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Old 07-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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I started using a pump about two months ago. Ever since then I've noticed my final volume into the fermenter is lower than what I expected. I've been assuming it might be my boil off rate, perhaps due to it being Summer. But now I'm wondering how much can be attributed to loss due to wort left in my pump hosing. Anyone have any insight on that?

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Im having the same problem. I changed my equipment profile in beersmith to account for about 1/2 gallon loss.

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:22 AM   #3
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Im having the same problem. I changed my equipment profile in beersmith to account for about 1/2 gallon loss.
That's right about what my difference is! And how much do you hate cleaning up the wort that spills out? I guess it's worth it
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That's right about what my difference is! And how much do you hate cleaning up the wort that spills out? I guess it's worth it
It's so worth it to not lift hot kettles. I was brewing in my bare feet the first time I figured out that the hoses keep liquid in them. That wasn't fun, but I've learned. Cheers!
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