1550 Modifications:
-1) Mounted the Water Filter to the frame of the 1550 w/ a quick disconnect (No Heat Problems)
-2) Placed a valve on the water filter hose to be able to turn the hose on/off without turning it off at the source (Very nice)
-3) Mounted a water resistant switch up to the Water Pump..makes it much easier to control the pump verses ripping it off the extension cord :-) (No Heat Problems..just make sure use good water resistant switch)
-4) Placed a quick disconnect on the brew kettle to transfer cooled wort to conical
-5) False bottom on brew kettle..especially important if don't use hop bag as I learned the first batch :-)
-6) If brewing in basement very important for ventilation and CO detector(s) as I did from day one