Keg to hlt/boiler

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philelmes

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Hi all. Am i missing something here?! Im converting some poor looking old kegs into some new brewing kettles. One hlt, one boiler and possibly one mash tun.

My question is, is there a reason for not having the outlet come out the underside? All the boilers ive seen have the outlet straight out the side. There will be a massive amount of dead space once drained. I was planning on having a false bottom and possibly a valve between the outet and tap, to avoid a dead space in the pipe whilst boiling.

Any advise will be good.
 

helterscelter

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Most keg conversions (keggles) use a dip tube on the inside of the valve to account for the dead space.

You would only want to do a bottom dump on your hlt/bk if you were doing an electric system. You cannot use a flame to direct fire a bottom dump keggles.
 
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