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Old 08-04-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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well here's the dumb question of the night. I just bought a new brew pot a 10 gallon brew rite polar ware. now it does not have a sight glass and no markings for gauging capacity. My question is this short of buying and installing a sight glass or marking the pot with a permanent marker (outside) is there any other product that I could use to gauge capacity I want to do 6.5 gallon boils and need to have accuracy as not to mess up my effeciancy in the end. Thanks for any input.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:17 AM   #2
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What I have done is mark my big brew spoon with every gallon height. You could use some form of ruler marked at every gallon, whatever happens to be convenient.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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How about pour it into your fermenting bucket, it has lines on it marking 1-5 gallons, then once you have you 6 1/2 gals then pour it back into the polar pot and there ya go!

If you are looking for an instument to do this I am at a loss but this is what I used to do when I began.

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:32 AM   #4
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What I have done is mark my big brew spoon with every gallon height. You could use some form of ruler marked at every gallon, whatever happens to be convenient.
+1 I marked up the plastic paddle thingy that came with my first Brewer's Best starter kit up to 8 gallons. I marked every 1 gallon and anything in between I eyeball, this is beer makin' not rocket science.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #5
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I marked up (notched) my nylon stir paddle at one gallon increments - works good enough for me.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:48 AM   #6
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excellent ideas!!!! I really like the paddle idea I have one from when I first started doing extract and I now use a ss paddle but the "plastic" one I could def notch in gallon increments. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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I use a dowel rod (stick) and notched it up. I had sightglasses but I got rid of them because they were a pain.

 
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:12 PM   #8
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I use a tape measure. My pot is 10 gallons and 15 inches tall.

1 gallon ~= 1.5 inches.

 
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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sophisticated gear required... A stick. Pour a measured gallon of water in your pot, stick the stick in, and mark the water line. put another gallon in, repeat.

 
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:11 PM   #10
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I was actually thinking about getting a weldless sight glass from bobby m . Only issue I have is I'm not confident about drilling my brew pot, not that I'm completely incompitent with a diy project though at the same time I have reservations with putting a hole in a $200 kettle.
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