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Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
KEG655

Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube

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Description

With the Torpedo Buoy™ floating dip tube, you'll be pouring the clearest beer possible from first pint to last! As your beer sits at low temperatures, more and more haze particles settle out to the bottom of the keg. This means the clearest beer in the keg is always at the top. The Buoy™ uses a stainless float to position the silicone dip tube just 1 inch below the surface of the beer. Kick homebrew haze to the curb and start drawing the brightest beer possible. Yeah, Buoy!

Installs on any Ball Lock or Pin Lock keg quickly and easily. Simply remove your bev out post and replace the long metal dip tube with the provided 3" metal dip tube. Slide one end of the silicone tubing over the 3" dip tube and the other end of the tubing over the metal tube connected to the float. The silicone tubing is sized for 5-gallon kegs, but you can cut it shorter to use on 1.5 or 2.5-gallon kegs. Also compatible with the Torpedo Keg Depth Charge series 10 & 15 gallon kegs!

With the optional Floating Dip Tube Filter, you can prevent hop material and other solids from ever entering the dip tube. A great upgrade accessory if you like to dry hop or add other additions directly to your keg while serving.

Specifications:

  • 3" Stainless Dip Tube
  • 1/4" ID Silicone Tubing (23.5" long)
  • Ball Float Made from 304 Stainless Steel
     
