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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $4.99 + free prime ship

5 Gallon Bucket Lid Opener.  Buckets are an economical way to store grain and more.  Lids can be difficult to pry off.  This tool helps with the task. Note that this is designed for use with standard-type bucket lids and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermenters.

Also Consider Gamma Seal Lids: Gamma Seal Lids have an outer ring (that typically stays installed) along with a center section that spins on and off.  It’s airtight and easy to open and close.  Search Amazon “gamma seal lid”

3/29/20 4 PM Central: These are selling for $4.99. 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 

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


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Apollo Tools 5 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set – includes 11/16″+7/8″ great for ball locks – $14.10 + free prime ship & Hands on Review

A photo of the 11/16″+7/8″ Wrench from my Hands on Review

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-PieceApollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece

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

  • OUR 5 PIECE RATCHETING WRENCH SET- SAE: This is the set you need and want for SAE applications. Our ratcheting wrenches are made of high grade steel alloy that is heat-treated for strength and durability and chrome plated to resist corrosion.
  • AN ORGANIZED RATCHETING WRENCH SET WITHOUT THE BULK: Our ratcheting wrench set comes in a handy carrying cradle people love. The minimal, easy to carry packaging allows for all the wrenches to stay organized with quick access without a bulky case.
  • HANDY SET FOR VERSATILE USE: The ratcheting wrenches are perfect for use in tight spots; you’ll always have the right size for all quick jobs. This is a great set of high quality wrenches at an exceptional price. It is perfect to keep in your car for emergencies, and makes a great gift idea.
  • MOST NEEDED SIZES: We selected the sizes we believe you will need most often: 1/4-Inch by 5/16-Inch, 3/8-Inch by 7/16-Inch, 1/2-Inch by 9/16-Inch, 5/8-Inch by 3/4-Inch, 11/16-Inch by 7/8-Inch ratcheting wrenches.
  • APOLLO’S HAND TOOL LIFETIME QUALITY GUARANTEE: Each tool is tested against industry standards for hardness, torque, finish and usability and should last a lifetime under normal use.

 

3/26/20 10 AM Central: These are selling for $14.10.  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.

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece – 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.

Hotop 32 Blades Feeler Gauge [set mill gap] – $7.99 + free prime ship

Hotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring ToolHotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool

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

  • Feeler gauge set: made of 65 manganese steel, each measuring feeler gauge has 32 blades thickness; Foldable feeler gauges, easy and convenient to take and store
  • Easy identification: dual marked metric and imperial, 0.0015 inch/ 0.04 mm to 0.035 inch/ 0.88 mm, the numbers of size are etched into feeler gauge for easy identification
  • Metric sizes (mm): 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, 0.25, 0.28, 0.30, 0.33, 0.35, 0.38, 0.40, 0.43, 0.45, 0.48, 0.50, 0.53, 0.55, 0.58, 0.60, 0.63, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.88
  • Inch sizes: 0.0015, 0.002, 0.0025, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.006, 0.007, 0.008, 0.009, 0.010, 0.010, 0.011, 0.012, 0.013, 0.014, 0.015, 0.016, 0.017, 0.018, 0.019, 0.020, 0.021, 0.022, 0.023, 0.024, 0.025, 0.026, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035
  • Warm notice: there is some anti-rust oil on the stainless steel feeler gauge to prevent it from rusty, please don’t worry about that

 

Possible homebrew related application: Use to help you set the gap on your adjustable grain mill

3/23/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for $7.99.  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

Hotop 32 Blades Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool


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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 Caliper with Large LCD Screen [measure fittings, o-rings and more] – $8.88 + free prime ship

Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen Plastic Electronic Vernier Caliper Measuring Tool, 0-6 In/0-150 mm Conversion Auto Off Featured with Extra 1 Battery by Bseen

Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen Plastic Electronic Vernier Caliper Measuring Tool, 0-6 In/0-150 mm Conversion Auto Off Featured with Extra 1 Battery by Bseen

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

  • THREE MEASURING MODES: One button quick change between two measuring modes: inch, millimeter.
  • PRECISION MEASUREMENT: Measurement Range: 0 – 6” and 0 – 150mm; Resolution: 0.01” / 0.1mm; Accuracy: ±0.2mm.
  • EASY TO READING: Large LCD screen is easy and clear to reading. And the lightweight digital caliper can be carried and used at any time.
  • EXCELLENT DESIGN: Measure inside, outside, depth and step with two sets of jaws and the probe.
  • POWER SAVING: Auto boot when pulling, auto shutdown when non-operating. It can be zero anywhere.

 

I use calipers around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers]

3/18/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $8.88.  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.

