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Old 06-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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O I've heard pro brewers talk about the fact that scaling up a recipe at some point becomes nonlinear. For instance, utilization of dark malts at some point apparently levels out so that you only increase base malts and not specialty malts (or something like that).

Does anyone know the magic point at which the scale becomes nonlinear? 1bbl? 7bbl? 30bbl?
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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I'm still new at this, but my understanding is that everything scales linearly, except for hop utilization when you get to the 20+ gallon mark.

I'm interested in reading what the others here have to say about it too.

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