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Offline Prymal

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Can't get equipment profile right - Keggle BIAB
« on: March 06, 2012, 01:20:47 PM »
I always end up with about a gallon extra that must be boiled off before my first hop addition I have no idea why. I have been using the profile below along with one of the BIAB mash profiles pre defined in BeerSmith 2. Any help to tighten that up would be great. I have a sight glass on my keggle so that 1 gallon extra is pretty spot on every time.

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Re: Can't get equipment profile right - Keggle BIAB
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 01:27:51 PM »
So, you end up with 8.1 gallons in the keggle after you remove (and squeeze) the bag?  I think that means that your grain absorbtion isn't right.  Maybe you are squeezing the bag our really, really well, and you just aren't leaving as much water behind as a standard mash-lauter process does. 
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Re: Can't get equipment profile right - Keggle BIAB
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 01:52:07 PM »
I squeeze the hell out of the bag. Where do I adjust the grain absorption? I must be missing it.

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Re: Can't get equipment profile right - Keggle BIAB
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 05:37:59 PM »
Its in the options on the Advanced Tab.  there is supposed to be a special absorbtion setting just for BIAB that is separate from the traditional mash absorbtion setting.

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On Tap: Apfelwein, Kolsch(v2), Pumpkin Ale, Belgian Specialty 
Aging/Storing: Coffee Porter, Chocolate Porter, Flanders Red, English Barlywine
Fermenting: Maggie's Altbier
Next Up: PtE(1.1), Belgian Dubbel?

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