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Old 02-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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ok, I have been using beersmith for years and thought I would try iBrewmaster on my iPad.

I have done my first recipe, but I don't get how I see the end result for the mashing process. I added my batch sparge volume and temp, but there is nothing telling me how much sparge water I need after that? am i missing something? I must be....can anyone help?

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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I haven't used it but I use brew pal for 99 cents. Anyway, did you check out their site? http://ibrewmaster.com/

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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ok, I have been using beersmith for years and thought I would try iBrewmaster on my iPad.

I have done my first recipe, but I don't get how I see the end result for the mashing process. I added my batch sparge volume and temp, but there is nothing telling me how much sparge water I need after that? am i missing something? I must be....can anyone help?
First question, have you set up the equipment profile under the setup tab under the more section?

Next, what did you set your mash profile to?
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did you select freeform or autocalc?

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Ok, so I am using all grain option 1 and setup similar to my beersmith setup. I then add mash steps to my recipe. Medium body infusion at 1.25 ratio and then infusion out as autocalc. So for my 14 lbs of grain brew, both iBrewmaster and beersmith recommend about 17.5 quarts of water to mash in. But this is where my problem is. Beersmith says spare with 3.3 gallons of water where ibrewmaster says about 1.5 gallons...at least that is what the infusion out says.

If I choose the spare option instead of infusion out, it tells me 16.5 quarts...which I know is too much for a 5.25 gallon recipe.

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Are you adding the sparge step into your mash profile? All you do is enter the time and temperature desired and hit save. Your sparge amount will auto calculate.

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mine doesn't seem to re calculate if you have both entered the show the same as if you entered on or the other

i have on medium infusion in 17.5
medium infusion out at 9.1
or sparge 15.1

if you go the sparge it comes out to 6.3gal after grain absorption then figure mash tun loss, boil off, chill shrinkage, and kettle loss

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are either your spage or infusion out settings listed as initial or step?

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I'm a little confused overall by the question. If yours isn't working properly, then go the manual way. You already have the mash water profile and account for absorption and equipment loss. All you need to do is subtract the mash volume (after loss) from the pre boil volume. That is your sparge amount.

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are either your spage or infusion out settings listed as initial or step?
Both are initial.
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