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Barrels and Beer Shifters -Bury St Edmund- We can shift beer on our own we don't need to get a man in.
Barrels Valves and Spares
Lots of home brew pressure barrels and every spare you'll ever need-Just ask if you're not sure.

There's three pressure barrel systems.

The pin valve- The first three barrels use this system.It's best for internet customers. Uses the small 8gm Co2 Soda  syphon bulbs. Easy and simple.

The S 30 Valve- Uses the refillable S30 Cylinder. Means you have to send the empty cylinder back. Better system but a nuisance bringing the  cylinders back- Best for shop customers

The Cornelius system -Uses it's own system. We've given it it's own page

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There's a nice article about barrels and gas at the bottom of the page Here

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Barrel Gas Conversion Kit with Stainless Valve

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Gas bulbs,stainless pin valve and holder

Converts the standard 2" neck barrel to gas use.

2" cap with stainless injector pin valve and pressure relief valve

Bulb holder with stainless thread insert

10 co2 bulbs

Fits most 2" neck barrels bought in the  last 5 years! Your cap is probably a white one.  They're all the same thread whether bought from Morrison's or your local shop. This will convert your barrel to one that takes the small throw away soda syphon type bulbs.When the barrel starts to lose pressure, usually when you've drunk half of it, add a gas bulb! Screw it on using the holder and the whole lot empties at one go. You usually need 1 to 3 to empty a barrel, if you use more the barrel is probably leaking.

 

 

 

Standard Home Brew Beer Barrel and Gas System 5 Gall/40 Pint

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A complete pressure barrel, gas injection system and gas.

Complete system that holds over 40 pints of beer so suitable for any 40 pint home brew beer kit.

Barrel, pressure injector, bulb holder and ten Co2  bulbs

Uses the small 8 gm Co2 Bulbs - Standard size easily available.

Co2 Gas bulb goes off with a bit of a blast! Just screw it well down and let go when the gas starts to go!

A complete set for home brew beer. The standard 2" neck barrel, a complete pressure injection system and ten Co2 bulbs.

The Co2 bulbs are those things that look like bullets round the bottom of the barrel!

It's a nice easy to use system - The standard barrel is reliable and good value. Under the right conditions you won't need to add gas until the barrel is half empty!

For best results add 50 gram of sugar when barrelling the beer. This keeps the beer fermenting and produces a good natural gas. Then leave about a week in the warm before moving to a cool place.The beer should come out about half head and half beer! When it starts to flow with no head just pop a gas bulb on and charge up the barrel.

You're replacing the beer you've drunk with gas rather than trying to actually gas  the beer! It's called top pressure dispense and is the best way for real ale!

 

King Keg Beer Barrel with Pin Valve Gas System and Gas 5 Gall/40 Pint

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A complete pressure barrel,gas injection system and gas for any 5 gall or 40 pint beer kit.

The King Keg 4" neck barrel , means you can get your hand inside to clean the barrel!

King Keg barrel, pressure injector and ten Co2 bulbs

Uses the small Co2 bulbs- Standard size and easily obtainable

This is a complete set up using the King Keg Barrel. The King Keg has a nice big 4" neck so you can get your hand inside. It's a bit bigger than the standard barrel which means there's a bit more room at the top when it's full of beer.

Same gas system as the standard barrel, simple easy to use 8gm Co2 Bulbs-Easily obtainable.

Breweries call this gap "Ullage" Some breweries have more Ullage than others, we'd call it short measure!

You need some Ullage to allow for the storage of the natural Co 2 produced by the beer, the King Keg has the gap  about right for homebrew purposes!

King Keg Top Tap Barrel ,Pin Valve Gas and Gas System 5 Gall/40 Pint

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A complete top tap pressure barrel, gas injection system and gas for any 5 gall or 40 pint beer kit.

King Keg top tap barrel has a float system inside. It draws the beer off the top which is supposed to allow you drink the beer sooner!

