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Offline perlberg

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Non Linear Grain % when Scaling up
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:38:33 PM »
I've been scaling a number of recipes and noticed that the scale of malts is not linear.  For example:  5 lbs pilsner malt, 5 lbs of Munich, 3 lbs Vienna scales to  141 lbs 5.9 oz  pilsner malt, 85 lbs 6.0 oz of Munich, 76 lbs 13.4 oz lbs Vienna.

Is this correct?


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Re: Non Linear Grain % when Scaling up
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 05:27:12 AM »
If you have the program do the scaling to match color and original gravity then you will find that the scaling is NOT a linear function.  This is perfectly normal and if you try to scale by hand, you will see the color contribution from the specialty malts becomes much greater if you try and do so linearly. 
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