So I have my Couplings welded in (2) 1" half couplings, and because of the difference tapered thread (coupling) and the straight thread (element) I can't screw the element all the way into the coupling to secure the gasket that comes with the element. I know this issue is posted on George Schmidt's page, (http://www.brewing.schmidt-house.com/ElectricKettle.htm)
. Does anyone have a practical solution to solving this problem. My ideas are:
1. adding spacers (washers) to close the gap between the gasket and the coupling
2. use food grade silicon to help seal.
3. ?your idea here
If i was to do it again, I would weld a straight thread SS locknut to the outside of the keg instead of the tapered half couplings.
Thanks for any advise