Know of Better Scooper for Pouring Energy Mix into Bottles?

Thanks to the snooze button it’s 5 a.m. and you’re already 30 minutes late starting your morning endurance ride during the only time that doesn’t conflict with other things in a normal life…

You don’t pre-mix your drinks the night before because it’s not your thing and you are trying to scoop up your mix into bottles. You are freaking out about all the mix that’s dusting the outside of the bottle, not to mention the mix that’s getting on your hands as you reach into the bag for that umpteenth scoop - am I on the sixth scoop or the seventh scoop?

Anybody have any suggestions for an after-market scoop with a super long handle that has a duck-mouth or tapered side that can easily pour the mix into a bottle? There’s got to be a better way.

Something like this is the general idea, although a bigger spout would be better:

(I think that this is technically called a dipper and used for liquids)

Just use a funnel. Game changer. :sunglasses:


There even are collapsible funnels that take up less place

Ahh, yes, funnel seems to be a great idea!

I’ve been spoiled in using single serving satchels which are perfect in many ways, but want to use more of stuff that only comes in bags.

I already store my protein powders in plastic containers, so maybe another plastic container for energy mixes would be the ticket. Would have enough room to have the original stock scooper to fine tune amounts and another large scooper, along with a funnel.

works great for refilling spice jars also! :slight_smile:

I recently realized how much waste was going into my mixes by incomplete mixing in bottle followed by settling. Also, just a guess, the transfer into my GI I probably being slowed by CHO and electrolyte not fully in solution…

So, the dork that I am, I bought a mixing plate and 1000ml and 2000ml griffin beakers. Easy to mix enough for two big bottle while you get ready, everything is fully in solution prior to riding and so far I think it has allowed me to get better fueling and hydration on rides. YMMV.

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Hot dog! A mixing plate! Now that is something to think about, as I’ve also had clumps in bottles and hydration bladders.

the sis scoop is similar in size with long handle

I store my powder in a large mouthed storage jar which makes scooping even with a regular scoop much easier than dealing with a bag.

For the past few years I’ve mostly been using Nuun which is just a tablet but back when I was using powdered drink mix for every single ride, I premixed in a 2 gallon drink dispenser with a spigot and kept that in the basement fridge.

I 3D printed a funnel to cut down on the mess and will 3D print some custom size scoops with extra long handle once I get around to designing them. Love this technology!

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I’ve actually found the Tailwind scoop works great for bottles. CamelBak podium and specialized purist at least. The flow formula one is too big and spills all over. Its actually something that went into my consideration to use tailwind versus flow formulas.

Honestly, this should be something the manufacturers should get right.


I broke down and got a 3d printer . . . know that I will go down the 3D printer rabbit hole pretty hard and deep, but with no real A races this year, what the heck.

Found a scoop in thingiverse and used meshmixer to elongate the handle. Might have to enlarge the scoop part, too. Found a good wide bottom opening funnel and scaled it down a bit. Undecided between using shellac spay or epoxy resin (for which you also have to clean the brush) to coat the prints. Oh yeah, also dragged the kids to Ikea to get three Lack tables to use as a stand…not sure if I want to use the third one as an enclosure or just splurge on a plexi enclosure. Put the printer on a stepping stone on foam for noise attenuation. Now for the maintenance, have to check belt tension. Did I mention the 3d printing rabbit hole?

The problem/beauty of 3d printing is that there are soo many choices (numerous models to download) and soo many ways to customize. The tyranny of choice/customization!

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It’s certainly a hobby in and of itself. Just wait till you decide you want to make your own designs and learn CAD!

I consider mine a tool at this point, I make my own bearing drifts and seal presses for various maintenance on my bike.

Also, since I just use my funnel for dry powder, I don’t worry about trying to seal it and have had zero issues.

Welcome to the future!

So something like:

Can’t you just buy a much of extra stirrers and put them in the water bottle to mix inside the bottle. No extra beakers to wash. Or is the beaker to get the power into the bottle easier?

What an excellent idea I cannot wait to see the looks on the faces of my wife and kids when I fire this up on Sunday (thanks to the guy who posted the Amazon link). Thanks

I also use a funnel. I cut the narrow end off so that the opening is wider but still fits inside my bottles.

Since I make my own mix, I pre-measure and store single servings (90-120g) in cheap plastic tubs with screw on lids.

The wide end of the funnel fits perfectly over the container, then stack the empty bottle on top, flip the whole thing and all of the mix ends up in the bottle with nothing spilled. Just add water and shake.

most molding on the bottom of water bottles don’t allow the stir bars to spin properly. plus with a 1/2k griffin you can mix for 2-3 bottles at a time and see when you have gotten everything into solution.

I really love it and it has served me well. Hope it works for you.

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Seems like it needs to be a graduated funnel with a trap door, so you can pour into and measure a portion in the funnel, and then open the bottom to release the powder into the bottle.

Aerated wine with it last night and drink mix right now.

“That is…so unnecessary” was the reaction. But it’s cool and fun