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Offline MrQ

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Vessel capacities for 4 vessel home brewery
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:15:25 PM »
I'm planning to set up a small home 4 vessel brewery, and initally decided on 50 litre vessels.

However, some vendors sell all 4 vessels at the same capacity, i.e. all 50 litres, whereas other vendors sell the vessels with different capacities.

Any advice on the optimum ratios for HLT, mash tun; kettle, and fermentation vessel will be most appreciated.

(I have searched this forum but am unable to find this information).

Many thanks

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Re: Vessel capacities for 4 vessel home brewery
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 06:00:54 AM »
The basic rule of thumb is that the boil kettle will yield 75% to 80% of it's capacity and that fermenters need about 20% excess capacity. The result is that 50L vessels will comfortably work for 40L batches.

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Re: Vessel capacities for 4 vessel home brewery
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Many thanks, Brewfun - I appreciate your advice.