Sanitation of a sight tube in a boil kettle - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sanitation of a sight tube in a boil kettle

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
Elfmaze
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Allentown, PA
Posts: 558
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts



I was thinking about this as i have been planning my keggle. When you have some wort in the site glass how do you know that wort is sanatized by boiling? Can't the wort in the site glass stay cooler than needed to sanatize it? then when you drain the BK it can flow back in a contaminate things? Maby its just paranoia



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
JMSetzler
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Hickory, North Carolina
Posts: 901
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts


It's just paranoia That wort is going to be within one or two degrees of what is in the brew kettle. As it cools in the sight glass, it will be replaced with warmer wort.


__________________
Beer Before Noon - My Beer and Homebrewing Adventures

Kamado Joe Cooking Channel - Grillin' up a Storm!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
springer
 
springer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Wappingers falls NY
Posts: 4,743
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts


I just blow the wort out of the tube a few times during the boil. I use a little compressed air. But its most likely not needed
__________________
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3180 Times on 1881 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by JMSetzler View Post
It's just paranoia That wort is going to be within one or two degrees of what is in the brew kettle. As it cools in the sight glass, it will be replaced with warmer wort.
+100000 to this.

Even if that tiny bit of wort in the glass is not 212 degrees it will be above pasturization temps for the complete length of time of the boil. So don't sweat it.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #5
Whiskey
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Granville, Ohio
Posts: 717
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


I know at the height of a rolling boil, my sight glass is very active and appears to be boiling right along with the rest of the kettle. I wouldn't worry about it.
__________________
Insert catchy signature here....


 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,146
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


I suppose you're chilling in place with an IC right? If you're using a CFC or plate chiller, it wouldn't matter because that wort would integrate with the boil temp stuff as it drains. In any case, I'm sure it gets over 160F for a good long time anyway, plenty of time to kill anything in there. You could blow that wort into the kettle just as it approaches boil temp and it will be replaced by high temp wort as Springer mentioned.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sight tube - Kettle or HLT? Ryan_PA Equipment/Sanitation 4 03-02-2009 05:52 PM
suggestions for a cheap sight tube on boil kettle/hlt bscriver Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-28-2009 04:18 PM
Dip tube on boil kettle aekdbbop Equipment/Sanitation 6 01-12-2009 10:24 PM
Pickup tube for boil kettle its02003 Equipment/Sanitation 8 08-26-2008 04:35 PM
Boil Kettle Dip Tube Deofol Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 3 03-26-2008 04:11 AM


Forum Jump