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Old 06-14-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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My lovely wife just bought me a very large graduated cylinder because she thought I might be able to use it for my brewing. It is 2000 ml and it appears to be standard glass, (she only paid $14 for it) but for the life of me, I cannot think of any practical uses for it. Ideas anyone???

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Old 06-14-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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You could use it for small starters. Boil your wort in a small pot, chill it and use your cylinder for the starter. Make sure you sterilize the cylinder first. Aerate the starter once pitched with a stone/hepa filter/aquarium pump in lieu of a stirplate.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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This might be a little too obvious... but you could use it to measure liquids. I also have a 2000 mL graduated cylinder and I use it all the time to measure liquid volumes.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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Ditto for starters. 2000ml flasks seem to be the norm for that. Plenty volume for a 5G batch of Ale. Not so much a lager.
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