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Old 01-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking to add a whirlpool port for my kettle and I'm kind of confused on how to do it. Do I just use a bulkhead and dip tube as the whirlpool port? I'm also kind of freaked out about drilling through my new Blichmann Boiler maker to add it. Any advice?


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Old 01-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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If you use an immersion chiller, have you considered adding a whirlpool arm to your immersion chiller? That way, you do not have to drill your kettle.


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If you use an immersion chiller, have you considered adding a whirlpool arm to your immersion chiller? That way, you do not have to drill your kettle.
Hmmm, could you provide more info on this? I'm in the same boat as the OP.

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I'm actually switching over to a plate chiller because I've got a new kettle now. So I'm hoping to drill into the kettle so I can keep the lid closed as I whirlpool.


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