Man, I gotta get me one of these Therminators and drill my kettle for a ball valve.
I really struggled with the thought of buying a Therminator-
+ $20 for backflush assembly,
+ 40 for weldless conversion kit
+ $12 for a titanium nitride drill bit (plus the stress of possibly ruining my kettle)
+ $40 in part to build a hop stopper
+ $15 for quick connects
+ $5 for attachments they dont sell (hard to hook a male thread outlet to a male thread on a garden hose)
= in the end......I think it might be the best piece of brewing equipment I have ever owned. Its truly amazing.