I've read the threads I could find on this subject, but still came out with a couple questions.
I have a 15 gallon SS pot that I got from AHS: Austin Homebrew Supply
I bought it in preparation for going all grain, but have been doing partials in it so far. So, I've been able to lift and pour it thus far. However, I plan on going AG soon, and with a full boil this will be damn near impossible.
I'm kind of kicking myself now not having them drill some holes for me when I ordered it...or maybe this hole drilling thing isn't as risky as it all sounds.
I will be using one of the weld-b-gone conversions. What is the process, get a step drill bit, lube it up, and go slow?
Also and perhaps more importantly, how do I go about choosing a position for the ball valve? Do I need to leave room below for a filter or false bottom if I decide to add that in the future?
Thanks, I'm pretty nervous about ruining my not-so-cheap pot. I have called a machine shop just to see if I have a professional option and they say they could do something like that, but to get a price I would have to bring it in...would this be overkill?
Thanks in advance.