Originally Posted by dodeebryan
I am currently building a BK and a HLT. So far I have cut the tops of of the kegs and ready to add the fittings. I have the capability of welding or not for the bulk heads. Only planning adding a valve to each right now and thermometer and sight glass down the road. My question is is there a good thread i can read on building these? and Second question is What do i need in the bottom of both the BK and the HLt? False bottoms?, Mesh screens?, etc?
I Need to hurry up I plan on Brewing this weekend with them.
You could get away with using a ball valve only on the HLT, then add a dip tube later. I would strongly recommend using a dip tube on your BK from the start. You should only need a FB in the MT. I have been building 3 Keggles slowly and have finally got sightglass, thermometers, false bottom (on the MT) and dip tubes on them, but I used them as soon as i cut the tops off with minimal hardware. Check out Brew Hardware.com I ordered my sightglass/thermometer combos from Bobby, as well as a 30 plate chiller. Great site. Good luck!