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Old 10-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
JLo
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Does anybody know where I might be able to get a few flow meter like the one Blichmann has on their Tower of Power?

I don't need the sensor just a cone shaped liquid flow meter that could get you to boiling temps. Although if I had the sensor I could certainly use it.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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check ebay or elsewhere for liquid flow meters.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Connector-...item51a1f4b1b7

Stainless:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hedland-Vari...item4d056f36c7

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Mpez for the reply. I've done the ebay search a few times, and looked at a few of them. What I liked about the Blichmann flow meter was the 1/2" connectors and the ability to flush out grain bits. Both flow meters could work, but I'm looking to see if anybody knows where to source the one Blichmann is using.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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I'll bet you could order one as a replacement part through your favorite blichmann retailer.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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They tend to be "finicky" about selling bits and bobs.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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I did email and chat with a couple of retailers. One suggestion was to buy the Tower of Power and then order a replacement flow meter. Then I would have 2. Although for the price, I'll likely just keep looking.

I did pick up the stainless one Mpez suggested "Hedland Variable Area SS Water Based Fluid In-Line Flowmeter 0.2 - 2 GPM NEW" Just add some tri clover fittings to each end I think I'll be in business. Essentially I'm trying to measure the flow rate out of the mash tun during recirculation and sparging. Apparently I suck at setting the same flow rate and getting a consistent sparge, so time to add some more equipment.....

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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One way you might find a few more options is to search for "rotameter", which is the real name for these things.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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Try this
http://www.instrumart.com/products/1...ries-rotameter
There are a bunch of options like flow rate, fitting material, and type of seals.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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Nice tip on the "rotameter" it looks like that's leading me down the right track.

I'm going to try the one I got off of ebay first.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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I used one of these for my RIMS:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#4400K63

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