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Ball Lock Keg QD Jumper Post [Clean Draft Lines + Draft Line Cleaning Pump Build] – $5.99

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

via Brew Hardware.  This custom fitting is designed to allow you to connect two ball lock QDs together for the purpose of cleaning your draft lines more quickly and easily.


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

New and improved version of this fitting is much easier to connect than previous stock. We’ve moved the locking groove closer to the ends so the poppet in your QD doesn’t have to compress as much.

Maybe this is a strange idea but that’s how we roll. This custom made fitting allows you to connect a liquid or gas ball lock coupler/disconnect to both sides. It’s made so that the poppet is depressed to get full flow through both lines. Why?
If you’ve got a multiple faucet kegerator, you’re probably used to cleaning your lines one tap at a time. There are a lot of different ways to run cleaner through the lines whether it be pumping, or maybe even dispensing BLC or other cleaners through by pressurizing a spare keg. The BEST way to clean lines is to use a pump because cleaner in motion works better than static. Here’s how we do it. We use a chugger pump fed from a spare pot or cooler and the output of the pump goes into the first faucet (simply clamp the hose on to the nozzle). The serving line goes to this ball lock jumper fitting, then into the serving line of the next faucet. On the outside of this faucet you can either run it back into your cleaner reservoir or continue to daisy chain to as many faucets as you have. Please note that if you have the faucet style where the piston sticks out of the front of the faucet, you can’t do this because it will leak at that spot.

The beauty of this method is that you don’t have to take your disconnects off the lines or take them apart for cleaning. The cleaner goes through everything. You can also use it with only one QD attached which would then just hold the poppet open for you.

This item is JUST the doubled ended jumper post fitting with two included ORINGS as seen in the picture (may be red or black). We only show the ball lock QD in the second picture to show application at a glance.”


HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Josh Says: “I use two of these, along with my Mark II Keg Washer, and silicone tubing between my Perlick faucets, to make a loop through all three of my taps in order to recirculate BLC for a good 30 – 60 minutes. Works great!”

Availability of these is touch and go.  Brew Hardware gets a supply in stock and then they sell our in relatively short order.  This is usually followed by a long period of unavailability.  As of this posting, they’re back in stock and marked down to $5.99  Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check product page for current availability.

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

Draft Line Cleaning Pumps: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Building A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

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SongJoy 400 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump – $17.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Build

SongJoy Submersible 1320 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (400GPH)

Submersible pump. 396 Gallons per hour, 25 W motor, 1.5M=4.9 ft power cord

Possible homebrew uses: Recirculating draft line cleaner build or as part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

I use a similar style pump (although different model, manufacturer and specs) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

9/12/19 4 AM Central: This is selling for $17.99.  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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

SongJoy Submersible 1320 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (400GPH) – note that additional versions may be available, as such a different product may show up 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.

Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball…. $7.75 + free shipping

Sanitary Cleaning Ball, 1pc 1/2"BSP Stainless Steel Thread Female Sanitary Fix/Rotary Spray Ball Tank Cleaning Ball, Durable and Long Service Life(Fix)

Sanitary Cleaning Ball, 1pc 1/2″BSP Stainless Steel Thread Female Sanitary Fix/Rotary Spray Ball Tank Cleaning Ball

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

  • Made of stainless steel, durable and long service life
  • Small size, convenient installation, both internal and external surface are polished well
  • The largest cleaning diameter reaches 1 to 6 meters, and the rotary one can rotate 360° to spray
  • Work pressure is about 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms, and it can achieve an ideal cleaning effect
  • Water consumption is very low, which greatly lessen the cleaning cost

 

CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Other possible homebrew applications: A CIP ball could be as part of a recirculating or sparging setup or as part of a keg or carboy cleaning setup.  Example: I use this rotary spray ball (different model, manufacturer and specs) with my Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner.  See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball. 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.

9/12/19 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $7.99.  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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Sanitary Cleaning Ball, 1pc 1/2″BSP Stainless Steel Thread Female Sanitary Fix/Rotary Spray Ball Tank Cleaning Ball, Durable and Long Service Life(Fix)


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Make Your Own DIY Custom Tap Handles – 10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts – Tap Handle Ferrule – $10.79, $1.08 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.

9/8/19 2 AM Central:  These are selling for just $10.79.  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

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap – $10.11 + free prime ship, w/coupon + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Hombrew soft drink PET Bottle Filling Stainless Steel Carbonation / Line Cleaning

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

  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Made of stainless steel material,makes it easier than ever to carbonate your beverages
  • make sure that your beverage is very cold so that the CO2 can be absorbed much faster
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines

The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects. Stainless stell make it last forever.This carbonation cap also includes a barb tail on the underside ,so you can attach some beer line to act as a dip tube. This allows the carbonation cap to be used in several different ways including: Carbonate Cleaning your beer lines Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles and so on.Co-win concentrate on producing and selling high quality home brew products,you can get more surprise products in our store.Good products will bring you perfect experence for home brewing . If you have any question and suggestion please contact us We are manufacturer, you will get good prices for batch orders.


