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Old 11-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Compensating for grains and water absorption?

Hey folks, just bought the beer smith app and like it a lot but I feel I am missing something and a calculation I completely forgot to do when I was making my first batch of all grain last weekend. I had to add more water to my sparge to get the volume I needed, 5 gallons of pale ale wort, and wanted to know how I go about calculating, for example, what 12.5 grains of 2-row will chew through and absorb once the water hits.

I am brewing a seasonal ale from midwest supplies, the Seasonal Happy Ale, and its 12.5 pounds. Going for the 152 degree mash temp and thats about it for now. Any help guys? Thanks..

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what 12.5 grains of 2-row will chew through and absorb once the water hits.
Are you asking what typical grain absorbtion is? The most common number I see is 0.5 quarts per pound, so for 12.5 pounds that's about 1.5 gallons.
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Thanks man...yea..that was about it! I will be sure to do about 4.5 gallons of strike water this weekend and then do the remaining to get about 6 gallons when I secondary sparge!

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BeerSmith will give those numbers on the recipes' "Vols" tab. It will also tell you how big your MLT needs to be.

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