Confusion about mash and boil volumes

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Confusion about mash and boil volumes

Postby ChileH3d » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:27 pm

Hi, a newbie question:

I've input my recipe into beertools. The mash schedule shows 6.45 gallons collected, but this doesn't seem to match what's required in the kettle to hit my target final volume. My final volume target is 5.5 gallons, and my evaporation loss is 1.5 gallons (a long boil). Shouldn't the mash schedule target 7 gallons collected so I hit my 5.5 gallon target after evaporation losses?

Or... maybe the volume looks low because my recipe also adds quite a bit of dme and it's taking that into account...

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Re: Confusion about mash and boil volumes

Postby jeff » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:45 am

ChileH3d wrote:Or... maybe the volume looks low because my recipe also adds quite a bit of dme and it's taking that into account...


Yep, that's it. The schedule will eventually include post mash steps such as 'boil', 'add extract', and 'chill'. It will all make more sense then.
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Postby wnordmann » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:34 am

When do you expect the schedule to include boil and chill? Step by step direction drawn up before the brew day would be great. Brewing has a tendency to make the mind wonder, and make figuring out what to do next tricky sometimes.
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Postby jeff » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:06 pm

wnordmann wrote:When do you expect the schedule to include boil and chill? Step by step direction drawn up before the brew day would be great. Brewing has a tendency to make the mind wonder, and make figuring out what to do next tricky sometimes.


I don't have a specific time frame for those new features. It is very likely they will appear in the next major upgrade version 2.0.

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