Originally Posted by HopsPlease
What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the couplers drilled into the bottom?
From my website:
"I'm obviously biased because I produce welded kettles but that's for a reason; they are just a better, more durable design. But here is a quote from a HomeBrewTalk.com moderator (largest online brewing forum in the world) discussing welded vs weldess fittings on kettles...
"Welded = no chance for leaks, very durable, nothing to replace/maintain, permanent, less parts to clean
Weldless = sometimes finicky when installing (can leak), o-rings to replace (very occasionally), not as durable, not permanent (you can change your mind), more parts to clean"