What do people like in terms of heat resistant measuring cups for batch sparging? I found this one on Amazon. I was wondering if there were other options that were better.

I'm using it for re-circulation of the wort. I also was thinking of using it to add in the hot water for subsequent sparges after fully drained the lauter tun.

  • What are you using this measuring cup for?
    – TMC
    Commented May 12, 2013 at 6:13
  • I'd guess the measuring cup is for draining wort into for re-circulation.
    – Jeff Roe
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 1:06

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For vorlauf and xferring water, I use a 2 qt. plastic pitcher which you can see below. I also use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup for pulling gravity and pH samples.

Denny's equipment


I just use a regular pyrex glass one. I wouldn't want to use metal, because I sometimes put it in the microwave to bring the mash temp up a bit.


I just use a 2 qt rubbermaid pitcher. Seems to do just fine for re-circulation wort.


One of my favorite recent purchases was a large heat-tolerant gallon pitcher like this one at Amazon. Marked at 1/8 gallon (1/2 qt) for measuring and useful for vorlaufing, too.


HomeBrewFinds is one of my favorite sites for finding equipment like this. They track prices over time. One of the pages is a list of low-cost items to add to your Amazon purchase to get to $25 and qualify for cheap shipping. That page is here and contains several nice options including some aluminum restaurant quality pitchers for under $10.

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