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Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"

maltoftheearth

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Am I understanding these two terms correctly?

Is "batch size" the amount of wort I take from the mash tun and "boil volume" the amount remaining after I boil the wort?
 

jomebrew

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Usually, Batch size is the finished boil volume that goes into the fermenter.  Boil volume usually means starting pre-boil volume or the volume collected from the mash / lauter tun.
 

maltoftheearth

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That makes sense to me BUT Beer Smith consistently tells me a boil volume that is smaller than the batch size.  That doesn't make any sense.
 

maltoftheearth

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Nevermind, I messed everything up by choosing a a gallon brew pot -- I have 6 gallon plus.  Once I corrected the equipment everything else corrected.
 
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