 

Same as the bottom tap keg except the tap is at the  top! Why is it different? Well....

The top Tap King Keg - The top tap means the barrel can go at the back of a shelf. The bottom tap barrels have to hang over the edge of a shelf or you can't get your pint pot underneath.

The big trouble is that it depends on the  gas pressure to force the beer out so it's heavier on gas and if you run out of gas you can't get the beer out!

I'd always go for a bottom tap barrel unless you really need it to go at the back of a shelf or on the floor.

Cap Spanner Metal To Fit The King Keg

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A spanner to fit the King Keg Barrel-Top not included!

Only suitable for the king keg, makes taking the cap off your KIng Keg nice and easy!

Look at the picture and make sure it's the same cap though!

Pack of 10 8 Gm Co2 Soda Syphon Type Bulbs

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Pack of ten bulbs that fit the barrels above.They are standard. Yes I know there's nine on the picture, there will be ten in your pack! I used one on me beer.

Pack of Ten 8g N20 Nitrous Oxide Bulbs

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Pack of ten Nitrous Oxide bulbs.

Adds a creamy head to beers, some does get absorbed if you use it on a beer barrel!

This is also known as laughing gas which is why we've got this comment below.

We know this stuff is abused  so we won't send it to you unless you're a customer we know or you're buying other home brew stuff.

 

2 " Neck Budget Barrel Basic

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No injection valve but does have a pressure relief valve.

If you never use gas this is the one!

2" neck doesn't tend to lose pressure, you can't get your hand inside though.

Baby Barrel - Two gallon

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The Baby! It's the small one in the picture! Takes two gallons, Perfect for barley wines or small special brews.

We'll supply either with or without the brass injection valve!

We've now given you the option on the valve type- You'll want the pin valve for the samll soda syphon type gas bulbs.

The S 30 is for the refillable co2 cylinders that have to be returned to us.

Rotokeg Barrel With S30 Valve Requires refillable S30 cylinder

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This really is an excellent barrel.

If you want a top tap barrel for your homebrew beer then look no further.

Big wide neck, solidly made and good valve system

Complete with combined injection and pressure relief valve

Can only be used with the refillable S30 cylinder. It may not be the best buy for internet customers- we'd suggest the top tap king keg.

2" neck Pressure Beer Barrel with S30 Injection Valve Requires S30 Cylinder

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Will take 40 pints of beer, complete with combined injection and pressure relief valve.

S30  Valve fits refillable gas cylinders -You'll need an S30 Cylinder. Empty cylinder must be sent back to us

S30 Refillable Gas Cylinder

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  As you drink the beer from the barrel it creates a vacuum which sucks the gas out of the beer. When you're about half way down the barrel the beer comes out flat and it may suck air in through the tap to allow the beer out. At this point the beer starts to go flat.

The cylinder allows you to replace the beer with gas, putting top pressure on the beer so the last pint is as good as the first

You screw it on the barrel and give a quick burst of gas. Then take it off.

Full cylinder. Return when empty. It only  fts the S30 barrels we supply. An easier system for post customers is the C02 8gm bulbs . We'll send the cylinder for 6.00 post- Free if order over 60.00 Obviously if you order a few kits you'll save some money!

Refil Only Gas Cylinder S30

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Re filled cylinder-Post the old one back and we'll send you a full one. If you order enough to make the minimumdelivery will be free otherwise we have to charge 6.00     The post office no longer accepts empty gas cylinders, they will destroy them if you send them back to us by  post. We're working on a new method of returning cylinders, please contact us first.

Spare red cap only for Ham Bard barrel

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If your barrel has a 4" red cap like the one  in the picture then this is the cap!

If the cap is about 4" the this is it.

 Be careful as some red caps were 2" !

Complete with the two valves

Which Type Of Home Brew Pressure Barrel Do You Want?

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We'll try to help you!

Here's  a run down of different gas systems and barrel types with their pros and cons.It might help you to decide!

