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Title: Factoring in grain temperature at mash-in
Post by: tknice on June 17, 2011, 09:08:54 AM
Where is the setting to account for the grain temp at mash in?

For example, if I am mashing at 154 for xx mins, I would mash in at 166 to account for the difference.  Both the brewsheet and mash tab say to heat water to 154.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Factoring in grain temperature at mash-in
Post by: BeerSmith on June 17, 2011, 10:46:03 AM
Hi,
  There is a grain temperature setting in the mash profile itself if you edit the mash profile.

  Also if you are using a BIAB profile - I recommend setting the first step to be an infusion step and not a "temperature" step.  In the initial release, these were set to temperature (which indicates heating the water slowly over the flame) rather than "infusion" which would calculate the proper hot water addition.

Brad
Title: Re: Factoring in grain temperature at mash-in
Post by: tknice on June 17, 2011, 01:12:30 PM
Thanks Brad, setting the first step to infusion worked perfectly.
Title: Re: Factoring in grain temperature at mash-in
Post by: BeerSmith on June 17, 2011, 05:10:37 PM
You bet
  Some BIAB brewers heat to reach their first step and others treat it as an infusion - I'm going to add more BIAB profiles to the next update or as an add-on so we have both cases covered.

Brad