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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 2 Questions => Topic started by: nicksaunders on September 17, 2015, 02:53:32 PM

Title: water volumes
Post by: nicksaunders on September 17, 2015, 02:53:32 PM
Forgive my ignorance but I am not inly new to the BeerSmith software but also to brewing itself ahving just done a couple of extract brews. My question is I have scaled a recipe down to 12litres using the software and everything seems ok in terms of the ingredients. However when I look at the brew steps it says that total water vol is 20.89 litres, yet the first step is to steep grains in 6.69litres then boil. Post boil vol is around 5.5litres and then to top up to achieve 12 litres. So why is the total water volume 20.89litres? thanks in advance
Title: Re: water volumes
Post by: nicksaunders on September 24, 2015, 02:05:10 AM
I guess no one knows the answer
Title: Re: water volumes
Post by: brewfun on September 24, 2015, 05:19:25 AM
Your post requires a lot of assumptions. So, it's not possible to accurately answer you.

My questions are:
1) How did you scale the recipe?
2) Is this an extract recipe?
3) What does the Vols tab say?

If you didn't use the Scale Recipe function, then not everything will change. If this is an extract recipe set up as as needing a mash, then the water volume will increase.