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1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Stainless Steel Barb – $4.25 + free add on shipping

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Dimension – 1/2″ MPT (Male Pipe Thread) x 3/8″
  • 304 stainless steel, class 150 fitting

Use to add a stainless barb to your compatible brew kettle, mash tun and more.

2/11/19 1 PM Central: This has dropped to $4.25.  That’s 2 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless

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CO-Z 5 Piece Step Drill Bit Set and Case – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

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  • Cobalt high speed steel along with the titanium coating ensures extreme durability, will stay new and shiny for years to come.
  • Different sized shanks ensure compatibility with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. chuck sizes.
  • Non-walking drill tip provides fast and smooth drills on steel sheets, aluminum sheets, wood board, plastic board etc. (the board must be smaller in thickness than the height of step drill bits).
  • Please mark the spot that you are to drill for easier drilling and improved drill bits life.
  • All the bits come in a well-organized case for easy transport and storage.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit 1/4′ to 1-3/8′ – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle] – $9.98 + free shipping

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4" to 1-3/8" | Total 10 Step Sizes

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • TITANIUM | HIGH SPEED STEEL: classic high speed steel with titanium coating for proven capability and durability in drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and many other types of sheet metal
  • 135° SPLIT POINT TIP: increases cutting speed with self-centering and prevents walking
  • TWO-FLUTE DESIGN: clears chips faster and allows particles to escape easily
  • TRI-FLATTED SHANK: fits into power tools chuck securely and eliminates slip
  • INCLUDES 10 STEP SIZES: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

What are other’s saying?  Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

1/28/19 8:30 AM Central: This is selling $9.98.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


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Stacking Deals: Tri-Clamp Fittings at ProFlow Dynamics

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

As if this posting, ProFlow is offering 10% off Tri-Clamp Fittings –  note you must use this link to get the discount

Stacks With – 15% Off Coupon: As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

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BrewBuilt Brand Stainless Steel Ball Valve – $9.99, Best Price, Limited Supply

BrewBuilt Ball Valve - 1/2 in. Full Port

1/2″ Full Port BrewBuilt Stainless Steel Ball Valve via MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

BrewBuilt Ball Valve with locking mechanism. Locking mechanism is a safety feature that keeps the valve from being opened by a child or passing dog while you are brewing. Easy to clean 2 piece design, constructed from high grade 304-stainless made to last. 1/2″ FPT on input and output side.

TIP: You can take a ball valve apart using two crescent wrenches. This will allow you to open up the valve to get to the ball and the two PTFE gaskets that form the seal when closed.

  • 1/2″ FPT on inlet and outlet
  • Locking Mechanism on Handle
  • 304 SS construction with PTFE gaskets
  • Two-Piece Construction for easy cleaning
  • Full Port design for minimal pressure loss / resistance

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $11.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

BrewBuilt Ball Valve – 1/2 in. Full Port H607

Best Price: As of this posting, I’ve recorded this being discounting on three occasions, all via MoreBeer’s Daily Deal.  It was offered for $12.99 once and $11.99 price.  MoreBeer may have sold this for a lower price, but this is the lowest price we’ve seen on HBF.

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1.5″ Stainless Butterfly Valve – $59.99, Best Price + Free Shipping

1.5" Butterfly Valve (304 S/S) 7 Position Handle

7 Position 1/2″ Butterfly Valve Made from 304 Stainless Steel from MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Here’s why homebrewers like to use butterfly valves:  Regular ball valves can trap wort inside of them. If the wort doesn’t get completely cleaned out it can become infected & turn sour, transmitting that infection to the next wort to travel through the valve. A favorite of homebrewers, sanitary butterfly valves are easily cleaned in place. Because their internal mechanism is not complex, they can also easily be taken apart for a deeper cleaning when desired.

This is a compact design with a 7 position handle, made completely from AISI 304L stainless steel. The handle’s indexing plate can be reversed for either right or left hand use.


Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $64.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

1.5″ Butterfly Valve (304 S/S) 7 Position Handle H661

Best Price: I’ve recorded three discounts on this.  All three were Deal of the Day and all three were $64.99.  It’s possible MoreBeer has sold this for less, but, as of this posting, this is the best price I have recorded on HBF.

