Originally Posted by milesvdustin
Chris, that is exactly the cooler I have. I am going to put that same whirlpool fitting in my kettle, looks like I need to order another one for my mlt. Any issues with leaking? And do you just install the 90 degree fitting on the inside as opposed to the coupling it comes with?
I haven't had any issues with leaking, but I haven't had the cooler filled to the volume of the port yet during a mash. It's around the 7 1/2 gallon mark. When I did a test fill with water it didn't leak. My thermo port did leak during the first mash and think it had to do with not drilling the hole straight enough. As a fix I took it apart and used Aquarium safe silicone (Silicone
) on the outside of the inner cooler wall and on the cooler foam. The service temperature of the silicon is up to 350F.
The 90 degree is used with all the supplied couplings as the 90 is female on both sides. I'm thinking I may have to aim the fitting a bit different to get it higher for bigger mashes, but I haven't run in to that issue yet.
I also had to stack a bunch of washers for the camlock: