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Maximizer Stainless Steel - 7 in.
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You put too much work into making your wort to leave any of it behind. Get the most out of your hard work by using our Stainless Steel Maximizer!
The Stainless Steel Maximizer siphons liquid from the below the height of your ball valve to get as much wort out as possible. It has a 1/2 inch MPT fitting on the end that screws into the inside coupler of our Heavy Duty Kettles, Mash Tuns, and Hot Liquor Tanks. Will work with any kettle that has a 1/2 inch FPT coupler on the inside of the kettle. Does not work with our domed false bottoms.
Dimensions: 7" Long - 1.25" Bend
Item # AG516
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.25LBS
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The good news is....
It's Stainless!

The bad news is the poor flow rate.

Also some poor threading made it difficult to install in my Stainless Economy Kettle BE303
May 16, 2014
Decreases flow rate even with a pump
Even with a pump, I've found that this item reduces flow rate so severely that I get less volume from my kettle. I use a false bottom in my boil kettle to screen out whole hops and other sediment. Using the false bottom with the maximizer is extremely cumbersome.
September 12, 2013
Great deal for the price
This stainless maximizer is a good deal just for the stainless and welding itself. As another reviewer stated, the welding could be more consistent & cleaner, but you can't go wrong for just $15. As for reduced flow, I've used this in a 15gal Heavy Duty MB Kettle with and without a Chugger Pump and both times I've been happy with the flow rate. It is noticeably slower draining by gravity but not to the point that it's a problem, and with a pump you can still sparge a mash within less than a minute if you go full-bore with your valves (not that you would want to...). All-in-all, a must have when using a kettle & false-bottom for a mash tun.
August 14, 2013
Reduced flow
I found that this cut my flow rate almost in half and when the liquid level in the kettle gets to 3 or 4 inches it's siponing at a trickle so gravity flow is slow. If the tube was 1/2" I believe it would function better. As is I'm not convinced that this was a good deal.
I haven't put a pump on it yet.
May 29, 2013
Sugaring and corrosion on maximizer fitting
The maximizer arrived with a mild to moderate corrosion on the 1/2" adapter fitting. The corrosion was due to the weld not being purged with inert gas during the weld process. The maximizer was a good deal, but the manufacturer shows poor quality control during the manufacturing process. You get what you pay for!!
May 6, 2013