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Title: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: hefevice on April 04, 2010, 02:34:51 AM
Figure this is the most likely place to get an answer...

On page 62 of Warner's "German Wheat Beer", he suggests a water to grist ratio between 3 and 3.5 to 1. Is this by weight (i.e. Litres per Kilogram), or imperial (i.e. quarts per pound)?
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: Kaiser on April 04, 2010, 03:05:45 AM
He means 3 to 3.5 l/kg.

Kai
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: hefevice on April 04, 2010, 05:04:36 AM
He means 3 to 3.5 l/kg.

Kai

Thanks Kai. That's what I had assumed (although it seemed a little on the high side when compared with Noonan), but you can never be sure.
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: Kaiser on April 04, 2010, 12:38:06 PM
Nonan should list these thicknesses as well. 3-4 l/kg are typical for decoctions and German mashes in general.

Kai
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: Janis on April 05, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
Hi Kaiser,

3 L/kg = 1.3 qt/lb

Cheers,
   Janis
   National Homebrew Competition Director
   AHA Project Coordinator
   janis@brewersassociation.org
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: Kaiser on April 05, 2010, 05:13:22 PM
Janis,

you are correct. For a while now I incorrectly assumed that the conversion factor between l/kg and qt/lb is 2.11 until you just propmted me to check that. 2.33 is correct and that makes quite a difference to the quick and dirty conversion that assumes a factor of 2.

Kai
Title: Re: Warner's "German Wheat Beer" - clarification needed
Post by: Kaiser on April 06, 2010, 02:36:00 AM
I was just going over the NHC presentation stuff and there is a table where I give mash thickness as l/kg and qt/lb and I had to check this. The conversion factor is not 2.33. It is ~2.1.

1 l/kg = 1.05 qt / 2.2 lb = 0.48 qt/lb

3 l/kg = 3.15 qt/ 2.2 lb = 1.43 qt/lb

I'm glad that I don't have to update a number of tables b/c of this.

Kai