What is a sight glass used for in brewing?

What is a sight glass used for in brewing?

The sight glass is most commonly used for monitoring pressurized fluids to optimize safety and quality. You use the sight glass for observing the flow, clarity, and color of fluids — and to see the flow of your in-line oxygenator. Sanitary sight glasses form part of the sub-category Tri-Clamp fittings.

What is a Keggle used for?

A keggle is simply modifying of an old keg into kettle. If you are brewing for the first time, then you must think about investing thousands of dollars in a manufactured brew kettle. A keggle is a DIY conversion of a keg barrel, to use it for brewing purpose.

What is the best way to ferment beer?

Simply place your fermenter in the swamp cooler, fill it with water to the beer line, and surround it with ice packs. Take a temperature reading after an hour, then every few hours after. Add or swap ice packs as necessary to keep your homebrew in the right temperature range for your yeast.

How do you use a Keggle?

Step-by-Step Pictures

  1. STEP 1: Lift the handle of the tap to “disengage” it.
  2. STEP 2: Line up the bottom of the tap with the mouth of the keg.
  3. STEP 3: Turn the tap clockwise until you feel resistance. No need to crank on it, just make sure it’s snug.
  4. STEP 4: Push down on the handle to tap the keg.

How big is a Keggle?

Keg Sizing Information 1/2 barrel = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 12oz bottles – (Full Size Keg) 1/4 barrel = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12oz bottles (Pony Keg) 1/6 barrel (20 Ltr) = 5.2 gallons = 41 pints = 55 12oz bottles (Sixtel) 50 Liter = 13.2 gallons = 105 pints = 140 12oz bottles.

Do you need a fridge to ferment beer?

The cold will also help your beer absorb all the C02 that was created to make sure it is nice and carbonated when you go drink it. The general rule of thumb is to let your beer sit in the fridge for a minimum of 48 hours. We always try and go for at least 72 or longer.

What happens if beer fermenting too warm?

At higher temperatures, yeast grows more quickly, and fermentation is more vigorous. This causes the yeast to create by-products which spoil the flavour of the beer. The most common by-products generated when you ferment beer too warm are esters and fusel alcohols.

Is it safe to cut open an empty beer keg?

Never try to cut the keg without letting the pressure out first. This could make beer or metal fly around as the keg de-pressurizes. You could still cut the keg if it isn’t fully empty. However, don’t drink any of the beer after cutting the keg because it’ll be dirty and could have metal pieces in it.

How do you brew Keggle?

Brew Kettle Keg (Keggle)

  1. Step 1: Tools and Supplies. Your going to need a few things for this project.
  2. Step 2: Removing the Valve.
  3. Step 3: Making the Jig.
  4. Step 4: Cutting the Top.
  5. Step 5: Drilling the Hole for the Ball Valve.
  6. Step 6: Installing the Ball Valve.
  7. Step 7: Start Brewing.
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How long does a tapped keg last?

Keg beer will remain fresh if dispensing with CO2, while maintaining the proper temperature and pressure: For non-pasteurized draft beer about 45-60 days. For pasteurized draft beer about 90-120 days. For quality assurance, most breweries now print a freshness date on the cap or side of each keg.