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Brewing Topics => Brewing Discussion => Topic started by: x3la on July 27, 2020, 01:31:05 PM

Title: Mash in and Mash out temperatures
Post by: x3la on July 27, 2020, 01:31:05 PM
I now ignore Beersmith for my strike temperatures as I've got used to my equipment.

I know that I need to add 80C water for mash in and that my mash out even at boiling rarely hits the step temperature and therefore I usually just start sparging immediately as eventually it will bring the mash to step temp.

What am I missing in Beersmith? My mash tun volume, weight and specific heat are all set in my equipment profile. "Adjust Temp for Equip" in the Mash tab doesn't bring the temps up to what I know is required..
Title: Re: Mash in and Mash out temperatures
Post by: brewfun on July 27, 2020, 02:04:53 PM
"Adjust Temp for Equip" in the Mash tab doesn't bring the temps up to what I know is required..

In the mash tab the equipment and grain temperature need to be accurate to their respective ambient temperatures. The default is 72F. You might need to click to the design tab, then back to mash to see a new strike temperature.

Under "Options > Advanced" you can adjust the absorption, malt specific heat as well as the amount of space the grain takes up (as l/kg). All of these are related to your crush but the defaults are pretty close and should only need a little adjustment.