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PIC Gauge Pressure Gauge 1/4″ NPT – Back In Stock at… $3.31 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

PIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2" Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4" Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic LensPIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2″ Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

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  • Black Steel Case With Chrome Bezel
  • Brass Socket And Movement
  • Phosphor Bronze Bourdon Tube
  • Dry Non-Fillable
  • 3-2-3% Accuracy

 

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer, model & specifications) 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 for more info.

4/20/21 11 OM Central: This is selling for just $3.31. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderWe featured this at this same price a couple days ago and it sold out fairly quickly. As of this post the deal is available again…  Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

PIC Gauge 101D-204CD 2″ Dial, 30/0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens


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10″ Filter Housing [Hop Randall, Water or Beer Filter Projects] – $18.99 + free prime ship

Geekpure 10" Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4" Inlet/Outlet-2.5" x 10"

Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″

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  • FUNCTION-Replacement housing for RO system,Widely used in RO system or pre-filtration.Clear housing allows you to see when you need to change filters and everything else works as it should.
  • UNIVERSAL-Standard size for most RO systems using standard 10″ filters.
  • INLET-OUTLET-1/4″ female threaded in and out fittings. NOTE:PLEASE REPLACE HEAD AND HOUSING BODY TOGETHER.
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION-Easy to replace.Food grade AS will not cause pollution to water.
  • Pack of 7. 1 x Filter housing , 2 x O rings ,1 x wrench,2 x fittings,1 set screws

 

Possible homebrewing uses for this:  Hop Randall for infusing hops and spices at serving time [See: Use a Hop Randall for Increased Hop Flavor and Aroma], Water filter for brewing water or beer and wine filter.  Note this would all be projects and require additional materials to complete.  Make sure this meets the specifications for any intended application.

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Geekpure 10″ Reverse Osmosis Filter Clear Housing for Ro System -1/4″ Inlet/Outlet-2.5″ x 10″ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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DIGITEN Water Flow Sensor Flowmeter – Works with Arduino & Raspberry Pi… $9.49 + free prime ship

DIGITEN G1/4" Water Flow Sensor, Food-Grade Hall Effect Sensor Flow Meter Flowmeter Counter Connect Hose 0.3-6L/min - Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Reverse Osmosis Filter Compatible

DIGITEN G1/4″ Water Flow Sensor, Food-Grade Hall Effect Sensor Flow Meter Flowmeter Counter Connect Hose 0.3-6L/min – Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Reverse Osmosis Filter Compatible

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  • ★Waterproof, heat resistance, pressure resistance, cold resistance.
  • ★Suitable for 1/4″ tube. Small size, easy to install, all materials are in line with ROHS testing standards.
  • ★Flow range: 0.3-6L/min, working voltage range:DC 5-18 V.
  • ★Application: Water heater thermostat, water purifier, boiler, water dispensers, coffee machines, smart card equipment, the boiler and so on

 

Use as part of a compatible homebrew or kegerator related project where you need to measure flow.

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DIGITEN G1/4″ Water Flow Sensor, Food-Grade Hall Effect Sensor Flow Meter Flowmeter Counter Connect Hose 0.3-6L/min – Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Reverse Osmosis Filter Compatible – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – now $10.99 + free prime ship + 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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  • 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.

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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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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – Adding a Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball – New Updates

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I’m a big fan of the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  I use mine for lots of things including… kegs, carboys, Speidel Fermenters, buckets, tubing, draft lines [See: Mark II Keg & Carboy Cleaner… As a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump] and more.  See: Hands on Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer for a comprehensive look at this great homebrewing tool.

A while back I became aware of a Stainless CIP Spray Ball (1/2″ size) via a reader tip.  Thanks to HBF Reader Sam for the original heads up on these and HBF Reader Chris for the idea to use in conjunction with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner! [8 Ways to Connect with HBF].


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Note: The Spray Ball I used in this post has since changed specifications.


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.

