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Old 11-22-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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how much higher will o.g. be after boil, compared to out of mash tun?

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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how much higher will o.g. be after boil, compared to out of mash tun?
it depends on how much volume you have before and after the boil.

example:

if you measure 1.040 gravity in 7 gallons of wort in the kettle, your wort contains a total of:

40 * 7 = 280

gravity points.

If you boil this down to 5 gallons, those 280 points will be spread out in 5 gallons, so the gravity after the boil will be:

280 / 5 = 56

Leaving you with 1.056 gravity on the 5 gallons.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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C1V1=C2V2 is a brewer's best friend.

C1=(gravity)-1 preboil and V1 is preboil volume.

C2=(gravity)-1 postboil and V2 is postboil volume.

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