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Old 05-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by tdavisii View Post
hold on there a4j. There is weight and then volume (hence fluid ounces) i assume this is what you were getting at.
yeah, that's exactly what I was getting at.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:46 PM   #12
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I buy all my grain pre weighed at the brew shop. Since i dont have a mill i weigh and crush there.

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:59 AM   #13
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I have only weighed grains once... on a fancy digital scale at work.

1 kg of whole pale malt is 1.72 liters

1 liter of the same weighs 586 grams.

Knowing this I measure out all grains by volume in a 1 liter finely graded pitcher. I find this accurate enough. I guess certain speciality grains will differ from the base grain in their volume/weight ratio but the differences will be negligible.

The hops I weigh very accurately on a digital powder/reloading scale because I had that one before I started brewing.

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Old 05-30-2008, 12:36 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by EvilTOJ View Post
18.5 lbs of crushed grain fits into a 5 gallon bucket. I don't know how that helps, but I found that out by crushing 18.5 lbs of grain, and it fit exactly into a 5 gallon bucket.
I just put 21.5 lbs of crushed grain in a 5 gallon bucket last night so I challenge this statement... 21.5 was about the limit though...

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