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Offline Dusty57

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Carbonation tool
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:03:32 PM »
Love the software but have one issue/question, maybe.  Seems the carbonation tool uses the original batch size to calculate the amount of sugar.  Is this so?  Wouldn't be easier and more accurate to use the bottling volume?


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Re: Carbonation tool
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 06:53:33 AM »
Aren't you bottling the batch?
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Re: Carbonation tool
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 05:43:16 PM »
If you think that your batch volume is less than the predicted amount, go back to the equipment profile and adjust your loss to fermentation up to match the actual volume. This is assuming that you have set the profile to accurately predict how much went to the fermenter from the kettle.
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Re: Carbonation tool
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 07:32:02 AM »
Isn't the batch size the target batch size used for planning the recipe?

There are always have some variations in the brewing process that all add up to various losses from when you start and to the actual bottling: different flocculation of the yeast, a less efficient whirlpool, more / less trub, dry-hopping, moving to secondary fermentation etc.

You can't add all these in the equipment profile and expect the exact same result every time but we do add the values in each brew log.

In my view the carbonation calculation should be based on the "measured bottling volume" instead of the "batch size" since it is this volume that will be carbonised.