Schedule Step item query

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Schedule Step item query

Postby mmmooretx » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:33 pm

The items listed are: Mash-in, Infusion, Decoction, Direct Heat, Rest, Transfer, Fly Sparge, and Batch Sparge.

I have read all of the explanations for the above and am not sure what to use with the following brew system I am looking at finishing soon. I plan on building a RIM system to enable me to do step mash recirculating the sweet wort through a multiple copper loop in the Hot Liquer Tank (HLT), that is about 10 F higher than desired MT temperature, back to the sparge ring in the Mash Tun (MT).

My confusion is that this method seems to fit none of the top catagories as it is indirect heat, takes time X to ramp up 10-20 degrees F. Rest seams very clear. Once Mash is complete I plan on doing a standard sparge from the HLT to the sparge ring in the MT slowly (1-1.5 hr.) to extract all of the goodness until the brix value drops close to base water (or pointless to sparge more, brix tbd).

So my basic query is did I read the standard Schedule Step items incorrectly? Does there need to be an added item to the list to support this process? Can I effectivly use what is in the standard 1.5.2 version, if so how?

All constructive advice would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time in advance.
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Postby jawbox » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Sounds like a herms system to me. I think you would need to calibrate your herms heat exchanger. see here

Then set it as the heat source in a direct heat step.
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Postby slothrob » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:02 am

Yes, I think that your system is still direct heat. From the perspective of the mash, It's all just heat conducted through metal, so after the calibration that jawbox suggests, the schedule tool should work fine.
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Postby mmmooretx » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:04 am

Thanks for the insight I would not have looked at it that way, but lets make the software happy!
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