Polarware switched the ball valve on the brew pots from a 3/8 brass valve to a 1/2" stainless valve. This is a great improvement both for the fact that the contents of the pot never contact brass, and the wider valve means less chance of a stuck valve. Designed to last a life time of brewing, these pots are constructed of heavy, 18-8 stainless steel. The stainless steel ball valve has a 1/2" female pipe thread outlet that fits a 1/2" o.d. hose barb (order barb separately). The optional thermometer is a professional grade thermometer with a temperature range of 0- 250 oF and features a reset screw on the back. The thermometer threads onto the welded 1/2" NPT female thread. Without the thermometer, the pots have a threaded stainless steel plug for the thermometer port. Use these pots as a mash tun or a boiling pot, or both. The optional false bottoms (sold separately) are heavy gauge 18-8 stainless steel perforated with 3/32" holes, and have stainless steel handles and feet. The false bottoms stand 1 1/2" above the bottom and rest above the spigot. 15" Tall by 19" wide, includes lid & spigot.
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