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Old 04-22-2009, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default What do you use to measure water??

As I continue my journey towards all grain, and putting my brewery together I am looking at so many options for so many parts of the process. One that hasn't become perfecly clear yet is an accurate way to measure mash/strike/sparge water.

So, what do you use? Measuring cup (or other device), weight, sight glass, other??

How accurate do you think your method is, and how does it affect heat loss or any other issues?

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Old 04-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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I have a 2qt pitcher that I use to fill the HLT and to vorlauf. I don't worry much about exact volume or L:G ratio and instead focus on mash temp, duration and pH.

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Lines on the side of the pot. Measure it per gallon once and you'll never need to do it again.

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I have a large pitcher with graduations on it for the volume of water in it

here is a link to one that looks the same !

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Old 04-22-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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graduations in my round cooler to measure strike and sparge volumes, 2 qt pyrex measuring cup for vorlauf and generally moving liquid around.
1.4 inches = 1 gallon in my keggle

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So, what do you use? Measuring cup (or other device), weight, sight glass, other? How accurate do you think your method is, and how does it affect heat loss or any other issues?
These cheap red one gallon paint buckets from HD work well for measuring, mixing small batches of sanitizer and storing brew stuff. They are graduated in quarts (I used a Sharpie to highlight the numbers.) I heat strike water on the stove in a 5 gallon pot and use these buckets to fill it. Not 100% accurate, but close enough. Have a BobbyM sight glass on the HLT used for sparging.
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I used weighed out water to graduate the sight glass on the converted keg boil kettle and HLT.

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1 gallon pitcher. A scale isn't a bad idea though since it wouldn't have to be that accurate, a cup is about 1/2lb.

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