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Offline dbendinger

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Which Sparge Number do I use?
« on: February 10, 2012, 02:56:02 PM »
I have selected a profile of "Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge.  In the Mash In description is says "Add 28.06 qt of water at 157.5F.  That seemed a little low for 19.25 pounds of grain.  I also saw in the bottom it shows a Mash Volume Needed of 8.52 gallons.  The Sparge Volume is listed as 9.73 gallions and I thought you wanted to keep those close to each other, so I need to ask which number do I go with?  28.06 quarts or 8.52 gallons?

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Re: Which Sparge Number do I use?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 09:19:53 PM »
Interesting.  The "mash volume needed" field is supposed to be the total water used by the entire mash schedule.  So, the sum of all infusion steps, etc.  For a single-infusion, I'm not sure why its reading 1.5 gallons higher than your infusion step.  Its reading 1 gallon high for me on my 5 gallon system. 

The water added should be the value listed in the mash step: 28.06 qt.  Your 28.06 qt for 19.25 lbs is 1.46 qt/lbs.  That's a reasonable ratio, but is that what you wanted?  If not adjust the mash step to what you want it to be.   
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