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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Here's something I created from the need to monitor gravity readings and view the sparge runnings.

The sight glass was made using two 1/2" Tri Clover Ferrules and an old BM HLT sight glass cut down to 3".

The 1/2" T, valve, and tri-clamps were bought at Brewers Hardware LLC (http://www.brewershardware.com)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:54 pm 
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That is a really great modification! Out of curiousity, are you still using the rotating sparge arm?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Yup, I still do. It's a pain to put on just before sparging, but I got a butterfly hose clamp to make it a little easier.

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How about you, you use yours much?

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This really is sweet Dan. I very much want to do this. As a cheap alternative I've used the small sample elbow that comes with the Brew Kettle and a piece of hi-temp tubing affixed to the MT to monitor the run-off. Otherwise if you sparge slow, it could take you a while to notice you have a stuck mash (although I've never had a stuck mash).

Sooner or later I want to do what you've done here.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:39 am 
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Hooch wrote:
Yup, I still do. It's a pain to put on just before sparging, but I got a butterfly hose clamp to make it a little easier.

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How about you, you use yours much?


When I use mine, I added another tri-clover fitting to the arm, then I clamp the sparge arm line directly to line that clamps to the MashTun. ( not attaching to the connection at the top of the MT). I just drape the mash tun hose that is still connected to the inside of the MT out the top and down the back. I will send a pic if my terrible description isn't clear.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:56 am 
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I know exactly what you mean . I was doing that too, but the MT inlet tube got too hot for my girlie hands :lol: :lol: :lol: (I sparge with 170ยบ water)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:57 am 
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Girlie hands or not Hooch, that setup it stellar.
Great job, making your needs a reality & thanks for passing it on.
Well Done!


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