Top Tap pressure  barrel ---Means you draw the beer off the top of the barrel. The idea is that the beer clears from the  top down so the beer is clearer at the  top. Works on a float system. There's a float in the barrel with a pipe from the back of the tap to the float. The barrel can go at the back of the shelf---But....You have to use  gas to get the beer out, run out of gas, run out of beer! Also you can just put a piece of wood under the front of  bottom tap barrel so it slopes backwards. You just take it out when the beer gets near the bottom of the barrel!

 

Bottom Tap Pressure Barrel---You can still get beer out if you run out of gas! Hooray! But... Draws beer off bottom of barrel..Just put a book under the front of the barrel so the sediment runs to the back. Take the book out when the beer gets near the bottom of the barrel. If you run out of gas you can just loosen the cap and let a bit of air in. We'd go for a bottom tap beer barrel every time. Big disadvantage is that it has to hang over the edge of a shelf so you can get the beer out of the tap!

Why do you need Gas in your home brew beer barrel? - When you drink the beer it causes a vacuum which sucks the gas out of the beer, so,the beer goes flat. You put a bit of gas in to create top pressure which means the beer stays nice and gassed. You're not injecting gas in the beer, just keeping the beer fresh. Without gas you have to let air in so the beer will come out!

Letting air in makes  the  beer go off very quickly-- In about a week usually.

So, We have two types of gas system.

Soda Syphon Bulb/Pin Valve Uses the small 8gm Co2 bulbs  --- Easy to use, just screw a small gas bulb on to the barrel when you need it. There's a small adaptor to hold the gas bulb.Throw away the bulb after it's empty. Cheap easy and simple. The valve has a pin inside which pieces the gas bulb. If you look inside the top of the valve you should see it.  If your barrel leaks you'll go through a lot of gas, but the system is very good.

S30 Valve and S30 refillable cylinder-- Add just the amount of gas you need and take the cylinder off- cheap to run once you buy it. You have to return the empty cylinder  to us for refil which is a nuisance. The gas is cheap to buy and because the cylinder reseals you put in just what you need so you don't over gas the beer.  It's not very convenient unless you can get into the shop.

Spare 2" Cap complete with valves

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This fits most barrels with a 2" neck. Check it's not like the other 2" cap. If it looks more like this then go for this one
YOu can have it with a pin valve for the 8gm Co 2 Bulb  or for S30 Refillable cylinder--

2" Cap complete with Valves Ham Bard Type discontinued sorry

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Sorry--This cap is now not available---The cap above may work but you'll probably find that the treads on your barrel are too short and the cap won't tighten down....Sorry

This is the other type, if your cap is about 2" and red then it's this one.

It may be made of white plastic look at the shape of the lugs

If it doesn't look like this then go for the other cap

4" Black Plastic Beer Barrel Cap with Valve

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If it's made of black plastic then it's probably this one.

Barrels that it won't fit are, Hambleton Bard, Saffron, Boots or the old barrel that lies on it's side

Complete with valves

Choice of S30 or Pin Valve, look at the description of the valve on this page to work out which you want!

Pin Valve or S30 Valve?

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Is yours a pin valve or an S30 valve?

Look at the picture!

Pin valve is for the small 8gm co2 bulbs

S30 is for the big refillable cylinders

If you click on the picture it will be easier to see! It's obvious which valve is which once you know!

You can see the  pin inside the pin valve and just a hole in the  S30 valve

Combined Injection and Pressure Relief Valve PIn Valve Type

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Pin Valve for Homebrew Pressure beer barrels

Looks like  the valve above but has a pin for piercing the  small 8gm Co2 Bulbs. Make sure you order the right valve!

Combined Injection and Pressure Relief Valve S30 Type

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If it looks like this then it will work. Check it's not the pin valve type above though!

It replaces most valves either brass or aliminium.

