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1/2″ Stainless Stainless Weldless Bulkhead and Ball Valve

Heavy Duty 1/2" Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve

Heavy Duty 1/2″ Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve


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

  • 1/2″ Stainless Steel Weldless bulkhead
  • Stainless steel full port ball valve
  • 1/2″ Stainless hose barb
  • Food Grade High temp silicone seal
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“Learn To Brew now offers an easy way to add a weldless fitting and not have the frustration of cheap leaky knock offs. Do you have a kettle or cooler but would like the ease and convenience of using a ball valve to easily drain liquid? Are you a Do It Yourself Type person? At a fraction of the cost of having a spigot welded into your kettle you can drill a whole and install a weldless ball valve. The problem with most weldless fittings is they are thrown together from assorted hardware. Common issues include leaking and lots of flex when you use the ball valve. These new weldless fittings feature are designed for brewing. There is no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday with their rock-solid feel and a solid leak free connection. This unit is also unique in that it feature 1/2″ female threads on the inside. This allows you to thread in various other fittings that you can see below. Want to later make a mashtun… no problem just thread in our stainless screen. Weldless kit includes a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb. All fittings are made from 304 type stainless steel for a lifetime of corrosion free use. Full installation directions included. Only Learn To Brew is licensed to sell this item. Any other seller is a knock off.”

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Heavy Duty 1/2″ Weldless Bulkhead w/ Stainless Steel Valve

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Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit 1/4′ to 1-3/8′

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 by Neiko.

  • 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.

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

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


10% Off 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

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MoreBeer Stainless Steel Kettle Whirlpool Arm – $30.99

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Stainless Steel Weldless Whirlpool arm from MoreBeer.  Add to your kettle to aid in creating a whirlpool.

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

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from MoreBeer

Want clearer wort? Quicker chilling times? Higher hop utilization during flameout? Achieve all this and more by upgrading your system with the new Weldless Whirlpool Arm by Fermentap!

Designed to be installed underneath the handle of your kettle, this piece of equipment will allow you to achieve a perfect whirlpool in your Boil Kettle. Simply pump your wort from your ball valve, into this piece, which will jet around the inside of the kettle, forming a strong whirlpool. It will settle Trub in the center of your kettle, making it easy to pull clear wort from your ball valve. It also gives a much higher chilling efficiency when using an immersion chiller, due to the increased turbulation of wort. On top of this, the increased flow will result in higher extraction of hop oils and flavor during flameout additions!

  • Made of 100% stainless steel
  • It features a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb.
  • The inner barbed elbow is 3/8″.
  • Features a 1/2″ MPT outlet for hooking up your ball valve directly, along with FPT on the inside for connecting any brewing accessory you might want!

 

Weldless Stainless Steel Whirlpool Arm WL305 – $37.99 $30.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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Good Availability on TRUE Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware


Here’s a video from Bobby at Brew Hardware talking about their newer line of TRUE Bulkheads.

The bulkhead is available in a number of configurations.  The 5/8″ Barb version is included in the Cooler Conversion kit, that I have.  If you’ve dealt with other weldless kits you’ll know that typically a certain finesse is required when installing.  These are different.  You can actually tighten them down.  See: Hands on Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit – Making a Mash Tun

Reader Feedback from ‘jwin’ (a comment on this post)… “Bobby_M has the best products. I only use his hardware including his awesome heatstick. Bulkheads, Shanks, Thermowells, Sight Glasses. All great all innovative. Just got his Variable Length Weldless Bulkhead for my Coleman extreme xl mast tun. 10g barleywine anyone?”

According to Brew Hardware Hardware’s home page they recently got a large shipment of popular items that had been out of stock.  Along those lines all versions True Weldless Fittings are available to order as of this posting.

Check it out: Bulkheads | Cooler Conversion Kit

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10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 + Hands on Review

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This Brew Hardware kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.

This kit includes…

  • 12″ stainless steel domed false bottom with upgraded large ID connection elbow
  • One piece (Brew Hardware custom designed) machined bulkhead with interior barb
  • 2 piece stainless ball valve – can be upgraded to 3 piece
  • Required length of high temp silicone tubing
  • Does not include cooler or barb/camlock.  Barb and camlock fitting options are available under accessories on the right side of the screen.

from Brew Hardware: “What makes our kit different than the competition? Ugh, now we have to brag just a little. The bulkhead we include in this kit is custom machined out of hex bar stock to our exact specifications making it extremely simple to install and leak free from day one. It’s not a bunch of off the shelf parts made with half a roll of teflon tape. We also use a high flow elbow connector at the false bottom which also features a custom made smooth bore retainer. Long story short, we’ve held off on offering cooler false bottom kits for a long time until we had all the high end components described here.” [full product description]

Options are available both for an Igloo 10 gallon cooler and for Home Depot’s 10 gallon cooler.   A complete converted option is also available.  That includes the cooler along with your choice of connection fittings.  This is Flat Rate Shipping (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) eligible.

This is the conversion kit I use and it’s… awesome.   tn_img_0322-300x225Check out my Hands on Review.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – $68

Also ConsiderAll Stainless Steel Mashing Made Cooler False Bottom 10 Gallon – $109.99

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Weldless Stainless Spigot for Kettles and Coolers – $27.99

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MoreBeer’s Weldless Spigot designed for installation in both kettles and coolers.

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from MoreBeer: The problem with most weldless fittings is they are thrown together from assorted hardware. Common issues include leaking and lots of flex when you use the ball valve. These new weldless fittings feature are designed for brewing. There is no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday with their rock-solid feel and a solid leak free connection.

This unit is also unique in that it feature 1/2″ female threads on the inside. This allows you to thread in various other fittings that you can see below. Want to later make a mashtun… no problem just thread in our stainless screen. want to fully drain your boil kettle? No problem, just add our kettle maximizer! This allows for unlimited flexibility.

Weldless kit includes a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb. All fittings are made from 304 type stainless steel for a lifetime of corrosion free use. Full installation directions included. This product replaces our WL101. Manufactured by Fermentap.

You will need to drill a 1″ hole in your kettle for installation of this weldless spigot. We recommend a Step Drill Bit for this.

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.

Weldless Spigot – Stainless WL301 – $34.95 $27.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

AlsoHands on Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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