Another airlock on the brain

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Keyman, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. Keyman

    Keyman Dec 4, 2012

    I am very bad at math. I am trying to figure out the formula for figuring the weight of barley moisture in pounds. Example: I have a barley with a weight of 5.625 pounds and a moisture of 12.5%. How do I caluclate to find how much the water weighs and how much does the barley weigh?
     
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    5.625 lbs x 0.125 = 0.7 lbs
     
  3. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    I'm figuring the barley weighs 4.921875 #s (5.625 x .875) ...(.875 +.125 = 1)
    The water then must weigh something like .7 #s (rough)

    Edit: had a feeling Vikeman would beat me to the math problem : )
     
  4. Keyman

    Keyman Dec 4, 2012

    I see how that works but where does the .875 come from?
     
  5. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    100% - 12.5% = 87.5% = 0.875

    (I'm assuming that's where he got it. Otherwise, it was an awesome guess.)
     
  6. Keyman

    Keyman Dec 4, 2012

    Now the picture is coming in chystal clear,,thanks for the help..
     
  7. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Now, let's work on your punctuation. :)
     
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  8. kjyost

    kjyost May 4, 2008 Manitoba (Canada)

    Let's not forget spelling ;)
     
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