Related: Ball Valves and Tri-Clamps at Pro Flow Dynamics

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3 Piece 1/2″ Stainless Ball Valve via MoreBeer – $18.99, Limited Supply

3 piece stainless ball valve

Description: “This stainless steel ball valve is the perfect match to most homebrewing kettles with a 1/2″ coupler or nipple on the bottom. The 3-piece design makes it easy to take apart and keep clean, preventing any spoilage organism from lingering between batches. It has a 1/2″ FPT inlet and outlet.” [keep reading]

Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Stainless Ball Valve – 1/2″ – 3 Piece H602D – $24.99 $18.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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CO-Z Titanium Step Drill Bit 1/4′ to 1-3/8′ – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]

CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel 1/4" to 1-3/8" Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal Hole Drilling, HSS Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bit for DIY Lovers

CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal Hole Drilling, HSS Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bit for DIY Lovers


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • HSS & TITANIUM COATING – High speed steel make it last longer than others, titanium coating ensure easily cut through steel sheets,aluminum sheets,copper & plastic & wood board and many other types of sheet metal with ease, and it can automatically deburr holes while drilling to keep the drill bit clean
  • TITANIUM COATING: Coated with titanium, this step drill set performs well in heat, corrosion and rust resistance.
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN: Tri-flatted shank fits into power tools chuck securely and eliminates slip; two-flute design clears chips faster and allows particles to escape easily.
  • INCLUDES 10 STEP SIZES: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR HANDYMAN OR PROFESSIONALS: Perfect for home repairs and light jobs such as drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper and many other types of sheet metal.

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal Hole Drilling, HSS Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bit for DIY Lovers


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Weldless Sight Gauge w/ Stainless Steel Ball Valve Assembly – Add a Sight Gauge to Your Kettle – $57.41, Save 13%

Weldless Sight Gauge w/ Stainless Steel Ball Valve Assembly

Weldless Sight Gauge w/ Stainless Steel Ball Valve Assembly from Adventures in Homebrewing

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By popular request of an affordable sight gauge, we have added several economy sight gauges to our website. These are very easy to install in to a 7/8″ hole in your pot and will come with a full set of instructions. These sight gauges will fit most kettles up to 15 gallons, they are approximately 18″ from the center of the 7/8″ hole.
This sight gauge is a perfect addition if you want to make a dual purpose out of one hole for your ball valve and sight gauge.This sight gauge comes with the Stainless steel ball valve assembly

Sight Gauge Includes:

  • 1/2″ MPT x 1/2″Compression Stainless Steel Fitting
  • 18″ Poly-Carbonate Tubing
  • SS Tee
  • Set of Vinyl Graduation Stickers (2-15)
  • Stainless Steel Close Nipple
  •  Silicone o-ring
  •  SS lock nut
  • SS flat washer
  • Optional Ball Valve Assembly

Optional Eye bolt allows you to attach the sight tube to your kettle, all you will need is a 1/4″ drill bit and drill to do this. We only offer a 4″ eye bolt for this sight gauge because it will be considerably further away from the kettle than our other sight gauges, this may not be long enough and you may want to wait until you install this and get a good measurement before you buy one. These should be available at your local hardware store as well.

Cleaning Your Sight Tube:
A simple occasional light cleaning with your favorite cleaner and a 3/8″ nylon hose brush is all you need to do. See option below if you don’t already have one.

If you are doing deep cleaning of more than 30 minutes, it is recommended to remove the sight gauge and install a hole plug during this cleaning period because extended contact of cleaning detergents could cause the poly-carbonate to crack.

Avoid direct flame contact and use a heat shield if necessary to avoid excessive heat to your sight gauge, the poly-carbonate tubing has a rating of up to 250 degrees. Paying attention to avoid both of these will increase the life of your sight gauge for many brews!

 

As of this posting, AIH has this setup for $65.99. Check the product page for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: For a limited time AIH is discounting most orders of $49 or more by 13%.  That makes this combo $57.41.

Weldless Sight Gauge w/ Stainless Steel Ball Valve Assembly

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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1/2″ NPT 316 Stainless Steel Three Piece Ball Valve by Merit Brass

Merit Brass Stainless Steel 316 Ball Valve, Three Piece, Full Port, Lever, 1/2" NPT Female

Merit Brass Stainless Steel 316 Ball Valve, Three Piece, Full Port, Lever, 1/2″ NPT Female by Merit Brass


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Made of stainless steel 316 for strength and resistance to corrosion
  • Lever handle with vinyl sleeve for manual on/off control
  • Full port flow for higher operating efficiency than standard port
  • Pounds per square inch (gauge) (psig) rating of 1,000 for water, oil, and gas (WOG) applications
  • Female National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads for use with male threaded pipes

Merit Brass Stainless Steel 316 Ball Valve, Three Piece, Full Port, Lever, 1/2″ NPT Female


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