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Adding a Ball Valve to a Kettle, Fermenter or Cooler

Home Brewing Weldless Ball Valve Kit

Home Brewing Weldless Ball Valve Kit

Adding a ball valve to a homebrewing kettle, cooler or conical fermenter is now a simple and inexpensive task thanks to this More Beer stainless steel homebrewing ball valve kit. Do you have a stainless steel home beer brewing kettle or homebrew cooler and would like the ease and convenience of using a ball valve to drain liquid? Well, at just a fraction of the cost of having a spigot welded into your kettle you can install a weldless ball valve yourself with out worry of leaks.
These new weldless home brewing ball valve kits  are designed for beer brewing and are no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday. This homebrewing ball valve kit is also unique in that it feature 1/2″ female threads on the inside. This allows you to thread in various other fittings that you can see below. Want to later make a mashtun… no problem just thread in our stainless screen. want to fully drain your boil kettle? No problem, just add our kettle maximizer! This allows for unlimited flexibility. Best of all, they are easy to install.  I have in fact installed two my self with out any issues.  I recommend using a step drill bit to make things super easy. This weldless home brewing valve kit includes a 1/2″ Full Port ball valve and a 1/2″ barb. All fittings are made from 304 type stainless steel for a lifetime of corrosion free use. Complete installation directions are also included with this homebrewing ball valve kit.
If you are ready to install one now, More Beer currently is running a special on them and you can pick one of these 1/2″ ball valve kits up for just $26 and if not, they regularly sell for $34 which is still a bargain if you ask me.

Click here for more details on this kit More Beer Ball Valve Kit

Brutus Stainless Steel Homebrewing Rig

Brutus Stainless Steel Home Brewing Stand

Brutus Stainless Steel Home Brewing Stand

 

Right now Adventures in Homebrewing / Homebrewing.org is offering a Brustus stainless steel homebrewing stand for $1299, with the burners included.  This is a beautiful home brewing rig done in stainless steel. It sits a bit higher than the one that I built and has a few other structural differences but pretty darn similar, best of all, you don’t need to weld it yourself!

 

This stand is a great base to build off of and the frame allow you to easily add on items like home brewing pumps, a RIMS controller and just about anything you can dream up.  One of the best things about it is that it does not come with a bunch of extras that you may not need such as kettles and wort chillers, like other home brewing stands do.  This way you can use your existing equipment to save money and only pay for what you need.

 

Click here for more information or to buy this Home Brewing System

 

 

The Anatomy of a Brew Rig

Homebrewing_Rig

 

Here is the most recent image of my home brewing rig.  I recently added a whirlpool arm and switched back to an immersion chiller shown in the image.  Aside from that I just replaced some switches in my RIMS controller.  I thought that I would post an shot of my current gear in case it helps anyone else with their design.  If you have any question on my homebrewing setup please feel free to reach out to me.

 

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters for $395

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

 

Rejoice home brewers, right now you can pick up a high end SS BrewTech 7 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter for just $395! These are high end and well build stainless steel conical homebrewing fermenters, not some Alibaba knock off with leaky valves.

 

Here are some of the standard features on this conical fermenter:

  • Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Patent Pending Stainless Steel Rotating Racking Arm
  • 7 Gallon Capacity
  • 1.5” Tri Clamp bottom with Elbow and 3 piece Ball Valve
  • Stackable design minimizes footprint and maximizes ferment space!
  • Molded Silicone Gasket for airtight Lid seal.
  • Six Spring-Loaded Lid Clamps hold Lid in place
  • Volume Markers inside for easy volume assessment
  • TIG Sanitary Welds – Easy to Clean, Long-lasting!

 

Click Here For the 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter

 

These stainless steel conical fermenters are loaded with features and I personally have two of them, a 7 gallon and a 14 gallon. I also have 2 of their 7 gallon brew bucket stainless steel fermenters which are also great.  In my opinion they are the best fermenters out there for the money.  I would recommend upgrading the racking arm on the unit to the MoreBeer Racking Arm system which you can find here for $75 and is shown in the above image on my fermenter.

 

I cut down the legs in this 7 gallon conical fermenter so that it could fit in my fermentation chamber / chest freezer. My 14 gallon conical fermenter has an internal temperature control system.  The 14 gallon unit is currently on sale for $495 and is available here.

 

7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

Home Brewing Stands and Home Brewery Rig Images

 

Home Beer Brewing Setups, Home Breweries, Homebrew Stands and Beer Brewing Rigs!

Home Brewing Stands, Beer Brewing Rigs and Home Brewer Racks

Home Brewing Stands, Beer Brewing Rigs and Home Brewer Racks

I am starting up a page to view your Home Beer Brewing Stands, Home Brew Rigs, Beer Brewing Racks and Brew Sculpture of West Coast Brewer viewers!  So if you have a photo or image of your home brewing setup, extract or all grain, big or small, please email them to me at joe@westcoastbrewer.com and I will get them posted!  It is always great to see the different home brewing setups to people have made to inspire others to build their own!

 

If you are looking to purchase a home brewing stand, I have compiled a list of available units here.

Home Brewing Stands and Beer Brewing Rigs for Sale

 

Here are a few of my favorites:

Some images taken from pinterest.com and homebrewingstand.com

 

Home Brewery

Home Brewery

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Homebrewing Rig

Home Brewing Setup

Home Brewing Setup

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Homebrewing Stand

Homebrew Stand

Homebrew Stand

 

 

Beer Brewing Configuration

Beer Brewing Configuration

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beer brewing rigs

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Home Beer Brewing Setup

Home Beer Brewing Setup

Homebrewing Sculptures

Homebrewing Sculptures

Home Brewing System

Home Brewing System

Homebrewing Systems

Homebrewing Systems

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homebrew rigs

Homebrew Setup

Homebrew Setup

 

 

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