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Offline PierreLaurence

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Volume of DME
« on: July 25, 2021, 09:53:56 AM »

I'm a fairly new brewer and I stumble upon Beersmith during my research.
Great software ! I love all the details and calculations done.

I do have a question howerver regarding DME.
DME has as a volume in Beesmith, but it should dissolve in the water just like sugar.

Here is my specific calculation example :
I boil using half my DME in 3 gallons of water.
The software is telling me that DME as a volume 0,23 gallon so I should add 2,77 gallons of water to reach 3 gallons.
I would have thought that I should add 3 gallons, because the DME dissolve almost entirely in the water.

Can you help me there ?

Offline BOB357

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Re: Volume of DME
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 11:51:47 AM »
Even when dissolved in water, solids take up space, so the volume will increase. You are correct in subtracting the DME volume from the final volume you want.