I finally got around to having couplers welded into my boil kettle. I had hoped to just use a 90 as a pickup tube as I'd saw that on another post. However when dry fitting, I noticed that I'd leave a gallon or so in my kettle if I went that route. Instead, I used a half inch hose barb as a pickup tube. Does anyone foresee any problems with this setup?
I had a local guy weld the couplings in for me. I think they turned out great. He welded the coupling for the sight glass super low. I got the camlock fittings and barbs from Bobby_M.
Thanks everyone on HBT for all the great ideas when planning this.