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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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Want to dry hop in my keg.
Rick A on Jan 16, 2021
Makes fermenting in Kegs a breeze (also very clear beer!)
Theodore M on Jan 13, 2021
Want to dry hop in my keg.
Rick A on Jan 16, 2021
keg pressure fermenting
Steven B on Jan 16, 2021
Makes fermenting in Kegs a breeze (also very clear beer!)
Theodore M on Jan 13, 2021
Help get cleaner beer
Nate D on Jan 12, 2021
For hoppy beer dispensing
Valued C on Jan 11, 2021
clogged tube
George H C on Jan 9, 2021
Clear Beer!
Joe B on Jan 8, 2021
Clear beer after IPA dry hop
Daniel Hilgert on Jan 6, 2021
Serving clear beer.
Donald M on Jan 5, 2021
I purchased one before and liked it so much I'm getting one for my other keg.
Nic F on Jan 5, 2021
I like the idea of drawing my home brew from the top rather than the bottom of the keg.
Ken K on Jan 4, 2021
Heard great things about this product from my homebrew network.
John H on Dec 31, 2020
to get clearer beer
Michael F on Dec 29, 2020
I wanna try cold crashing with hops in my keg.
Valued C on Dec 28, 2020
more clarity in product
David W on Dec 24, 2020
Great idea!
Doug H on Dec 21, 2020
Clear beer
Michael W on Dec 21, 2020
Trying it out!
Daniel M on Dec 21, 2020
Clear draw from the keg - leaving trub at the bottom
Mike B on Dec 17, 2020
Seems like a good idea
Stephen S on Dec 17, 2020
I can ferment in a keg without trimming the diptube
Mitchell F on Dec 17, 2020
I tried one and it works great. I'm going to add this to other kegs
Eric B on Dec 16, 2020
I HAVE ONE AND WANTED TO HAVE ANOTHER
Pete H on Dec 15, 2020
Gift Request
Steve L on Dec 13, 2020
Son picked
mary k on Dec 12, 2020
For 5 gallon cold brew coffee in a Cornelius keg
David B on Dec 12, 2020
The one I already have works great. Ordering more.
James J H on Dec 10, 2020
to prevent sediment in the first few beers poured from the kegs.
mike v on Dec 9, 2020
to help clogging with dry hopped IPAs dispensing from corny keg
Eric S on Dec 8, 2020
brite beer
James K on Dec 8, 2020
Wanted to ferment in kegs
John f Q on Dec 7, 2020
GIFT TO BREWER
Scott O on Dec 5, 2020
Clearer beer
Matthew C on Dec 5, 2020
For super clear beer and the ability to dry hop directly into keg
Luke O on Dec 5, 2020
Had a recent hop cone get into the poppet on the beer out side. Total pain to take apart and clean on the first use, not going to do that again.
Bob P on Dec 4, 2020
Fermenting in ball lock keg
david d on Dec 4, 2020
Dad chose his gift
Danielle B on Dec 3, 2020
ensure clear beer pours
Marvin Altman on Dec 3, 2020
Husband wanted these for his kegs for Christmas
Jolynn C on Dec 2, 2020
Hoping it connects to corny
Joe H on Dec 2, 2020
I like clear beer.
Ryan A on Dec 2, 2020
seemed like a good idea
Aaron R on Dec 2, 2020
Pressure ferment in keg
Kyle r on Dec 2, 2020
Clearer Beer
Randall Dibble on Dec 2, 2020
For clear beer
Alex R on Dec 1, 2020
add to my torpedo keg
James G on Nov 30, 2020
keg crash
Guillermo L on Nov 30, 2020
Interesting solution to get the clearest beer homebrew from a keg
Eric M on Nov 30, 2020
More clear beer
Adrian W on Nov 26, 2020
gift
Fiona S on Nov 26, 2020
keg pressure fermenting
Steven B on Jan 16, 2021
Help get cleaner beer
Nate D on Jan 12, 2021
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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

4.4 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
Pretty easy to install. Clear beer from the start.
January 15, 2021
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Recommended
Terrific product. Addresses trub and hops clogging the Corny keg’s regular intake tube.
January 9, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as designed
This is a very straight forward product. Its not exactly easy to install, especially if you have big hands. However, it works well an as designed.
January 6, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great!
This was easy to install and easy to use - clear pour right away (after cleaning of course).
December 31, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Had high hopes, but instead it floated high above the beer
Like other reviews, the end of the tube started floating well above the beer, which required opening the keg (!!!) and changing it out for a normal dip tube.

I will try adding a weight (ie hose clamp) to see if that helps next time.
December 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Sucks CO2 after a gallon or two is consumed
Love the concept but disappointed with the results. Works great when the keg is full but quickly starts sucking air. I noticed in some the reviews folks are adding weight. How where do you do that? Near the floating ball? Bought four of these things from More Beer so need to make them work somehow.
December 28, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I added a small weight to assure it sinks as the beer is consumed. I really like this idea and will be using them in all my kegs.
December 22, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Floated above the beer. Meh
December 13, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Needs weight
I read the review where the brewer asked for wrighting to hold down the Si tubing. I think I had the same problem. I thought the keg blew, but I found it still had about 1.2 gal. left in it. It might be the hose is too long, hit the bottom, and with it's curl, the tip got above the liquid. I also have a bag of dry hops in with it, which may have gotten tangled with it.

I like the clear beer, and the longer tube helps to get the Si hose installed. I'm going to try cutting the hose shorter and put a SS hose clamp on for weight. Thoughts?
November 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Adding a hose clamp for weight will certainly help with the issue. We have received a lot of feedback about these diptubes needing the extra weight and are incorporating that feedback into future designs.
Thank you for your review. Cheers!
December 12, 2020
Malcolm MB
Rated 4 out of 5
Works most of the time
When its working its great and you get clear liquid and no sediment. Unfortunately it has started sucking air twice on the 1st keg and needed to be pulled out and flipped over.
November 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago