Giving You More Control Over the Brew Process
We are committed to the success of craft brewers and have built an excel calculator that can help you more precisely target your end volume by adjusting the percentage on your heating element. This is a very good tool to help you figure out how to set your electric element heating levels to achieve a desired evaporation rate and/or volume of wort to boil off. Brewing is a science, with no exact formula, but this should help to point you in the right direction.
How it Works
Our Electric Element Percent Setting Worksheet is easy to use. Simply type in your element size, the number of elements and your batch size. You will then be able to see the 8% evaporation rate and then adjust your percentage setting based on the desired end volume.
There are many factors that affect evaporation rate. We are assuming that the kettle will be able to successfully vent the steam generated by the boil. So, the evaporation rate is a calculation of the btu's that are input to the kettle, knowing how many btu's it takes to evaporate water. We recognize that different kettles will behave differently, but this worksheet should get you in the right ballpark if you are trying to evaporate a certain amount of wort.
It is good practice to monitor and re-check the volume as the boil progresses and tweak the power level to hit your desired ending volume. With use, you may very well determine that your kettle behaves a certain way, and you need to adjust the %'s up or down to get your desired results.
Ready to Try It?
Click here to download the Electric Element Percent Setting Worksheet. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We are always here to help brewers where we can.