weight by volume - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > weight by volume
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 245
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default weight by volume

I am converting some ale recipes I acquired that measure extract in Liters, no by weight....anyone have any idea how much 1L of malt extract weighs?

the Nurse wants to know

Date Mead, Oatmeal Cookie Braggot, Fox in Sox Gruit
Hard lemonade, Cyser, Golden Plum Mead
Ginger-Orange Mead,
Agave Mead, Chocolate/Cinnamon Mead, Heather mead,
Heather Ale, Emerald Honey Kolsch, Hobgoblin clone, Terror of the Ewes Oatmeal Stout,
Kilt liftin' Wee Heavy, Soggy Doggy English Brown Ale, Saaz/Perle Mead, Cinnamon Mead, Shiraz,
Sauvignon Blanc, white merlot, Elderberry Mead, Vanilla Mead
NurseNan is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
Professor Frink
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Professor Frink's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,085
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts


I think you need to actually be able to calculate the mass of the extract, not the weight. Basically the density of the extract determines the mass/volume ratio:


So if the starting gravity of the extract is 1.100, then 1.100 = mass/1L, then you would need 1.1 kg per liter of extract (or vice versa). If you can't find the mass, then weight is probably a decent estimate.

I'm estimating that starting gravity for the extract, but if thats the case, then thinking back to my extract days, 6 lbs = 2.72 kg would mean approx. 2.5 liters of extract, which sounds about right.

I could be wrong, but that's how I figure it.
Primary: Cherrywood Smoked Porter
60 Minute IPA
On tap:Amber Ale
Milk Stout


Professor Frink is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
david_42's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,578
Liked 148 Times on 139 Posts


Extracts are around 1.45 SG, so 1L= 1.45KG
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weight or Volume. FatsMcBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 09-05-2009 05:49 PM
volume vs. weight measurement Mogref Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 03-31-2009 01:43 PM
DME volume/weight BrewDey General Techniques 10 07-13-2007 05:32 PM
LME volume/weight ? brucepepper Extract Brewing 7 07-07-2007 12:23 AM
Volume to Weight BarleyWater General Techniques 6 03-26-2007 06:34 PM

Forum Jump