Category Archives: Measuring

50 Gram Scale Calibration Weight

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight.  Use to check your gram scale for accuracy.  Depending on your scale’s requirements (check the manual) this could also be used for calibration.

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight

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12 Stainless Portion Cups – for Hops and Boil Additions & More

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen - 21/2 Oz. Ounce by Update International

(12) Stainless Steel Portion Cups by Update International,  I keep similar stainless steel portion cups in my Brew Day Box,

You can use these to portion out hopcln_img_5420-225x300 additions and other boil additions and for pH and gravity sample containers.  These are a great size and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together.  Check out my Hands on Review

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2 1/2 Oz. Ounce by Update International

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Emsa Perfect Beaker

Emsa Perfect Beaker with Seal

Emsa Perfect Beaker with Seal by Emsa.  Use for measuring liquids and dry ingredients. Tight fitting lid allows you to use this beaker for storage.  Measures 6 different scales.  Top rack dishwasher safe.  Not microwave safe.  Made in Germany.

img_purchdateI’ve used this measuring cup in my home brewery (and beyond) for years.  It works great.  Check out my Hands on Review

Emsa Perfect Beaker with Seal

Also available without the seal (lid) – Emsa Perfect Beaker

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50 Gram Scale Calibration Weight

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight.  Use to check your gram scale for accuracy.  Depending on your scale’s requirements (check the manual) this could also be used for calibration.

50-Gram Chrome Scale Calibration Weight

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1 Pint Rubbermaid Commercial Measuring Cup

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1 Pint clear measuring cup for use at home or in commercial kitchens.  Durable polycarbonate construction.  Dual read markings in both English and metric units.  Temperature range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents.  Certified to NSF Standards for food use.  Made in the USA.

Use for general measuring around your home brewery.  Since it’s high temp capable, you could also use it for sanitizing water to use for yeast rehydration.  This is the 1 pint version the 1 gallon pitcher that I use for lots of homebrewing things.  See: Hands On: Rubbermaid Commercial Product 1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321500CLR 1 Pint Bouncer Measuring Cup

AlsoRubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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Neiko Digital Caliper

Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper with Extra-Large LCD Screen, 0-6 Inches

Electronic Digital Caliper by Neiko.  Easy to operate.  One button switches between inches and mm.  Hardened stainless steel shaft.  Resolution: 0.01mm/0.0005 inch, Accuracy: 0.02mm/0.001 inch.  Large LCD display.  Take measurements from 0 to 6 inches.  1 year warranty.

I use a caliper around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers] and to aid with designing 3d prints [3D printing tag]

Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper with Extra-Large LCD Screen, 0-6 Inches

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Hands On: 12 Stainless Steel Portion Cups – for Brew Day Measuring & Samples

(12) Stainless Steel Portion Cups by Update International

After mentioning my use of similar portion cups in my Brew Day Box, I received a Reader Tip pointing me to this pack of 12 stainless steel portion cups.  So… I picked a set up to give you a closer look at them.

You can use these to portion out hop additions and other boil additions and for pH and gravity sample containers.  These are a great size and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together.

12 stacked cups take up minimal space


The stated capacity on these cups is 2 1/2 ounces.  I used my Top Find – Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Gram Scale – review to weigh the container and subtract that weight using the tare feature.  Then I filled the container to the brim with water.  The weight of that water came out to 60.3 grams.  That translates to 2.039 ounces.  From what I can gather, the size on these is overstated by a little bit in the product description.  They are still a very usable size.


I was able to portion out 42.9 grams of hops in one of these cups.  That figures to 1.51 ounces.

These reusable cups are handy for portioning out hops [See: 5 Recent Hop Finds] and other ingredients and boil additions on brew day.  You can also collect refractometer and pH samples.  Since these stack they are space efficient and easy to store.

img_purchdateAs of this update on 1/2016, I’ve been using these cups since July of 2013

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2½ Oz. Ounce

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img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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