DetailsThe first flush mount bulkhead in the history of homebrewing. No internal threads on your kettle. All the benefits of a welded port with easier cleaning, plus threadless, snap-in accessories that make brew day a breeze.
Pop in a diptube for transferring every last ounce of wort, or a hose barb (not included) to hook up your false bottom.
The adjustable diptube swivels to suit whatever pick up angle you want, and draws down to within ⅛” from the bottom of the kettle. The single-piece construction makes for quick assembly and exceptional leak-proofing.
Includes 304 stainless steel bulkhead, diptube, and silicone o-rings.
- Details & Instructions
5.0 / 5.03 ReviewsDoes what it should with easeI used this on a cheaper boil pot. It was easy to install and worked quite well to harvest the maximum volume possible. Not cheap but worth the hassle free operation.November 21, 2017Purchased
1 year agoEZ Clean Flush Mount BulkheadI bought 2 for my brew kettles. They work fine and I do recover more of the wort with it being 2 inches closer to the bulkhead no need to tip the kettle when draining it, which is the reason I bought them.January 1, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 12 answersHow far from the bottom of the kettle should I drill the hole
for this bulkhead?BEST ANSWER: I already had a hole in my kettle before getting this bulkhead. Mine is 1" above the inside bottom and it is too low. The instruction sheet has no dimension listed. If you want the elbow tube to point straight down, you'll just have to measure the tube offset dimension. If I had a new kettle and was drilling the hole, I'd leave a full 1/4" clearance below the intake opening when inserted. I trimmed mine, didn't leave enough clearance and as soon as the pump started up, it sucked up against the bottom of the kettle and there was no flow. Now, I just leave it tilted off vertical so it can't suck up against the bottom. It would be helpful if the manufacturer would include a suggested dimension for diy kettle builds.Is this item complete for installation? Looking at pics, seems like another nut and some washers or O-rings are needed.BEST ANSWER: The single o-ring seal placed on the inside is enough for a waterproof seal. Flats on the inner flange part of the pass through pipe would be handy to prevent the sleeve placed outside the kettle and under the nut from turning while tightening the nut. The sleeve has a curve machined or cut away from one side to conform to the curved outside of the kettle.Is the dip tube separate - do you have to order both?Does this accept a Blichmann diptube? I would like to pair this bulkhead fitting with a Blichmann diptube so that I can use the hop blocker on my Megapot.BEST ANSWER: The bulkhead will not accept a blichmann diptube. The reason a hop blocked will not work is because of the height of the diptube. You would likely have to modify the hopblocker itself to get the included dip tube to work with it.Could this be fitted into the thermometer port and turned 90 degrees to be used to whirlpool?BEST ANSWER: Hello Steve,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! You can most definitely install the flush mount bulkhead in the thermometer port, and use it as a whirlpool port! I have done it with great success! I hope that this is helpful!