Item # KEG655
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Weight 0.13 LBS
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pull beer from the top
Samuel D on Jun 14, 2022
Great for getting clear beer everytime
David B on Jun 6, 2022
pull beer from the top
Samuel D on Jun 14, 2022
Clear beer!
Mike E on Jun 9, 2022
Great for getting clear beer everytime
David B on Jun 6, 2022
To get clear beer
ALEJANDRO DE LA R on Jun 4, 2022
I liked the design
Michael H on May 27, 2022
To tap the clearest beer from the keg
Tom Sills on May 26, 2022
Wanna upgrade fermonster to achieve closed transfers
Martin L on May 23, 2022
This seems essential
Thomas C on May 16, 2022
I use kegs as fermenters. Eliminates picking up trub with racking to a serving keg.
Matthew Presley on May 13, 2022
sounds cool
Edward B on May 12, 2022
Clearer beer!
John H on May 10, 2022
Price and wanted to upgrade kegs
Lawrence W on May 5, 2022
Recommended by a friend.
Kurt P on May 4, 2022
Just say no to Lees. Every keg I own is presently equipped with a floating dip tube.
Robert R on Apr 30, 2022
To ferment in a corny keg
Irving A on Apr 27, 2022
Same
Nick P on Apr 25, 2022
For cleaner keg transfer after fermentation
Jeffrey on Apr 13, 2022
Ferment In Keg
Michael E on Apr 13, 2022
Like clear beer
Justin L on Apr 12, 2022
Worked well, ease of use.
KMcQuarters on Apr 11, 2022
to rack clear beer from primary.
Matthew Presley on Apr 7, 2022
Love my others
Cole Christian on Mar 30, 2022
Good reviews and I want to draw beer from the top to pull the clearest beer I can.
Aaron P on Mar 26, 2022
I ferment in a cornie keg so I figured this was a good option
Michael F on Mar 25, 2022
sounds fun
aaron w on Mar 23, 2022
The last bit of beer in a normal dip tube config is always the most clear--I hope this can make it clear from the get go instead!
Stephen H on Mar 23, 2022
I wanted to upgrade my current kegs to draw the clearest beer
Valued C on Mar 21, 2022
Have another one and like it.
Ed A on Mar 18, 2022
i need it
William F on Mar 1, 2022
Works great for my fermenting in corny kegs
Turner V on Feb 23, 2022
For easier transfers from primary to secondary
Joshua A. C on Feb 15, 2022
To drink clearer beer
William Carter on Jan 31, 2022
I have always wanted one
James Edward S on Jan 31, 2022
This looks like a great solution from dragging beer out of the slug in the bottom of a keg.
Rick O on Jan 29, 2022
My original dip tubes plugs up on the first couple pints.
Kelly C on Jan 28, 2022
Hope to minimize particulates in drawn beers. Good reviews.
Eric T on Jan 28, 2022
Great idea.
Tom Buiteweg on Jan 27, 2022
Have a competing product that works well but is harder to maintain that this product
Jason S on Jan 27, 2022
To convert the torpedo keg into a fermenter
Carlos E M on Jan 26, 2022
To draw out clear beer from the top
Cire L on Jan 26, 2022
Love my others, need one more.
John S on Jan 22, 2022
It works great. No more cloudy beer!
Andrew R on Jan 22, 2022
Pressure fermentation
Dustin A on Dec 28, 2021
Starting pressure fermenting
Christopher M on Dec 23, 2021
No more plugged up dip tubes
Michael K on Dec 23, 2021
Work well and I use them exclusively.
Alexander H on Dec 22, 2021
Figured, why not, already spending money, TAKE MORE!! Read that this is great for beers that could settle to the bottom of the keg or have weighted adjuncts
Richard C on Dec 17, 2021
Hope to deal with clogged dip tube on my wickedly hopped NEIPAs
Daryle S on Dec 17, 2021
to reduce trub in finished product
Anthony Caezza on Dec 15, 2021
get clearer beer
Jason & Tracy W on Dec 7, 2021
Clear beer!
Mike E on Jun 9, 2022
To get clear beer
ALEJANDRO DE LA R on Jun 4, 2022
can this be used in a sankey keg?
Jacob Bryant Fleener on Nov 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No
Does the plastic tube impart any off flavors?
Cole Christian on Jul 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. Just like the hose the delivers the beer from keg to tap doesn’t either. I have had the tube stick to the side of the keg two times which then the ball does not float properly. I have them in 4 kegs. No more getting the crud off the bottom of the keg. I’ve never considered going back to the fixed tube.
Can this be used with any Corny keg that uses a dip tube?
Edmond Flores on Nov 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Edmond, correct! you'd just replace the existing dip tube with the 3" Stainless Dip Tube.
If used with a torpedo keg would this allow pouring with the keg in a horizontal orientation (laid “down” on a standard residential refrigerator shelf)?
benjamin johnston on Jun 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: As the other answers have noted there would be a bit more loss at the bottom of the keg since your float may be an inch or so off the bottom and when the keg is on its side the inch of vertical dead space would equate to a larger volume of beer than if the keg were upright. Otherwise this is not a problem at all. As another reply mentioned it would also be best to keep your gas fitting at the 12 o'clock position so you don't contaminate that.
Can you pressure fill the keg with this attached?
James Witterschein on Apr 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I’ve done it twice now without issue, so I’m going to say yes. Use low pressure for the transfer and it works fine.
What length of tubing is recommended for the Torpedo 6 gallon keg?
Ryan Steel on Nov 3, 2021
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Torpedo Ball Lock Keg - 6 gal.
Torpedo Ball Lock Keg - 6 gal.
BEST ANSWER: I don't use 6 gal kegs, I use 5 gal and they have plenty of length for that. It's about 22" from the top of the tank at the beer outlet to the bottom of the tank. This dip tube lays on the bottom when empty so I would think if your tank is a little longer you would be fine. Note the description says it's 23.5" long tube so you should be able to calculate that against the dimension of your tank. If it isn't long enough you can always buy longer tubing at you beer store and make it your own length,
