What is purpose of "Heat Output" in the "Mash

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What is purpose of "Heat Output" in the "Mash

Postby billvelek » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:32 pm

What is the purpose of both the "Heat Output" and "Heat Duration" settings in the "Mash In" edit box? I have not found anything in the User's Guide which explains or even mentions them. Since my mash tun (ice chest) does not provide heat, I've tried setting them to zero, but I get an error message when trying to set "Heat Output", and have to set it to .1% instead, which is not accurate.

Thanks.

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Postby Brant » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:55 pm

Do you have a Heating Vessel and Heat Source set in that Mash In window? I assume that the Heat Duration is the amount of time your Heat Source will bring your Liquor Volume to the Strike Temp in the Heating Vessel, I guess assuming that the water starts out at the Grist Temp. With all of those variables, though, I admit that I have not taken the time to confirm my beliefs through measurements. But ballpark, the Duration does seem about right for my burner heating water in my keg kettle, which I then dump into my cooler mash tun.
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Re: What is purpose of "Heat Output" in the "

Postby jeff » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:02 am

billvelek wrote:What is the purpose of both the "Heat Output" and "Heat Duration" settings in the "Mash In" edit box?


These should reflect the heat source used to heat your strike water.
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