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Brewing Bulkheads

Plumbing is an essential element in an efficient home brewing station. A good plumbing system allows a home brewer to transfer the contents of a brew kettle to another receptacle like a mash tun or wort cooler. Without it, home brewers often resort to the manual transfer of the contents from one container to another. This is such a laborious task that does not only expend too much time, but also energy.

While there are many pre-fabricated home brewing systems that come with existing plumbing, home brewers can also opt to customize whatever equipment they have to make them much more functional. Tinkering with an ordinary brew pot and convert it into a lauter tun or mash tun is now possible, thanks to the different types of plumbing accessories available. (more info below)
One of the most convenient way to convert a simple brew kettle is to install a bulkhead fitting. A bulkhead fitting is a plumbing item that is designed to create a connection through the sealed wall of the brew kettle or any type of vessel. Bulkhead fittings are simple accessories, but they are used to connect other accessories or adapters like sight gauges, thermometers, spigots, hoses, or bazooka screens. They can also be used to connect coils. When installing the bulkhead fittings, it is important that they are welded directly onto the equipment (that is unless you are purchasing a weldless bulkhead). To avoid unnecessary leaks, Teflon tape may be wrapped around the thread.

At Ontario Beer Kegs, we have a wide selection of bulkhead fittings that you can use to create impressive brewing projects. We carry stainless steel bulkheads for kegs, mash tuns, kettles, thermometers, and coolers. They come with gaskets and washers that are necessary to install them securely on the equipment. Browse from our selection of bulkhead fittings that are compatible with your brewing projects.