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Old 05-09-2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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May 2009
Newberg, OR, Cascadia
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Decided it was time to add a ball-valve to my pot. I can't always find a helper for when I brew and dumping a 15 gallon pot through a strainer isn't easy to do by yourself. Adding the valve was much easier than I expected. Got it for $31.99 from my LHBS: Getting it tightened down so it wouldn't leak was the hardest part. Took some fiddling, but now it drips 1 every 30 minutes or so. I think it's good for now. I'll work on that next weekend. Have Cream of Three Crops mashing right now.

Hole drilled:

Valve attached:


Also got a new false bottom for my BIAB setup:
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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Jun 2008
The Cold Part of AZ
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looks good!

check for a small burr on the hole - that could be casuing your leak - or you may have also over tightened. Make sure you're o-rings are bulging at all.

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