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Offline merfizle

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Measuring volume of carboy
« on: July 11, 2011, 11:43:33 AM »
I'm going to start paying more attention to my volumes throughout the brewing process.  I already have a good method for my brewpots but with the small o4 pening of a carboy I'm not sure what to use.  I thought about running to the hobby store to get a long wooden dowel but wasn't sure if this would contaminate my beer?  Ideas please?

Thanks.

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 03:46:15 PM »
Add exactly one gallon at a time and mark it with Sharpie or tape? 

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 03:47:25 PM »
Me likey!  Thanks!

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Offline chubba27

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 04:43:49 PM »
Add exactly one gallon at a time and mark it with Sharpie or tape? 

I second this.  I've found that regular Sharpies wiped off my glass carboy, so ended up buying "industrial" Sharpies at Staples that seem to work.

Offline ultravista

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 05:06:10 PM »
I bought a 36 inch metal yardstick at Home Depot for around $3. I measure one gallon at a time and make a reference sheet. My 6.5 gallon carboys are the same so it works for everything.

I also use this for a keggle and other brew pot.

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 05:08:21 PM »
I have two five gallon glass carboys.

One holds five and a quarter, the other holds five and a half.
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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 06:17:23 PM »
Then you have no five gallon carboys, right?   ;)

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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 06:23:34 PM »
They're Italian, so I imagine they're both measures in liters.
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Re: Measuring volume of carboy
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 06:54:45 PM »
Add exactly one gallon at a time and mark it with Sharpie or tape? 
+1

Although after time I do have to do a touch-up to my marks. Has worked great for me for going on 13 years.... I think I have touched up my marks maybe 3 times.