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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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Barbara A R on Nov 24, 2020
Love these. Now in every corny I own
Andy H on Nov 21, 2020
husband's wish list
Barbara A R on Nov 24, 2020
I saw this kind of this on The Homebrew Challenge Youtube channel and am excited to close system transfers and serve in fermentation corny!
Jason D L on Nov 22, 2020
Love these. Now in every corny I own
Andy H on Nov 21, 2020
CBDS has gotten too expensive
Daniell D on Nov 20, 2020
I want to ferment in a keg. I’ve heard this is the best way to get beer without getting yeast in most of the beer.
Nathan F on Nov 17, 2020
pressurized fermentation
Kevin B on Nov 16, 2020
for filtering when dry hopping in the keg
matthew s on Nov 16, 2020
Pressure ferment
david d on Nov 13, 2020
Clearer beer hopefully
Larry L on Nov 11, 2020
Interesting idea and I curious to see if it works
Christopher J K on Nov 11, 2020
Saw "Flora Brewing" using one on Youtube. Looked genuine and thought I'd try one out in my new Torpedo Keg.
Skip on Nov 8, 2020
They work good
Bradley J on Nov 4, 2020
try it
John F on Nov 2, 2020
Need it
Wesley C on Oct 30, 2020
we need it for new keg purchase
Doug T on Oct 29, 2020
My third one. These work great
APRIL N on Oct 27, 2020
Looks very interesting. Look forward to have a clear brew.
Halldor W on Oct 22, 2020
reputation
caleb miller on Oct 22, 2020
Works great for dispensing beer without picking up sediment in my ball lock kegs.
Sean E W on Oct 21, 2020
have one for my 5 gallon kegs
Roberto D on Oct 20, 2020
Pressure Fermenting
JERRY M on Oct 20, 2020
cleaner beer
David Stephens on Oct 20, 2020
To add to my collection, works awesome
Troy S on Oct 20, 2020
To use in my secondary/ cold crash vessel (5 gal corny keg).
Brandon W on Oct 9, 2020
Looked cool, want to get clearer beer
Jeff H on Oct 2, 2020
Clearer beer
Stephen H on Sep 30, 2020
I've been drinking a lot of my home brew.
Patrick R on Sep 30, 2020
Cleaner beer
Edward R on Sep 17, 2020
Already have two in existing kegs and they work great
Russ Sciandra J on Sep 16, 2020
They are brilliant!
FREDERICK S. M on Sep 16, 2020
nothing like clear beer!
Gary Sanger on Sep 10, 2020
to use a 10 gallon keg as a fermentor for closed transfers
Jonathan H on Sep 7, 2020
I am getting set up for trying primary in a keg and people have used this to keep the tube out of the trub.
Jonathan H on Sep 5, 2020
looking to reduce clogging from dry hopping; pour clear beer after keg lagering
Michael B on Sep 5, 2020
Reviews
Wayne P on Sep 4, 2020
Recommended by friends
Fahad A on Sep 4, 2020
Bought to avoid dip tube getting blocked by low hanging debris in the keg.
Christopher E L on Sep 2, 2020
serving clear beer
Masahiro Kitano on Sep 2, 2020
for clear beer out of the keg
Kevin P on Sep 2, 2020
pressure ferment and serve from keg
mark m on Aug 31, 2020
reviews of the product were favorable, product is a logical upgrade to built in dip tube.
Jonathan B on Aug 22, 2020
so curious how it works
Masahiro Kitano on Aug 18, 2020
My batches usually have quite a bit of sediment in the bottom of the keg. This looks like it will allow me to draw around that.
Hondo S on Aug 17, 2020
Hopefully this makes draws clearer
Dain G on Aug 15, 2020
Kegged my first pale ale. Lots of sediment clogging the flow tube and very cloudy. This should be perfect.
Scott N on Aug 14, 2020
better beer
Kenneth L on Jul 29, 2020
Fermenting in keg
Andrew J on Jul 28, 2020
I have a similar setup for my Fermzillas. Would be cool to use in a keg
Ashley S on Jul 24, 2020
Closed transfer from fermenting keg to serving keg
Tyler G on Jul 23, 2020
These are great for extra hoppy types of brews not cloging beer taps.
Kenneth S on Jul 21, 2020
I saw this kind of this on The Homebrew Challenge Youtube channel and am excited to close system transfers and serve in fermentation corny!
Jason D L on Nov 22, 2020
CBDS has gotten too expensive
Daniell D on Nov 20, 2020
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.
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, you don’t need to. Since the keg is under pressure and the tube is connected to your out, there’s no concern of pressure “blowing off” an unconnected tube.

That said, it made me feel more comfortable to put a hose clamp on it, but then again you’re putting that hose clamp in your beer.
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.
Do you have to cut silicone tube for 3 and 1 gallon kegs? Thanks.
From_LV on Dec 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Have to? Probably not for the three gallon, most likely for the one gallon. I cut about 11” off for my 2.5 gallon kegs and they work incredibly well. If you do cut them, cut them long enough that the ball and open end of the tube lay on the bottom of the keg with a little bend in the tube. I left a little extra figuring that I could trim it later if necessary so mine wrap about a quarter of the way around the bottom of the keg and they work fine. I just drained my first two kegs using these and picked up no sediment whatsoever until I was pulling nothing but air (CO2) and foam from the kegs. I’m so pleased with them I’ll be ordering a couple more if Santa didn’t beat me to it.
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.
Reviews

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Easy to install
Trying this out for the first time with a pressure fermentation in a keg. I plan to pressure transfer with this to a serving keg.
November 10, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
keg buoy
works great. really wish I'd had it with my fresh hop brew that kept getting clogged with conventional lines.
November 2, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Works as intended!
Works very well. There are times when the liquid gets low where you are only pulling CO2 but a little shake will fix that.
October 17, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great tool.
Works as advertised.
October 16, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Great pours
It works perfectly just as I expected
October 5, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Good kit but may leak
Need keg lube and possibly some worm rings to get a good fit. Otherwise a nice kit
October 4, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Clearer beer sooner!
I wondered how well this would work. For starters, your first pour doesn’t get all the yeast that’s at the bottom of the keg. I have definitely noticed clearer beers sooner. Usually when my keg is about empty is when my beer is really clear. I have well over half a keg left of each of my beers and they’re fairly clear

Also I’m not using these on a torpedo keg. Just your standard corny ball lock kegs. So you should be good with whatever brand of ball lock keg you have.

I’ll be interested to see how well it does at descending beer when the keg is really low.
September 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Best thing converting all my kegs
September 23, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Needs weight
It is a decent idea and only needs one additional part to make it work. If the metal part that fits in the silicone tubing and connects to the float were about 2.5x heavier, it would be perfect However, as it is the hose will inevitably kink or rise above the beer line, at which point the line become filled with CO2 and becomes even more buoyant and will not serve beer. Shaking the keg while you pour will usually work (but sort of defeats the purpose).

You need to weigh the hose down. I slide 304 stainless steel couplers over the line, but washers/nuts or anything heavy would work. Just make sure it is safe to be in contact with beer. Test your set up first. It will be worth it.
September 17, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Floating Dip Tube
Draw clear beer and easy to clean
September 17, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago