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Old 01-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 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.





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Old 01-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 01-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Fortunately I have enough fingers to make sense of it all
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the best ideas are often the simplest
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Simple and pretty. Well done.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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Fortunately I have enough fingers to make sense of it all
Sweet...I enjoy & appreciate simple/low tech solutions.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words. Giving it a run tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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That is ingenious! I might have to make one of these.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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simply awesome, making one next week!

What is your opinion, make it show 'hot' volume, or 'cold' volume?
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #10
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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' ?).

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