Right now, when brewing, I have one step that is never the same : the boil. Actually, the boil phase is going alright, my problem is with the evaporation rate of my wort. I have a few questions...
- What is the "standard" boil rate? Beersmith gives me 12% per hour by default. This is based on a 23 liters batch I think. That would mean an evaporation of 2.73 liters per hour, but normally I lose at least twice that amount.
- What if I make a 40 liters batch? will evaporation be 12%, or the same liters/hour? (In this case it would mean an evaporation rate of 6.8%)
- What are the advantages of a higher evaporation rate ?
- What are the advantages of a lower evaporation rate ?
- Is my evaporation rate way too high at 6 liters / hour?
And one big question here:
- How do you standardize your evaporation rate? I never evaporate the same amount, but I would like that part becoming a constant, not a variable.
I am using a propane outside burner. Should I get something to regularize the psi of the propane?