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Old 02-19-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default WeldLess Fitting for Brew Pot - Good or Bad?

I have a weldless fitting from Northern Brewing and have hesitated installing it on my brew pot. It is a heavy gauge, 10 gallon pot and I use it often and I want to add a screen and the valve for easier draining.

Has anyone out there installed a weldless fitting on their pot? Have you had problems with leakage? I also want to use a stainless mesh screen to aid in the draining the wort from the brew pot. Will this glog quickly? It is 1/2" threaded stainless fitting and works well for my MLT but I am unsure how well it will work in the brew pot.

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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I have a weldless fitting from Northern Brewing and have hesitated installing it on my brew pot. It is a heavy gauge, 10 gallon pot and I use it often and I want to add a screen and the valve for easier draining.

Has anyone out there installed a weldless fitting on their pot? Have you had problems with leakage? I also want to use a stainless mesh screen to aid in the draining the wort from the brew pot. Will this glog quickly? It is 1/2" threaded stainless fitting and works well for my MLT but I am unsure how well it will work in the brew pot.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks

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These are ALL weldless, not a single leak after the install. No messing necessary! Are you using leaf or pellet hops? Pellet hops are great for making cement form around your screen.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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I agree with Pol... I'm using all weldless fittings on my rig, and will continue on the new rig I'm building. Weldless is the bee's knees!

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To date, I have used pellets. I know they make a mess that is hard to strain, so I assume it will clog the screen just as quickly. I have tried whirlpooling, but it doesn't help much when I siphon.

Are whole leaf, just as effective as pellets on a 1 to 1 basis, or do I need to add additional leaf to compensate?

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To date, I have used pellets. I know they make a mess that is hard to strain, so I assume it will clog the screen just as quickly. I have tried whirlpooling, but it doesn't help much when I siphon.

Are whole leaf, just as effective as pellets on a 1 to 1 basis, or do I need to add additional leaf to compensate?

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I think you need about 10% more leaf than you need pellet... pretty close to 1:1
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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you can always get a reusable nylon hop bag.

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My LHBS has bags, but how big a bag do I need? I brew in a 10 gallon pot.

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I use pellets in a bag ~6x8". The pellets blow up pretty big but I think I've had 6oz. in it. Not sure how big for leaf but they're cheap and reusable so just get a few and use two if needed.

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I have used weldless fittings on my pots and have never experienced leaks during brewing. Before I brew the next time, I just make it a habit to check them for tightness. I like them, especially since I don't weld (yet) and don't want to pay anyone to weld it for me.

I got my weldless fittings at weldlessfittings.com

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These are ALL weldless, not a single leak after the install. No messing necessary! Are you using leaf or pellet hops? Pellet hops are great for making cement form around your screen.
Good looking with the Tri-Clover fittings



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