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Thread: fermentation & heat

  1. #1
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    fermentation & heat

    Does anyone know where I can find the formula to calculate the amount of heat a fermentation will produce based on density of the wort and volume. This can then be used to determine the cooling capacity needed to keep the fermentation in check. I know I have it, but can't find it in my notes anywhere.

    thanks,
    Scott

  2. #2
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    Try this...........

    Scott,

    This came from my edition of "The Practical Brewer"...........

    550 BTU / Bbl / hr

    For every barrel of fermenting wort / beer, it generates 550 BTUs per hour. This is at high kreausen, of course. I've used it for chiller circuit design and faired OK.

    Regards,

  3. #3
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    Check out this post

    http://probrewer.com/vbulletin/showt...=2958#post2958

    Hope this helps.

    out of curiosity I tried to do a search and see if someone could have found this and I had no luck with pb.com or google's search engine, even searching with the original title of "Chiller calculations" did not work. Disappointing. Will post this observation to the forum feedback.

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