Overheating Sightglass? Heatshield is the solution.





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Published on Jun 5, 2011

If you're concerned about melting your sight glass tubing, here's the answer. Build a heat shield from 50 cents worth of aluminum step flashing. I go over both the lazy man's version as well as the anal retentive engineer version. Both work.

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Ok. I am not dogging this video at all; it is very professional, and serves a purpose. That being said, can I be a total redneck and use a cut up beer can for my heat shield? I'm pretty sure the bottom of a fosters can has a large enough surface area to prevent rogue flames from hitting the bottom of my sight glass, and I can just cut a "hanger" out of the side of the can, and then hang it on the space between my keggle wall and the actual sight glass. Have you tried this? 
Wort doesn't get any hotter than boiling temp. What gets hotter than that is the heat from the burner wrapping around the outside of the kettle.
400º??? Holy smokes! What are you using to get your wort THAT hot? Burning Titanium? Dang! 
Man, I wish i'd be homebrewer in US right now. I'm stuck in EU instead if it :((( 
For the little triangle cuts, you could get a square sheet metal punch and just turn it 45º.
Hey Bobby, great job as always! Thanks!
@SigurdurGudbrands Thanks. I saw that after uploading and it wasn't enough content to worry about. I said maybe one extra sentence and said something like "give it a try, it works great".
Nice.. this would make a great addition to your kits. I'm thinking about getting a combo for my regular 5 gallon kettles and would definitely need the shield!
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