• Welcome to the new forum! We upgraded our forum software with a host of new boards, capabilities and features. It is also more secure.
    Jump in and join the conversation! You can learn more about the upgrade and new features here.

Volume of DME

PierreLaurence

New Forum Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2021
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Canada
Hi,

I'm a fairly new brewer and I stumble upon Beersmith during my research.
Great software ! I love all the details and calculations done.

I do have a question howerver regarding DME.
DME has as a volume in Beesmith, but it should dissolve in the water just like sugar.

Here is my specific calculation example :
I boil using half my DME in 3 gallons of water.
The software is telling me that DME as a volume 0,23 gallon so I should add 2,77 gallons of water to reach 3 gallons.
I would have thought that I should add 3 gallons, because the DME dissolve almost entirely in the water.

Can you help me there ?
 

BOB357

Grandmaster Brewer
Joined
Dec 17, 2016
Messages
778
Reaction score
27
Location
Fallon, NV
Even when dissolved in water, solids take up space, so the volume will increase. You are correct in subtracting the DME volume from the final volume you want.
 
Top