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Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges… $3.88! + free prime ship

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].

2/17/20 11 PM Central: This is selling for just $3.88.  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.

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.

Kedsum 550 GPH Submersible Pump + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build – $13.40 + free prime ship w/coupon

KEDSUM 130GPH Submersible Pump (600L/H,10W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump 3ft High Lift, Fountain Pump 4.6ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

KEDSUM Submersible Pump

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  • Powerful Speed Flow: Max Flow Rate: 550 GPH per hour(2500L/H), Max Lift Height: up to 10 Feet.(The length of power cord:4.6 ft)
  • Ultra Quiet:This water pump is designed for reliability and ultra-quiet operation to provide years of service,energy-saving and low power consumption.(Power: 55W,Voltage: 110V)
  • Perfect size: This profile size water pump is great to hide or disguise (Dimensions: 4″(H)*5.1″(L)*3″(W)).With no seals or messy oils ,the suction cups mounting feet for either vertical or horizontal mounting.
  • 3 Outlet Adapters: Equipped with 3 Outlet Adapters ,one is 0.5 inch, one is 0.6 inch,and the other one is 0.7inch, providing a different water flow as you desired.This submersible pump is ideal for fresh-water, salt-water, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, spout, hydroponic and pond.
  • Detachable and Cleanable:The water pump is easy to detach to clean. [NOTE: pump metric threaded fit for vinyl tubing, need a 13mm metric to 0.5″ NPT Adapter to fit for standard 1/2″ threaded PVC fitting]

 

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.

2/14/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $14.89.  Click on “Save an extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $13.40 at checkout. 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.

KEDSUM Submersible Pump – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear 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.

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $11.93 + Hands on Review & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

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.

2/11/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for $11.93. 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 

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

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.

2/8/20 2:30 PM 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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10 x Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets by FINDMAG – keeper magnets, stir plate builds & more – $10.99, $1.10 each + free prime ship, best price

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 10

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 10

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

  • 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.

2/4/20 12 AM Central: These are selling for $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. 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 10 – 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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400 GPH Utility Pump – $9.44 + 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.

2/2/20 6 PM Central: This is selling for $9.44.  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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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.

Rotary Stainless Steel CIP Spray Ball

1pc Sanitary Stainless Steel 304 Tank Spray Cleaning Ball Fixed/Rotary 360 degree CIP Cleaning 1/2" BSP Threaded Female Connection with Cleaning Diameter 1m-6m(Rotary 360 degree)

1pc Sanitary Stainless Steel 304 Tank Spray Cleaning Ball Fixed/Rotary 360 degree CIP Cleaning 1/2″ BSP Threaded Female Connection with Cleaning Diameter 1m-6m(Rotary 360 degree)

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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 degree 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

 

  • What are these?  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.

1pc Sanitary Stainless Steel 304 Tank Spray Cleaning Ball Fixed/Rotary 360 degree CIP Cleaning 1/2″ BSP Threaded Female Connection with Cleaning Diameter 1m-6m(Rotary 360 degree) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear 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.

Add a Ball Lock Post to Anything – $7.50 via William’s Winter Clerance

Liquid Ball Lock With Threaded Post

These feature a 1/4″ male thread adapter and back nut.  You can use these to add ball lock posts just about anywhere.

William’s Brewing has the liquid version of this on sale for just $7.50 as part of their short Winter Clearance Event

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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MEASUREMAN Digital Pressure Gauge… $11.97 + 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].

2/1/20 9 PM Central: This has dropped to just $11.97.  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


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.

Digital Pressure Gauge – $15.89 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi


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

  • Measuring Media: Gas
  • Weight: 115g
  • Product size: diameter 76 * 32 cm (with rubber protector), 64*27mm (without rubber protector)
  • Sensor Type: Silicon Semiconductor Sensor
  • Accuracy: ± 1% .F.S @ 20 degrees centigrade
  • Resolution: 0.1 PSI
  • Pressure range: 0 ~ 60 PSI
  • Display: LCD readout, Auto shut off, Green light background, Battery status in the display.
  • Backlight Off Time: 30s
  • Auto off Time: 150s
  • Gear Shape Rubber Protector
  • Rubber Material: PVC
  • Pressure limit: 1.5 times of the full scale work pressure
  • Operating temperature: 0 ~ 45 degrees centigrade
  • Storage Temperature: -10 ~ 75 degrees centigrade
  • Instrument power supply: DC3V (2*1.5V AAA battery powered) (included)

A possible 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].

281/20 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for $15.89.  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

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi


Also: Build a Spunding Valve

More: Recent Amazon Finds