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Old 02-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #21
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I use a wooden dowel marked with sharpie (would love to have had a wood burning tool), each to their own, some prefer math some prefer other methods. Dowel works for me as I suck at math.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #22
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I've got my big nylon brew spoon. I tried marking it with sharpie first, but it wears off quickly (you don't think it went into the beer do you!!). Since then, I scribed marks onto the spoon shaft at 1/2 gal increments. That makes it easy to guess-timate volumes to about 1/4 gal.

The great thing about a stick is that if you put it down in about the middle of the pot and hold the stick approximately vertical, the reading will be pretty much spot on EVERY time no matter if the pot is sitting level.

If you have a sight glass and the pot is not exactly level (or at least in the exact same orientation and angle as when the sight glass was calibrated), you can easily have big volume reading differences. The sight glass location being on the edge of the pot magnifies errors, while measuring near the center of the vessel minimizes errors. For professional brewers with big kettles that never move, sight glasses are great. For homebrewers that move their pot or stand, sight glass measurement might not be so great.

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #23
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I have a wooden mash paddle that I marked with a sharpie. Poured in one gallon at a time and marked it. Then I used the water to take a bath....



I have 2 different pots so I use both sides:

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I would imagine they would take almost the exact same amount of time.
Only if you add your water one pitcher at a time...

I just stick the hose in my HLT and fill it up until it gets to the right mark.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #26
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After reading all this..

I want to calculate the volume of my kettle mathematically, use the fill method, check both methods against each other and dump the water down the drain.

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After reading all this..

I want to calculate the volume of my kettle mathematically, use the fill method, check both methods against each other and dump the water down the drain.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #28
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After reading all this..

I want to calculate the volume of my kettle mathematically, use the fill method, check both methods against each other and dump the water down the drain.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #29
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Well the other nice thing about the dow rod method is after a few years the bottom of the rod gets a little jacked up, so you simply cut off "1 gallon" and burn on another gallon at the top. Keep going untill you run out of rod

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