Evap/hour percentage misleading.

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Evap/hour percentage misleading.

Postby FrugalBrewer » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:18 pm

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.
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Re: Evap/hour percentage misleading.

Postby jeff » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:42 am

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.
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Re: Evap/hour percentage misleading.

Postby ColoradoBrewer » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:55 am

jeff wrote:I agree, it is already on the update schedule to be changed. Thanks.
Thanks, Jeff! This is something I've really been waiting for.
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