Why is it that when I put 5 gals of beer in a fermentor and add yeast and its done its business and there is yeast and other matter on the bottom of the carboy, there is still 5 gals? Would there be a weight displacement happening? Or does the yeast soak in some of the beer?
I think there’s volume displacement but it’s so small you can’t see it on the fermenter. The yeast is a slurry as well so the volume appears to be more than it really is. I now defer to the sciency people.
The additional yeast that develops is made up of the molecules you already have in your fermenter. You cannot create matter from nothing so there is no a substantial gain. If anything, I would imagine a small loss with the escape of all that carbon and oxygen in the form of CO2.
Well you will loose volume what you transfer to keg or bottles because you leave behind the trub this is why I target 5.5 gal to the fermenter.
That is why I get around 4.5-4.75 gals. I see squeegeethree is saying and it makes senses, it is the visual that throws me off. WMNoob does make senses. Thank you guys!