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Old 05-18-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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I've added a sight glass to my boil keggle; my concern, however, is if the material I used will melt under high temp. The sight glass I ordered from Northernbrewer back in the day for my HLT appeared to be a cut racking cane, so I did the same with my DIY boil keggle sight glass. The HLT one has held up fine but has only seen temps around 190F at max.

Am I correct that the NB sight glass is the same material as a generic racking cane, and can they stand boiling temps in the installed compression fitting arrangement?


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Old 05-19-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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I've added a sight glass to my boil keggle; my concern, however, is if the material I used will melt under high temp. The sight glass I ordered from Northernbrewer back in the day for my HLT appeared to be a cut racking cane, so I did the same with my DIY boil keggle sight glass. The HLT one has held up fine but has only seen temps around 190F at max.

Am I correct that the NB sight glass is the same material as a generic racking cane, and can they stand boiling temps in the installed compression fitting arrangement?
I do know my generic racking cane melted when I used it to siphon hot wort.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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The material is not the same. You need to get borosilicate glass or polycarbonate plastic.
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