Digital Caliper with Large LCD Screen Plastic Electronic Vernier Caliper Measuring Tool, 0-6 In/0-150 mm Conversion Auto Off Featured with Extra 1 Battery by Bseen – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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uxcell Reversible Ratcheting Wrench, 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch Double Box End – good size for ball locks – $11.98 + free prime ship

uxcell Reversible Ratcheting Wrench, 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch Double Box End, Cr-V

uxcell Reversible Ratcheting Wrench, 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch Double Box End, Cr-V

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

  • [DOUBLE BOX END] – 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch 12-point socket.
  • [CR-V CONSTRUCTION] – Made of heat treated chrome vanadium steel for strength and durability.
  • [REVERSIBLE] – Allows the user to switch direction without needing to remove the wrench from the fastener.
  • [OFFSET HEADS] – 0⁰ offset box end allows for maximum clearance in tight spaces, great for working in tight areas.
  • [WIDELY USE] – Applied in DIY hand-making, automotive repairs, household maintenance, and most general repairs.

 

This wrench an 11/16″ end and a 7/8″ end.  That’s super handy because those are the two primary sizes of ball lock posts.  One wrench to grab that has both sizes on it.

3/17/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $11.98.  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.

uxcell Reversible Ratcheting Wrench, 11/16-inch x 7/8-inch Double Box End, Cr-V – 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.

Homebrew Keg Sockets from Keg Connection – from $5.95

Keg Sockets - Choose Your Sockets

Keg Sockets – Choose Your Sockets from Keg Connections

Choose from…

  • KP331: Pin Lock 13/16 Socket for removing pin lock posts (plugs)
  • KP332: Ball Lock 11/16 SIX-POINT Socket for removing smaller Cornelius posts (plugs)
  • KP333: Ball Lock 7/8 SIX-POINT Socket for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP334: Ball Lock 7/8 TWELVE-POINT Socket for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP335 Complete Set (THREE BALL LOCK SOCKETS) for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)
  • KP336: Set of TWO BALL LOCK SOCKETS, 7/8 SIX POINT and 7/8 TWELVE POINT for Cornelius or Firestone posts (plugs)

  • As of this posting, prices start at $5.95 for a single KP332, other options are available including sets that get you everything,
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • Cheap Shipping: Shipping is a flat $7.99 no matter how much you buy sitewide (includes kegs & everything else) to addresses in the contiguous US.

Keg Sockets – Choose Your Sockets

Also: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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O-Ring Pick Tool Installation/Extraction Tools – $6.49 + free shipping

O-Ring Pick Tool - Plastic (No Scratch) [P/N: OPICK-PL]

O-Ring Pick Tool – Plastic (No Scratch) [P/N: OPICK-PL] More Info

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

  • Solid, Hard Plastic Construction
  • Won’t Scratch Delicate Parts
  • Easily remove all o-rings for airguns (paintball), scuba, plumbing, automotive, anything with o-rings
  • Also available in a 10 pack for a better value: www.amazon.com/dp/B01IPRRJGC
  • Captain O-Ring Part No: OPICK-PL

3/15/20 2 AM Central: These are selling for $6.49.  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.

O-Ring Pick Tool – Plastic (No Scratch) [P/N: OPICK-PL]


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Oetiker Clamp Tool – $8.95!

Oetiker Clamp Tool

Oetiker Clamp Tool via Keg Connection.  From the product description: “This tool is for installing and removing Oetiker Clamps.  Using Stepless Oetiker clamps will give you a superior connection on your beer and air hoses. you need these to properly attach Oetiker Clamps!”

I’m a big fan of Oetiker style clamps, especially in my kegerator.  See: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines.

  • This is selling for just $8.95.
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • Cheap Shipping: Shipping is a flat $7.99 no matter how much you buy sitewide (includes kegs & everything else) to addresses in the contiguous US.

Oetiker Clamp Tool

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Coldbreak Brewing Equipment Pin Lock Socket – $10.89 + free prime ship & What’s the Difference Between Ball and Pin Lock Kegs

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8" Drive Deep Well, 13/16" Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome


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

  • Easily removes gas and liquid posts on pin lock kegs
  • 13/16-inch pin lock socket (21Mm)
  • 3/8-inch drive deep well socket
  • Chrome plated

Note from HBF: This is a socket designed to help remove the posts off a pin lock Cornelius style keg.  Pin locks require a special socket to remove posts.

Related: What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs? | Recent Keg Finds

3/13/20 3:30 PM Central: This has dropped to $10.89. That’s the best historical direct from 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 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 

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment CBPLS Keg Socket, 3/8″ Drive Deep Well, 13/16″ Pin Lock Socket for Pin Lock Kegs Post Removal 21 mm, Chrome


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Hands on Review: “Ball Lock Keg Wrench” – 11/16″+7/8″ Ratcheting Wrench – via Apollo Tools Wrench Set

Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set includes 5 wrenches of various sizes.  One of those has an 11/16″ end and a 7/8″ end.  Those happen to be the two common sizes for ball lock posts.

Here’s the full set with packaging/storage case.  The set includes 1/4-Inch by 5/16-Inch, 3/8-Inch by 7/16-Inch, 1/2-Inch by 9/16-Inch, 5/8-Inch by 3/4-Inch and11/16-Inch by 7/8-Inch ratcheting wrenches


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Apollo Tools DT1212 SAE Ratcheting Wrench Set, 5-Piece

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