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Old 04-19-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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I have already cut the top off my 2 kegs. I am thinking of putting a ball valve, thermometer, and site gage on my HLT. I am also going to do the same 3 things plus a false bottom and a re-circulation valve on my mash tun. How much should i expect to spend, what parts will i need, and where should i order the parts from (already priced bargainfittings.com, midwest and austinhb). Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:18 AM   #2
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I'd get the sight glass from Bobby M on here. http://www.brewhardware.com/index.ph...d=48&Itemid=75

I also recommend the false bottom from Jaybird. http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com/store/

All stainless will be a little expensive, but well worth it. The fittings, disconnects, valve styles, etc. are pretty much wide open, so basically you could spend as much as you want. I bought all my fittings from bargainfittings and my disconnects from proflow dynamics.

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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could anyone direct me toward a previous thread on converting a keg to keggle.

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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My post has a few pointers.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/roxt...-build-228403/
I know there are a few specific threads on cutting, a few on polishing and some on drilling, but I don't know if there is 1 great post on all things keggle.

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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could anyone direct me toward a previous thread on converting a keg to keggle.
If you scroll down, you can see similar threads.
(Not being a smarta$$. Just see that you have 20 or so posts, so you may not have realized it yet).

Having just converted a keg to a keggle, you will probably look to spend anywhere between $175 and $300 on all of your fittings if you look to go all stainless. You can cut corners and get some copper/brass stuff.

I did all stainless. Got most of my fittings on bargainfittings.com. Just ordered my siteglass/thermometer combo from Bobby_M.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #6
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If you scroll down, you can see similar threads.
(Not being a smarta$$. Just see that you have 20 or so posts, so you may not have realized it yet)..
Johnny, I have been trolling around this place for over a year and didn't know that one. Thanks
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