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Brewing Topics => All Grain/Advanced => Topic started by: jmiliz on July 22, 2021, 05:44:00 AM

Title: Acid addition
Post by: jmiliz on July 22, 2021, 05:44:00 AM
I use a Blichmann BrewEasy system with the BIAB mash profile as suggested. When I calculate acid to add (I start with RO water) i would guess its calculating for the entire volume of water. When I mash in however only a portion of the water is used and sits in the mash tun for 10-15 minutes before I start recirculation. Given the water:grain is not truly full volume for the first 10-15min will this affect the amount of acid to use and should I calculate the acid based on the amount of water I intend to put in the top mash tun rather than the entire volume?
Title: Re: Acid addition
Post by: BeerSmith on July 22, 2021, 12:13:34 PM
If you pick a BIAB mash profile you will get the full volume of water added up front (its what I use with mine).  This will also force the water calculations to be full size if you adjust the water as the final step in building the recipe.