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Offline mterm

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Equipment Setup
« on: November 15, 2010, 05:16:30 PM »
I am going to be using a converted keg as a brew pot. I am trying to set it up as a new brew pot and have a question. Can someone tell me how you would calculate what the evaporation rate would be? Is there some kind of formula or is it a best guess.

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Re: Equipment Setup
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 06:48:04 PM »
It is usually 10%-15% per hour.  The type of keg makes a difference as does vigorousness of the boil.  I find that mine is a about a gallon per hour.

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Re: Equipment Setup
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 10:12:02 AM »
Well you have so many variables:
Altitude, keg geometry, the Burner, the gas,  the distances from burner to vessel, whether you use a heat skirt - etc., etc., etc..
Why not just let 'er rip and work from actual data?


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Re: Equipment Setup
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 03:42:37 PM »
Thanks for the info I will set it to about 12% and let'er rip like CR said and see how much evaporates