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Offline hallett73

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Kettle volume and recipe scale question
« on: August 26, 2014, 03:04:11 PM »
So here is where I expose my true ignorance.

I just acquired a custom made stainless brew system. total volume from bottom to rim is 55 liter/14.5 gal.
When considering the recipe, ( I'm using beersmith2.0 for android) where should i start as far as scaling goes. I want as much beer as I can get out of the batch. I would be pretty happy with 10gal total (I have 6 gal carboys). 
I have been messing around with recipe scaling on beersmith 2.0  but I am not certain I have my equipment profiles correct.
I will try to be more specific to my questions, as I am not really sure how or what to ask about it. I guess I am not confident, or maybe I may be using more grain than I need? most recipes I have calculated gives me an average of 18 to 20 pounds of base malt.. this sound accurate?

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Re: Kettle volume and recipe scale question
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 07:04:35 PM »
Most beers I make are 1.070 and use about 24 Lbs at %85 mash efficiency for 10 -12 gallons.

 So that sounds about right for 1.045 ish depending on your efficiency.

Offline hallett73

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Re: Kettle volume and recipe scale question
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 07:13:44 PM »
Ok great! Its reassuring to know I am in the right ballpark then. I guess I will relax and have a homebrew!

 

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