It won't work on the beersphere with 2 stainless plates

Co2 Gas Bulb Holder For Pin Valve

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PLastic Screw on holder for the small Co2 8Gm Bulb
Screws directly onto the Pin Valve on your barrel. The threads on them don't last forever so you need a spare one!

Pressure Relief Valve Only

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It's off the two valve caps.

Also replaces the pressure relief valve on some of the old caps.

Brass Injection valve - S30 Type for Refillable Gas Cylinder only

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If your cap has two valves on then one of them will probably be this one.

This is the injection/inlet valve

It's also used on some cornelius kegs

There is no pressure relief in this valve, it must have a seperate pressure relief valve on the barrel.

Old Type Combined valve with collar-Refillable S 30 GAS CYLINDERS ONLY

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Look at the picture! It's very similar to the other combined valve and they are mostly interchangeable.

It also fits  the old beer sphere with the two stainless plates, you remove the collar and it's the same valve

Gas Injector System for Small Bulbs

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Easy to use system that takes the small bombs that soda syphons use.

It's easy as there's nothing to return and you should be able to get the small 'bombs' locally

Fits the barrels that have the S30 Valve  on this page

This system has been giving us trouble, we'd suggest it's much simpler and easier to buy a pin valve and bulb holder and just replace your s30 valve with that.

Old Beersphere/Rotokeg Gasket

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Fits the old beersphere and rotokeg barrels with the plates on the top
It's been 20 years since we sold these barrels, but for you people who like the old school stuff, here they are!

Set of Spare Seals for Two valve cap

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Two of each of the orange, yellow and white rubber valves seals.

Look at the pictures above, these caps which have two valves fitted

Washer/seal only set for combined valve (4 in total) Valves not included

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  Washers to fit the pin/ s30 valve

Two of the pressure relief sleeve and one each of the other seals.

The pressure relief is the  one that goes first and the one you're likely to damage when you fit it, so, you get two!

The same seals fit all three valves, takes yours off the barrel and look at it. You'll find if looks like these then the seals will fit.

They're hard to get on but a bit of petroleum jelly usually does the job!

Don't put petroleum jelly on the big black washer as it's a friction fit.

 

 

Pressure Beer Barrel Tap - Lever Type

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Fits nearly every barrel where the tap screws into the barrel directly. The barrel itself is threaded.

If there's a nut on the back of the tap then you want the other tap

Replacement Drum Tap with Nut-Not for pressure use!

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Drum type tap for  barrels water butts etc.

Replaces the old type! Has nice easy flo action and you can control the flow of the beer much better to reduce frothing the beer glass.

New type tap, replaces the old drum type. For most barrels and containers. It will just drop in the same hole as the tap above.

It won't work in containers/barrels with a threaded hole, only those where the tap has a nut

Drum Tap and Nut

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Fits nearly every barrel and fermenter where the tap has a nut on the back.

 

Old type drum tap.....use the one above it does the same job, is better and cheaper!

Barrel Float-Fits All

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The floats have changed a bit over the years, yours might look a lot different but this will work.

If you have a float then this will replace it.

Cap Washer-4" Black Cap

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Bit tricky this as they don't fit all caps and they look the same. it does fit most though.

If it's a black cap then it's probably this washer

4" Cap Washer Red or White Cap

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And this one fits most of the red and white 4" caps

Cap Washer Flat white 2"

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Look at the old washer, if it's white and flat, not round in section then it's this one

2" Cap Washer Blue Sorry No Longer Available

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Look at your old washer, it will be round in section and blue or clear

Widget World

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We've always thought the widget world system was good but very badly managed and overpriced- 

The  bit of Widget World that supplied the homebrew market stopped trading, we suspected it would.

Ritchie products have taken over the gas refils, they are very nice people and we can offer the gas refils again.

Please ask -- refils will be with us soon. The rest of the system is not available at the moment

Peter and Mark

Cornelius System

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We've moved the cornelius system to its own page

 

Pressure Gauge

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