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Offline RubberToe

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BIAB negative mash tun specific heat?
« on: February 04, 2012, 05:40:27 AM »
Hi all,

I may be wrong here but I thought I'd ask.

I am doing BIAB with a reflectix insulated 20 litre pot.  I'm doing maxi-biab and calculate the maximum strike water I can fit in my pot with my recipe's grain mass (with a little room for error).  I have practically no mash tun dead space.

My point is that since I heat my strike water in this pot, then add my grain, the mass of the mash tun / pot will be buffering the temperature above the desired strike tempurature.

Do the mass tun specific heat calculations already take this into account or is it possible to use a negative number for the mash tun specific heat?

Thanks!