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Old 02-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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I bought three keggles from a local brewer. All three have welded couplers and I just assumed they were threaded. They aren't, smooth as a baby's butt inside.

What do I need to buy to put ball valves on them? I can post a pic later if necessary

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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They may be Tri clamp fittings. Post pictures.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Here's a couple pics......



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Old 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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You did better than threaded, the tri clamps you have are what everyone wants.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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Sweet. To bad one keg doesn't have one like I thought. It has a ball valve already attached and the opening is a quite a bit smaller

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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I think im going to use the one without the tri clamp as my HLT. I have a two tier stand and the HLT is directly above the mash tun and boil kettle, which are side by side.

I also plan to get one pump, for now, and plate chiller. What fittings would you recommend? Links?

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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You can get most of your fittings at www.bargainfittings.com

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
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Just a thought, but I think using the keggle w/ the smallest opening on the MLT would work best. Using a pump I move strike water from my HLT to my MLT at wide open pressure but recirc and drain from my MLT into my BK pretty slowly. Why not use the bottleneck where you don't flow wide open anyway?

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Just a thought, but I think using the keggle w/ the smallest opening on the MLT would work best. Using a pump I move strike water from my HLT to my MLT at wide open pressure but recirc and drain from my MLT into my BK pretty slowly. Why not use the bottleneck where you don't flow wide open anyway?
Maybe I'm not following you. Use the pump from my MLT to BK with the MLT being the smaller opening. I can do that having two different openings and a pump in between? I just figured draining the water in via gravity the time to move it wasnt all a big deal.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #10
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Very nice find! I'm jealous.

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