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Title: Adding valve to SS pot
Post by: maltymike61 on December 07, 2010, 03:19:35 pm
I have a nice 8 gallon SS pot, but no valve or thermometer. I'd love to add a valve, at least, but maybe even a thermometer. Is drilling the holes something I can do? If so, what equipment do I need?
Title: Re: Adding valve to SS pot
Post by: BrewArk on December 07, 2010, 04:23:14 pm
There are a few threads on this.  The typical recommendation is a "step" drill bit and a weldless valve.  Another thing to consider is if you have (or are planning) a false bottom.
Title: Re: Adding valve to SS pot
Post by: richardt on December 07, 2010, 05:39:51 pm
Use the search function on this forum.  It'll come up.  Agree with step drill bit and weld-less spigot--get both online--as they are cheaper that way.
Title: Re: Adding valve to SS pot
Post by: tygo on December 07, 2010, 05:56:32 pm
I just added a ball valve to mine.  Here's the thread with the advice I got on doing it:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=4029.0
Title: Re: Adding valve to SS pot
Post by: maltymike61 on December 09, 2010, 08:25:48 am
Thanks everyone for the advice. Seems like a step drill bit is the way to go.