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Old 10-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hey everybody. I just bought a new pot, and it doesn't have any gallon markers on it. I was planning on doing it myself, but I was wondering if its safe to mark the inside of the pot with a permanent marker. Will this come off during the boil?

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What you can do is buy a measuring stick and mark that, then stick it in the pot to measure the volume. Or you can lauter into a pale ale bucket with the markings on the side, then transfer into the pot.

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Yes it will come off.

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Hey everybody. I just bought a new pot, and it doesn't have any gallon markers on it. I was planning on doing it myself, but I was wondering if its safe to mark the inside of the pot with a permanent marker. Will this come off during the boil?

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Go on the outside. Inside is impossible to read with steam and boiling wort. And yes, it will dissolve off anyway.

And be exact and precise like I was.

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Take your pot and lay it on the side. Usuing a ruler draw a line from the top to the bottom.

Be sure to measure and pour 1/2 (or 1) gallon increments into the pot and put a SLIGHT ding in the side of the pot (on the line) with a center punch to mark the spot. Ding it from the inside at the water level.

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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Go on the outside. Inside is impossible to read with steam and boiling wort. And yes, it will dissolve off anyway.

And be exact and precise like I was.

How do you tell where the level inside is to the markings? Seems like it would kinda hard when the marks are on the outside?
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How do you tell where the level inside is to the markings? Seems like it would kinda hard when the marks are on the outside?
You just have to kind of eye-ball it. Once you get to using your equipment, it'll be like knowing how much farther you can drive your car before running out of gas. You just develop a "feel" for it.
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I know where my 25L mark is.
I work all my brews out to have a 25L post boil volume so that's all I need.

I have a 50L keg so it's the centre seam.

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What you can do is buy a measuring stick and mark that, then stick it in the pot to measure the volume. Or you can lauter into a pale ale bucket with the markings on the side, then transfer into the pot.


That's what I do. I rummaged around in my garage and found a wood dowel, and made marks on it in 1-gallon increments. Works fine. It also doubles as my mash rake.
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I know where my 25L mark is.
I work all my brews out to have a 25L post boil volume so that's all I need.

I have a 50L keg so it's the centre seam.

KISS baby.

Same sorta deal here, I know when I start my boil I need to be just over the top ring on my keggle, when I'm done I need to be close to the bottom of it for 10 gallons of wort...
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