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Daver77 12-26-2011 07:06 PM

Sightglass / Thermometer 11 gal Kettle
 
I got a Sight glass / thermometer from brewhardware for christmas from my wife. Just installed it today.

Here it is installed and ready to go

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...7/IMG_2897.jpg

Very easy to install with the right tools. Bobby's sight has detailed instructions and videos. Quality product!

I need some sort of dip tube next and some sort of Hop blocker maybe a hop spider, Any suggestions?

Daver77 12-26-2011 07:33 PM

I have a one inch welded port that I had to use a bushing 1in to 1/2 in to then put on my 1/2 in valve. The back of it looks like this

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...7/IMG_2889.jpg

I need to install some sort of dip tube but then not sure what to do with as a hop strainer.

Any ideas?

cobolstinks 12-26-2011 07:37 PM

search for hop spider here, there are a lot of ways to build one. I did something similar to this http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hop-...-cheap-207803/ it works great and no more fishing for hop bags.

Daver77 12-26-2011 08:44 PM

I like the hop spider idea and might go with a stainless design since I use an immersion style wort chiller so that there is nothing in the bottom of the pot.

Bobby_M 12-27-2011 05:00 AM

Well done on the install. Do you mind if I put that pic into the customer pic gallery on my website?

Daver77 12-27-2011 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 3603100)
Well done on the install. Do you mind if I put that pic into the customer pic gallery on my website?

No I don't mind at all. Going to order a dip tube from your site I see you have the 1/2 inch that might work for me

Daver77 12-27-2011 10:36 PM

Bobby the next thing for your site would be some sort of hop blocker maybe incorporated with your dip tube or a false bottom whatdaya think?


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