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09-05-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
homebrewer_99

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Here's something new for your brewing pin up board/library.

I've been using the formula 1 lb grain = .75 LME = .6 DME for years then it dawned on me...what exactly is .6 of a pound???

Looking through my extensive brewing library (40+ books) I found a chart in "Brew Classic European Beers at Home", page 183 with the answer:

Decimal fractions of a pound to ounces:

lb = oz
.10 = 1.6
.15 = 2.4
.20 = 3.2
.25 = 4.0
.30 = 4.8
.35 = 5.6
.40 = 6.4
.45 = 7.2
.50 = 8.0
.55 = 8.8
.60 = 9.6
.65 = 10.4
.70 = 11.2
.75 = 12.0
.80 = 12.8
.85 = 13.6
.90 = 14.4
.95 = 15.2

I put this info into a table (in MS Word) with other calculations.

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09-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
JMSetzler

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You can calculate it easily by using oz = 16 * lb to get the conversion for any amount...
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09-05-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
homebrewer_99

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by JMSetzler You can calculate it easily by using oz = 16 * lb to get the conversion for any amount...
This is true, but some people like looking at charts and not do the calculations themselves so this is for them...

I have other charts that I review while brewing. There's no use redoing the calculations every time you brew...the numbers don't change.
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09-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #4
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Coraopolis, PA (Near Pittsburgh)
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Charts are nice to have handy. My computer is in the gameroom while my equipment is in the brewing kitchen area of my basement (adjacent to gameroom).

I have a laptop (wirelss) that can be used in the kitchen, but i am always worried I will knock it off the counter, or spill something onto it. So charts are handy to have around.

Salute!
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