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Old 04-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default tri clover sight glass on HERMS build

Hi Guys,

I'm currently building an electric HERMS brewery. I've seen people put an in line sight glasses on their systems like this: http://www.brewershardware.com/TC10SG.html

I'm trying to figure out what the benefits would be for me to add one. I'm thinking that one use I can see is on the Mash Tun so I can see the change in wort color as it goes through its mash. Does anybody else have experience or input to add on the pros and cons of using this.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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I think its mostly used to view clarity and flow. I don't think you need one, but they sure do seem cool right?
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I have one, in the middle of my RIMS tube. I went with it so that I would have a visual confirmation that my element was in liquid. But, I like that I can tell how the mash is clearing and coloring. Also, it is just cool to watch.
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Do you have pics of that?
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Do you have pics of that?
Sure, Here you go.





It starts off cloudy then clears up halfway through.



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Cool. Looks good
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Sure, Here you go.





It starts off cloudy then clears up halfway through.



that is so freaking neat
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I have mine attached to the recirculation pump output for the mash, It's not necessary but I like it to see the mash recirculation, and it's fun to watch it go from turbid to clear-ish.
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It's not necessary but I like it to see the mash recirculation, and it's fun to watch it go from turbid to clear-ish.
+1. I thought about adding one myself but didn't given that it results in extra cleaning. They are neat to look at the first few times you use them.

You can also lift the lid on the kettle to see how the wort gets clearer over time.

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The one I currently use isn't TC, but serves the same purpose. It is reassuring to see the mash clear and gives a visual indication that the recirc is working without lifting the cover to the tun.



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