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Diesel48

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I purchased a weldless bulkhead from Bargainfittings. About how high should I install this on my brew kettle? I also got the whirlpool adapter. Using 15 gallon pot, it was getting a little to heavy to lift all of the time.
 

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not sure what the whirlpool adapter is, but I put my bulkhead fitting about two inches above the bottom weld on the keg. Put it somewhere where you can build/implement a decent pick up tube.
 

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I put mine about 2" up as well, since it made for a nice formed diptube length. The problem I have is that using the Bargain Fittings sightglass, 5 gallons doesn't even show in the glass. My sightglasses are for 10 gallon batches only. This hasn't ruined any beer, but I was hoping to be able to use the sight glasses, but to get any volume accurately, I need to measuring cup it.

The moral, if you are ever going to share the bulkhead with a sightglass, put it as low in the kettle as humanly possible.
 
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