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BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve with Gauge
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BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve with Gauge

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Description

The Blow Tie Spunding Valve is used to release excess pressure on a pressurized fermenter or from a receiving keg during pressure transfers. This diaphragm spunding valve is much more accurate than the spring and poppet style, and works much better at lower pressures.

The BlowTie 2 features an integrated pressure gauge so you can quickly and easily dial in your pressure setting. The analog gauge is removable and can be swapped out with a gauge of a different pressure range or it can be swapped out for the Digital Mini Pressure Gauge.

Pressure Fermentation
Pressure fermentation is becoming more and more popular at the homebrew level, but in order to do it safely and accurately you need a way to release excess pressure. You'll pressurize your vessel to your desired psi, but once fermentation begins and those hungry, active yeast start creating CO2, the pressure inside the vessel will increase. Attach a spunding valve and set it to your desired pressure, and it will blow off when the pressure gets too high and close up again when it's back to your desired psi.

Pressure Transfers
Even if you don't have a pressurizable fermenter, you may have done pressure transfers from keg to keg during filtering or after fining. During pressure transfers, it's a good idea to have a bit of head pressure in the receiving keg, especially if you're transferring beer that is already carbonated. Having a spunding valve in place will allow you to consistently control the head pressure and give you more consistent results, without losing carbonation in the process.

Diaphragm vs. Poppet
With the poppet style spunding valve, a spring pushes against a poppet to keep the valve closed. When the poppet lifts up to open, the surface area the gas pushes against becomes larger, and the spring has to work harder to push the poppet down and reseal the valve. This can lead to more gas being released than intended, and the remaining pressure in your vessel may be at a lower psi than your spunding valve’s set psi.

Instead of a poppet, the spring inside the BlowTie pushes against a diaphragm, which has an immensely larger surface area. This means the surface area that the gas pushes against while the diaphragm is closed is significantly closer to the surface area it pushes against when the diaphragm is open. This leads to higher accuracy, and the remaining pressure after excess gas is released will be much closer to your set blow off pressure.

Set Up
The BlowTie spunding valve comes with 8 mm Duotight fittings on the inlet and outlet, and we recommend using it with EVABarrier 8 mm OD tubing (D1717 or D1718). You'll also need the flare Duotight fitting (DUO106) in order to attach it to a ball lock or pin lock disconnect. Dialing in your desired pressure is even easier with the BlowTie 2, thanks to the integrated pressure gauge. Simply start with the adjustment knob fully closed, then slowly open it until the gauge reading matches your desired pressure setting.

Specifications:

  • Made from food grade acetal
  • Stainless screws
  • Easily disassembles for cleaning
  • 8mm (5/16") Duotight fittings at both ends
  • Interchangeable pressure gauge
  • Gauge reads from 0-15 psi

WARNING: Do not exceed gauge pressure. Exceeding the pressure range will damage the gauge.

Kegland Part number: KL15042

 

 
Item # FE962
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Weight 0.02 LBS
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Help set the pressure. See if it works better w/ or w/o the gauge
Siri Hagen A on Jun 27, 2022
Apparently better than the spring spunding valve I have
Jason A on Feb 16, 2022
Help set the pressure. See if it works better w/ or w/o the gauge
Siri Hagen A on Jun 27, 2022
For closed transfer to keg under pressure.
Stanley J on Mar 7, 2022
Apparently better than the spring spunding valve I have
Jason A on Feb 16, 2022
My husband wanted one to build out his brew kit
Melissa C on Dec 22, 2021
Accurate, easy to clean
Brett C on Dec 2, 2021
Fermenting under pressure, keeping back pressure on keg when racking
Peter Dietz on Dec 2, 2021
Want to give it a try
Greg L on Nov 25, 2021
trying pressure fermenting
Jeremy K on Oct 29, 2021
More compact the Previous Spunding valve
Scott G on Oct 8, 2021
I am going to use this to manage head pressure when transferring between kegs
Justin M on Sep 7, 2021
Best Deal
Todd P on Aug 9, 2021
outlet to purge keg
mortfrom on Jul 15, 2021
vent excess pressure during closed transfers/spunding in future
Antonio Martinez on Jul 2, 2021
pressurized transfers
Quinlan G on Mar 6, 2021
to use as a spunding valve
Valued C on Mar 5, 2021
I was building spunding valve and wanted to eliminate extra parts by having a built in gauge
Aaron W on Nov 17, 2020
It has the pressure gauge built in
Dean L on Nov 13, 2020
value
Michael N on Oct 10, 2020
I have this and wanted another, works very well so far
Cp on Oct 6, 2020
online reviews say diaphragm spunding valves are superior to spring loaded. The combo at that price seemed a win/win
anthony r on Oct 2, 2020
want to know what pressure kegs are at in storage
wes m on Oct 1, 2020
I pair this with the fermzillas, ferment everything at 5 psi, with amazing results
Vlad C on Sep 16, 2020
Doing pressurized mead fermentations
Jose A on Sep 10, 2020
Ease of transfer
Jeff H on Sep 3, 2020
Pressure ferment in kegs
Jonathan S on Aug 11, 2020
Building my own multi trunk secondary regulator - needed to be able to set in-line regulators without gauges.
Thomas Parshall on May 20, 2020
To adjust natural carbonation.
Christopher A. B on May 17, 2020
A must for pressure fermenting
Darin E on May 14, 2020
The Homebrew Challenge youtube channel showed in a video
robert m m on May 12, 2020
Newest tech for pressure fermenting
Thomas McGloine on Apr 21, 2020
For closed transfer to keg under pressure.
Stanley J on Mar 7, 2022
My husband wanted one to build out his brew kit
Melissa C on Dec 22, 2021
I'd like to use pressure to bottle but ferment around normal air lock pressure. Is there a minimum effective operating pressure for this valve? Could it operate similar to a simple airlock?
David Schindler on Apr 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: From the manufacturer's site; "This can be used for compressed air, CO2, nitrogen, mains water supply and many other things but it's primary use is to control the residual pressure inside fermenters."

