Author Topic: Braumeister 20L using the short malt pipe  (Read 3271 times)

Offline Muddy

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Braumeister 20L using the short malt pipe
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:14:30 AM »
To test recipes I like to use the short malt pipe in my BM20 litre to make a 10 litre trial batch.

As the BM20 litre has just been added to equipment profiles, would it be possible to have an option that scales recipes to use the short malt pipe or just add a new equipment profile for the BM 10 litre?

Offline brewfun

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Re: Braumeister 20L using the short malt pipe
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 11:46:37 AM »
The equipment profile is a template that you can customize.

  • In this case, you'd make a copy of the 20 liter profile.
  • Change the name to 10 Liter.
    • Change the batch size to 10 Liter
    • Add in your actual loss to trub & chiller (the 20 L profile defaults to 5 liters)

You'll now need to reduce the brewhouse efficiency to account for the greater percentage of loss. Referring to your trial batch recipes should show you your actual measured efficiency on the Fermentation Tab.

In case you haven't recorded your actual results, you can ballpark it. The 20 L profile shows mash efficiency at ~77%. Matching that with 5 liters of loss brings the Brewhouse efficiency to the range of 50 to 52%.
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