Q: Can I get an additional port towards the top of the keg for recirculating liquid back into the mash?
A: This can be done for an addtional cost of about $60 per weld. The custom work done by our fabricator can take abotu 4-6 weeks in some cases based on the amount of custom work we have and how his shop is retro fitted for production at that time. We can be reached at 313-277-2739 Ext 1 to set up the custom order information when ready to place the order
Q: Hi! What is the diameter of the top opening and the depth of the kettle to the false bottom?
A: The lid opening is 12" The height fromt he opening to the false bottom should be around 16.5" The depth without the bottom is 19" and the false bottom and legs take up about 2.25-2.5"
Q: What is the difference between this and the 15.5 Gallon Homebrew Kettle (Item Number:99-2665)?
Also, how many welded-in ports does this have to start with? Meaning, if I order the additional port at 90 degrees option, with my kettle have a total of 2, or 3 ports? Because a kettle with 3 ports (1 for thermometer, 1 with valve and pickup tube, and 1 for sight glass) with a false bottom would be fantastic.
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Q: What is the dead space under the false bottom. What sort of pickup tube is used? Thanks
A: Thanks for the question. There is approximately 2-3" of dead space under the false bottom on this. In the center on the keggle it is closer to 3" because of the curved bottom. The best pickup tube to use would be the 99-2657 with the added compression fitting. Cheers!
Q: If I wanted to add a HERMS coil to one of these. Could that be done? Is that considered custom? Thanks!
Q: Is it possible to get this unit with the same specs, but with the used keggle? I realize that is a custom order.
A: Yes, you are able to customize these items.
Q: Would this mash tun be too big for 5 gallon batches? Would the grain bed depth be too shallow? Would the water under the false bottom affect the efficiency too much when just doing 5 gallon batches.
A: This is intended more for 10 gallon batches, but this would work just fine for 5 gallon batches. A taller grain bed is preferred, but you can still mash with a short grain bed as many do. The water below the false bottom will not affect the efficiency.
Q: I'm new to all grain and wanted to also start moving into larger 10 gallon batches. I am considering purchasing this keg kettle, but wanted to know why I might need additional ports? Would I be ok just ordering it as is and adding a temp gauge?
A: Electric Heat, Snorkel tubes, sight gauges, thermometers, and re-circulation ports are just some of the reasons we have added ports. People add ports for all kinds of reasons- we simply try to make every option available. If you just need this for a mash tun, the ports welded in are sure to fit your needs. Cheers!
Q: What is the option for the port 5" above used for?
A: You could add a port, move your thermometer to above your ball valve, and then use the third port for a sight gauge or other accessory. This extra customization is to ensure that you get the pot you want without sacrifice.