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Old 03-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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So i just got my new 10 gallon brewpot for Williams yesterday. I had a question and not sure it's possible, but does anyone mark the inside of their pot for gallon marks. I'd love to be able to just fill it to a line and not have to measure out each gallon. Thanks


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Old 03-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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No, don't scratch your stainless. Buy a wooden dowel and notch some marks on it to indicate water volume.


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Old 03-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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or get a cheap metal yardstick and put your markings on that. I got mine for less than $5 at the hardware store.
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I got a long stainless steel stirring spoon from a local restaurant supply store and put a file mark on it for each half-gallon.
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Thanks!. I didn't think there was a way but figured i'd ask. I'm going to do the marks on a spoon. I have all my carboys marked so i can fill that and then dump it too.

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Add one gallon and measure the height. Add another gallon and measure the height again and take the difference. The reason not to take the first dimension is because the pot is rounded at the bottom so the dimension may be a little different. I marked my pot with a sharpie it holds up pretty good. About every 4-5 brews I have go over the marks again.
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I marked my pot with a sharpie it holds up pretty good. About every 4-5 brews I have go over the marks again.
Where do you think that Sharpie ink is going?
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Where do you think that Sharpie ink is going?
that's what i was thinking. Thanks everyone, looks like it's the spoon trick for me.
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Where do you think that Sharpie ink is going?
Really? Most of it comes off when I wash my pot. If your worried about a little sharpie ink in your beer it must suck to live in a bubble. Sorry I even replied.
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Why not buy a cheap flexible stainless steel ruler and have the most accurate volume measurement ever? Do like beernut70 did above and add a gallon and mark the measurement (on the ruler and not with sharpie!) then add another and mark the measurement then simply extrapolate out the next few gallons in whatever increments you feel suit you. You can then either use the ruler as a dipstick or affix it to the wall of the BK with a food safe adhesive like JB Weld. Check this cheap ruler out.

http://www.staples.com/General-13-in...6#desc_content


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