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Old 04-13-2010, 04:51 PM   #41
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I'll also keep an eye on this, I would prefer the combo so as to not drill two holes and would like a thermometer built in. Starting volume at 2.75 Gal is fine, I'm more interested in pre and post boil volumes range of 5-12 gal.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:43 AM   #42
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I'll order a couple when you get them back in stock

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Old 04-16-2010, 04:54 AM   #43
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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.
Just thought I'd add one note before anyone gets too paranoid about whether their pot was sufficiently level when originally calibrated. It is fairly important to get the pot level to get a correct absolute measure of the volume in the pot. However, relative amounts will be completely accurate even if the pot is at a fairly modest angle to what it was when calibrated. Specifically, if the pot was tipped a bit to one side when you originally calibrated it, you might read 3.5 gallons when there are actually 4 gallons in the pot. However, if the level in the site glass goes from 6 down to 4, you really did get 2 gallons out, even if the pot is tipped a bit to one side.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:17 AM   #44
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That's true but I think absolute measure is half the fun of having a sightglass, especially if you fill your vessels from a hose and not a premeasuring bucket.

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Old 04-16-2010, 12:25 PM   #45
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That's true but I think absolute measure is half the fun of having a sightglass, especially if you fill your vessels from a hose and not a premeasuring bucket.
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It's also more important in the BK.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #46
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Ed, I should have a video up tonight showing exactly how I apply these. It's not that it's hard but you might see something you didn't think of.

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Old 04-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #47
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I hope these will be back in stock soon. I will order when they are!

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I hope so too. I have a small lot of thermometers on their way right now but a much larger order is due mid May and from there, I should have them in stock for a while. Thanks for your patience guys.

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It there anyway you could get thermometers with a longer probe? LOL. Anyway, thought I would ask since you are ordering.

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Longer than what, 4"? The standard I've been using is 4" probe which sticks into the vessel long enough to not be affected by the heat in the pot. What would you do with a longer probe?

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