Weldless Ball Valve (Stainless)

Weldless Ball Valve (Stainless)

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Do you have a kettle or cooler but would like the ease and convenience of using a ball valve to easily drain liquid? Are you a Do It Yourself Type person? At a fraction of the cost of having a spigot welded into your kettle you can drill a whole and install a weldless ball valve.

The problem with most weldless fittings is they are thrown together from assorted hardware. Common issues include leaking and lots of flex when you use the ball valve. These new weldless fittings feature are designed for brewing. There is no comparison to the weldless fittings of yesterday with their rock-solid feel and a solid leak free connection.

This unit 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.

Weldless 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. Full installation directions included. This product replaces our WL101. Manufactured by Fermentap.

You will need to drill a 1" hole in your kettle for installation of this weldless spigot. We recommend a Step Drill Bit for this.

For cooler installation instructions, please see "Installing A Weldless Spigot In Your Cooler" under the documents tab.

Item # WL301
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 1 LBS
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Upgrade brew kettle
Jeffrey B. R on Sep 6, 2021
converting a keg to a keggle
Bryan C on Jun 26, 2021
Upgrade brew kettle
Jeffrey B. R on Sep 6, 2021
Easier install than other weldless fittings
Mike L on Aug 7, 2021
converting a keg to a keggle
Bryan C on Jun 26, 2021
I need
Edward S on May 13, 2021
Cooler mash tun conversion
Russell H on Apr 22, 2021
Adding ball valves to my other keggles
Nathaniel S on Apr 19, 2021
reliable components
Chris E on Feb 10, 2021
Not sold near me
Jason Douglas S on Jan 21, 2021
turn my cooler into a proper mash tun
Steven Y on Dec 29, 2020
Converting a 10 gal. Cooler to a tun
Karl S on Oct 13, 2020
stainless steel
vincent c on Sep 7, 2020
Best control of fluid
Jim M on Aug 11, 2020
need it DIY mash tun
Luis H on Jun 24, 2020
Bill R on Apr 30, 2020
Converting standard kettle into brew kettle using a pump.
Randy S on Apr 10, 2020
I wanted to improve my keg/brew kettle.
Matthew Taylor on Mar 22, 2020
Gift for son
Brenda F on Dec 13, 2019
All the parts included made it very convenient.
Scott on Nov 23, 2019
convert kettle
George H C on Oct 21, 2019
Going all grain baby!
Corey A on Sep 16, 2019
To convert my cooler to a mash tun.
corey r s on Aug 28, 2019
First one I ordered works great.
mfricovsky on May 8, 2019
I need a new one, have 3 already and I'm adding one
Bruce K on Apr 16, 2019
Because I can't weld SS
Jeff m on Apr 1, 2019
Reviews were good
Terry F on Mar 12, 2019
Upgrade to boil kettle
Dimitri K on Feb 4, 2019
have used before
Tim M on Jan 11, 2019
Need it
Valued C on Dec 28, 2018
Control, control, control!
Mel I on Nov 17, 2018
to ease draining of boil kettle
F. Robert K on Nov 17, 2018
SS and replacement
Jimmy M on Oct 22, 2018
I'm converting my cooler into a mash tun.
Eddie M on Oct 9, 2018
Using to make Hot Liquor Tank.
Alan Rock on Sep 26, 2018
to modify my brew kettle
Robert Bridenbecker on Aug 11, 2018
My original cooler ball valve assembled from plumbing parts started to leak
Clint L on Aug 9, 2018
Making a keggle
Rob G on Jun 26, 2018
Replace cracked brass valve
Craig f on Apr 25, 2018
Cooler conversion to Mash tun
Mike S. on Apr 16, 2018
Brew Kettle
Erik S on Apr 5, 2018
Simple and affordable. Good reviews
Carter S on Mar 31, 2018
For converting a Igloo cooler to HLT.
Francis F on Mar 16, 2018
For a mashtun
Blake C on Mar 3, 2018
price / good reviews / complete asssembly
Scott C on Feb 27, 2018
To convert boil kettle
Kevin Conroy on Jan 22, 2018
Ken on Jan 12, 2018
For boil kettle
Jason Benda-Joubert on Jan 10, 2018
Easier install than other weldless fittings
Mike L on Aug 7, 2021
I need
Edward S on May 13, 2021
Can I remove the barb and replace with male camlock?
Christopher Oliva on Aug 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I purchased two of these last year. I first I thought I wanted the barbed end to be smaller and removed it. It's a standard side so it could be replaced with a smaller barbed end. But, after some additional thought, and work, realized the size deliver workers just fine, so I put it back on. I used Teflon plumbers tape, and that created a air-tight, water-tight seal. So, yes, you can remove the barb and replace it with something else. Just make sure that something else fits the threading and size of the valve,
What are the temperature ratings for the non-stainless components of this? Considering adding to a boil kettle (BIAB).
David Hondorp on Jun 19, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The non-metal components are all made of PTFE teflon and BUNA-N rubber that can easily withstand temperatures over 220 degrees for your boiling needs. They will melt when hit with an open flame though.
Does the stainless nipple have a female thread on the inside to attach a male thread bazooka screen? Or would I need a female coupler?
Derek Stanton on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It has the female threads on the inside for your bazooka screen.

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Rated 5 out of 5
"if it leaks, tighten until it stops" - good advice, as it had to be made a lot tighter than I anticipated. Maybe a larger OD gasket would be better.
October 12, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent part and customer services
September 13, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy set up. Made brew day so much easier!
August 23, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Way to Add a Valve to your Kettle
This assembly is perfect for adding a valve to your kettle. It is very sturdy and high quality. It is highly recommended.
February 19, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fits great
Fits perfectly on my 10 gallon rubermaid cooler
August 16, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quality product
My only issue was with the rubber gasket. I didn't like the seal it made so I purchased some gasket material and made my own.
May 20, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great.
Got this after returning a cheaper version that I bought off Amz (and that leaked). This one is great. Had to enlarge the drilled hole from 7/8" to 1", but other than that it was a total snap. Now I'm back in business.
April 21, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product. A great time saver.
December 7, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fits and works.
Fit my 10 gal rubbermaid cooler. Worked well the one time i have used it.
November 5, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Mistakenly purchased a couple 14 gallon Chapman Fermenters. They leaked terribly. Contacted them and they offered no useful advice. This product solved my problems and I couldn't be more pleased.
April 17, 2019
over 2 years ago