Will a sharpie mark hold up?

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dmbnpj

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Making a dip stick gallon measurer for our keggles. Wondering the best way to make the gallon marks? I think I have seen pictures of people with what look like sharpie marks but I would think those would dissolve off the stick if dipped into heated wort?
 

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Some people etch the plastic with a Dremel or whatever, then sand it to make it smooth, then apply the ink, which should embed in the grooves better.
 

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i've done both sharpie and sawed notches on a wooden dowel. The notices seem 'safer' though i have no reason to think that. It's not hard to notch the dowel, though. I think it took me all of 10 minutes and that was being anal about it.
 

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I used a black sharpie on the outside of my kettle and it didn't wash off during cleanup. I didn't use a scrub pad, just a plastic scrub brush form the kitchen.

I would not use it for boiling liquid though. Of course I might if you want to try it and see what happens.

I can always get punches from work to mark the inside now that I think of it...
 

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I used a sharpie on a nylon (or PE) mash stirrer from the HBS. It needed to be darkened up every few brews. I eventually ditched it in favor of a notched CPVC dipstick for my keggle, which cost me all of about $2 at the hardware store and never needs to be re-marked.
 

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I just made notches with a knife. Works well too, as they really show up after you've dipped the stick/spoon in the wort.
 
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