I would say yes.
Can this be submerged and/or soaked for cleaning/sanitizing purposes or will it damage the gauge?
Ed DelleFemine on Jan 30, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I would not soak the gauge. However, it can easily be removed with 2 screws. In addition, the entire valve can also be disassembled easily for cleaning if necessary.
I ferment in kegs and daisy chain them together to capture CO2. My serving keg (keg #2) starts out full of sanitizer and then the CO2 from the fermentation keg (keg #1) pushes the sanitizer from keg #2 into a third keg. Would this spunding valve work between the 2nd and 3rd kegs? Is it ok for the liquid sanitizer to pass through it?
Stephen Hogg on Jan 2, 2022
BEST ANSWER: The plastic used for the DuoTight products does not fair well with the acidic nature of starsan solution. Soaking these products in starsan and allowing to dry eats at the plastic used, and becomes brittle. Numerous posts in beer groups on FB have stated the product fails or breaks. The amount of time the starsan solution is in contact with the spunding valve could be too long and will prematurely deteriorate the plastic.
What is the range for operating temperature? Can it work with steam?
Duane Jenness on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Temperature rated to 212°F (100°C), so do not use with steam. Cheers!
Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Workd great
Be careful that you do not exceed the PSI rating on the gauge. I forgot I had pressurized the keg at 20 psi previously and wondered why the gauge was pegged lol. A quick pull on the keg pressure relief valve and I was back in business.
May 30, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as expected
Used to pressure ferment and for pressure transfers. Some experience is needed and trial adjustments to establish the desired pressure. Easy to clean.
February 7, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Utility Tool
Awesome way to turn a keg into a fermenter.
January 20, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
waste of money
First, these are not intuitive, you want them all the way loose to stop the flow, and tighten them down to allow flow. Second, the gauges never worked, I ran 20 psi to them, no flow, but no registering pressure either. all in all, a waste of money. Only gave it 2 stars because it does stop the flow, I just have to use another gauge to set the pressure.
November 25, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Good spunding value with 15 psi gauge. I believe the gauges can be changed out as needed.
June 25, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It’s spunding heaven
It’s a great product, easy to use and dial in the pressure you want.
October 31, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Kegland does it again
Kegland makes some cool devices. This is one of them. These are so much more accurate than the old style spunding valves.
October 7, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Good but was defective out of box: Found my own solution
I was looking forward to using the Blow Tie 2 for spunding the IPA I brewed last week. Hooked it up on day 3 of fermentation and got no reading. I checked the Duotight fittings and tubing and they seemed ok. I opened the valve completely and there was no CO2 flowing to the Star San jar. I sprayed the different connections with agitated Star San and found a leak on the "IN" side above the gauge. I wasted several lengths of tubing trying to find the issue. No luck. The next day I found a video from Kegland on how to clean the Blow Tie, so I took mine apart. I found it had a manufacturing defect on the 4 prong insert that locks the tube in place. One of the prongs was deformed and the little piece of wire that is attached to it was protruding and scratching the tubes. Simple fix: swap the OUT insert with the IN. Hooked up again and no leak and reads pressure. Holding pressure for 2 days now. I like it but it was a hassle getting it to work.
Holding pressure
Side view of defect and what prong should look like
Front view of defect
September 21, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great for me and my Fermenazilla
September 10, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Not working. Doesn’t hold pressure
Got this car a separate gauge to make a simple sounding valve with a CMB gas disconnect and the flat to push fit connector. Hooked up about a foot long piece of barrier tubing, charged a keg to 22psi since I planned to spund at 68F and popped my new spunding valve on. Valve read correct but within 10 minutes it was obvious I had a leak as the pressure dropped to 15psi. Tried the water test and got some bubbles from the area where the gauge is but figured out that’s an open box so water was just displacing air. Tightened everything up and still had a leak that I couldn’t find. Cut the tubing much shorter and made a precise effort to make sure the ending the tubing were as square as I could get them. Recharged to 22 psi and looked like it might hold but 12 hours later it’s at 15psi again so while things are better it’s still leaking. So basically it’s useless as is
May 26, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
To determine if the spunding valve, or other components in your keg, are leaking can you put 22 psi in your keg, without spunding valve attached, and test it 24 hours later. It seems odd that the pressure leaked to 15 psi both times, but did so in 10 minutes one time and 24 hours the next. This would make us think there is a seal issue with the keg lid o-ring or body connect.
September 4, 2020
Malcolm lieban