Finally, a bottom drain brew kettle.
I’ve had quite a few customers contact me requesting the addition of a bottom drain to their brew kettle. The sandwich bottom found in our current kettle line prevents any welding in the base of the kettle. The vast majority of customers are brewing electric, and most of those use a heating element in the kettle. So in reality the sandwich bottom is not really providing any benefits for most customers. With that in mind, I decided to develop a brand new line of kettles with some exciting new features:
- Domed kettle bottom
- Centered Tri-Clamp drain in the bottom of the kettle
- 42.4 mm kettle legs with M8 female threads and numerous adapters and extensions
- Welded handles – no more rivets
- Optional fermentation lid and clamp
- Brushed finish
- One universal Tri-Clamp port configuration for all kettles
- New kettle volumes: 40L, 60L, 85L, 115L
Indeed, our new kettles will have a Tri-Clamp port centered in the bottom of the kettle, which is now domed. This combination provides some nice benefits. Any grain husk and particulate passing through the false bottom when mashing can be pumped out and back into the grain bed. You also get improved trub separation in the bottom of the kettle after boiling. Naturally, the bottom port allows full drainage of the kettle, great when cleaning. And finally, you also have a mounting point for fittings directly underneath the kettle, saving space in the front.
Having a bottom drain requires a little rethinking of your brew table or stand. We kept this in mind, and designed our kettle legs for maximum flexibility. Not only will we provide a wide variety of mounting options and leg extensions. By using industry standard 42.4 mm tube size, you can get creative and build your own brew stand using widely available stainless steel glue together push fittings and tubing. Prefer to use aluminum strut? We’ve got you covered, just use our fitted leg adapters which screw into your profile and set the kettle in place.
We are just as excited about our new kettle line as you surely are. Our new kettles are ordered and in production. Supply chain disruptions are still prevalent so it is difficult to say exactly when our new kettles will be available for purchase. Best case scenario, the kettles will be in stock by the end of July 2022. There is still a very real risk of factory closures due to no-Covid policies so this date can easily slip.
Please note, I am not planning a pre-sale or any pre-ordering of the new kettle line. I am also not maintaining a contact list for notification of availability. Stay tuned for more information on delivery dates, and subscribe to our newsletter below to get updates pushed directly to your inbox.