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3M Super Weatherstrip Adhesive [Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases] – $2.47 + free prime ship & a deal on loose handle kegs

3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 03602, 1 oz

3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 03602, 1 oz


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

  • Forms flexible, waterproof bond that resists vibration
  • Easy to brush and spread right from the tube, saving time
  • Resists oils, solvents, detergents and temperature changes for permanent repairs
  • Bonds to a range of surfaces including vinyl, metal, fabrics and rubber

Note from HBF:  This adhesive has been used by some to repair loose homebrew keg handles and bases.  A loose corny keg handle or base can be an annoyance.  If your keg is in otherwise good shape, it may make sense to repair a loose handle or base.  See: Fix It! Repairing Loose Cornelius Keg Handles and Bases

It’s worth noting that buying a loose handle keg can be a great way to get a deal.  Adventures in Homebrewing periodically offers these kegs at a discount – search AIH for “loose” – availability of these kegs can be touch and go due to limited quantities and generally high demand

Note that other sizes and colors may be available.  Search Amazon for “3M Weatherstrip Adhesive” to see what other options may be available

10/20/20 2:30 PM Central: The last couple times I’ve posted this at this price, it’s either changed price or sold our relatively quickly.  As of this posting, this is available for just $2.47.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

+ A Deal on Loose Handle Kegs

3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 03602, 1 oz – 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.

Kedsum 330 GPH Submersible Pump – $13.27 + free prime ship, w/coupon + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

KEDSUM 880GPH Submersible Pump(3500L/H, 100W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 13ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5.9 ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM Submersible Pump

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  • ★Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 330 GPH per hour(1500L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 6.5 Feet.(Grounded power cord:5.9ft)
  • ★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: 25 W,Voltage: 110V)
  • ★Perfect size:This profile size water pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions: 3.35(L) *2.37(W) *2.76(H) inches ).With no seals or messy oils ,the suction cups mounting feet for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
  • ★3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 interchangeable Outlet Adapters for different tubing, one is 0.51inch, one is 0.63inch, and the other is 0.75inch.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, aquariums, water features, hydroponic gardens and water changes
  • ★Detachable and Cleanable: The pond 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.]

 

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.

10/19/20 11 AM This is on sale for $16.39.  Click on “Save extra 20% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $13.27 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

KEDSUM Submersible 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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ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $14.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit

Inkbird ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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  • There are two relays. Switch between cooling and heating modes. Support for °F / °C display.
  • Overheat Protection of Home Appliances, hatching, Seedling pads, constant temperature Circulation and other Electrical Appliances.
  • By setting the temperature set-point and the difference between the temperature set-point and the difference.
  • Alarm when temperature is out of limit or sensor is wrong.
  • Switch between refrigeration and heating modes, temperature calibration.

 

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].

10/19/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code PA5MLADX and the price drops to $14.39 at checkout.Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit


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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1/4-Inch MFL by 1/4-Inch MPT Fitting – $8.73 + Free Prime Ship & Spunding Build – How & Why

1/4" MFL to 1/4" MPT

1/4″ MFL to 1/4″ MPT Fitting

This fitting could be used for a lot of things.  One potential use would be as part of a 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.  This fitting would be part of a style 2 build.

10/19/20 1 AM Central: This is selling for $8.73.  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 

1/4″ MFL to 1/4″ MPT


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Winters PEM Series Steel All Purpose Pressure Gauge – $8.16 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

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

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

  • 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 sort of gauge gauge (different specs, 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].

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

10/18/20 1 AM Central: This selling for $8.16.  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

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


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2 x DC Motor Speed Controlers [stir plate builds, kegerator recirculating fan] – $7.99, $4.00 each, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Onyehn 2Pcs 1.8v 3v 5v 6v 7.2v 12v 2A 30W Low Voltage DC Motor Speed Controller PWM 1803BK 1803B Adjustable Driver Switch 2 Pack

Onyehn 2Pcs 1.8v 3v 5v 6v 7.2v 12v 2A 30W Low Voltage DC Motor Speed Controller PWM 1803BK 1803B Adjustable Driver Switch 2 Pack

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

  • This Brand New 1803BK DC Motor Speed Controller allows controlling the direction of a DC the motor using a Pulse-Width-Modulated (PWM) DC voltage with a Duty Cycle fully the product adjust from 0%-100%.
  • With a self-recovery fuse 2A and a Power-On LED light.
  • Enable to provide a continuous current of 2A to your DC motor or other DC load.
  • If the current is too large, it will be automatically disconnected, and the fuse will automatically recover after cooling.
  • PWM DC motor speed controller with switch function.

 

Possible homebrew applications: Use as part of a stir plate build, use to control you kegerator or keezer recirculating fan.

If you’re looking for a ready built Stir Plate, consider the StirStarter

10/17/20 2 PM Central: These are selling for just $7.99.  That’s the best historical third party 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 order. 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.

Onyehn 2Pcs 1.8v 3v 5v 6v 7.2v 12v 2A 30W Low Voltage DC Motor Speed Controller PWM 1803BK 1803B Adjustable Driver Switch 2 Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan

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STC-3008 – Dual Display, Dual Probes Digital Temperature Controller – $16.99 + Free Prime Ship

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes

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  • STC-3008 temperature controller, temperature Range:-55°C~ + 120°C
  • Supply Voltage: AC 110-220V
  • With dual probe NTC sensor
  • Widely Application: various sensor control boxes, water heater, freezer, fan, etc

 

10/11/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $16.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

AC Temperature Controller, Aideepen Digital STC-3008 AC 110-220V Dual Display Thermostat Temperature Controller with Dual Probes – 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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400 GPH Submersible Pump – $16.14 + Free Prime Ship, w/Coupon + 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 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


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

  • 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 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.

10/10/20 5 AM Central: This is selling for just $16.99.  That in and of itself is the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save 5% with Coupon” and the price drops to $16.14.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

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


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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.

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $11.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon & 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:

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra 5 piece of o-ring for replacement
  • Weight:3.5-3.6oz,stainless steel material 100/100,We are committed to offer you high quality product as well as superior service! Please feel free to tell us if any problems, we would try our best to satisfy you. Lifetime technical support.

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”

 

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.

10/5/20 7:30 PM Central: This is selling for $11.99.  Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $11.39.  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 

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


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boxtech Submersible Water Pump – 260 GPH – $13.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

boxtech 264-1057 GPH Submersible Water Pump, Super Quiet Small Fountain Pump for Pond Aquariums Hydroponics Fish Tank Garden Fountain Waterfall

boxtech 264-1057 GPH Submersible Water Pump, Super Quiet Small Fountain Pump

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  • 🐟【Powerful Speed Flow】Max Flow Rate:660 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 8 Feet.45W high efficiency motor for energy saving,and low water level design.
  • 🐟【Ultra Quiet & Safe】Made of high-grade material, which is non-toxic, safe.This submersible water pump is a multi-functional, multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life.
  • 🐟【100% submersible】A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Large flower basket design at the bottom of the pump help keep it in place, 360 degree surrounded by water, more hydraulic, 100% submersible.
  • 🐟【3 Water Outlets】Equipped with 3 water outlets, can be matched with suitable water pipes according to specific needs. threaded fittings make it more stable.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond.

 

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.

10/5/20 7 AM Central: This is on sale for just $13.99. 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 

boxtech 264-1057 GPH Submersible Water Pump, Super Quiet Small Fountain Pump for Pond Aquariums Hydroponics Fish Tank Garden Fountain Waterfall – 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.