Originally Posted by eljefe
Not to be too geeky, but the volume of the container should be (Pi)R^2*H. I am assuming the walls of the fermenter are somewhat straight.
If you use inches for the dimension you can divide by 250 to get the number of gallons. This is an estimate.
You can also back into the heighth dimension to give you .5 gallon increments.
Height=((# of gallons)*250)/(Pi)*r^2
So a 12.5 width pot 11 inches deep is slightly more than 5 gallons.
The # of inches for 1 gallon would be (250)/(3.14*6.25^2)
Again this is an estimate but should be close.
nice job droping the math formula bomb there. my highschool math (and for that matter chemistry and biology) teachers would be proud.
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