The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sight Glass with Thermometer back in stock

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #31
captain_vood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 18
Default

Hey guys, just to be perfectly clear, and for future generations, this combo kit comes with two metal washers, and one silicone washer, should a metal washer go inside and outside, and the silicone one goes inside?

__________________
captain_vood is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #32
vonZwicky
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Covington, Louisiana
Posts: 433
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lee_smn View Post
NooB question. Can the sight glass be calibrated, so you know exactly how much liquid is in, or is it just to give you an idea what level the liquid is at?
In addition to Chainsaw's advice, I'd recommend (if you want to be more accurate) that you make sure your kettle is perfectly level before you calibrate. A modest lean can cause the wort level in the sightglass to be off, and inconsistant in the future, if the kettle is leveled differently.
__________________
vonZwicky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2010, 01:48 PM   #33
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain_vood View Post
Hey guys, just to be perfectly clear, and for future generations, this combo kit comes with two metal washers, and one silicone washer, should a metal washer go inside and outside, and the silicone one goes inside?
No... instructions come in every box.

Some kits come with one metal washer, some with two. I make that call when I thread the bushing in. If it stops a little short, I add another washer as a shim.

The metal washer, or washers, go on the inside of the vessel and the silicone oring goes on the outside. No exceptions, this is the way to make it completely leak free the first time.
__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2010, 01:50 PM   #34
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonZwicky View Post
In addition to Chainsaw's advice, I'd recommend (if you want to be more accurate) that you make sure your kettle is perfectly level before you calibrate. A modest lean can cause the wort level in the sightglass to be off, and inconsistant in the future, if the kettle is leveled differently.
Great point. It doesn't have to be perfect every time you brew but at least during the calibration step, it should be as close to level as possible.
__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2010, 07:59 PM   #35
firefly765
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Posts: 172
Likes Given: 3

Default

Are the sight tube thermometers back in stock?

Also, do you carry a weldless keggle valve that includes all parts? i.e. bulkhead, washers, valve, etc...etc...?

__________________
firefly765 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #36
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Barring some unexpected opportunity, I won't have the thermo/sight kits back in for at least a few weeks. My thermometer supplier is beginning a new manufacturing cycle soon but current stock is gone.

I WILL have the regular weldless sight kits (sans thermometer) this week.

I thought about doing bulkhead kits but frankly there is plenty of competition out there doing it.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #37
firefly765
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Posts: 172
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
Barring some unexpected opportunity, I won't have the thermo/sight kits back in for at least a few weeks. My thermometer supplier is beginning a new manufacturing cycle soon but current stock is gone.

I WILL have the regular weldless sight kits (sans thermometer) this week.

I thought about doing bulkhead kits but frankly there is plenty of competition out there doing it.
OK, thanks. Could you PM me when you get them back in stock?
__________________
firefly765 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #38
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,822
Liked 899 Times on 600 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Sure, I'll also post here.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #39
Daddymack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lost Wages
Posts: 6
Default

subscribed..

__________________
Daddymack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2010, 08:01 AM   #40
SourHopHead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SourHopHead's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 749
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddymack View Post
subscribed..
Ditto...
__________________

FV's- Flanders Red, Munich Helles x2, Apfelwein, Hard Lemonade
SV1- Pumpkin Spice
SV2- Hard Cider
SV3- Empty
Kegs- Green Chili Ale, Watermelon Sour

On Deck: Celebration Ale Clone


"Be Good or Be Gone." EST. 1854
Shazbot Blonde

SourHopHead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a sight glass and thermometer for a keg kettle. betacrash DIY Projects 19 10-28-2012 06:20 PM
DIY Thermometer and Sight Glass Combination LiverDance DIY Projects 14 01-17-2010 07:48 PM
sight glass and thermometer fittings vs. combo BuzzCraft Equipment/Sanitation 1 01-12-2010 10:59 PM
Cooler Sight Glass and Thermometer Fitting Gumbys_Brew DIY Projects 6 02-06-2009 12:38 AM
Combo thermometer/Sight glass cowgo Equipment/Sanitation 6 01-23-2008 01:38 AM