Help Needed Pumping It Up - but only 4 oz at a time.
October 26, 2010 3:15 PM Subscribe
PortionControlFilter: Help me find a pump/dispenser/whatever-setup that can accurately dispense two fixed-portion volumes of fluid (4 oz and 2 oz) from bulk containers into small containers? Oh, did I mention I need to repeat it several hundred times with several different liquids.
posted by webhund to food & drink (11 answers total)
One would think this is simple portion control, but my google-fu is totally failing me. I need a simple, reliable, and accurate method of portioning out 4 and 2 fluid oz. of a food liquid from large bulk containers into small bottles. Only other limitations are: 1) setup has to be food safe; and, 2) either fit a 38 mm threaded spout on the bulk container or be able to siphon from it. I'm going to need about a dozen of these setups to keep from cross-contaminating various flavored liquids and to avoid frequent washing/cleanups.
The best I've come up with so far seem to be the far extremes of the portion control world: a) a 1 oz. hand-pump (like a syrup/condiment dispenser) or, b) outrageously expensively biomedical/chemical fluid dispensers that can dispense down to the picoliter.
Surely there must be a inexpensive (less than a grand) middle ground that can accomplish this simple task. Any suggestions?