Weldless Sight Gauge Stainless Steel
By popular request of an affordable sight gauge, we have added several economy sight gauges to our website. These are very easy to install, all you will need is a 7/8" hole in your kettle and will come with a full set of instructions. These sight gauges will fit most kettles up to 15 gallons, they are approximately 18" from the top of the elbow. If you would like us to custom cut one for your kettle please choose this option below. It is easy to cut to the exact length with a pipe cutter taking small adjustments at a time or simply by using a table saw or hacksaw.
Sight Gauge Includes:
1/2" FPT Stainless Steel Elbow
18" Poly-Carbonate Tubing
1- Set of Vinyl Graduation Stickers (2-15)
1/2" MPT x 1/2" Compression Stainless Steel Fitting
Stainless Steel Flat Washer
1/2" Stainless Steel Close Nipple
315 Silicone Washer
1/2" Stainless Steel Lock Nut
Optional Eye bolt allows you to attach the sight tube to your kettle, all you will need is a 1/4" drill bit and drill to do this. It is not always necessary to do this depending on how straight your coupling is welded to the kettle, we offer a 3" and 4" eye bolt, please see options below.
Cleaning Your Sight Tube:
A simple occasional light cleaning with your favorite cleaner and a 3/8" nylon hose brush is all you need to do. See option below if you don't already have one.
If you are doing deep cleaning of more than 30 minutes, it is recommended to remove the sight gauge and install a hole plug during this cleaning period because extended contact of cleaning detergents could cause the poly-carbonate to crack.
Avoid direct flame contact and use a heat shield if necessary to avoid excessive heat to your sight gauge, the poly-carbonate tubing has a rating of up to 250 degrees. Paying attention to avoid both of these will increase the life of your sight gauge for many brews!