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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 3 Support => Topic started by: WhiteWhale on September 03, 2020, 08:46:06 AM

Title: Mash step order bug?
Post by: WhiteWhale on September 03, 2020, 08:46:06 AM
Hi,

I?m not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am using Beersmith 3.1 Desktop in the wrong way?

This is what one of my Mash Profiles could look like:

   1. Infusion step "Mash in": Add x water at y temperature...
   2. Temperature Step: Heat to x over y minutes...

If I close the app and open it again, the order of the mash steps are reversed.
Not a super big deal, but shouldn?t Beersmith remember in which order I have put my steps?

Thanks for a very nice app!
Title: Re: Mash step order bug?
Post by: Oginme on September 03, 2020, 09:18:39 AM
What are the specific temperatures you are trying to get to?  One thing that BeerSmith does is it defaults the steps to a continuing rise in temperature, so that if you try to do a reverse temperature step (i.e. mash at 156F and then lower the temperature to 148F) it will swap the steps to do the 148F rest first.
Title: Re: Mash step order bug?
Post by: BeerSmith on September 03, 2020, 02:15:51 PM
Hi,
 The program will automatically sort steps into increasing temperature order - in part to prevent it generating "negative" mash volume infusions.  Most systems are not designed to cool/lower temps during the mash.

Brad
Title: Re: Mash step order bug?
Post by: WhiteWhale on September 04, 2020, 06:20:47 AM
OK, that?s the problem then.
I usually loose 2 C over an hour and had set a temperature step to decrease from 67 to 65.
I will work around it.
Title: Re: Mash step order bug?
Post by: Kevin58 on September 04, 2020, 07:34:49 AM
Ignore those small temp losses. (almost) Everyone experiences a few degrees of temp loss over the length of the mash and I honestly don't know of anyone who factors that into their mash schedule. Your mash conversion is for all intents and purposes complete within the first half hour anyway.