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gib0r 01-06-2012 10:12 AM

Quickie Volume Gauge
 
I've been posting a lot of little projects lately in anticipation for a brew day this weekend (See Quickie Temp Controller and Quickie Mill Funnel ), and this is looking to be the last of the ones I consider possibly interesting.

Since I'm able to see into my kettle during the boil, and I didn't want to bother with a sight glass, this was my solution. It's aluminum and detachable. The top of the tab marks gallon and the bottom of the tab marks half gallon.

http://i.imgur.com/hTE6K.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9uFOe.jpg

Prost.

Lucky_Chicken 01-06-2012 12:01 PM

nice.... so you have to remember what the top one is and count down to where you are?

I did something similar in my keggles, I took the old spear and scored some rings on it with a pipe cutter to mark the gallons so I just dunk it and pull it out and count the rings to where the water line is.

gib0r 01-06-2012 03:43 PM

Fortunately I have enough fingers to make sense of it all ;)

audger 01-06-2012 05:13 PM

the best ideas are often the simplest

shortyjacobs 01-06-2012 05:17 PM

Simple and pretty. Well done.

djt17 01-06-2012 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gib0r (Post 3634441)
Fortunately I have enough fingers to make sense of it all ;)

Sweet...I enjoy & appreciate simple/low tech solutions.

gib0r 01-07-2012 06:06 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Giving it a run tomorrow.

Joe_in_GA 01-07-2012 11:07 AM

That is ingenious! I might have to make one of these.

PaulHilgeman 01-07-2012 11:33 AM

simply awesome, making one next week!

What is your opinion, make it show 'hot' volume, or 'cold' volume?

gib0r 01-07-2012 01:04 PM

I say go for broke and do both. If you're feeling saucy, put both graduations on the same scale (perhaps as 'steps' rather than 'tabs' ?).

I demand photos.


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