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Title: How do I use Mash thickness percentage to adjust water
Post by: rcrabb22 on June 11, 2011, 07:29:01 AM
In BS 1.4 you could adjust mash thickness % and it would adjust the water, or adjust the water and it would calculate thickness.  In BS 2, I cannot adjust mash thickness %, only water amount and it then the software calculates mash thickness.   I want to adjust thickness % and let BS figure out water amount.  Is this possible?
Title: Re: How do I use Mash thickness percentage to adjust water
Post by: SkiWithG on June 11, 2011, 10:12:36 AM
I have a related question:  How can I adjust the Water/Grain ratio?  As a batch sparger, I adjust the W/G ratio with each batch to ensure equal runnings.  It seems that I only adjust the water amount - which is the OP's question.

Thanks,
Glenn
Title: Re: How do I use Mash thickness percentage to adjust water
Post by: wortmonger on June 11, 2011, 01:59:37 PM
Yep, I am not liking the fact I can't adjust based on water/grain ratio.  Mash Water needs to be controllable by both/either manually inputting numbers into "water to add" or by manually inputting numbers in "water/grain ratio".  It would also be nice to manually input a sparge water volume and it adjust the first two mentioned information boxes based on that.  It would even be nice if it could split into two wanted volumes if doing a batch sparge, or a single volume needed/wanted for fly sparge.
Title: Re: How do I use Mash thickness percentage to adjust water
Post by: BeerSmith on June 12, 2011, 10:31:06 AM
Hi,
  Adjusting the mash water will adjust the water to grain ratio (they are equivalent fields - one is calculated from the other), but I will certainly add an adjustable water/grain ratio to my list of things to add for a future update.

  I agree it needs to be added back in.

Brad
Title: Re: How do I use Mash thickness percentage to adjust water
Post by: SkiWithG on June 12, 2011, 10:44:47 AM
Hi,
  Adjusting the mash water will adjust the water to grain ratio (they are equivalent fields - one is calculated from the other), but I will certainly add an adjustable water/grain ratio to my list of things to add for a future update.

  I agree it needs to be added back in.

Brad

Thanks Brad.  Loving BS2!