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I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« on: December 24, 2009, 01:00:35 PM »
.... Do you notice anything?

My markings are liters in case you wonder.



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Re: I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 01:10:03 PM »
Yeah . . your liters and the bucket's liters are just slightly askew!
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Re: I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 01:19:50 PM »
Yeah . . your liters and the bucket's liters are just slightly askew!

Off by half a gallon! I was very surprised to see that.

If I would have calculated efficiency based on the markings that came with the bucket It would have been surprisingly high. In addition to that I would have ended up with less beer than expected.

I guess all this goes back to knowing your equipment.

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Re: I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 01:37:11 PM »
Mine also reads high, but only by about 0.8 L. I guess they just don't bother to calibrate the printing equipment before they do a run of buckets. :(
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Re: I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 01:40:20 PM »
Mine also reads high, but only by about 0.8 L. I guess they just don't bother to calibrate the printing equipment before they do a run of buckets. :(

If I wouldn't be so interested in marking my equipment with metric units I would not even have bothered. But I guess I would have noticed it based on the calibration of my boil kettle.

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Re: I calibrated my new fermentation bucket ....
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 03:18:28 PM »
May be I should calibrate my fermenter.
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