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Old 01-09-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Thermo Calculations

Greetings all!

I posted this in another thread for an automated system I'm in the process of designing, but remembered there was a brew science section that people might like to see this in. I made a google docs spreadsheet that does some basic thermo calculations.

Inputs (the green boxes):
  • Gallons
  • Boil Pot Dimensions
  • Room Temp
  • Steep Temp
  • Heating Element Power (if using electric)
  • Insulation Thickness

Outputs include stuff like Energy required to bring it to boil/steep temperatures, how much time to bring it to boil/steep based on the heating element power, basic heat loss at boil temp (worst case, doesn't factor in convection or anything)

Feel free to edit/add, this is a copy of my personal one

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