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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – back at $10.58 + 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.

3/19/20 2:30 PM Central: The price on this had spiked and then it sold out.  As of this posting, it’s available again, selling for $10.58. 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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1/4″ Stainless Steel Tee Fitting + Spunding Valve Build – $9.99 + free prime ship

HFS (R) TEE Fitting - Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4" Female NPT)

HFS (R) TEE Fitting – Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4″ Female NPT)

Of course you could do a lot of things with this fitting.  One possible thing you could do is build a Spunding Valve.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

3/18/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. 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.

HFS (R) TEE Fitting – Female FNPT 3-Way Tee Stainless (1/4″ Female NPT) – 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.

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].

3/18/20 2 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

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DuoTight Compatible Plastic Carbonation & Line Cleaning Ball Lock Caps – $5.99 + free ship eligible

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap - Plastic FE133

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic via MoreBeer

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This plastic ball lock cap features soda bottle threads, allowing you to convert a 1 or 2 liter soda bottle into a convenient travel growler. The ball lock is compatible with both gas and beverage disconnects, so you can charge the PET bottle before you leave the house and dispense on the go. Attach 3/16″ or 1/4″ ID tubing to the barb to serve as your dip tube and you’re all set!

These caps also work great for quickly and conveniently cleaning your draft lines. Mix up a small batch of line cleaning solution in a soda bottle, attach the ball lock cap, and then connect it to your beverage line. Place a bucket below your tap to catch the cleaning solution and open your faucet. Then simply turn the bottle upside down and squeeze it to push solution through your line and out the faucet. You can also choose to pressurize the bottle first, but squeezing the solution through is just as effective.

Fermenting with the FermZilla? This is the same ball lock fitting included with the FermZilla Pressure Kit and it’s also compatible with the FermZilla Collection Container. If you use the collection container to add dry hops, attach one of these caps and you’ll be able purge the container of oxygen before opening the dump valve to introduce the hops. Attach some tubing and diffusion stone and you can oxygenate your wort through the collection container as well!

The barb is Duotight compatible. If you’d like to use the cap with 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing, see DUO100.

For a stainless steel option see KG500.

Specs:

  • Liquid and Gas Ball Lock Compatible
  • Overall Length – 2.5″
  • Barb Length – 7/8″
  • Barb OD – 1/4″
  • Barb ID – 3/16″
  • 28mm PCO 1881 Threads

 

What are these used for?

  • 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.
  • Flushing Carboys, Fermenters and Kegs – As a piece of tubing the barb, hook to your CO2 line and use this to flush receiving vessels wiht CO2 to reduce O2 pickup.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar (but different) caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

A great deal!

  • These are selling for $5.99.
  • Get Free Shipping: These kits ship for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133

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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

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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  • 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.

3/16/20 2 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

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290 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump – $19.95 + free prime ship & Draft Line Cleaning Build

EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics

Eco 290 Submersible Pump by EcoPlus.  290 gallons per hour.  28 watt motor.

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  • 264 Gallons per hour; 28 watt motor
  • Included fittings: .75″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded, two-.5″ Barbed x .75″ Threaded and Nozzle x 3.4″ Threaded
  • Suitable for installation on dry land for in-line use or submersibly into the water
  • Pre-wired 69 inch 120v power cord
  • Suitable for use in hydroponic systems, ponds,fresh and saltwater aquariums, fountains and filter systems

 

3/15/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for $19.95. 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 

EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Related: Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

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Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator + Spunding Valve Build

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4" Npt

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt

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  • Air regulator for precisely regulating and maintaining constant air pressure
  • Accurate downstream air pressure regulation between 1 and 160-psi
  • High impact composite regulator knob and steel protected gauge
  • 60-Scfm at 100-PSI with 1/4-inch NPT ports

 

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 for more on Spunding Valves.

Most of the builds detailed in our Spunding Resource Post consist of a PRV Valve + tee + gauge + connection option.  Generally four parts in total.  The CR1401G replaces two parts, both the tee and gauge.  See: Spunding Valve Build: Using Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator for more details

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Install a Priming and Purging Port for Easy Homebrew Pump Operation

I use my High Flow March Pump to recirculate/vorlauf, transfer wort to my brew kettle, chill with a recirculating immersion chiller and transfer to my fermenter.  It works great, helps me chill down very quickly and overall, it shaves a significant amount of time off my brew day.

Losing Prime, Cavitation and Clogs

When I first started using this pump, I struggled with it.  It continually lost prime and, less often, clogged with grain material.  Disassembling the pump head is not what I consider a real time saver.  That’s no good!

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OneBom Ball Lock Post to 1/4″ NPT – add a ball lock post to your project – $10.99 + 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

3/14/20 2 AM Central:  This is 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.

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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Digital LCD Thermometer – [Monitor Kegerator & Ferm Temps & More] – $5.99 + free shipping

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe for Temperature Testing for Aquarium, Refrigerator, Cars, Pet Habitats, Etc.

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe


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

  • Designed to test the temperature in cars, computer towers, aquariums, refrigerators, green houses etc
  • Temperature Range: -50°C to +110°C / -58°F – +230°F (with °C/°F switch), Accuracy: ±0.1°C
  • Voltage: DC5V, Dimension: 1.8″x1.2″x0.8″
  • Rustproof probe, black backlight LCD display
  • With a 4-pin connector for PC use

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures and more.

Note that this thermometer needs to be connected or wired to an appropriate power supply.

3/13/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $5.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

LCD Display Digital Thermometer, NCElec -58F ~ +230F/ -50°C ~ +110°C Waterproof Thermometer Hygrometer with Probe for Temperature Testing for Aquarium, Refrigerator, Cars, Pet Habitats, Etc.


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