Evap/hour percentage misleading.
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Evap/hour percentage misleading.
In the section for evap/hour the unit is expressed as a percentage. Isn't this misleading?
I mean at 10% per hour on a 5 gallon volume the figure would be .5 gallons.
But lets say you have a 10 gallon volume in the same kettle. The boil off would be the same .5 gallon per hour but the system would hold it to 10% of volume, Right, and assume 1 gallon per hour.
To simplify, shouldnt this be expressed as a volume evap. per hour expressed in factors of quarts or gallons and not a percentage.
I mean at 10% per hour on a 5 gallon volume the figure would be .5 gallons.
But lets say you have a 10 gallon volume in the same kettle. The boil off would be the same .5 gallon per hour but the system would hold it to 10% of volume, Right, and assume 1 gallon per hour.
To simplify, shouldnt this be expressed as a volume evap. per hour expressed in factors of quarts or gallons and not a percentage.
 FrugalBrewer
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Re: Evap/hour percentage misleading.
FrugalBrewer wrote:In the section for evap/hour the unit is expressed as a percentage. Isn't this misleading?
I mean at 10% per hour on a 5 gallon volume the figure would be .5 gallons.
But lets say you have a 10 gallon volume in the same kettle. The boil off would be the same .5 gallon per hour but the system would hold it to 10% of volume, Right, and assume 1 gallon per hour.
To simplify, shouldnt this be expressed as a volume evap. per hour expressed in factors of quarts or gallons and not a percentage.
I agree, it is already on the update schedule to be changed. Thanks.
Jeff
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Re: Evap/hour percentage misleading.
Thanks, Jeff! This is something I've really been waiting for.jeff wrote:I agree, it is already on the update schedule to be changed. Thanks.

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