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Old 04-13-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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I am starting to put together my electric brewery, here's a question:

Are there any problems with mounting the drain port as coming out of the bottom? I see so few systems doing this, and yet it seems like a good way to virtually eliminate dead space?

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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There's no problem with it as far as I know. I don't think you see it that often because many folks convert their existing propane kettles into electric kettles, so the ports are already on the side to begin with.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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You are probably right on that. Most people do not contend with -40 degree winters, so gas would be a logical step for them.

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Thought about a bottom drain, limits the placement of the kettle to where it can sit. A properly installed dip tube will drain the kettle within a cup or less of empty so I went with that.

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a cup or less, wow, I was thinking it might be at least half a gallon, which is the current deadspace in the turkey fryer

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