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Old 11-01-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Sight Glass potential?

I have been looking for a cleaner way to do sight glass and found these. Have any of you Pioneers of Beers ever tried these?

http://www.legris.com/Legris_ecom/Re...deLangue=en_US

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Old 11-01-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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Looks like the fittings I used to use on my paintball gun.

Are they cheap enough to buy one or two to experiment with?

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BObby_M's Http://www.brewhardware.com unless you plan on outfitting 10 kegs this is the way to go.

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That's what I use for my sight glasses, weldless. Just sweated a washer on the inserted end to provide a strong back to clamp down. Polycarbonate sticks right in.

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Old 11-01-2011, 02:17 AM   #5
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A "T" is better than an elbow because you can mount a thermometer through it. Very convenient.

Bobby_Ms sight glasses are superior to many others. I reviewed it here. Good luck.

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:06 AM   #6
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My concern is how hard a setup like Bobby's is to clean. I am trying to make a connection that can easily disassemble for cleaning or repair and I want to use a Pyrex tube which I think Bobby's is plastic which scratches and clouds easier.

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I am not sure I am waiting for a quote which is usually a bad sign $ wise...

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Can anyone post a picture of one of my sight glasses that has been used for like 20 batches? Do they really get cloudy?

Those Legris fittings look pretty cool though. The best price I found was a two-pack for $200 at drillspot.com. Hide ya kids, hide ya wife.

If you really want to use pyrex tubing, just use a regular compression fitting with the ferrules replaced with orings. You HAVE to put a protective shroud on no matter what.

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And hide yo Husband cause...They are around 15$ a piece on another website. I would love to see some brew torn sight glasses if anyone has pics.

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How do you connect your tubes to your fittings?

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