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Old 10-31-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hey this could be really dumb, but how do you know where exactly 5 gallons is on the carboy. I would like to know this so when I add cold water to the wort I can know exactly when to stop. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-31-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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I would simply use tap water and measure it in, then mark the carboy so you are sure of your own. Even with plastic ale pails which are pre-marked, the markings are not always accurate.

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Here's an interesting option for marking your carboy:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mark...74/#post645532

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Old 10-31-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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Default Permanent etching

It is a little pricey ($20/8oz. $ 30/16oz.) for the etching chemical but it's permanent, if you have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby in your area the offer 40% coupons regularrly, if not it is available at amazon.

I fought tape for a year and personally had my fill of tape sliding off when it gets wet. Take a look at this http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/perm...allon-91528/or this link



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awesome glass etching ideas! I am going to do this with my two carboys.

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Old 10-31-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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This is an awsome idea!!! I'm doing it!!

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