Am thinking of going to AG brewing by converting some kegs into keggles. Still looking for the kegs to convert, but hopefully soon we will run across some. I keep seeing in pictures some cool looking thermometers attached to the front of keggles. Where are most of you getting these thermometers and how big of a hole in the keggle is needed? Is there some sort of grommet to use when doing so?
Also, seeing a lot of valves and such including a lot of copper plumbing and such. I would imagine most of this can be acquired at Lowes or whatever hardware store is local? Are you people sweating the joints in the copper lines with flux and soldering?
lowes doesn't carry much stainless stuff. mostly washers/bolts/nuts. buyfittingsonline.com is a good source for the couplers. if you go the weld-in route, you'll need to find a person who can weld stainless. if you put a copper dip tube in it, you can solder it together (not to the keggle), just make sure you use a lead-free solder.