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Click here to go to "Carbonation Stones" 

Carbonation stones, typically an accessory found on brite beer fermentation tanks, are designed to be directly mounted via a Tri Clamp fitting. Each carbonation stone, made from sintered stainless steel SS316, is a submersible porous body that diffuses CO2 gas directly into brewing liquid. In an ideal system, the stone is mounted on the lowest part of the fermentation tank providing for the longest distance for CO2 to travel to the head. Some brewers use a carbonating stone inside a conical fermenter (or Uni Tank), rather than a brite tank, but we'll leave it to your imagination as to what you can accomplish. All Tri Clamp carbonation stones have the following features:

  • 1½ inch Tri Clamp fitting mounts on tank ferrule
  • ¼ inch FNPT gas connection
  • ¼ inch FNPT fitting
  • ¾ inch x 6 inch 20mm diffusing stone
  • 2 micron porosity
  • Stainless steel SS316 body
Click here to go to "Check Valves" 

Check valves, available in stainless steel SS304 or SS316, are an ideal solution along any Tri Clamp fitted system to mitigate backflow. Each Tri Clamp check valve is 3A certified to meet high sanitary standards, has a ½ PSI break pressure, and comes with an EPDM seal. Other Tri Clamp sizes are available per special order.

Click here to go to "CIP Spray Balls" 

CIP spray balls are the go-to solution for sanitizing the interior of brewing/fermentation tanks. Available in both rotating or fixed styles, our spray balls operate between 30-50 PSI with a flow rate up to 50 GPM. Each spray ball is made from stainless steel SS304, meeting today's sanitary standards. Our most popular spray ball is the Tri Clamp 1.5 inch x 2.5 inch x 7 inch with 360 degree rotating head, while our mini balls are ideal for smaller ferrule openings.

Click here to go to "Dust Caps" 
Tri Clamp dust caps protect fittings against dings, scratches and unsanitary deposits during storage or transit.
Click here to go to "Hydrators / Hoppers / Sparge Arms" 
Grist Hydrators

A grist hydrator, typically an accessory for brew kettle / mash tuns, sits atop the tank and is used to rapidly hydrate the milled malt and adjuncts, as they are fed into the tun and mixed with hot, or sometimes cold, water. A conical hopper can be attached to the top of the hydrator to help the feeding process.

Conical Hoppers

Stainless steel conical hoppers, often paired with a grist hydrator, ease the loading of grain into a mash tun, or other brewing vessel.

Sparge Arms

Stainless steel sparge arms extend into a fermentation tank, like a mash tun with a rotating rake, via a Through Wall fitting. The perforated rows then allow hot or cold water to be sprayed ("sparged") onto the grain while it is being agitated to produce wort. The perforated screen or milled screen false bottom collects the water, leaving the grain, now called "wort" to be moved to a brew kettle for the next stage of the distilling process.

Click here to go to "Liquid Collection Tanks" 

Tri Clamp liquid collection tanks are designed hold liquids, such as chilled butane. They are not recommended as a sanitary tank due to the unpolished interior.

Click here to go to "Pressure Gauges" 

Rear mount pressure gauges are often attached to a CIP (?clean in place?) system pipe via a spool, to gauge water pressure being fed to the spray ball. A ball valve is commonly used to regulate the flow of water into the CIP pipe. A bottom mount pressure gauge is likely found on top of a tank to monitor interior pressure. Whichever mount suits your needs, the ability to quickly and easily read the pressure gauge is most important. We recommend either a teflon tape or more permanent liquid to seal the gauge.

Click here to go to "Pressure Relief / Vacuum" 

Pressure relief valves, as the name suggests, relieve interior tank pressure when it rises above the 14.7 PSI (1 atmosphere). Our tanks are warrantied as a low pressure system. A pressure vacuum valve prevents the interior pressure from going below -1.5 PSI and thus potentially imploding the tank. Situations where this may occur is during a quick cool down, such as after a cleaning process, or when draining quickly.

Click here to go to "Racking Arms" 

Racking arms are an integral part of any fermentation system involving conical fermenters or bright tanks. Typically found in the bottom cone of a cylindroconical (We love that word!) fermentation tank, the racking arm is turned slowly downwards drawing off clear liquids until the fine sediment of yeast begins to trickle through. At that point one of our ball valves should nicely close off the drain. Our bestseller by far is the 60 degree arm, but we have 90 degree racking arms available for smaller tanks where you can insert the elbow.

Click here to go to "Rims Tube Kits" 

A rims tube functions very well as an inline water heater during the sparging process, but definitely not the only application we've seen them used for. The kit comes with two tubes so you can put element in the middle.

Click here to go to "Sample Valves" 

A Tri Clamp sample valve is the brewing artisans most powerful ally. Commonly attached to a conical fermenter, bright beer tank, or brew kettle, sample valves provide final verification of a brew well done. We happily carry Tri Clamp Perlick sample valves, which are compatible with Perlick accessories like carbonation testers, or are famous for their hanging buckets.

Click here to go to "Sight Glasses / Gaskets & Seals" 

A Tri Clamp sight glass offers a rare glimpse into the magical world of brewing. Whether you're looking at color consistency in an inline process view, or want to peer deep into the inner tank itself (may we suggest our electric LED sight glasses mounted on a tank ferrule), a sight glass answers the call. Each stainless steel sight glass comes apart for easy cleaning, and we've even heard of them being repurposed into fermenter yeast collection cups.

Click here to go to "Sight Level Valves & Tubes" 

Sight levels harness the power of fluid dynamics to show the level of product inside a tank. They are commonly used in conjunction with a sample valve or drain. The busada polycarbonate is ideal for cold tanks, but may suffer warping in a hot liquid environment. For the latter, we strongly suggest the borosilicate glass tempered tubes, designed to withstand the hot liquids of brewing tanks.

Click here to go to "Thermometers & Thermowells" 

Thermowells work in unison with thermometers to provide accurate readings inside the tank. A 6 inch thermowell is mounted on a non-jacketed tank, while the 9 inch well accounts for the additional thickness of a jacketed tank. Each takes their respective (6" or 9") thermometer.

Click here to go to "Through Wall Fittings" 

Through the Wall fittings are an elegant solution to attaching Tri Clamp components inside a tank, commonly a mash tun sparging arm, CIP spray ball or liquor tank herms coil. Through the Wall fittings attach to an exterior tank ferrule (Tri Clamp 2 ½) and protrude their Tri Clamp connection into the tank.

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