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Kingwin 120 mm Case Fan [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation]… $4.98 + free prime ship

Kingwin 120mm CF-012LB Silent Fan, For Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, Long Life Bearing, Quiet Efficient Cooling, and Provide Excellent Ventilation for PC Cases-[Black]

Kingwin 120mm CF-012LB Silent Fan, For Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, Long Life Bearing, Quiet Efficient Cooling, and Provide Excellent Ventilation for PC Cases-[Black] More Info

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  • Designed to quietly cool Xboxs, Playtations, Rokus, TVs, receivers, mondems, routers, DVRs, computers, and other audio video electronics.
  • Features a multi-speed controller to set the fan’s speed to optimal noise and airflow levels.
  • Dual-ball bearings have a lifespan of 50,000 hours and allows the fans to be laid flat or stand upright
  • The power adapter increases maximum fan speed and enables the fan to be powered through an AC outlet.
  • 120 x 120 x 25 mm ( 4.72 x 4.72 x 1 in. ) | Rated Voltage :12V | Airflow: 92.3 ±10%CFM | Rated Current: 0.45A | Speed: 3000 RPM | Power: less than 2W at slowest speed ; 4.4 W at full speed

 

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Kingwin 120mm CF-012LB Silent Fan, For Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, Long Life Bearing, Quiet Efficient Cooling, and Provide Excellent Ventilation for PC Cases-[Black] – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link


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Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump – Draft Line Cleaning, Potential Mark II Replacement & More – $22.99 + free prime ship

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Two-pin Plug Power Cord, 2 Nozzles

Lyqily 740GPH Submersible Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W

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Ultra-quiet Mini Submersible Pump Compact Multifunctional Detachable

SPECIFICATION
Max Flow Rate: 2800L/H
Max Lift Height: 2.6m
Power: 55W
Voltage: 110-120V/60Hz
Length of Power Cord: 1.8m
Dimension: 105mm x 66mm x 88mm

OPERATE
Neither clog up the entrance of the pump nor suck any dirty liquids.
Should the pump be used on a dirty surface, lift it a bit so that a contact with debris is avoided.
To lower the flood of water, use the control lever located on the side of the pump.
Immerse the pump into the water before connecting it to the plug.
At the very beginning, the pump may not work out properly as it might have some air inside,
So just take it off the water and immerse it again: it will surely work out.

PRECAUTIONS
Always disconnect the plug before handling the pump.
Do not use it without water.
Do not grab it using its cable.
Use only cold water.
Use the pump only if completely immersed.

UPKEEP
Remove the frontal part of the pump and the fan and wash them under flowing water.
Do not remove the drum of the pump.
Remove the frontal part and check that the fan runs the proper way.
Check the pump monthly and make sure the pump and its exit are free of obstruction.


 

Potential Uses:

Photo via Sourcing a Replacement Pump for Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

4/13/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for $22.99. 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

Lyqily 740GPH Water Pump Ultra Quiet 55W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 8.5ft High Lift, 5.9ft Two-pin Plug Power 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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Eaton Weatherhead 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male – $5.42 + Spunding Valve Build

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4" NPT Male x 1/4" JIC Male

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male

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  • Adapter fitting for joining a pipe to a tube in a range of fluid transfer applications
  • 1/4″ male NPT threads on one end and 7/16-20 male JIC threads on the other for use with 1/4″ OD tubes
  • Zinc-plated 12L14 carbon steel for strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion
  • Operating temperature range of -65 to +400 degrees F (-53 to +204 degrees C)
  • Meets SAE 070102 specifications for tube fittings

 

This fitting could be used for a lot of things including, potentially, putting together a 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 more.

See: [Build a Spunding Valve].  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses a similar although not identical fitting.

4/12/21 10 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.42. 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

Eaton Weatherhead C5205X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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

4/11/21 4 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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7 Port Manifold Block with 1/4″ Threads – $7.49 + free prime ship

Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4" PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline

Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4″ PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline

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  • Threaded Ports Quantity: 7 Ports
  • Material: Aluminum; Threaded Port Dia: 1/4″ PT
  • Size: 123 x 20 x 20mm / 4.8″ x 0.8″ x 0.8″ (L*W*H)
  • Weight: 84g
  • Package: 1 x Manifold Block

 

This could be used as the basis for a DIY manifold build

4/9/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $7.49. 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

Baomain Manifold Block Pneumatic 4 Way 7 Port 1/4″ PT Threaded Ports Quick Connect Air Hose Inline – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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