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Old 12-31-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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I was thinking of converting a keg in the near future. I was surfing around the net and found some mention of weld less spigot set up for the mashing process. Considering that that mash process is at a much lower temp, I was wondering if I could use a weld less spigot for my final boiling vessel? The site wasn't very clear on if it would stand up to a 90 minute boil or not.
P.S I am sorry if I am ignorant to any language or lingo I should be using, I fell out of brewing for a while and recently decided to come back. Thanks for any help.

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Old 12-31-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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Welcome back to the brew world. Here is a great thread about the pros and cons of each..

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/weld...keggles-56349/

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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A good quality weldless fitting will hold up to a 90 minute boil. Many folks on here use them without issue.

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Old 12-31-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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High temp silicone o-rings are rated for 400-500*F but there are silicone
o-rings with lower ratings McMasters and Carr has if I remember correctly a bag of 50 for $7-8 range

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Old 06-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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I put a weldless valve on my little brew pot. Using all the resources of my dorm room, it was a pita to get on, but haven't had a problem with it since.

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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I use this, (not from here but the same thing)

Weldless Kits | MoreBeer

The o-rings that came with it seem to be pretty good with no cracking or dry rot after about 2 years. Easy to install too.

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Old 06-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #7
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Just did my 15th batch with weldless spigot, thermometer, and site glass without any problems

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So long as the mash tun or boil kettle are not run dry on a burner, the O-rings should not be exposed to temperatures higher than 212 F and they are designed to easily withstand that temperature. Normally, the O-rings should be mounted on the inside of the kettle. This provides a better seal and keeps them submerged in liquid.

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