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Brewing Topics => All Grain/Advanced => Topic started by: abstract on November 23, 2011, 11:55:44 AM

Title: Lauter Tun Deadspace amount modifies Total Mash Water amount?
Post by: abstract on November 23, 2011, 11:55:44 AM
I've been playing with Beersmith for the first time after using Promash for years and am noticing a modification being made automatically that is confusing.  When I compensate for the 1.32 gallons left in the mash tun on my pilot system it adds the loss amount to the Total Mash Water amount.  The Total Mash Water is based on the qts water/per pound ratio and should not be modified to maintain the preferred ratio......  This is a loss that should be dealt with in the Sparge amount.....if I am not mistaken.  Not the Mash amount.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Lauter Tun Deadspace amount modifies Total Mash Water amount?
Post by: merfizle on November 23, 2011, 12:30:29 PM
If you don't want BS to update total mash water needed then go to your Mash Details tab and uncheck the Adjust Mash for Deadspace check box.

Mark
Title: Re: Lauter Tun Deadspace amount modifies Total Mash Water amount?
Post by: abstract on November 23, 2011, 12:43:57 PM
Excellent!  Easy as that!

Thanks again for your help.
Title: Re: Lauter Tun Deadspace amount modifies Total Mash Water amount?
Post by: dhempy on November 29, 2011, 09:46:39 AM
Is this a BS 2 option only?  Where do I find it in 1.4?

Just to further the discussion, deadspace water does not affect mash thickness IMO, so I would want to have my water needed adjusted for deadspace at dough in, not at sparge so that mash thickness targets are achieved. Kudos to BS for allowing this to be configurable ... (at least somewhere!)

Dan