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Old 12-20-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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"So, if I understand well, if I would transfer everything to the fermentor, I would have a total volume of 6 gallons (liquid+trub) of 1.089. Does the yeast "eat" sugars "hidden" into the solids? Then, any solid would be a part of the yeast cake to finally ends with my 4.9 gallons of solid."

No. You won't get 6 gallons of 1.089. The gravity isn't going to increase just from dumping it from 1 container to another.

The gravity is only going to go up if you concentrate the sugar by boiling off more water. If you lose some wort to trub, hops etc you are losing both water and sugars.

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:54 PM   #12
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Thank you for your clear answers!

The only possible solution is now that the estimated numbers are wrong because they are calculated from my equipment profile numbers, which are probably wrong too.. so I need to fine tune them.

Happy holidays, cheers!

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