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100% agree! I thought the same thing until I accurately measured 1 gallon into a jug and realized the all of them are "over-filled" originally.

Yep, this is the best way to be accurate! 8.33lb per gallon w/temp adjustment.

Salute!

Of course we're assuming our thermometers and scales are accurate, which is a whole different story.

I usually weigh my water for recipes (pizza) but my scale does not go beyond 11 pounds so I don't do it for brewing.

in my case, 3.14 x (17.75cm x 17.75cm) x 33 cm = 32647 cubic centimeters. or 32.647 liters is what my pot will hold if i fill it right to the top edge. (one cubic cm is one milliliter)

Sort of hard for me to figure out all the measurements for my keggle...

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this looks pretty simple thanks

I find it easiest/fastest to weigh water when checking bucket levels. Tare the bucket out, add the water.The best thing you can do is buy a decent measuring cup from a reliable manufacturer.

THEN I took that "5 gallons" and poured it into my 6+ gallon primaries... and marked where it came up to... there is my five gallon line - I don't care if it's EXACTLY five gallons - I am not that good that two quarts makes a big difference in my beers.

+1 for that. very good point. if it is close it will be good, and the fact you marked it means whatever you do is repeatable.

THEN I took that "5 gallons" and poured it into my 6+ gallon primaries... and marked where it came up to... there is my five gallon line - I don't care if it's EXACTLY five gallons - I am not that good that two quarts makes a big difference in my beers.

I see - I generally just boil down and periodically take reading with my refractometer. When I reach my target gravity - any time past 60 minutes - I stop the boil. I would rather reach my target gravity and have less wort then have 5 gallons which is not target gravity. This is because you can always boil some extract to top up your fermenter to 5 gallons or whatever.Im trying to get my numbers down exactly for mash thickness, sparge water & loss form dead space under false bottom etc...