What melts my brain is that hot water has a greater volume than cold water, so if you do your measurements with cold water then in practice you're not quite putting the same amount of hot in as you want.
I used to agonise over this , these days I'm a lot more slapdash!
My Mrs fancied a hard seltzer on tap so I ordered a kit from the malt miller , instructions here -
Looking at the volumes it doesn't seem right to me. You get 5kg of sugar yet the expected OG is 1.040, wouldn't it be higher than...
Fair points, I am lucky enough to have a tall larder fridge in the garage which takes the all rounder easily, it would probably fit the 60L one too which I am eying up :)
The 30L also fits in my undercounter fridge if I angle it so the disconnects aren't pointing directly up, not very...
I am a Brewzilla 35l user and really wanted a 65l one - unfortunately it looks like the heating element rating is too high for single domestic 13a socket, so its not being sold in the UK market at the moment.
If I do get a bigger system then I'm eyeing up the Brewmonk Titan from Geterbrewed -...
I have a Chillinator - to be honest I'm not that impressed with it.
I have pretty cold groundwater and it still takes a good 30 mins to chill to pitching temperatures, that's with the pump whirlpooling.
I built my own CFC from plumbing supplies and use this now - it can take boiling in one end...
Out of interest have you sourced the brewzilla?
I've tried to get one for ages but it would seem that UK stockists are no longer carrying it because of the power requirements.
All of the larger systems seem to be 3kw now, which suits domestic supplies.