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Old 04-27-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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I'm moving over to all grain with my next batch. I have a 2 keggle/cooler setup but don't have all the fittings yet to make this ideal. Namely a sight glass. I am buying stuff as we have extra cash. Anyway in measuring my runoff to get my preboil volume I'd like to find a bigger vessel than my 8cup Pyrex measuring cup. Any suggestions? If you know of chain stores that carry anything like this I would appreciate it I really don't want to pay or wait for shipping if I can avoid it. Thanks!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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try a restaurant supply house. i have a great 8 quart tub i got at a supply house that works great!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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check out restaurant supply stores, I use cambros to measure they have worked well for me and are nearly in destructible. Cheers

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/camb...1422SFSCW.html

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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I bought a Cambro 4-qt pitcher, and the 4-quart measurement is DEAD-ON (as confirmed by weight). Very pleased with it.

The aluminum pitcher I bought was too small to measure its claimed size of 4-quarts when using hot water. It came up to the rivet, which meant my fingers were in hot water. OUCH.

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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I bought a 1 gal pitcher marked in quarts and liters at Gordon Food Service. I brew with only one keggle and mash tun. So i put my runnings in fermenting bucket from LHBS. I checked the marks against my 1 gal pitcher and they are right on.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:39 PM   #7
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I just started brewing AG and bought one of these...




....from Northern Brewer. Here is a link to the product.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...r-4-quart.html

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #8
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What is the purpose of the sight glass? Seriously!

 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:22 AM   #9
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What is the purpose of the sight glass? Seriously!
Now that I have them I can't imagine brewing without them. They are especially useful if using a pump. Faster and easier than using a pitcher with no risk of spilling/burning. Also make it easier to see and adjust flow rates for recirculation or fly sparging.

 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:53 AM   #10
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+1 to the restaurant supply shop. I just got a big 1-gallon measuring cup that is marked off in quarts and liters. It was something like $4. Those places are gold mines for measuring equipment, storage and all sorts of other stuff you never imagined finding in a store.
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