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JohanMk1 08-18-2012 10:13 PM

Volume conversion
I'm struggling a bit with the exact size of a gallon and I really want to nail it down exactly. The conversion site I've been using lists three different gallons.

Is the US Liquid Gallon the one in common use for brewing? If so I've been brewing 6 gallon batches :cross:

Jdaught 08-18-2012 10:21 PM

Yep, I believe that's the one.

Calder 08-19-2012 01:24 AM

It depends on where your kits/recipies come from.

Obviously, the US uses the US gallon, which equals 128 US ounces. To make it more confusing, US ounces are different than Imperial.

If using recipies or kits from the UK, you need to use Imperial gallons. 1 Imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons.

Most recipes on this site will be in US gallons.

Good luck.

JohanMk1 08-19-2012 07:03 AM

Thanks for the replies.

DeafSmith 08-19-2012 04:17 PM

1 US gallon = 3.785 liter

1 Imperial gallon = 4.546 liter

JohanMk1 08-19-2012 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by DeafSmith (Post 4343940)
1 US gallon = 3.785 liter

1 Imperial gallon = 4.546 liter

Thanks, those numbers solve that question.

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