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Old 09-28-2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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I broke the glass on my sight glass during a tragic garage door opener installation. Don't ask.

Just tell me how to get replacement glass post haste.

I have a 26G MoreBeer HLT.
This one: http://morebeer.com/view_product/9171/102313/Hot_Liquor_Tank_-_26_Gallon_Heavy_Duty_Brew_Kettle

20" Sight Tube, but I just need the glass.
http://morebeer.com/view_product/18701//Sight_Gauge_-_20

Anyone know where I can get some sort of replacement?
I live in Austin, TX if that helps with any sort of glass shops.



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Old 09-28-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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go to austin homebrew tomorrow .
Austin Homebrew Supply
9129 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=12693

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go to austin homebrew tomorrow .
Austin Homebrew Supply
9129 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=12693
That is a plastic sight glass (polycarbonate). It might fit, might not. Even if it does, a bigger concern is it melting mid-brew from the heat, unless you use a heat deflector- see BobbyM for videos.

You should be able to find the proper diameter/thickness glass tube at a lab equipment supply house (several in Austin), or maybe a specialty glass shop catering to artistes. It is just standard borosilicate tubing (pyrex, kimax, etc.)

It is probably too late get a glass one if you need it for a brew this weekend. Had you contacted me yesterday, I could have located one. I don't know why you bother asking on HBT, when you are well aware that I am all knowing.

If you are going to try the AHB one, it might be a good idea take your sight glass holder with you, or your whole pot, to make sure it fits.
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