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This patented conversion kit from Brewer's Edge will add a leak-free nickel-plated brass ball valve to any pot in which you drill a 7/8" hole with a metal-rated holesaw or step drill (hole saw not included). It features 1/2" female NPT threads on the outlet, and 3/8" NPT female threads on the inside to attach the Brewer's Edge KettleScreen model R49.
Features a holding groove on the outside of the valve for the silicone washer, preventing it from spreading when the inner pot nut is tightened. See below for the optional KettleScreen to fit this valve. US patent No. 8,191,569.
Click here for a pdf of KettleValve installation instructions.
I can't weld so these are the only option left. Fortunately they work great. I have 3 in use on various kettles and none leak. very good product.
perfect fit and works well, was a little skeptic on the angle of it on cooler
I've used these on a hot liquor tank and brew kettle for probably thirty batches of beer. They always work flawlessly and I've never had a leak.
I have a cooler that I use as a mash tun. I recently put this valve in, along with a kettle screen inside, quick disconnect fittings on the outside, and 3/8" silicone hose, all purchased from Williams. The setup makes mashing and transferring to the kettle simple.
I have used this valve five times now and it works great. It hasn't leaked once. As the instruction say Be sure to only hand tighten it because it provides a great seal.