Hands on Review – Update International Stainless Steel Portion Cups for Brew Day
These are generally intended for serving condiments and small amounts of food. Considering their size, materials and efficient design, they are also well suited for use on brew day. I’ve kept these and similar portion cups in my Brew Day Box for years.
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.
The stated capacity on these cups is 2 1/2 ounces. I used my Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Gram Scale – 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. That may vary slightly from cup to cup.
Homebrew Related Uses:
- These reusable cups are handy for portioning out hops on brew day Related: Recent Hop Finds
- Portioning other boil additions, including ingredients, water salts, Whirlfloc and more.
- Collecting and cooling refractometer samples.
- Collecting and cooling pH samples
I’ve been using these cups since July of 2013. That’s nearly 7 years from the time of this update. These are one of those small, inexpensive upgrades that are a big help. I can confidently recommend them to you for use on brew day.
Other Options: There are lots of similar cups out there Search Amazon for “Stainless Steel Ramekins” to shop around. Look for a good size, quality materials (like stainless steel) and good reviews
Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2½ Oz. Ounce by Update International – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
Also Consider: Hands On Review: Winco 4 Ounce Stainless Steel Portion Cups – for Brew Day Measuring & Samples
Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions.