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by reddart
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Does beertools account for the water loss:decoction mashing
Replies: 3
Views: 4905

Does beertools account for the water loss:decoction mashing

I was wondering if the beer tools software accounts for boiloff losses to the amount of mashing water when boiling decoctions?
by reddart
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature descrepancy in mash schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 16613

OK, I opened up the individual steps and found one of those "wrench in yellow triangle" warnings...clicked on it, and now it looks better....




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by reddart
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature descrepancy in mash schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 16613

The decoction is a mash out, I always overnite mash, not for efficiency or conversion, but for convienince of spreading the brewday labor between 2 days (so 9 hrs is about right). I can't even remember the last time I didn't overnite mash :lol: The times in the batch sparge are arbitrary...it takes ...
by reddart
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature descrepancy in mash schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 16613

Temperature descrepancy in mash schedule

Here is a screen shot of a doppelbock I plan on brewing: http://web.mac.com/reddart67/Sigs_etc/Sig3_files/DB%20pic.png It looks OK (doing an overnight mash), but one thing that doesn't look right is the batch sparge#2. It says I will have a temp of 169.8 from sparge #1, but I need to add 2.87 gallon...
by reddart
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Database for equipment...
Replies: 35
Views: 331342

I have a 52 Q extreme, and these are my values (might get you in the ballpark to start out): capacity: 48.2 Quarts dead space: 1.5 Gallons heat capacity: 14681.5 j/kg k heat transfer coefficient: 0.7 w/m2 k calibration environment: 67.0 f infusion volume 4.2 gallons infusion temp 172 f temp after 5 ...