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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.





Prost.
 

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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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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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Thanks for the kind words. Giving it a run tomorrow.
 

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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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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' ?).

I demand photos.
 
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Got out and brewed this morning, giving some new riggings a proper test. This includes the volume gauge.


^7g as poured from 7 Ozarka jugs served as convenient calibrator . I was quite excited to see the final bit of the last jug barely break over the gallon marker. Spot on.


^Did BIAB today, and lost about a gallon with the grain. You can just see the top of tab 6 under the surface of the wort.


^This morning sent splendidly. Nothing unexpected happened, and I managed all of my target numbers.

Cheers.
 

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Did I miss where you described how you made this or is it just as simple as "i used a hack saw and a file"?
 
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