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by Crusty
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Simple APA Recipe
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Simple APA Recipe

Can someone post a tried & true American Pale Ale recipe showing losses to kettle, adjustments for losses etc so I can input it to my recipe. I’m still battling with discrepancies from another programme trying to brew using BTP. Final gravity of competitors software, 1.045, 4.5% ABV but I get 1.043 ...
by Crusty
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My brew day woes continue
Replies: 1
Views: 4957

My brew day woes continue

Hi guys. I'm wondering if anyone could possible steer me in the right direction in trying to dial in BTP using my Braumeister. I did a simple APA today & aiming for 24.0L @ 20°C into my fermenter. My efficiency was set to 70% & my volume adjustment was set to -4.0L for my trub loss. My actual figure...
by Crusty
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: BTP losses to trub & chiller
Replies: 10
Views: 13468

Re: BTP losses to trub & chiller

Thanks again slothrob.
I think I'll be pretty close with these settings on my next brew day.
Cheers
by Crusty
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: What is your brewing setup?
Replies: 19
Views: 46272

Re: What is your brewing setup?

Braumeister 50L
by Crusty
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: BTP losses to trub & chiller
Replies: 10
Views: 13468

Re: BTP losses to trub & chiller

I changed one of my mill rollers from knurled to fluted but have suffered from efficiency problems ever since. I keep ending up with too much volume at the end of the boil with too low a gravity. I'm over sparging for some reason as well. My boil off rate was set too high as well compounding the pro...
by Crusty
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

For this American Premium Lager OG 1048 FG 1012 4.67% 20.7 IBU Grain bill weight 4Kg Pale Malt + 1Kg Rice Mash in volume 32L ( 6.4L/Kg ) Boil off 9.0L ( 90min boil ) Final volume @20degC 24L Volume adjustment -4.0L ( Trub in Braumeister after draining to fermenter ) Batch sparge volume 9.58L ( 33.4...
by Crusty
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Thanks for the explanation Jeff. I usually jut brew 20L batches these days so hopefully it should look like this. 1. Final volume @20degC would be 24.0L. This is accounting for 4.0L left behind when transferring to my primary fermenter. 2. Mash in editor, select Braumeister as my mash vessel noting ...
by Crusty
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

What I'm basically trying to say is if my Braumeister leaves behind 4.0L of trub when draining to my fermenter when i mash in i select my vessel which has 4.0L of loss. Do i set my final volume as 20.0L which is 20.0L net or do i go into volume adjustment tab & select -4.0l then set my final volume ...
by Crusty
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Can anyone post some screen shots of their brew recipe page along with schedule page, volume adjustment page etc. I'm having trouble dialing the programme in & I'm not sure how to post screenshots. I brewed yesterday, a 24L final volume in kettle, -4.0L set in adjustment column tab ( kettle loss ) &...
by Crusty
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Trub left in the Braumeister, like any other system, can vary from brew to brew as the grist debris is not the same for all grains, they do vary somewhat. I've had as little as 2L left in the BM when draining to the fermenter but I've also had as much as 4L left behind. I do add whirlfloc @10mins le...
by Crusty
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Your help is greatly appreciated slothrob. I think the discrepancy may have been in my mash in editor. If I don't select a vessel to mash in & just select none, my figure precisely matches your sparge volume, 5.58L. So I have taken out the vessel option & selected none for all my recipes & the figur...
by Crusty
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

For this American Premium Lager OG 1048 FG 1012 4.67% 20.7 IBU Grain bill weight 4Kg Pale Malt + 1Kg Rice Mash in volume 32L ( 6.4L/Kg ) Boil off 9.0L ( 90min boil ) Final volume @20degC 24L Volume adjustment -4.0L ( Trub in Braumeister after draining to fermenter ) Batch sparge volume 9.58L ( 33.48...
by Crusty
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Thanks so much slothrob, you sir are a legend. I'm brewing on a 50L Braumeister & can split my sparges in two. When going into my batch sparge tab & locking it to kettle volume, it does work out my sparge volume. So to make sure I have it all set right, I am aiming for 20L of wort into my fermenter ...
by Crusty
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Re: Mash in volumes

Ive had a bit more of a play around with sparge volumes & didnt realise my in vessel volume was changing. So, if my kettle volume is 32.96L @100deg estimated pre boil, should I be aiming for a sparge volume that gets me to that figure that will show in the in vessel column on the shedule tab page. I...
by Crusty
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Mash in volumes
Replies: 16
Views: 17885

Mash in volumes

Hi brewers. I have a question which has me a little baffled. When doing a mash in on my 50lt Braumeister & using the short malt pipe, I like to mash in with 30lt of water. Using another brewing programme, it tells me that I need to sparge with 7.08lt of water. Taking into account all my losses to tr...