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Old 07-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default US Gallons or UK Gallons

Just a quick question, I understand that a standard batch is 5 gallons, but I'm not sure if that is US or UK gallons. That is, roughly 19 liters or 23 liters?

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Old 07-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Depends on where you are getting the info from but on here and I would venture to say 99% of American magazines it would be US gallons.

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Old 07-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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It depends where the recipe is from.

All mine and most UK recipes will be 23l

Must US are 19l


Most of the brewers on here will be looking at 19l - 5g

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Most US recipes are going to be in US gallons. Some of our Canadian and British members post recipes using imperial gallons or litres. Your choice, recipes can be built to either measurement using brewing software.

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This is why I post my stuff in metric.
Most of the developed world do!
It's been a while since we argued about the superior system
Just leave my pint alone. (And it is the superior bigger pint at that)
I don't mean it really.
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Most of the developed world do!
It's been a while since we argued about the superior system
Just leave my pint alone. (And it is the superior bigger pint at that)
Let's fight then. Remember who won the last time Britain and the US got into a spat?

I hate the metric system, because I work with hand tools alot. I can look at a nut or bolt, and usually tell that it is for example a 1/2". I can't look at it and say that is a 12mm bolt. I'm sure I could, with practice but why learn something new. If we switch to the metric system it's just one more step toward total world assimilation.
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Most of the developed world do!
It's been a while since we argued about the superior system
Just leave my pint alone. (And it is the superior bigger pint at that)
I don't mean it really.
Canada is on the metric boat (with the exception of the building industry) so you won't get any arguments from me! And I'm with you on the pint, I don't like the little US ones, all my pint glasses are real ones.
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Canada is on the metric boat (with the exception of the building industry) so you won't get any arguments from me! And I'm with you on the pint, I don't like the little US ones, all my pint glasses are real ones.
Yeh. that wasn't aimed at you.
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Yeh. that wasn't aimed at you.
Just putting it in writing so I don't get caught in the crossfire. Plus I got to take a jab at the US pint.
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