EZ Clean™ Flush Mount Bulkhead

$24.99

SKU# 41430

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The 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. Requires a 7/8" hole for mounting.

The EZ Clean™ bulkhead will retrofit to previous drilled versions of the MegaPot 1.2™ or any other kettle with a 7/8" hole.
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EZ Clean Flush Mount Bulkhead w/ diptube

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Product Details
The 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
Additional Information
Support Documents:Complete Instructions
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Reviews
3.3 / 5.0
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Great bulkhead
Just installed and no leaks on first test. No problems with dip tube inserting into bulkhead no lube of any kind needed . It's so flush inside the pot makes it difficult to get a good grip on the flange to tighten it. Had to grip on the threaded nipple to tighten the nut down. If the flange was a hex head it would be perfect, still it's a great product. I bought another to go in my smaller extract pot.
July 12, 2016
Great product
Great product
February 18, 2016
Works great
Spray a little star san in the bulkhead and the tube slides in with a little push. Not sure what issues the other people had or maybe the instructions changed. Worth the upgrade and no longer have to tilt the boiling pot to get everything out.
April 1, 2016
It worked for me
Easy to install, looks good. Only problem i have had is that the dip tube is hard to install, the tube inserts at an awkward angle and it hard to insert once bolted in to place. I would suggest inserting the dip tube before installing in to pot.
January 4, 2016
Works great and eliminates internal threads to clean
This product was simple to install and has made cleaning my kettle even easier.I had the same trouble that others are claiming with the dip tube at first but once I put a little warm sanitizer on it, the dip tube went in just fine. I would rather have it tight than have it leak!
January 5, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
Sort of works
The flush mount bulkhead is great, it works easily with other inserts and it is much easier to clean the pot once the dip tube is out. The dip-tube does not fit in without a lot of work. I recommend getting keg seal lube and rubbing that on the gaskets inside or on the tube before trying to insert, it eases the issue but still really hard to insert through both gaskets inside.
March 5, 2016
Good idea on paper, needs some tweaks
The diptube I received wouldn't fit in the bulkhead. I had to file/sand it down to get it in. Its still a very tight fit and I couldn't imagine trying to get it in when the bulkhead is hot or sticky with wort. The bulkhead itself is very solid, no leaks.
October 22, 2015
Can't fit the dip tube.
I installed the bulk head on my tall boy kettle that I drilled this week. As previous users have stated it's just about impossible to fit the dip tube in. I tried using keg lube, wetting it, and pushing as hard as I can. Just won't fit. Although, the barb for the false bottom fits just fine. It's definitely a design flaw. So far I have a good seal on my water test runs with the O ring. If that ends up being a failure as well I will make sure to update my r eview.
March 12, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Josh,

I have found that if you put the bulkhead itself in hot water and the dip tube in some cold water and let them sit for a few minutes that can greatly aide in getting them together.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
2 stars for looking good
After all the reviews about the diptube not fitting into the Bulkhead, you would think they solved the problem by now, but you would be wrong. Mine has absolutely no way of getting it into the Bulkhead and it is frustrating since I was expecting something that was ready to be used. Hopefully they test these things in the future before sending them to their customers.
January 6, 2016
Nice looking but...
Nice looking bulkhead. Easy to mount and no leaks. But, never did get the dip tube to go all the way in. The inner flange of the bulkhead interferes with my 14 inch false bottom. May be able to use it somewhere, but not in my Mega Pot mash tun.
November 21, 2015
Q&A
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will this thread into a 1/2" quarter turn ball valve?
R I on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! The barrel on the kettle exterior is also indexed with a slight curve to accommodate the curve of the kettle. The dip tube fits tight, unlike some others.
What is the best way to insert the dip tube into the bulkhead? I have been trying to get it in all day and have not had any luck.
J L on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It took me a few minutes to actually get it to slip into both O rings. It does take some force which is kinda awkward since its hard handling the little dip tube to push in.
How does the Flush Mount bulkhead compare to the Single Piece bulkhead? What are the additional benefits?
Henrik on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The reason I chose the flush mount- is because it doesn't have threads inside the kettle. Worth $5 more to me.
What are the dimensions of this? What is the horizontal length of the tube and the vertical length?
Matthew E on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Matt, the tube is a 1/2" in diameter with it being about 1/16" wider on the last 7/8" to accomodate the dip tube/barb. The tube/bulk head is 2+3/16" long and is made to be mounted in a 7/8" hole
What is the diameter of the flange on this bulkhead?
D M on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On the inside of the pot, it is 1-3/8"
How thick of kettle wall will it take mine is 1/4 in thick
M T on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My kettle wall is 1/32" thick, and I have about 3/4" of thread still exposed between the nut and the ball valve. I think this would easily accommodate a 1/4" thick kettle.
What is the inner diameter of the dip tube?
Curtis W on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The inner diameter of the dip tube is 7/16". Cheers! James J.
What is the diameter of the flange on this bulkhead?
D M on Dec 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The bulkhead has 1/2" threading on the outside. I hope this helps! CHeers! James J.
can this be used on a plastic conical fermenter?

if not, better idea? ( 1 bbl us plastics conical)
P E on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Honestly not sure

we have not tested it out on that container.
Do you plan to sell a product like this that will fit a cooler mash tun?
Christian R on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No Current plans

cooler walls vary so it might be hard to have one that is universal and has the flush feature. The ISO flow bulkhead would get you the benefits of being able to swap dip tube for hose barb.
Can this be used for whirlpooling?
K W on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This works great for whirlpooling. The dip tube can be tilted to the side and will produce a whirlpool effect. The dip tube fits very snugly so will handle just about any speed of transfer as well.
What size hole does this fit?
B O on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Installation requires a 7/8" hole

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