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Old 01-09-2010, 06:02 AM   #1
Jul 2007
Oceanside, CA
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Every time i see a particular build project or neat idea the parts seem to come from Mcmaster-car. I am going to order the Epoxy tubes for the keg. Wondering what other gems are there to be had. I am hoping for a list of other things that a brewer wondered how they got along before they had this are available from Mcmater-Carr? Please list them here.

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Old 01-09-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
Nov 2009
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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McMaster seems to have everything. Temp controllers, heating stuff, cooling stuff, plumbing stuff, Stainless products, fittings. Chances are if it is a strange part you are looking for, it will be on McMaster
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:48 AM   #3
May 2008
Dallas, TX
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Silicone tubing, spider couplings, and capacitors for your mill motor.

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:56 AM   #4
The Pol
Feb 2007
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McMaster has some pretty high prices in many cases... I get things there that are odd or hard to come by. Other than that I try to source elsewhere.

I agree, they are great for odd items and ship fast, but can get mighty pricey.

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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Mar 2007
Scaggsville, MD
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I agree with Pol. I did just get a bunch of brass disconnects since I like the ones with the 90 degree elbows on them. However, I got the silicone tubing local because it's over $1 more per foot from McMaster.

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Old 01-10-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
The Pol
Feb 2007
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Ijust bought a bunch of SS parts for my new system...
1/2" SS Elbow at McMaster $4+
1/2" SS Elbow at Murray Equipment $1.55

1-1/2" SS Elbow at McMaster $23
1-1/2" SS Elbow at Murray Equipment $15

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Old 01-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #7
Dec 2007
north Georgia
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I got the tap thread inserts at McMaster... cheaper than williams brewing.

My Dad turned some sweet handles for my keg fridge.
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