Author Topic: Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"  (Read 10268 times)

Offline maltoftheearth

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Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"
« on: February 11, 2011, 06:40:56 PM »
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?

Offline jomebrew

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Re: Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 08:17:36 PM »
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.

Offline maltoftheearth

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Re: Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 06:55:29 AM »
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.

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Re: Clarifying "Batch Size" and "Boil Volume"
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 07:05:27 AM »
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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