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Old 04-19-2010, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default How to calculate batch and sparge water??

Will make the Captain hook from BM but will do half size(5.5G)
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f64/captain-hooked-bitters-red-hook-clone-award-winner-29740/


Trying to calculate batch and sparge water, tried on a couple of site but dosent seem to be right!
tried the calculator or lakeeriebrew which give me
Desired volume to primary : 5.25
mash water : 3.59
sparge water : 4.63
boil volume : 6.5
Which is almost the same as the haus pale ale i did on sat. But with the captain hook Ive 1 pounds of grain over .
Does it seem ok?
Didnt found it in beersmith, help would be apreciated

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Old 04-19-2010, 05:28 AM   #2
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I use the one on brew365's website.
http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php

It works well for me. Keep good notes as well so you can tweek your temps and volumes in the future.
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There is also an app for the ipod/iphone called sparge pal that uses the same calcs, I believe.

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Old 04-19-2010, 05:36 AM   #3
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I tried,
3.82 for mash
5.62 for sparge ---} seem to be too much no?!

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I assume you are forgetting that grain steals about 1/2 quart per pound as absorption. So, 12lbs of grain would keep about 1.5 gallons of the original mash water.

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