Guy, the total batch size for this recipe is 23lt. I will make 23lt of total wort on brew day.GuyQLD said:I gave up on this thread last night, but since you posted that picture it just get's more humorous.
You've repeatedly stated that the Actual Volume field contains your Wort + trub loss. However in the picture you just posted, you have a post boil volume of 26.5. Since by your definition Actual Volume in Kettle = Post boil - losses to chilling based on your picture it should be 25.5L in the kettle.
In the picture you posted how much wort is going into the cube? Is it 23L or the 21L that you've repeatedly stated. If that 23L you've stated in the Actual Kettle Volume field still includes trub your numbers are 2.5L out.
If in your example that 23L is the actual volume into the cube then what the hell are you arguing about?
So when I have finished boiling, I will have 26.5lt of wort sitting in my Urn.
It's 26.5 - 2.5 - 1 = 23lt.
The recipe sheet above yielded more than 2.5lt of trub, it was actually 3lt. I set my trub loss to 2.5lt as that's about average for most of my beers but it can vary depending on grain bill & how hard I squeeze the bag. So this recipe yielded 20lt into my no chill cube + 4lt of trub loss ( 1lt is cooling loss ) @ 1.055 so I ended up with 81% efficiency instead of the 80%.
The actual volume in the kettle is the total amount of wort you have produced & calculating brewhouse efficiency is this, in total including all losses.
The amount of wort you get into the fermenter or cube does not go in that column, you have set it up already & accounted for your losses.
26.5lt - 2.5lt - 1lt = 23lt. ( 23lt is total batch size, not the amount into fermenter or cube )
Look at cycleporo bigted's video, he's a member on here & take a look at his actual final volume of wort produced.
In BeerSmith, his 27lt is called measured batch size. In BrewMate, that column is called Actual Volume in Kettle. You will notice his 27lt is not what he has in the fermenter.
He has 22lt into the fermenter + 3lt of trub + 1lt in Braumeister + 1lt in his measuring cup, 27lt total for his 27lt batch. His 27lt batch is not in the fermenter dude, there's only 22lt in there.
Do you understand now?
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