Central: This is selling for $14.99.  Click on “Save an extra 15% when you apply this coupon” and price drops to just $11.24.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Inkbird Temp Control Thermostat ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Switch Controller Fahrenheit & Celsius Sensor 3D Printer,Freezer,Fridge,Hatching ect. (12 Volt)


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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Make Your Own DIY Custom Tap Handles – 10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts – Tap Handle Ferrule – $11.89, $1.12 Each + free prime ship

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8"-16 Internal Threads, 0.625" Length (Pack of 10)

10 Pack of EZ Lok Threaded Brass Inserts – 3/8″-16 threads, .625″ Length


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

  • Provides a Strong Machine Thread In Hard Woods
  • Ideal For Use in Woods Like Oak, Cherry, and Maple
  • Designed For Use In Furniture, Cabinetry, Storm Windows and Marine Applications
  • Simply Drill the Appropriately Sized Hole and Install with Screwdriver or Optional Drive Tool
  • Proprietary External Knife Threads Provide Superior Holding Power

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “tap handle”

Use to make your own custom tap handles.

7/9/19 1 PM Central: These are selling for $11.89.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

E-Z Lok Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8″-16 Internal Threads, 0.625″ Length (Pack of 10)


Related: the optional drive tool…  E-Z LOK Drive Tool

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – $9.97 + 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

7/9/19 1 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.97. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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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)

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.

7/3/19 11 PM Central: This is selling for $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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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Winters PEM Series Steel All Purpose Pressure Gauge 0 to 60 PSI + Spunding Valve Build

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 30 Hg Vacuum-0-60 psi/kpa, 2-1/2" Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4" NPT Bottom Mount

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 30 Hg Vacuum-0-60 psi/kpa, 2-1/2″ Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4″ NPT Bottom Mount

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  • Brass wetted parts for measuring non-corrosive liquid and gas pressure
  • Circular dial is enclosed in a steel case for corrosion resistance
  • Measures pressure with dual scale (psi/kPa)/(Hg. vacuum/kPa)
  • Display accuracy is + or – 3/2/3% over the entire range of the gauge (ASME B40.100 Grade B)
  • Lower mount or center back male connection with either 1/8″ or 1/4″ NPT rate

 

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer and model) in my Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 30 Hg Vacuum-0-60 psi/kpa, 2-1/2″ Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4″ NPT Bottom Mount


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Kedsum 800 GPH Submersible Pump + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 400GPH Submersible Water Pump(1500L/H,40W), Ultra Quiet Submersible Pump, Fountain Pump-7ft High Lift, 6.6ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM Submersible Pump

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  • Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 800 GPH per hour(3000L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 10 Feet.6 ft UL certification power cord with grounded three-pronged plug keep safe.
  • Ultra Quiet: This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service, energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 60 W, Voltage: 110V)
  • Triangle Design: Latest unique beautiful triangle design, 360 degree triangle water intake grid, strong filtration, not easily to get clogged, easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 1/2inch,one is 5/8inch ,and the other is 3/4inch, providing a different water flow as you desired. This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Detachable and Cleanable: The submersible pump is easy to detach to clean. [NOTE: This water pump is metric threads. Pump metric threaded fit for vinyl tubing, need a 13mm metric to 0.5″ NPT Adapter to fit for standard 1/2″ threaded PVC fitting.] KEDSUM provide 1 year manufactured warranty for all submersible water pump. Any question of the pump, pls send email us at support@kedsum.com

 

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.

KEDSUM Submersible Water Pump – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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