kettle volume problem

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kettle volume problem

Postby vonromanz » Sun May 31, 2009 5:40 am

Hi All

I've been using beertools for a few months now and cant seem to work out a problem. When I start to create a recipe, I specify my evap/hour as 6, my final volume as 25L, my wort boil as 1.5 hours which brings my kettle volume to 35L, but for some reason I always get 40L into my kettle after sparging which through things upside down.

Any thoughts on this?
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too much water

Postby slothrob » Sun May 31, 2009 6:51 am

The first places I can think to look are:
•Check the box next to Total Runoff in the Batch Sparge Editor window. This should set your total runoff to your Kettle Volume.

•In the File>Preferences>Constants, is Water Absorption set to 1 L/kg?

•In your vessels settings, is the Dead Volume of your Mash Tun accurate?
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Postby vonromanz » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:55 am

thanks, I think it is the constant problem. My setting was the default one of 1.75L/kg. I've set it to 1 which reduced the total volume by about 5L which is what I had too much. Thanks!
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