Category Archives: Measuring

Anchor Hocking 5 Ounce Measuring and Tasting Glass

I have two of these.  They are meant for, well… measuring.  At 5 ounces, they also pull double duty as tasting glasses.  These are handy, durable and multi function.  It seems I find myself using these, for something or other, regularly.

img_purchThese have been durable for me.  For example, I regularly use mine for espresso shots from my Rancilio Silvia.  Those shots come out at close to boiling and the measurements on the side look like new.  I will say that I do always hand wash these glasses.

Anchor Hocking 5-Ounce Measuring Glass, Small

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Commercial Rubbermaid Pitcher (up to 212 F) for Brew Day

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

Rubbermaid Commercial Products 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher/Measuring Cup by Rubbermaid Commercial.

I use this pitcher on brew day and for general around-the-brewery measuring.  It’s food safe 212 deg F.  I use it for recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.  This small upgrade has made a big difference for me on brew day.  This is a great pitcher.  I’ve owned and used it since May of 2013.  Check out my Review for more info.

Clear, durable polycarbonate construction.  Break resistant.  Volume markers in both english and metric.  Temp range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents. Capacity: 4 qt./3.8L. Made in the USA.Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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Rubbermaid Commercial Food Service Scoop

Rubbermaid Commercial FG9G5200CLR Safety Portioning Scoop for Sliding Lid, 3-Cup Capacity, Clear
Commercial Quality 3 Cup Scoop from Rubbermaid Commercial.  use as a measuring cup and/or a grain scoop.

  • Plastic scoop is used for portioning foods and liquids. Flat front allows access to corners and bottom of the pan.
  • Measurements are marked in cups, ounces, and milliliters, enabling scoop to double as a measuring cup.
  • FDA-compliant materials. Designed for cold food pan use in temperatures of -40 to 212 degrees F.
  • Rectangular, anti-roll design prevents scoop handle from contacting food, reducing cross contamination.
  • Capacity: 3-cup. 6-inch height by 5-inch length by 4-inch width. Imported

Rubbermaid Commercial FG9G5200 Bouncer Portioning Scoop for Sliding Lid, 3 Cups Capacity, 5.1″ Width x 5.70″ Height x 6″ Depth

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Gemco 4 Oz Measuring and Tasting Glass + Hands on Review

Gemco 4-Ounce Measuring Glass - colors may vary

4 Ounce Measuring Glass from Gemco.  Commercial quality.  Measurements on glass.

Gemco 4-Ounce Measuring Glass

I have eight of these and use them for several things in and out of my home brewery including beer sample glasses, espresso shots with my Rancilio Silvia and general measuring.  The markings have stood up well.. they still look great in spite of enduring high heat, cleaning and vigorous general use.  Check out my Hands on Review.  Note that these also fit perfectly in RiteBrew’s 4 Hole Sampler Paddle.

Gemco 4-Ounce Measuring Glass – colors may vary

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Pyrex Three Piece Measuring Cup Set

Pyrex 1118990 3-Piece Measuring Cup Set, Clear1, 2, and 4 Cup Measuring Cups from Pyrex.  See through for easy measuring.  Pre-heated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe.  Made in the USA.

Use to… measure things :) around your home brewery.  These would also be handy for rehydrating yeast.

Pyrex 1118990 3-Piece Measuring Cup Set, Clear

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3D Printed 6ml Measuring Cup for Measuring Star San

3D Printed Measuring Cup for Star San

I recently got an XYZprinting Da Vinci 3D Printer.  I think 3D Printing has a bunch of possible applications for homebrewing.  From tap handles to stir plates to… custom sized measuring cups and on and on.

I stumbled across these customizable measuring cups by wstein on thingiverse.  The author provides files for several sizes of cups and also includes the ability to customize these to the specific size you’re looking for.  See below for links to both the original STL files and a customized 6 ml version.  I thought this would be handy to create a purpose sized measuring cup for Star San.

First, some background… I use the Spray Bottle Method for sanitizing.  With that technique you measure out 6 mls of Star San and combine with 1 Gallon of water.  Then you use a Spray Bottle to soak and sanitize surfaces.  Check out of full description of the method including math for the 6 mls.

On to the measuring cup…

75per_img_7413Printing on my XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer

3D Printing HomebrewingCompleted 6 ml measuring cup.  This is small and didn’t take long to print.  I didn’t record the exact time, but maybe… 20 minutes or so.

Measuring SyringeHere’s the measuring cup next to a 12 cc Syringe

6 ml measuring cupHere is a picture of 6 mls in the cup.  I’d say it’s pretty close.

3D Printed Measuring Cup for Star SanThe cup affixes nicely on the side of a bottle of PBW using a rubber band.

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer – Filament

Spray Bottle Sanitation Method

Customizable Measuring Cup/Scoop by wstein

6 ml version created using Customizer also attributed to wstein

Rubbermaid 32oz Heavy-Duty Spray Bottle

32 Oz Star San Sanitizer

Related: 3D Printed Pub Style Tap Handle

I’d like to come up with a two ended measuring spoon.  One side would be 6 ml for Star San and the other side one ounce for both Star San and PBW.  The 6 ml side would just be for Star San where the one could be used for either Star San or PBW.  Dosing for Star San = 1 ounce per 5 gallons and dosing for PBW = 1 to 3 ounces per gallon.  If you are a design whiz and come up with such a thing, Email Us, and I’ll share your file.  Otherwise, this will have to wait for me to learn Solidworks.

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Pyrex Three Piece Measuring Cup Set

Pyrex 1118990 3-Piece Measuring Cup Set, Clear1, 2, and 4 Cup Measuring Cups from Pyrex.  See through for easy measuring.  Pre-heated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe.  Made in the USA.

Pyrex 1118990 3-Piece Measuring Cup Set, Clear

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