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Old 09-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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i'm attempting jamil's wittebrew recipe with a full boil. how do i calculate how much volume the 7lbs of extract take up of the total 7 gallons?

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Well - if it were my problem, I would calculate by measuring. I would add the LME to 6 gal of water, then top it up to 7. Then next time I would know. Do you need to be more accurate than that?

Or, guesstimate the volume of the LME and go from there.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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I found another thread that mentioned 1 quart for every 4 lbs of LME, which seems about right if I were to guess the volume...

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Northern Brewer ships their LME in plastic milk jugs.... I think a half gallon is 6lbs?

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