View Full Version : brain fart question about the calculator

11-25-2013, 11:44 AM
So 5gallons of apple cider with 15lbs of honey fills up my 6 gallon carboy perfectly. Is that a 6 gallon batch or a 5 gallon batch?

11-25-2013, 12:43 PM
The calc uses final size, so if your volume at pitch comes to 6gal the it's 6gal batch. Curious that 15lbs of honey fills the carboy. Are you filling to the top of the neck? That is actually more than 6gal on better bottles. Or you may have some very dense honey, honey is usually ~12lbs/gal.

11-25-2013, 12:50 PM
Thats what i was thinking i just was having a moment of panic thinking my numbers were off. Im close to the neck and have about 6-8 ounces set aside to top it off in a week.