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How Does Accubrew Monitor Fermentation?
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Fermentation Days & bbl per Year Estimator
The calculator estimates the total number of fermentation days and maximum number of bbl/year a brewery can produce based on the percentage of ales to lagers produced, the average time to ferment each type of beer, the total fermentation vessel capacity of the brewery, and the number of fermentation cycles/year.
Interpreting The Data
The Specific Gravity Profile is a visible record of the SG measurements taken during fermentation. As fermentation progresses, the SG profile trends downward over time. Brewers will use the SG profile along with the Fermentation Activity and Clarity profiles to confirm fermentation is progressing as expected, or is in danger of stalling, and to decide when to initiate rests or make additions. The SG profile will appear relatively smooth.
The Clarity Profile is a relative record of the number of particles in front of the sensor. Peaks indicate higher concentrations of particulates in front of the detector window. Valleys indicate lower concentrations as yeast, hop particles, and other solids introduced by the addition of cocoa nibs, etc. drop out of suspension and clarity improves. Striations in the wort may also create peaks and valleys as they pass in front of the sensor. The Clarity Profile trends down over time as particles drop out of suspension. The Clarity Profile will also appear more dynamic than the SG Profile.
The Fermentation Activity Profile is a relative record of the total sugars in solution, both fermentable and non-fermentable. Sugars absorb blue light. As fermentation proceeds, the amount of blue light returning to the sensor increases as the amount of all sugars in the tank decreases and less blue light is absorbed. The Fermentation Activity Profile trends downward over time as fermentation progresses. The Fermentation Activity Profile will appear much more dynamic than the SG Profile.
The Temperature Profile is an absolute record of the temperature recorded by the sensor. After the temperature stabilizes, the temperature graph will take on a sawtooth pattern as it records the normal temperature fluctuations in the tank as the glycol system cycles on and off.