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Old 11-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #21
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So, now that we've gotten with sightglasses, anyone else have any non-sightglass tips or suggestions?

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #22
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How about a string with knots tied in it? A length of braided nylon mason's cord would work nicely. Or how about a piece of stainless steel brake cable you swipe from your neighbor kid's bicycle? It is quite thin and flexible. That will teach him not to ride across your lawn. You could tie a stainless steel nut on the end of it. You'd be able to sanitize it easily enough by just dunking it in a beer glass full if Star San if you felt the need to sanitize it. You could keep it in your pocket so you would always have it close at hand.

I, too, could go on but I won't. The Packer game is starting to get interesting. I think marking your spoon handle is the best suggestion.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:29 AM   #23
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I have different kettles with various diameters. To keep things simple I use one stainless steel ruler and have a chart with volume per half inch in columns for each vessel. Stand the ruler in the tank and read off the chart for the volume in gallons

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:18 AM   #24
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I have different kettles with various diameters. To keep things simple I use one stainless steel ruler and have a chart with volume per half inch in columns for each vessel. Stand the ruler in the tank and read off the chart for the volume in gallons
This is the most universal solution I have heard yet. It varies with diameter but once that is known you know where you stand.
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