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Old 09-18-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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I just bought a new 10 gal. brew kettle and another kettle to help with sparge water. I wonder how some of you mark the kettle so that you know the volumes you are dealing with? Do you etch the inside? Something inside me is recoiling at the possibility of screwing up this new piece of equipment.

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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Use a piece of dowel with marks scribed on it (a "dipstick" of sorts). No need to mark the kettle at all!

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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NICE! Thanks a bunch - seems kinda stupid that I ask now that I realize how easy the answer is. Different sticks for different pots - but still the best method!

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:55 AM   #4
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I use my mash paddle, notched at yuri says.

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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If you want to get ambitious and spend some coin you could install site tubes.

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Old 09-18-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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I marked the outside of my cheap brewpot with nail polish. Little pink lines at each gallon level.

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I use my mash paddle, notched at yuri says.
ah the old bed post notch....
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I had the same question and felt pretty stupid when a dipstick solution was offered. Reminds me that I have to get the small diameter SS tube out and mark it up!

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I marked the outside of my cheap brewpot with nail polish. Little pink lines at each gallon level.
I did that with my pink nail polish, too!
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I marked my spoon with perminate marker. Added 1gal at a time, and added all my marks. 5gal marks are larger than the 1gal marks.

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