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Old 09-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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I'm not crazy about the idea of having a site gauge made out of glass. My equipment gets bumped around way too much when I'm cleaning.

Do people always disconnect these before moving/cleaning the keggles?

What about high-temp food-grade clear plastic? Vinyl?? (If it's somehow attached above to stay straight?)



 
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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Bobby_M sells sight gauges. They are not glass and for price hard to beat.

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Bobby_M sells sight gauges. They Ste not glass and for price hard to beat.

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I would feel uncomfortable with a glass tube as well. Imagine breaking it mid boil
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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Ha.

I would RATHER have a glass guage. the plastics develope stress cracks from thermal shock and they eventually stain too.

 
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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How about some kind of calibrated dip stick? Plunk it in the pot, see how high the wort is, rinse and repeat (literally). A sight glass has bling factor but I don't really understand the need to measure boil-off in real time.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #6
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I want it for measuring sparge water... A dip stick would be fine. Good idea! Why does it have to be outside your kettle? One of those would be easy to move from kettle to kettle; it could serve the place of 3 sight gauges, right?

A piece of stainless steel, weighted at the bottom and calibrated at 1/2 gallon intervals... There's a certain amount of bling in that fabrication, too.


 
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:03 AM   #7
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I might just have to start selling those...

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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I might just have to start selling those...
The markings will vary by pot size...

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:28 AM   #9
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I thought of that. : )

 
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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Sounds like a use for those leftover keg spears...


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