Has anyone found an easy and accurate way to measure your volume of beer that you will be packaging for purposes of calculating the right amount of priming sugar. I have 4 gal and 5 gal marked on my carboy but if I’m siphoning right out of primary to the bottling bucket I have no idea how much of that volume is yeast, hops, trub, etc. I can eyeball it and estimate but that doesn’t seem very accurate.
I’ve considered transferring it to a secondary bucket just for the purposes of measuring the volume but this seems like I’m increasing my chance of possible contamination and oxydation.
Has anyone come up with a clever way to judge this volume somewhat accurately (like within a quart)? Priming seems to be the one area that I get some less than consistent results from and would really like to dial in.