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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: DarkUncle on September 10, 2018, 09:04:51 PM

Title: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: DarkUncle on September 10, 2018, 09:04:51 PM
Why does Beersmith not allow me to change this in the mash profile?
Title: Re: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: BOB357 on September 10, 2018, 10:18:35 PM
This is something that needs to be set in your equipment profile. If you haven't set up an equipment profile, you need to. Here's a link to a video on how to do so: http://brulosophy.com/2014/08/04/beersmith-tutorial-equipment-profile-setup/
Title: Re: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: DarkUncle on September 11, 2018, 11:48:11 AM
Thanks Bob. I had already done that but what I didn?t realize was that I had to go into the recipe and re-select the equipment again in order for it to register on the actual recipe.

One other question if I might ask. Do you know what BeerSmith uses as the grain absorption rate? I?m trying to get this equipment profile dialed in for my Grainfather and the water additions are just coming in too high from what I had used in the past on this particular recipe.

Thanks again,
Chris
Title: Re: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: Oginme on September 11, 2018, 01:08:28 PM
Grain absorption is a universal setting which can be found under 'options'.
Title: Re: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: brewfun on September 16, 2018, 10:52:27 PM
Thanks Bob. I had already done that but what I didn?t realize was that I had to go into the recipe and re-select the equipment again in order for it to register on the actual recipe.

You can create a recipe with all of your favorite profiles, plus all of the ingredients you use on every batch (like Irish Moss) and then save it as the default recipe. BeerSmith will ask if you're sure, say yes. Now, every time you click to add a recipe, everything will be in place.

I have several folders for various brewhouses. In each one, I have a "Default XYZ" recipe that I can quickly open, save as default, and go on with what I need to do. It's very easy to then add and update for each situation. This works as well for various recipe sources like BYO or Zymurgy where the default systems might be a bit different.
Title: Re: Mash Tun Deadspace addition
Post by: Kevin58 on September 17, 2018, 10:07:35 AM
I have done exactly as brewfun suggests. I have three recipe templates (or defaults). All of them have just three things in them to start... Add Whirfloc... Add Yeast Nutrient... and Turn on Pump at :15 minutes.

One of the templates is for my 5 gallon BIAB process. The second is for my 5 gallon three vessel process and the third for my 10 gallon three vessel process.

To make sure I don't accidentally overwrite one of my templates I copy and paste it and then create my recipe in the copy.