Originally Posted by JLem
well, now...that could explain things. I should know better to have trusted them, but I have been treating them as pretty much spot on. Looks like I'm going to have to calibrate my equipment.
I've been using a 1 gallon container for a long time, but just last week my wife (who works in a food service setting) ordered me a nice 1 gallon measuring cup/pitcher.
I checked my old container, and its barely 1 gallon if you fill it to a buldging brim.
A lotta guys will get a small aluminum rod at the hardware store, then fill kettles or buckets with a more accurate device (like my new pitcher) and then notch the rod at each gallon/half gallon so that you end up with a ruler that measures volume. Of course its only good for the vessel you make it for, so most just do it for their boil kettle.
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