Just curious - for those of you using a bulkhead fitting, how frequently (if ever) do you remove the ball valve for cleaning separately? I haven’t done it, because I fear that it will not re-seal well, but I am tempted to do some big cleaning with the holiday weekend coming up (plus I have four batches in the primary at this point, so I probably won’t brew this weekend).
And for those of you with 3 piece valves, do you leave the bulkhead fitting in place when you clean? I have both kinds (3 piece on mash tun only), but I have not disassambled the 3 piece before. :oops: