Saturday, 29 September 2012

Simple Time-Saver

Measuring out beer volumes is not always easy - 18.7L of water = 19 measures with our 1L measuring cup. A simple way to deal with this is to mark your bucket - carefully measure out set volumes, let the water stop sloshing around, and pen it in.  It'll save you valuable time in preparing your beer.



3 comments:

  1. What size is the fermenting bucket and where did you purchase it?
    Bob...

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    1. I believe it is a 38L (~10gal) bucket. Most homebrewing shops in Canada have them - I've bought this exact same model 3 or 4 times over the post 17 years and they've not changed at all over that time. I did a quick check, and northern brewer in the US lists them in their catalouge.

      I like them because they fit my occasional plus-sized batches, plus have enough headspace for even the most vigorous fermentation. The lid locks on, but still has an air-gap, so you don't need to install an airloc.

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  2. I'm using medical jugs as fermenters. They come with graduation marks on the sides. I have two other solutions to this- 1) I have a translucent wash tub (ie. rubbermaid) bin I use for sanitizing, etc. I can put it on a bathroom scale and read the weight on the LCD display through the water and the tub. 2) I've measured the flow rate of my tap by checking the time it takes to fill a known volume. My RO filter system puts out 1 liter every 34 seconds assuming no one flushes the toilet :-)

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