Weldless Ball Valve (Stainless)

Weldless Ball Valve (Stainless)

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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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Going all grain baby!
Corey A on Sep 16, 2019
First one I ordered works great.
mfricovsky on May 8, 2019
Going all grain baby!
Corey A on Sep 16, 2019
To convert my cooler to a mash tun.
corey s on Aug 28, 2019
First one I ordered works great.
mfricovsky on May 8, 2019
I need a new one, have 3 already and I'm adding one
Bruce K on Apr 16, 2019
Because I can't weld SS
Jeff m on Apr 1, 2019
Reviews were good
Terry F on Mar 12, 2019
Upgrade to boil kettle
Dimitri K on Feb 4, 2019
have used before
Tim M on Jan 11, 2019
Need it
Valued C on Dec 28, 2018
Control, control, control!
Mel I on Nov 17, 2018
to ease draining of boil kettle
F. Robert K on Nov 17, 2018
SS and replacement
Jimmy M on Oct 22, 2018
I'm converting my cooler into a mash tun.
Eddie M on Oct 9, 2018
Using to make Hot Liquor Tank.
Alan Rock on Sep 26, 2018
to modify my brew kettle
Robert B on Aug 11, 2018
My original cooler ball valve assembled from plumbing parts started to leak
Clint L on Aug 9, 2018
Replace cracked brass valve
Craig f on Apr 25, 2018
Cooler conversion to Mash tun
Mike S. on Apr 16, 2018
Brew Kettle
Erik S on Apr 5, 2018
Simple and affordable. Good reviews
Carter S on Mar 31, 2018
For converting a Igloo cooler to HLT.
FRANCIS F on Mar 16, 2018
For a mashtun
Blake C on Mar 3, 2018
price / good reviews / complete asssembly
Scott C on Feb 27, 2018
To convert boil kettle
Kevin Conroy on Jan 22, 2018
Kenneth B on Jan 12, 2018
For boil kettle
Jason B. on Jan 10, 2018
To convert my cooler to a mash tun.
corey s on Aug 28, 2019
I need a new one, have 3 already and I'm adding one
Bruce K on Apr 16, 2019
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.

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Mistakenly purchased a couple 14 gallon Chapman Fermenters. They leaked terribly. Contacted them and they offered no useful advice. This product solved my problems and I couldn't be more pleased.
April 17, 2019
6 months ago
Ball valve for glycol cooler
I needed a ball valve to attach to my Coleman 82 qt cooler used to hold a glycol solution. The ball valve itself works as I needed, but the bulkhead was not long enough for the thick walls of the cooler. I had to extend it by attaching a nipple and using a different washer and locking nut.
February 14, 2019
8 months ago
Excellent setup
Worked perfectly for my HD orange 10 gallon cooler. everything I needed for the bulk head with valve.
November 6, 2018
11 months ago
Keg to keggle
Working great for converting keg to kettle! Keggle..
March 27, 2018
1 year ago
Good for my HLT
It would also be good for an MLT made from a beer cooler. The large ball valve makes for easy accurate adjustments and it does not leak at all.
March 26, 2018
1 year ago
I would recommend the SS valve, good price, and should last for any brew days.
February 1, 2018
1 year 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