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Old 11-23-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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I ran into a problem somewhere in my gravity readings during my brew today. I took a pre-boil gravity reading of 1.036 which was right on target what what I expected it to be. The pre-boil volume was 6.75 gallons. My post boil gravity reading was 1.037, which simply can't be correct with a volume of 5.5 gallons. I was expecting a post boil gravity of approximately 1.043. I took these gravity readings with a refractometer (Brix) and made the conversions (double checked).

How can I calculate my post boil gravity mathematically based on my pre-boil gravity and the two volumes?


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Old 11-23-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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I believe it is 36 x (6.75/5.5) = 44 or 1.044.



 
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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I came to that conclusion too.. thanks for the input. I was tryint to calculate using 1.036 instead of just using 36...
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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I came to that conclusion too.. thanks for the input. I was tryint to calculate using 1.036 instead of just using 36...
[1,000 x (PreBG - 1)] x [PreBV/PostBV] = (PostBG/1000) +1

 
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