Cheers, Carl
Do you need to use a hose clamp to attach the tubing to the dip-tube?
Brendan ONeill on May 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. It slips securely over the end of the dip tube. Not having it clamped makes it much easier to get on and off for cleaning and reduces possible contamination from the unnecessary hardware (clamp) inside the keg.
Can you put hot wort to ferment in the keg with this tube?
Jonathan Peter Lijoi on Aug 30, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn’t trust this with boiling temp. Maaaybe 150F and below?
Can you use these Keg Buoy Floating Dip Tubes with the SS Brewtech Keg Washer?
William Carter on Nov 30, 2020
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Ss Brewtech Keg WaSsher
Ss Brewtech Keg WaSsher
BEST ANSWER: I would assume so...There is nothing that would prohibit this. The keg is cleaned upside down so the floating ball would rest just inside OR outside the keg. Just make sure the hose attached to the ball does not kink.
Do you have to cut silicone tube for 3 and 1 gallon kegs? Thanks.
FromLV L on Dec 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, want to make sure it’s just long enough to reach the bottom of the keg
Can I buy the 3” dip tube separately?
Ryan Schmich on Nov 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan, the dip tube is not sold separately.
Will this work with the Ball Lock Adapter Tapping Head for Sanke Kegs?
Jorge Rimblas on Mar 10, 2022
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
Ball Lock Adapter Tapping Head for Sanke Kegs
Ball Lock Adapter Tapping Head for Sanke Kegs
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Once you de-spear the sanke keg, this will go onto it with the triclamp and you can connect ball locks to it. I also use mine with the floating dip tube, but that’s not required.
Can you buy the tubing in longer lengths? I have a tall 15 gallon corny keg I'd like to use this for. Pretty sure the keg is taller than 23"
Justin W Thomas on Jun 2, 2022
BEST ANSWER: There's nothing special about the tubing, so you can use a longer one if needed.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Loving it so far
Have only tried once, but I can say for sure that it gets your clearest beer first, depending on what you have on your keg it will get hazier when you are almost done.
Will give it a try on a fermenting vessel.
May 27, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What a great conversion kit for my kegs! I can dispense from the same vessel that I dry hop. It will pour clean beer all the way until the end.
May 13, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great for fermenting in a keg under pressure
Worked great when used to ferment an amber ale under pressure in a corny keg. Left only the yeast cake at the bottom of the keg.
April 18, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Mixed feelings
This has worked great twice (all the way to the bottom). However, for one beer I had to twice open up and re-situate it for some reason as the pickup was not under the surface (keg was about 3/4 and 1/2 full at the time).
March 15, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Get clear beer faster
drawing from the top of the keg gets me clear beer faster but also eliminates cloudiness from stirring up sediment if I shift a keg around. Was worried about having one more part to clean but it has proved to be trivial... worth it
February 10, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Good once I fixed the device
The "weld" at the ball float broke on the first use. A little Liquid Weld fixed that. As others have noticed, the tubing supplied is too stiff and does not flex sufficiently with changing keg level. I replaced it with much more pliable tubing I have in my brewing supplies.

Once I made these adjustments, the device has been working well. However, there is not much that can be done to recover the last few inches of liquid after the ball reaches the bottom. Not a big deal, but it is a consideration.
February 9, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent when bottling beer. Takes it from the top of keg and keeps all the true out of the bottles and gun.
February 4, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works great with one minor modification
I really like these, but the first time I used one the end of the tube was above the liquid, so I just got gas & foam. I put a stainless fender washer over the dip tube end between the silicone tube end and the float, and it solved the problem.
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Added Jan 25, 2022
January 25, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works well for a few beers, not so much for filling growlers
I've used mine dozens of times, and they work very well for pouring a couple of beers. However, in high flow/duration situations like filling growers it tends to float too high in the beer and you end up pouring a lot of CO2/foam. This can be fixed by simply shaking the keg, but it's a pain in the butt.

I've heard of people adding some stainless steel washers to the silicone tube to fix this by pulling the end of the tube a little farther below the surface. I haven't tried this yet, but I plan to
January 25, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great.
I have pretty large hands so it was a bit tight to reach inside the keg and get the silicon tubing over the dip tube. Highly recommend installing before you sanatize the keg.
December 15, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago