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Old 01-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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I just brewed a batch of IPA, with 3 oz of FWH. Does beersmith take the volume loss due to whole hops in its calculations? I ended up with about a gallon less than expected due to the 6 ounces of whole hops.


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Old 01-09-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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I haven't seen this feature in any software, probably because your volume loss will be dependent on your kettle and transfer method. I lose about 1/2 cup per ounce of whole hops, but I tilt the kettle to get the last drops. It would be closer to a gallon all the time if I didn't.
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I use a strainer and funnel, still need to find some money to put a valve on my brew pot, lifting 6 gallons of beer and trying to dump it by myself is getting old.
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