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Old 07-08-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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This is a dumb question I've been wondering about for awhile.

When you calculate the boil volume, is it just the amount of water or the amount of water plus the extract you add?

I always boil with 3 gallons of water, and add the malt to it. Is my boil volume 3 gallons or 3.5 (or whatever it is) with the extract added?

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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Starting boil volume is the total amount of liquid, so yes it would include the extract.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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No matter what - always turn the volume up to 10.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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No matter what - always turn the volume up to 10.
Mine goes to 11!

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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Mine goes to 11!
This post is chock full of Epic Win.

 
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:12 PM   #6
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You will also want to account for evaporation so your final volume is where you expect it to be. Sometimes this takes a couple batches to figure out. If you have a good rolling boil, you can estimate about 10% loss to evaporation, and that depends on a couple factors also.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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on a scale of 1 to 10 there is no 11. I was going to say 11 but seriously - it makes no sense.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:01 PM   #8
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Mine goes to 11!
Why don't you just make 10 louder?

 
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