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Weldless Ball Valve (Stainless)
WL301
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Description

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
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Weight 1LBS
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To convert boil kettle
Kevin C on Jan 22, 2018
For boil kettle
Jason B. on Jan 10, 2018
To convert boil kettle
Kevin C on Jan 22, 2018
Value
Kenneth B on Jan 12, 2018
For boil kettle
Jason B. on Jan 10, 2018
Value
Kenneth B on Jan 12, 2018
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.
Reviews

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I would recommend the SS valve, good price, and should last for any brew days.
February 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Used with a Home Depot cooler to make a mash tun
Easy modification of a Home Depot cooler, no drilling or filing required. Assembly fit right into the cooler's hole when the spigot was removed. Make sure you leak test the fitting with hot water as my initial test was with cool water which was fine but leaked when 170F water was added. Additional tightening eliminated the leak.
April 25, 2017
Great product!
I installed 3 of these for my set up. 2 on coolers and one on the boil kettle. Work great!! Highly recommend. Also added the tube screen which is great for my mash cooler.
March 14, 2017
Good product although it didn't fit exactly as expected
I bought this as an upgrade from my previous brass ball valve kit. It is an improvement but it didn't install as expected. The stainless washer doesn't fit inside the recessed groove on the face of my cooler as shown in the instruction manual. I guess my Rubbermaid cooler is slightly different than the one this kit was designed for even though the picture of the cooler in the instruction manual looks identical to mine. In the end I was still able to install the kit but it does not sit quite as nicely as shown in the instruction manual. Also, the 1/2" barb that comes with this kit very large and didn't fit any of my existing high temp siphon hosing. It would be nice to have the option to choose the barb size when purchasing this kit.
December 26, 2016
Ball valve
I installed 2 on coolers and one on my boil kettle. These are amazing quality!! Many of the comments on leaks are due to improper installation. The rubber gasket must be installed outside the cooler or kettle. The nut and washer go inside. Tighten them up and these are leak free! I agree the card is wrong.
March 19, 2016
Finally brewing all grain!
I'm using this in my cooler mash tun. It is working great with no leaks.
May 31, 2015
Almost perfect
I have used these to make keggles. They could use thicker stiffer washers for sealing against the curved surfaces
May 27, 2015
Works great and was easy to install.
I was building a mash tun and figured that the cost of this item was cheaper than building from the local hardware store. This valve has been through 25+ brews now and I have had no problems with it.
May 12, 2015
Easy to install. NO LEAKS.
I bought this ball valve to convert my cheap, old 5 gallon kettle into an HLT when I started brewing with all grain. It was easy to drill the required hole with a step bit. I filed down the jagged edges of the hole and installed the valve per the included instructions. No problems. NO LEAKS.
May 11, 2015
No leaks works well.
turned a $25 aluminum turkey frier (unused) into a HWT.
May 8, 2015