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Stainless Steel Close Nipple - 1/2" Male NPT x 1/2" Male NPT
304SS Stainless Steel Nipple 1/2" X 1" M NPT
 
A nipple is a type of fitting installed on many brew kettles. It is made up of a short pipe and a male pipe thread at each end. It is made from threaded steel, brass or copper. It also comes with external male pipe threads at both ends to connect other fittings. They are used in connecting hoses and they also serve as secondary valves for brew kettles.

This close nipple is made from 304 stainless steel. Since it is a close nipple, it features all threads on both sides unlike the other types of nipples, thus there is no space in between the threads. Home brewers can use it to connect a 1/2" ball valve to a coupler that can also be attached to the brew kettle via the nipple.

Installing the nipple requires a 7/8" hole. When drilling a hole for the nipple, pour cold water on the surface of the pot and bit to prevent the surface of the pot from getting too hot. Otherwise, it will ruin the bit and also the pot as well.

For easier connection, this nipple comes with a male pipe thread. Installing the ball valves and other couplers, using a Teflon can provide a tight and leak-free seal. Washers and O-rings may also be used to seal everything up. However, the latter two are not included in the package; thus home brewers can opt for a Teflon tape instead, but regularly replacing the tape should be done every few months to maintain the seal of the nipples.
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Stainless Steel Close Nipple - 1/2" Male NPT x 1/2" Male NPT



  • Made from 304 stainless steel

  • Nipple measurement is 1/2" x 1"

  • Comes with a male National Pipe Thread (NPT) fitting

  • Used to connect 1/2" ball valves to other devices by creating a union

  • Can be installed on a 7/8" hole drilled on the pot


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Nipple October 11, 2017
Reviewer: Kevin from ON Canada  
This is a beautiful nipple!  Mmmm... Stainless

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Excellent November 11, 2013
Reviewer: Andrew Stevens from Chateauguay, QC Canada  
Excellent fitting! Fit for my mash tun cooler conversion without a hitch!

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Buy a million! August 7, 2013
Reviewer: Paul T from Ottawa, ON Canada  
I bought a whack-ton of these for my mash-tun and brew kettle - great product that works like a charm for whatever you need.  I've even used them to attach a couple hoses together :p

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Works well with OBK pots August 4, 2013
Reviewer: Marc Lapierre from Kanata, ON Canada  
Used to attach a ball valve to an OBK pot. Worked perfectly!

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used in Brew Kettle Assembly July 26, 2013
Reviewer: Robert Reynolds from victoria, BC Canada  
I used these in assembling my brew kettle. They sit between the Female NPT fitting in the kettle and the Female NPT fitting of my ball valve. Threaded on easy, no signs of wear or tear or rust after half a dozen brews. Add a little teflon tape just to be on the safe side to avoid any leaks.

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