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Brewing Topics => Brewing Discussion => Topic started by: Montana on August 08, 2007, 11:21:43 AM

Title: Grain Bill Calulations
Post by: Montana on August 08, 2007, 11:21:43 AM
Does BeerSmith help in the Grain Bill calculations for batch sparging? That is help you determine how much grain you will need if you batch sparg.

I currently do not own BeerSmith, I just have the trial version.
Title: Re: Grain Bill Calulations
Post by: BeerSmith on August 08, 2007, 09:39:36 PM
Montana,
  Batch sparging typically results in a slightly lower brewhouse efficiency - so you might achieve 68% instead of 72% efficiency (for example).  If you include this in your recipe, BeerSmith will correctly use that figure to estimate your original gravity letting you accurately formulate the grain bill.

  Also there are tools on the main recipe editor to view efficiency and determine actual efficiency if you have your recipe and measured original and final gravity.  This lets you improve your efficiency estimates after a few batches.

Cheers!
Brad