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Keg to Kettle Conversion Kit - 2 Port Weld On Drain and Sightglass/Thermometer Combo
Keg to Kettle Conversion Kit - 2 Port Weld On Drain and Sightglass/Thermometer Combo


 
Our Price: $93.00

Quantity in Stock:30

Product Code: K-WELD-2L


The following items are included with this product:



Sightglass Decals:


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Description
 
This kit will turn a keg into either a boil kettle or hot liquor tank if you plan to weld your accessories in.

K-WELD-2L - Two port weld on kit gets you a way to drain the vessel, measure the temperature, and view the exact amount of liquid volume currently in the tank. Includes a 2pc ball valve (upgradable to 3pc as an accessory), 5/8" diptube assembly with weld in full coupling, an LTS sight glass with 3" dial face thermometer and the appropriate weld-in 1/2" half coupling.
  • Note, this kit does NOT include a hose barb or camlock type F as shown in the pictures. Please select a hose connection fitting from the accessory list on the right.

Converting old scrapped Sanke half barrel (15.5 gallon or 50 litre) kegs to brew vessels is very popular in the homebrewing community so we've put together packages of accessories that are most commonly used to reduce how many different items you have to add to the shopping cart. Keep in mind that there are about 100 different ways you might accessorize your project and we've only captured a few popular ones here. All of these parts are available ala carte elsewhere on this site.

Note, for the purposes of these kits, we do not differentiate between a boil kettle and HLT because we like building them with the same parts anyway.

Install Requirements:

Bulkhead/Drain:
Weld the 1/2" NPT Half coupling in nice and low, parallel to the floor.


Sightglass Instructions:

Weld in the 1/2" NPT half coupling nice and low on the keg wall, as parallel to the floor as you can get it.

With some teflon tape on the sight glass elbow fitting, thread it into the half coupling until snug and upright. Make the tube straight up and down (plumb) and mark a spot to drill the 1/4" hole at the very top of the vessel for the eyebolt. Leave one nut on the eyebolt threads, slip the loop over the top of the sightglass tubing, insert the eyebolt threads into your 1/4" hole, and thread the second nut onto the threads from the interior of the vessel. The distance the tubing is held from the vessel can be adjusted before tightening everything up. On a straight pot, be sure to locate the hole as high as you can without the interior nut interfering with an inset style lid. On a keg, you can locate the hole at about the middle of the top skirt avoiding the rolled edge at the very top.

Tip: Take the time to make sure the tube is straight. I know you're anxious to get the job done but if you eyeball it badly, you'll regret it every time you brew and see a crooked tube.


CALIBRATION INSTRUCTIONS for all kit types:


1. Level the vessel, apply a vertical piece of masking tape to the side of the tube, and add a carefully measure gallon of water at a time noting each gallon on the tape. Empty the vessel and remove the sight glass. Cut the number strip into individual numbers, remove the rigid paper off the number, apply at the correct level on the tube. Remove the clear top masking leaving ONLY the black vinyl number behind. (It's probably better to view the video to get this). If you are adventurous, you can apply the decals directly to the sight glass while calibrating the level, but we find it's much easier to get a clean straight application with the tube laying down horizontally.

2. If you make a mistake applying the vinyl numbers, you should be able to scrape them off with your fingernail without damaging the tubing. However, do NOT use any solvents or adhesive removers except for rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and some elbow grease. Unfortunately if this happens, you'll have to buy another strip of numbers.


LENGTH TRIMMING INSTRUCTIONS for all kit types:

If after initial installation you find the tubing is sticking up past the top of the vessel, you may want to trim it flush to make it look better and avoid snagging.

1. Mark the cut line with a sharpie marker or piece of tape. WARNING, if you are using tape to mark the cut line, be sure to note which edge represents the cut line or you may cut the tubing short by whatever the thickness of the tape is.

2. Remove the kit from the vessel, laying the tubing down on a piece of cloth to avoid scratching, and cut the tubing with a hack saw or other fine-toothed trim saw. You can also use a tubing cutter designed for copper pipe to make a score cut around the tubing and then snapping it. In either case, you can clean up the cut edge with a piece of sandpaper wrapped around a block of wood.




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