So I had this Labbats keg fo a kettle for some time and recently decided I was tired of sticking my arm in there to check temps and guessing at the level of wort left, and siphoning wort out of it. So I did some comparison shopping and bought some fittings (bargain fittings guy)
, a sight glass kit Forsale
, a thermometer and silicon hose Austin Homebrew Supply
, took the fittings to my welder friend and had him TIG the fittings into the holes I drilled in advance. Drilling was not fun I think I finally killed my dewalt corded drill. I scrubbed it all up with BKF and rinsed thoroughly, then brought 5 gallons to a boil to check for leaks and transfer. My dip tube made from soft copper and a female thread to 1/2" copper fitting worked well, and I plan to make a hop stopper for it with some 30x30 mesh I got from mcmastercarr. No new news here just happy with my upgrade and wanted to share. I'll be cutting up another keg soon, and then starting on my brew sculpture. I just picked up a used MIG so I'll be looking for scrap steel to work with. Any comments or concerns?