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2 Pack USB Powered Stepless Speed Regulators [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation] – $6.99

NOYITO 5V USB Fan Stepless Speed Controller Regulator with Switch Speed Module DC 4-12V to 2.5-8V 5W (Pack of 2)

NOYITO 5V USB Fan Stepless Speed Controller Regulator with Switch Speed Module DC 4-12V to 2.5-8V 5W (Pack of 2)

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  • The stepless speed regulator output voltage range smoothly changes between 3V-8V, so the fan wind speed can be adjusted, comfort greatly increased!
  • Turn the knob clockwise to increase the air volume. Turning it counterclockwise will make the air volume gentler and the knob has a switch function!
  • Usage: very simple! Insert the governor into the mobile phone charger or charging treasure, then insert the fan USB plug into the USB port of the governor, and then adjust the large volume of small air volume by turning the adjusting knob.
  • Input Power Supply Range: DC 4V to 12V ( USB port). Output range: DC 3V-8V (Not fit for 12V USB fan).
  • Rated power: 5W (Do not overload.)【Please check the second image on the left that is the use connection instructions.】

From HBF: 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.

 

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NOYITO 5V USB Fan Stepless Speed Controller Regulator with Switch Speed Module DC 4-12V to 2.5-8V 5W (Pack of 2) – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link

400 GPH Submersible Pump, Brushless Motor, Stainless Impeller Shaft – $13.48 + free prime ship & 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

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  • 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 JAKIELAX 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.

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

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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.

1/2″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting – 304 SS – $6.99 + free prime ship

1/2″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting

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  • 【Material】: 304 stainless steel
  • 【Design】: NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female
  • 【Function】: Metric BSP NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female x NPT1/2″ Female straight thread pipe fitting adapter

 

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ORLEIMI Stainless Steel Pipe Fitting Tee Pipe Fitting NPT 1/2 Female Connector 3 Way Coupling Forged Union T Thread Adapter 304 Stainless Steel 1 Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

TWO x Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles by Luckeg – $18.39 – $9.20 each + Free Prime Ship & Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS - 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 2 PCS – 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 (2 PCS), Perfect Polishing Surface,with two four 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

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PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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120 mm USB Powered Fan w/Speed Control [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation] – $12.99 + free prime ship

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan

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  • Ultra-quiet UL-certified USB fan designed to cool various electronics and components.
  • Features a multi-speed controller to set the fan’s speed to optimal noise and airflow levels.
  • Dual-ball bearings have a lifespan of 67,000 hours and allows the fans to be laid flat or stand upright.
  • USB plug can power the fan through USB ports found behind popular AV electronics and game consoles.
  • Fan Size: 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in. | Airflow: 52 CFM | Noise: 18 dBA | Bearings: Dual Ball

From HBF: 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.

 

This model is nice because it’s USB powered. USB power blocks are easy to be had. That means no manual wiring and no guessing voltage. And, generally speaking, it’s not as expensive as some of the pre-wired options out there. This also has a speed control. That could potentially be useful for stir plate projects although I have no idea if it would offer the granularity needed for that sort of project.

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AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller AND Project Box

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000 for Refrigerator Fermenter with Junction Box

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000 for Refrigerator Fermenter with Junction Box by Inkbird

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. If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000 for Refrigerator Fermenter with Junction Box – 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!


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

120 mm USB Powered Fan [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation] – $6.29 + free prime ship

YupYay 120mm USB Fan Quiet Cooling Fan with Blue LED, Silent USB Desk Fan Transparent Compatible for PC Computer Router Modem Receiver DVR Playstation TV Box and Other Electronics

120mm USB Fan

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  • Cool gadget for cooling system, silent 120mm USB fan, adopting hydraulic bearing with life span up to 20,000 hours. Noise only 27 dB.NOTE:Power input Max value is 5V/0.3A, excess may damage the motor.
  • 7 blades maximize airflow, efficient and quickly cooling for your TV Box, Router,Receiver, Game Console, Xbox, PlayStation, Computer, Mini-fridge, Projector, etc.
  • Metal grill on both sides, protect your hands, and keep cable without damage by blade of ventilation fan.
  • Mini USB fan, it can be laid flat or stand upright, perfect for narrow place. Transparent shell and technical blue LED light makes your life looks more fashionable.
  • Allow you to use it everywhere with USB port, USB air cooler, plug and play, no battery needed, very convenient.

From HBF: 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.

 

This model is nice because it’s USB powered. USB power blocks are easy to be had. That means no manual wiring and no guessing voltage. And, generally speaking, it’s not as expensive as some of the pre-wired options out there.

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YupYay 120mm USB Fan Quiet Cooling Fan with Blue LED, Silent USB Desk Fan Transparent Compatible for PC Computer Router Modem Receiver DVR Playstation TV Box and Other Electronics – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link

VIVOSUN 400 GPH Utility Pump – $16.99 + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump

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  • Specifications: Dimensions: 4.1” x 2.52” x 2.95”; The 5-ft. long power cord offers convenient installation and the flow regulating valve lets you control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max. Flow Rate: 400 GPH (1500L/H); Max. Lift Height: up to 5.2 ft.; Watt: 15W; Voltage:110-120V
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This compact water pump is easy to hide or disguise and no additional tools are needed for disassembly and cleaning
  • A Variety of Outlet Positions: Place the pump flat and choose whichever outlet position suits your needs
  • Wide Range of Application: High performance energy-efficient pump designed for use in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, irrigation systems and other water features

From HBF: 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.

 

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 “keg” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges – $4.26 + Spunding Valve Build

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5" Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4" Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale 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

From HBF: 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.

 

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].

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PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Build a Spunding Valve

DC Motor Stepless Speed Controller [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation]

PWM Motor Speed Controller DC 6V 9V 12V 24V 36V 48V 60V Pulse Width Modulation Regulator 10A 400W Stepless Variable Spee Forward and Reverse Switch DC Speed Regulation

PWM Motor Speed Controller DC 6V 9V 12V 24V 36V 48V 60V Pulse Width Modulation Regulator 10A 400W Stepless Variable Spee Forward and Reverse Switch DC Speed Regulation

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  • ★PWM DC Motor Speed Controller, Work Voltage: 9V-60V; Output Current: 0A-10A; Continuous Power:400W (max)
  • ★Speed Range: 0%-100%; Control Frequency: 21KHZ, adopting current adjusting, PWM to control light and speed.
  • ★Linear regulate motor speed by potentionmeter, support forward / reverse rotation regulation.
  • ★Adopting advanced technology, high efficient, large torque, low heat etc. performance.
  • ★Can be widely used for DC brush motor speed controlling, light dimming in DC circuit, PWM can take full advantage of power energy.

From HBF: 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.

 

PWM Motor Speed Controller DC 6V 9V 12V 24V 36V 48V 60V Pulse Width Modulation Regulator 10A 400W Stepless Variable Spee Forward and Reverse Switch DC Speed Regulation – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link