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Brass and Stainless Steel Ball Valves and More!

A ball valve is a quarter turn valve that features a hollow pivoting ball to control the flow of liquid. The ball valve is open when the hole is in line with the flow and then closed when it is pivoted at 90 degrees by the handle.

They are very durable and they close securely even after long periods of use, thus making them an extreme favourite choice among home brewers as they provide full control and for various applications. Ball valves are made to withstand pressures of up to 1,000psi as well as temperatures of up to 400 degrees Celsius (752 degrees Fahrenheit). Always make sure to check the specifications of your ball valve for exact tolerances. (more info below)
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3 Piece Ball Valve Replacement PTFE Ball Seat 3 Piece Ball Valve Replacement PTFE Ball Seat
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Ball Valve with Check Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" Male NPT x 1/4" Barb
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Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" MPT x 1/4" MFL Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" Male NPT x 1/4" MFL
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Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" MPT x 3/16" Barb Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" Male NPT x 3/16" Barb
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Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" MPT x 3/8" Barb Ball Valve with Check - 1/4" Male NPT x 3/8" Barb
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Brass Ball Valve with 1/2" female NPT & 1/2" male NPT Brass Ball Valve - 1/2" Male NPT
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This full port valve is all brass construction, except for the ball which is hard chromium plated. A full port valve will have a minimal pressure drop because of its full size ports. Brass Ball Valve 1/2" Female NPT
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Gas Shut-off Valve Gas Shut-off Valve - 1/4" Male NPT x 3/8" Barb
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Mash King Ball Valve Replacement Grip Mash King 3 Piece Ball Valve Replacement Grip
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Stainless Steel 1 Piece Ball Valve Female  1/2" Stainless Steel 1 Piece Ball Valve 1/2" Female NPT
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1.5" Stainless Steel TC Diaphragm Valve Stainless Steel 1.5" TC Diaphragm Valve
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Stainless Steel Straight Beer Shut Off Valve Stainless Steel Straight Beer Shut Off Valve
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Stainless Steel Two-Piece Ball Valve 1/2" MPT Stainless Steel Two-Piece Ball Valve 1/2" Male NPT
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The sizes of ball valves can range between 0.2 and 48 inches but home brewers should opt for smaller valves. They are also made from different materials like plastic and metal. Choosing which type of valve depends on your needs as a home brewer. For instance, if you are going to install it on your brew kettle, a stainless steel ball valve is your best option as it can withstand extreme heat and is also very durable.

However, one disadvantage of using a ball valve is that the center cavity tends to trap water when in a closed position. The ball valve can crack in the event of a freeze due to the expansion of the ice forming from the trapped water. This is the reason why it is important to insulate the ball valve with a heat tape. But a freeze is unlikely to happen if your brewing system is placed in a warm place.

Here at Ontario Beer Kegs, we carry both brass and stainless steel ball valves, with or without check valves. This section also features spigots, Co2 changeover valves, shut off valves and Y splitters with shut offs. We make sure that we provide your ball valve needs.