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Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube
KEG655

Torpedo Keg Buoy ™ Floating Dip Tube

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Description

Draw the clearest beer possible from first pint to last with the Torpedo Buoy™ floating dip tube. Includes 3" metal dip tube, 23.5" length of 1/4" ID silicone tubing, and stainless steel ball float. Compatible with any ball lock or pin lock homebrew keg. Sized for 5-gallon kegs, but can be shortened for use with 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.

 

 
Item # KEG655
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.13 LBS
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Cleaner beer
Edward R on Sep 17, 2020
They are brilliant!
FREDERICK S. M on Sep 16, 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
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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
To ferment under pressure and serve directly from vessel without pulling up sediment
Valued C on Jul 15, 2020
going to ferment in keg and use this to transfer wort off the trub
Robert Bridenbecker on Jul 14, 2020
IAm trying fermenting under pressure. I watched Dr Hans youtube. Inspiring!
Miguel Ugarte on Jul 9, 2020
Critical for my big hop IPAs.
Edward Ford on Jul 9, 2020
For clear beer
Roman P on Jul 8, 2020
makes the beer better
Ben h on Jul 8, 2020
Fermenting in kegs
Ricky A on Jun 30, 2020
Heard they were good
Josh A. on Jun 27, 2020
They work great and give you a clog free very clear pour.
Chris D on Jun 25, 2020
Keep hops & trub out of my dip tube
Antonio Belton on Jun 20, 2020
tired of yeast in my beer
benjamin c l on Jun 19, 2020
To ferment in keg
Kyle Lane on Jun 17, 2020
trying dry hopping in the keg, wanted to do A/B comparison of this vs trimming a standard corny keg dip tube
Matthew S on Jun 6, 2020
pour clear beer from keg
Peter S on Jun 6, 2020
New to kegging and I've heard nothing but good things about this option for getting clear beer.
Cody S on Jun 4, 2020
(1) Looking for a way to replace fining with gelatin (2) I want to replace my cut-down dip tube I use in my sour beers with fruit additions and IPA's with dry hop additions in the keg.
Thomas J D on Jun 2, 2020
I had to throw out an IPA due to constant clogging, hopefull this fixes it.
Scott S on Jun 1, 2020
Used to have hop stuck issue
Tianyao L. on May 30, 2020
I want clearer beer
Roland B on May 27, 2020
less than half the price of Clear Beer Draft System
Jason B on May 22, 2020
Less tube to clean/trying it out
Scott J on May 21, 2020
I want cleaner beer out of my keg
Steve H on May 21, 2020
Clear beer
Joshua E on May 20, 2020
Have used similar floating dip tubes with great success. Will be needed on big ales coming up.
JOHN DUNLOP on May 20, 2020
Need to stop dip tube from clogging with NEIPAs
Neil L on May 19, 2020
This is the third one I've purchased I like to pour beer from the top down it helps with anything that may be in the beer it stays in the bottom not my beer.
Jason B on May 19, 2020
Wanted to try brewing in keg.
Rodolfo E V on May 19, 2020
Already have two in existing kegs and they work great
Russ Sciandra J on Sep 16, 2020
nothing like clear beer!
Gary Sanger on Sep 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
3 weeks ago
Best thing converting all my kegs
September 23, 2020
Purchased
1 month 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
3 weeks ago
Floating Dip Tube
Draw clear beer and easy to clean
September 17, 2020
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Worth good clear brew
September 16, 2020
Purchased
1 week ago
Generally Work Well
I bought one as a trial before fitting out all of my kegs. I did experience the issue that some have mentioned where the serving line comes out of contact with the beer. I found that it was easy enough to open up the keg, give the line a jiggle to resubmerge, close up and repressurize.
September 16, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
It’s a float.
I like these things the flow keep all the sediment at the bottom. but the silicone hose does tend to pick up some color from them dark brews.
September 15, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
It’ looks like it will work
September 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Works great!!
Every keg I have will have these from now on!!
August 31, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Perfect for keg fermentation and serving
I absolutely love this product! I bought one to try and ferment and serve out of the same keg. It has been fantastic! Beer is a NEIPA and so far no off flavors or grassiness. Also the beer comes out clean and free of sediment. I am going to outfit another keg with the same set up so i can have 2 beers going at once. I will be getting a few of these guys!
August 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago