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810 Piece Screw, Washer & Nut Assortment – 304 Stainless – $15.99, best price + free prime ship

VIGRUE 810Pcs M3 Screw Assortment Kit 304 Stainless Steel Phillips Pan Head Machine Screws Bolts Nuts Lock Flat Washers with Storage Box

VIGRUE 810Pcs M3 Screw Assortment Kit 304 Stainless Steel Phillips Pan Head Machine Screws Bolts Nuts Lock Flat Washers with Storage Box

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  • ☛ Various Size: screw assortment includes M3 x 4mm/6mm/8mm/10mm/12mm/14mm/16mm/18mm/20mm screws with matching nuts and flat washers meet most of your demands, a must for your home life.
  • ☛ High Quality : the machine screw kit are made of 304 high quality stainless steel material, prevent rust, the density is 7.93 g/cm and with high temperature resistance of 1472°F.
  • ☛ STORAGE BOX: total is 810 pcs m3 screws nuts ands washers; All of screws nuts and washers will be packed in a sturdy convenient case, can be use for a storage box,is organized to you.
  • ☛ APPLICATION: This screw kit can be widely used in all kinds of precision machinery, classified instruments, instruments, electronic products, household appliances, communication products, locks, lamps, lights, toys, etc.

 

Use for your compatible homebrewing projects and fixes and more.

4/3/20 7 PM Central: This combo has dropped to $15.99. 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.

VIGRUE 810Pcs M3 Screw Assortment Kit 304 Stainless Steel Phillips Pan Head Machine Screws Bolts Nuts Lock Flat Washers with Storage Box – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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

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

Our Top Draft Resources

 

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Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges – $4.06 + free prime ship & 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

 

 

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].

4/2/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $4.06. 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 

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

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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 by Dernord… $13.99 + free prime ship + Keg Washer Mod

DERNORD Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2" NPT Threaded

DERNORD Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 1/2″ NPT Threaded

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

 

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.  I use this rotary spray ball 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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

4/1/20 2 AM Central:  This has dropped to 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 

DERNORD Fixed Spray Ball Stainless Steel 304 Tank Cleaning Ball 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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48 Quart Coleman Cooler – $20.60 + free prime ship & Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Blue

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

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

  • Keeps the Ice: 3-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90 °F
  • Holds 63 cans; Added height to hold 2-liter bottles upright to help prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant drain lets you remove water without turning the cooler upside down
  • Hinged lid for easy, one-handed access; 2-way handles for easy lifting and carrying in a space-saving design
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Dimensions: 14 W x 14.5 H x 26 L in Inches
  • Made in the USA

 

This is the same style of cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

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

3/25/20 11 AM Central: This has dropped to just $20.60.  That’s a bargain.  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 

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubber Mini Keg BungReview: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit | Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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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.

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20%+10% Off CIP Spray Balls – sparging, cleaning, Mark Carboy Washer Mod

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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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.

Possible applications of CIP Spray balls include cleaning larger vessels, for sparing setups and as a mod for carboy and keg washers – See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

  • 20% Off! Promo code BF20% gets you 20% off PFD’s entire homebrew lineup
  • ANOTHER 10% Off: You get another 10% off by using either of the links below.  That figures out to about 28% off.  Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!
  • Crazy Deals on Stacking Sale Items – Proflow has put a number of items on sale for Black Friday.  THESE STACK WITH THE 20% + 10% OFF.

CIP Spray Balls – use coupon code BF20% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

ProFlow’s Homebrew LineupSale Items

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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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12 x Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets by FINDMAG – keeper magnets, stir plate builds & more – $12.99, $1.08 each + free prime ship

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26" D x 1/8" H - Pack of 12

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12

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  • STRONGER THAN THE COMPETITION – Made from the world’s strongest magnetic element, our pure neodymium disc magnets are incredibly powerful. This set of premium rare earth magnets can handle your project or task.
  • UNMATCHED QUALITY – Your safety is our highest priority. Chipped, broken magnetic shards are dangerous. We use thicker, industrial grade, durable N45 grade neodymium rather than extremely brittle N52 used by our competitors.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY COATING – You will love the smooth and shiny finish. Our magnets are protected with a corrosion resistant Ni-Cu-Ni (Nickel-Copper-Nickel) coating to create a high quality silver look that doesn’t rust or scratch.
  • UNLIMITED USES – No matter your application, our powerful magnets can handle the job. These thin magnetic discs work great as strong refrigerator magnets, arts and crafts, DIY projects, hanging spice jars, pictures, whiteboards, tools in the garage, or science classroom at school.

 

These magnets are designed with a hole in the middle so that they can be mounted via the included magnets.  That may be helpful for an around the brewery project you’re looking to do.

Potential uses: Use as “keeper magnets” to retrieve and secure stir bars in yeast starters.  Use as part of a DIY stir plate build.  Use to help secure a DIY magnetic drip tray on your kegerator.  Assist with keeping signs, labels and notes in place.

3/22/20 2 AM Central: These are selling for $12.99. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray

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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2 x DC Motor Speed Controlers [stir plate builds, kegerator recirculating fan]

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.

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


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

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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.

Make Your Own DIY Custom Tap Handles – 10 EZ Lok Brass Inserts – Tap Handle Ferrule – $6.10, 61 cents 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 by E-Z Lok

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  • 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 Tap Handles
  • Simply Drill the Appropriately Sized Hole and Install with Bolt/Jam Nut or Optional Drive Tool
  • Threaded Insert, Brass, Knife Thread, 3/8″-16 Internal Threads, 0. 625″ Length (Pack of 10)

E-Z LOK Knife Thread inserts for hard wood significantly reduce the possibility of stripping when using a threaded fasteners in materials such as oak, cherry, and maple. Ideal for applications ranging from furniture to cabinetry to tap handles, E-Z LOK Knife Threads are easily installed using a bolt and jam nut or optional drive tool. Simply drill the appropriately sized hole and thread in the insert like an ordinary fastener. Proprietary external Knife Threads slice into hard wood, providing holding power superior to that of typical broad threads which crush wood during installation.


 

Use to make your own custom tap handles and more.

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

3/21/20 2 AM Central: These are selling for $6.10.  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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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.

Spunding Valve Build: “Cheapest Option”

Thank you to /u/workaccount32 on reddit for this photo

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure.  If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled.  It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.  Read lots and lots more about Spunding Valves, ways to use them and different build options on our Spunding Valve Resource Post

Cheapest Option:  Generally speaking, the brass variations of the fittings featured in our various Spunding Valve builds are probably going to be the most economical route to go.  This is a general statement and may not always be the case.  Check product pages for current prices and availability.

Components – all parts via Amazon:

Product pages may display other size variations of the fittings used here.  If a particular size is out of stock, sometimes suppliers link to another size.  All thread sizes for this build, both NPT and barbs, are 1/4″.

Brass Combo –  This package gets you two brass tees and two brass barbs: 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 – this combo would replace the two Anderson Metals Fittings above

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