Originally Posted by Ranger9913
Well i think you have the mash temps covered. I was surprised to see that I had a high pH even with pH 5.2. Once I got a digital pH meter i was able to bring my pH down.
Are you sure you are calculating right? Maintaining mash temps like you do and recirculating should be yielding great results.
I have been using a hydrometer to get my specific gravity readings. I am going to buy a refractometer today.
What about using test strips for PH readings?
I am also going to recalculate dead space to include the amount of water left in the HERMs coil. (not sure if I did before or not. This is a great reason for me to take better notes.
I have measured my wort and read 1.050, when I was expecting 1.061. Adjusted for temperature.
I didn't know whether I should constantly recirculate.
It seems like I am leaving a lot of good sugars in the lines and the coil. I guess that is accounted for in brewsmith by dead space calculations.
There isnt a very good setup example in brewsmith for my system. So, to answer your question, No, I do not know whether I am calculating correctly.