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Old 10-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Remove 1/2" MLT port?

I'm having some welding done on my kettles and wanted opinions on removing (or using) a 1/2" threaded port. Well, it's welded at the kettle but has a threaded end.

I've already got a 1" threaded center port I intend to use. The 1/2" port doesn't appear to be necessary and would only be one more thing to keep clean.

Would you remove the 1/2" port or is there a good use based on where it's located???


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Old 10-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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How about a thermometer?


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Old 10-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should have elaborated on overall setup.

I plan to follow a build like theelectricbrewery.com (HERMs) so I'd most likely have an Auber RTD sensor/thermometer inline off of the 1" port and monitor from there during re-circulation.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Could use one of these:
http://www.brewhardware.com/fittings/121-plug
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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I would not remove the port, simply put a SS pipe plug in it. You never know what changes you might make in the future that could use it. Keeping it clean should be no big deal as long as you don't let grain dry in it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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Removing the port and patching it will be a large PITA and will cost $$$ if you want the patch to be unnoticeable.


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