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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: 555trex on May 26, 2017, 09:01:26 AM

Title: equipment profile set up
Post by: 555trex on May 26, 2017, 09:01:26 AM
HI, I am very new to beersmith and am having trouble setting up my equipment profile for partial mash.

I have a 10 gallon boil pot and a 3 gallon mash tun that can hold up to 6lbs of grain.

any help would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: equipment profile set up
Post by: Oginme on May 26, 2017, 09:18:26 AM
For the equipment profile, your limitation is the size of your mash tun.  So the definition of these in terms of weight, volume, and specific heat based upon the material is critical.  The fact that you are doing partial mash is immaterial to the equipment profile and will be defined in your recipe by the recipe type.  You can fill and drain your mash tun with a known amount of water to get some idea of how much dead space you have, do a 1 hour boil with an amount of water which will be close your pre-boil volume to obtain an initial boil off rate, and update the profile accordingly.

What else do you need guidance in figuring out?