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Old 09-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Modern Art Sight Glass

I'm a dumb@ss, but the result was cool. Don't try this at home!

This requires a plastic sight glass, and a busy brew day for best results.

Step 1: Set large (15 gal+) HLT on banjo burner
Step 2: Fill HLT with small amt of water (3 gal)
Step 3: Set flame on burner for a quick heat, and leave in charge of an assistant
Step 4: Get distracted for 15 - 20 minutes (fix some equipment, get lectured by SWMBO), forget that assistant has been enjoying homebrew.
Step 5: Run outside when you hear brew partner yell "I don't think that's supposed to happen."
Step 6: Carefully pull "modern art sight glass" off of HLT with vice grips, and replace with 1/2" threaded plug.

Voila.



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Old 09-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Step 7 order real glass from Bobby Brewer.


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Old 09-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Step #8 Fire assistant............
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:07 AM   #4
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Step 7 order real glass from Bobby Brewer.
Does bobby's glass come with a protective cage or some other mechanism to avoid easy breakage?
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Pretty sure Bobby M's excellent products are also polycarb and not immune to user stupidity (no offense to OP or Bobby M- nothing is immune to user stupidity)
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Step #8 Fire assistant............
#9 - Swap out SWMBO with one who doesn't talk (good luck finding one!)
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#9 - Swap out SWMBO with one who doesn't talk (good luck finding one!)
Reminds me of the NoFX song Monosylabic Girl .

Daksin - no offense taken...this was a horribly stupid thing to do. I'm just glad it happened with a bunch of people around.
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Step #10: Put a post on HBT, which cascades out of control into an Epic "Next Step" Zombie post.
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Step 7 order real glass from Bobby Brewer.
Bobby's sight glasses are made f high temp poly carbonate plastic. They do melt. But I reccomemd getting the heat plate he sells for this to prevent it from melts ting as well as stopping boil overs in the sight glass


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