 

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.

I use a similar carbonation cap (different model, manufacturer and potentially different specs) in two line cleaning builds – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump ConversionNote: I recommend looking at the current product description to see if currently says whether or not works with both liquid and gas QDs.

9/7/19 9 AM Central: This is selling for $10.99.  Click on “Save an extra 8% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $10.11 at checkout.  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 

Hombrew soft drink PET Bottle Filling Stainless Steel Carbonation / Line Cleaning


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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. 

9/5/19 12:30 PM Central: This is selling 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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290 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump – $19.95 + free prime ship & Draft Line Cleaning Build

EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics

Eco 290 Submersible Pump by EcoPlus.  290 gallons per hour.  28 watt motor.


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

  • 264 Gallons per hour; 28 watt motor
  • Included fittings: .75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x 3.4″ Threaded
  • Suitable for installation on dry land for in-line use or submersibly into the water
  • Pre-wired 69 inch 120v power cord
  • Suitable for use in hydroponic systems, ponds,fresh and saltwater aquariums, fountains and filter systems

I use this pump in my Recirculating Draft Line Cleaimg_cln_img_0593-225x300ning Build.  You could also use this to put together a recirculating wort chiller.

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

9/3/19 1 AM Central: This is selling for $19.95. 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 

EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics  – note: additional versions of this pump may be available on this product page, a different model may show up at this link


Related: Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

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0-30 PSI Pressure Gauge + Spunding Valve Build

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0 to 30 PSI Pressure Gauge with 1/4″ NPT threads by Zenport

A similar gauge is featured in our Spunding Valve Build.   cln_tn_spundingA 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].

Zenport DPG30 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 30 PSI


Also: Zenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI | Build a Spunding Valve

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Green Expert 203617 1/6 HP Portable Submersible Utility Pump

Green Expert 203617 1/6 HP Portable Submersible Utility Pump with Max 1056 GPH Flow Efficiently for Water Removal Basement Flood Drainage Pump, suit to 3/4" Standard Garden hose, 25 feet Cord

Green Expert 203617 1/6 HP Portable Submersible Utility Pump with Max 1056 GPH Flow Efficiently for Water Removal Basement Flood Drainage Pump, suit to 3/4″ Standard Garden hose, 25 feet Cord

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

  • 1/6 horsepower energy-efficient engine with thermal overload protection, has the ability to deliver water to maximumly height -16.5 feet; Remove max 17.5 gallons water in one minutes horizontally.
  • Easy to install for quick draining, portable small pump with lengthened 25 feet power cable with more convenient.
  • It works by simple plug-in operation, can remove water level down to 1/5″.
  • Presented two kinds of plastic adaptors, can connect to 3/4″ standard garden hose and 1″ hose pipe for more choices.
  • High impact thermoplastic housing with environmental green color; UL certificated with one-year limited warranty.

 

Possible uses around your homebrewery: DIY keg and carboy cleaner, draft line cleaner and a recirculation pump for wort chilling.

Green Expert 203617 1/6 HP Portable Submersible Utility Pump with Max 1056 GPH Flow Efficiently for Water Removal Basement Flood Drainage Pump, suit to 3/4″ Standard Garden hose, 25 feet Cord – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

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450 GPH Submersible Pump + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Submersible Water Pump UL Listed with Adjustable Flow for Pond, Aquarium, Pet Fountain, Waterfalls, Hydroponics with 3.1' High Lift, 6.1'Cord, 2 Nozzles

Submersible Water Pump UL Listed with Adjustable Flow for Pond, Aquarium, Pet Fountain, Waterfalls, Hydroponics with 3.1′ High Lift, 6.1’Cord, 2 Nozzles

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  • 【ULTRA QUIET OPERATION & ULTRA POWER】Our pumps not only have impressive lift, but also an equally amazing lack of noise. The high vibration pumps are made with 100% cooper winding and a ceramic shaft, running at a whisper-quiet level. The only sound you hear is the quiet flow of water
  • 【ADJUSTABLE WATER FLOW】Designed with a built-in flow regulator controlling full adjustability of your water flow up to 450GPH to meet your different needs
  • 【MINI COMPACT】The mini-size pump can easily hide in the water and leaves more space inside. It is equipped with 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump is helpful for mounting on the glass surface
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】The pump is designed perfectly for aquarium, fountains, pond, hydroponics, pet drinking fountain, and etc. Safe for fish or plants without harmful chemicals. It is friendly for you to customize and detach for cleaning
  • 【DURABILITY】The polished aluminum oxide ceramic impeller shaft is anti-corrosive and acid resisting, working ideally under fresh and sea water 24/7, lasting longer than normal stainless steel shaft

 

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.

Submersible Water Pump UL Listed with Adjustable Flow for Pond, Aquarium, Pet Fountain, Waterfalls, Hydroponics with 3.1′ High Lift, 6.1’Cord, 2 Nozzles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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