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Old 12-08-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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I just got through marking volume levels on my keggle. Ah la BierMuncher (I would link the Pict. if I could find it).

I found out that every 1.1" (2.8 cm) is a gallon on my Miller "type" of keg.

Maybe you guys will find this info useful.

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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thanks.. I am going to have to do this before my next brew.. especially where my initial boil volume is..

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
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You will need a starting point. Because of the domed bottom the first few gallons are off the mark. What I did is to start at 5.5g and 1g increments up from there. I wish a had an metal engraver, I had to use a sharpie.

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:01 AM   #4
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was the water at boiling temp or ?

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:04 AM   #5
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No it was cold water... Is there a noticeable difference between the volume of cold water vs boiling water?

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:09 AM   #6
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I think it's 4%

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:37 PM   #7
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OK assuming the volume of boiling water is 4% larger than that of cold water. 1.144 (2.90 cm) inch instead of 1.1. Honestly the sharpie marks about 1/16" (.0625) wide. I don't think that small of an amount is going to make much of a difference. (I don't think my marks are that accurate).

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:02 PM   #8
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Is there a problem with marking the inside of the keg? What do you use?

Also, is it ok to mark a better bottle with something, like a sharpie?

 
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #9
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I used a sharpie to ark the exterioir of my carboys
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