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Old 12-19-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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hey any of you guys use the weldless probe? I need to know what size to drill my hole and i cant find the info. thanks

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Old 12-19-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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I just installed a weldless fitting and installed a weldless thermometer into that. Check out this websight--->http://www.zymico.com/
I just put the weldless fitting up to my wort pot and drew a outline and then drilled. I believe that it was a 7/8" hole. Then just add some plumbers tape the the thermometer and screw it in!!. I believe that I have a pic in my gallery. I will be doing the same when installing a quater turn ball valve.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
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i used the 7/8" bit when i drilled an kettle for the valve. should be the same for the thermometer too?????

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i used the 7/8" bit when i drilled an kettle for the valve. should be the same for the thermometer too?????
What type of valve did you install...stainless steel or brass? I have heard that brass could give you some off flavors in your beer.
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:38 AM   #5
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the brewometer that northern brewer offers, the weldless one, takes a 1/2" hole. what i have heard about brass is you have to soak the fitting in 2 parts white vinager and 1 part hydrogen peroxide to clean the lead off the fitting. I have not tried mine but i guess you wait for the brass to reach a buttery color. dont let it go for to long it will eat away until there is exposed lead. hope it helps. i got that info from the gentleman with the hermit system..tlsalior i think. hope it helps

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Old 12-20-2005, 02:08 PM   #6
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What type of valve did you install...stainless steel or brass? I have heard that brass could give you some off flavors in your beer.
i went w/ all stainless, but the brass is okay from what i've read/been told. i think a quick soak in water/vinegar mix will remove any surface lead from it. tnlandsailer uses all brass fittings as does beermaker.
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #7
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ii think a quick soak in water/vinegar mix will remove any surface lead from it.
2 parts vinegar, 1 part Hydrogen peroxide.
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2 parts vinegar, 1 part Hydrogen peroxide.
thanks for the back-up orrelse!
i couldn't remember the tech spec's on it
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Why would you want to expose your brew to lead anyway. Stainless is the only way to go

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Why would you want to expose your brew to lead anyway. Stainless is the only way to go
well, it's less expensive, and with a simple one-time treatment, it's as good as stainless. so, for the frugal brewer, it's perfect. a good article in the recent BYO covers it all. tested and true.
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