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Old 03-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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WOW ThX guys !
Sight glass came from BobbyM. Hey Bobby, I noticed boiling in my sight glass. Should I look into a heat sheild as well ??
There is always a little bit of boiling and burping from the sight glass, it'll be okay.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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The heat shield SHOULD stop the sight glass boil. It drops the fitting temp by nearly 100F. I personally do not get boiling in my sight glass in the BK at all. The fitting stays at about 205F.

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #13
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You'll need a hose on the other end of your ball valve to create a siphon. The end of that hose will need to be below the bottom of your kettle to drain all the liquid.
ThX Dutch !! I would have still been scratching my head with this.

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This, or a pump. With a pump you won't have to elevate your keg/burner.
Have a Chugger that I will be using, but the "siphon" thing went over my head. LOL.

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #14
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Looks great. Assembling mine now. Was your dip tube set up from Bobby_M as well? Was thinking about picking up the dip tube bulkhead option and the thermometer sight glass comno

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #15
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I had this same problem. I have a 1/2" ID stainless pipe as a diptube and had the same size on the outside dropping down about 6". The keggle would leave a couple of gallons in it. I went with a 1/2" OD pipe on the outside and now it will drain all but about 2 tbls. Not sure why it worked, just glad it did.

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