Wine making kits - Hambleton Bard
Wine making kits - Hambleton Bard

S30 products, homebrew CO2

Using S30 components for kegging your home brewed beer is the most economical and versatile method of carbonating your beer inside the pressure barrel. Use only genuine S30 components for a guaranteed perfect result every time!

S30 cylinder beer kit

S30 cylinder with 240g of CO2

Home brew beer needs CO2 of course and the most economical way to get this is to use S30 cylinders from Hambleton Bard. The S30 cylinder holds a massive 240g of CO2, 30 times as much as an 8g bulb. This is of course also where it got the name in the late 1970's

S30 cylinders can be exchanged in any good (UK) home brew shop. Using the S30 cylinder for injecting CO2 into your keg is more convenient and cheaper than using 8g bulbs, although of course sometimes you must resort to the small bulbs.

Fortunately, the S30 system can handle both, so once you have invested in genuine S30 equipment for your keg, you can use either of S30 cylinders or the smaller 8g bulbs.

S30 valve CO2 beer


The S30 valve, for barrels and kegs

The new S30 valve for your keg comes in high grade stainless steel.

The S30 valve can be equipped with a small piercing pin if you want to use 8g CO2 bulbs (use the bulb holder below to screw these onto the valve). You can insert and remove the pin and easily switch between using S30 cylinders and 8g bulbs.

For convenience, the valve comes in two versions - either pre-equipped with a piercing pin for 8g bulbs, or plain for use with S30 cylinders. Whichever version you get, it is as simple as removing/inserting the pin to change version.

When you remove or insert the pin, you need to temporarily remove the small o-ring inside first (use a knife or small screwdriver - carefully).

S30 8g bulb holder

The S30 bulb holder for 8g bulbs

The S30 bulb holder comes with a Stainless Steel thread insert so it is practically impossible to wear it out, something that is often a problem with "compatible" products (make sure you get the stainless steel insert, or it won't last very long!).

S30 pin conversion  

The S30 Pin Conversion Pack

If you have a plain S30 valve, simply buy a S30 conversion pack (pin + o-ring), put the pin in and you have a valve that works with 8g bulbs.

Although it would be possible to just put the old o-ring back of course, we have included a new o-ring with the pack to make sure there is still a perfect seal.

S30 keg cap beer

The S30 cap for pressure barrels (kegs)

The S30 cap comes complete with either of

  • S30 stainless steel valve (for S30 cylinders)
  • S30 pin version stainless steel valve (for 8g bulbs)

This cap fits all barrels with a 4" opening and guarantees that your S30 system works smoothly. Make sure you have an S30 cap if you use your keg with S30 cylinders!