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Value of Beer Barrel
« on: November 20, 2011, 08:45:54 AM »
Curious why Beersmith insists that a barrel of beer is 31.5 US gallons when it is certainly only 31?  I hope there is a fix for this as I operate both a 10 bbl brewhouse and a 15 gal pilot brewery and often switch units and scale recipes in Beersmith.  This volume error makes for some irritating inconsistencies in the software's calculations.

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Re: Value of Beer Barrel
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 08:39:36 PM »
Thanks,
  I agree I need to change this - looking back at my notes I was using the "US Barrel" definition which is 31.5 gallons for everything but beer (beer is 31 gallons).

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_%28unit%29

  I believe I set that value back in 2003 and never revisited it.  I'll correct it in an upcoming build as it is a pretty easy fix.

Brad
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Re: Value of Beer Barrel
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 06:56:59 AM »
Thanks Brad!  I'll very much appreciate this improvement!