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OneBom Ball Lock Post to 1/4″ NPT – add a ball lock post to your project – $10.99, best price + free prime ship

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

1/14/20 3 PM Central: This have dropped to $10.99.  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.

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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400 GPH Utility Pump… $10.49 + free prime ship & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

400 GPH Submersible Water Pumps for Aquarium, Tabletop Fountains, Pond, Water Gardens and Hydroponic Systems with Two Nozzles, CE-ROHS Approved, 5.9 ft Power Cord

400 GPH Submersible Water Pumps for Aquarium, Tabletop Fountains, Pond, Water Gardens and Hydroponic Systems with Two Nozzles, CE-ROHS Approved, 5.9 ft Power Cord

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  • An adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, it can elevate column of water up to 6.5ft (2m), the maximum flow rate is 1.5(m3/h).
  • Four strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump are great for mounting on where both vertically and horizontally.The reliable and durable motor produce low-noise, giving you quiet environment.
  • Equipped with two nozzles (0.51in and 0.62in), providing different water flow effects, ideal for a medium-sized aquariums, small ponds, desktop water fountains, etc.
  • The small profile size makes it not only easy to hide or disguise but convenient to separate and clean, therefore no need any tools to detach it.
  • AC 110-120V/6 Hz/ 25 Watts, 1P X 8/ Hmax 2m and Qmax 1500 L/H /SL 430-B

 

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.

1/14/20 12:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $10.49. 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 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.

400 GPH Submersible Water Pumps for Aquarium, Tabletop Fountains, Pond, Water Gardens and Hydroponic Systems with Two Nozzles, CE-ROHS Approved, 5.9 ft Power Cord – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands On Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit + A Great Deal on 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler

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Brew Hardware’s 10 Gallon Beverage Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

Brew Hardware is known for innovative, high quality brewing gear.  They have a good amount of gear that is their design and only available via Brew Hardware.

Brew Hardware’s Mash Tun Conversion Kit is available in two versions.  One that works with Igloo’s 10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler and one that works with Home Depot Beverage Coolers.  Just pick your preference on the product page.  This review specially looks at the Igloo Cooler version.  My assumption is that the Home Depot/Rubbermaid version is very similar.


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  • COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – no cooler
  • 10 GALLON COOLER MASH TUN WITH FALSE BOTTOM – includes a cooler
  • COOLER DEAL: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – via Amazon – As of this posting this cooler is marked down to just $39.88.  That’s just 81 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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.

cln_img_0292What’s included: 12″ stainless domed steel false bottom – with high flow connector, 2 piece SS ball valve, True Weldless Bulkhead with 5/8″ barb and a section of 1/2″ ID high temp silicone tubing.

cln_img_0295A comparison of the high flow elbow (bottom) vs my old false bottom (top).  I would consider my old false bottom (top) to by a pretty standard size.  As you can see.. there is a huge difference in size.  That can only lead to better flow rates and fewer clogs.  To my knowledge Brew Hardware is the only shop to carry such a thing.

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Dernord Stainless Steel CIP Rotary Spray Ball – $15.63 + free prime ship, best price+coupon

Dernord Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2" NPT Threaded)

Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2″ NPT Threaded) by Dernord

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  • Connection: 1/2″ NPT Female Thread
  • Ball Diameter: 40mm
  • Working Pressure: 1-2 bar
  • Cleaning Radius:0.5-1.5M
  • Fluxation: 12m³/h

NOTE: Dernord Sanitary Rotary Spray Balls are typically used in food and beverage applications for cleaning storage tanks, but are great for cleaning all types of tanks and vessels. The sanitary spray balls are available with NPT or Tri-Clamp end connections in 304 Stainless Steel with a mirror-like outer diameter. Featuring stainless steel ball bearings to eliminate rust and designed to have the cleaning solution lubricate the unit.

 

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.

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

1/11/20 9 PM Central: This has dropped to $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 an extra 8% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $15.63.  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.

Dernord Rotary Spray Ball NPT Female CIP Tank Cleaning Ball 360° Spray Pattern, Stainless Steel 304 (1/2″ NPT Threaded) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball…. $9.49 + 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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  • 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.

1/11/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.49.  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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Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $9.99 + free prime ship + Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap - Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles by Luckeg


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

  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel for Carbonation Cap, Perfect Polishing Surface,with two free Food Grade Silicone Seal Rings;
  • Unique Machined the Carbonation Cap, can fit Both Black Liquid Ball Lock Disconnect and Grey Gas Ball Lock Disconnect;
  • The Carbonation Cap can fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles, easy to Counter Pressure Bottle Fill PET Bottles;
  • The Carbonation Cap can Carbonate Various Beverages, including Soda, Beer, Juice, Water or Clean Beer Line;

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.
  • 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 – make sure your chose SS carb cap works with liquid ball lock QDs

1/10/20 7 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. 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.

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles


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400 GPH Submersible Pump – $14.99, best price + coupon & free prime ship + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Homasy 400GPH Submersible Pump 25W Fountain Water Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Statuary, Hydroponics

Homasy 400GPH Submersible Pump 25W Fountain Water Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord

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  • WATER FLOW CONTROL. An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want. Maximum flow rate: 400GPH.
  • STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Max Lift Height: 6.9ft.(Make sure to connect a water pipe to the smallest nozzle , make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly).
  • ULTRA QUIET DESIGN with 2 NOZZLES (0.51in and 0.62in). High quality motor provides a quiet environment for you. Threaded fittings make it more stable. The impeller shaft is stainless steel for long life span and corrosion resistance.
  • SUCTION CUP and 5.9Ft POWER CORD. Long enough cord for easy installation. 4 strong suction cups at the bottom of the pump help keep it in place, so you can stick it on the right side of the aquarium, either vertically or horizontally.
  • WIDE APPLICATION. Circulate and aerate the water, making it more attractive to your fish or turtles. This submersible pump is perfect for aquarium, fountains, spout and hydroponic systems, etc. Backed by professional after-sale service within 24hrs

 

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.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

1/10/20 5 PM Central: This has dropped to $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 an extra $2.00” and the price drops another $2 to $14.99.  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.

Homasy 400GPH Submersible Pump 25W Fountain Water Pump with 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles for Aquarium, Fish Tank, Pond, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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MEASUREMAN Digital Pressure Gauge – $13.97 + Spunding Valve Build

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2" Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2″ Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light

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  • For pneumatic, air pressure measuring, typical for tire gauge, tire inflator, air pressure system etc.
  • Dial size: 2-1/2″, green backlight
  • Plastic case and protective boot,
  • Solid brass connection, 1/4″NPT male
  • 0-200psi, bar, kg/cm2, kpa, Accuracy:1%

 

 

A potential homebrew application for this is to use it 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 lots more. See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

1/7/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $13.97.  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.

MEASUREMAN 2-1/2″ Dial Size Digital Air Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Protective Boot, 0-200psi, Accuracy 1%, Battery Powered with LED Light – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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1/4-Inch MFL by 1/4-Inch MPT Fitting – $8.75 + 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.

1/3/20 6 PM Central: This is on sale for just $8.75.  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 0-100 PSI Pressure Gauge… $7.60 + Spunding Valve Build

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 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, 0-100 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 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].

1/3/20 4 PM Central: This is on sale for just $7.60.  That’s a 49% discount from list and 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 

Winters PEM Series Steel Dual Scale Economical All Purpose Pressure Gauge with Brass Internals, 0-100 psi/kpa, 2-1/2″ Dial Display, +/-3-2-3% Accuracy, 1/4″ NPT Bottom Mount


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