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Jukas 05-30-2012 09:57 PM

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Hi,
The upgrade to 2.1 is free for anyone that has 2.0 already - just download the new version from BeerSmith.com -- also the basic account on BeerSmithRecipes.com is free - just go to that site and hit the register button.

If you want to make a backup before upgrading (not needed, but never a bad idea) just backup your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory.

Finally - the water volumes are calculated back from your batch volume (into fermenter). If you open a recipe and go to the volumes tab you then work your way up from the bottom you can see how it works. Basically it starts with the batch volume, then adds in losses (trub, boil, shrinkage, top up water) to get your boil volume. From there again you add the losses (top up to kettle, dead space, grain absorption) to get the total mash water needed. From there, using your mash profile, it calculates water needed for the mash and the rest is sparge water.

Brad
Brad,

Thanks for the reply and I did look again at the volumes tab. It actually seems pretty straight forward, except it seems to be calculating the grain absorption a tad high (I've always done based on .10gal/lb it seems to be doing .12gal/lb).

The problem I have still remains that if I simply go by BS water volume figures
I end up having with more volume into the pot prior to fully draining the mash tun on the sparge than the recipe calls for, sometiems as much as a gallon

I've attached my volumes sheet and my equipment profile. I watched all the videos and read the stickies on the BS site for setting up equipment. I'd really like to get the volumes correct so I can just use BS, if you see something asmiss I'd love to know.

Jukas 05-30-2012 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BeerSmith View Post
Hi,
The upgrade to 2.1 is free for anyone that has 2.0 already - just download the new version from BeerSmith.com -- also the basic account on BeerSmithRecipes.com is free - just go to that site and hit the register button.

If you want to make a backup before upgrading (not needed, but never a bad idea) just backup your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory.

Finally - the water volumes are calculated back from your batch volume (into fermenter). If you open a recipe and go to the volumes tab you then work your way up from the bottom you can see how it works. Basically it starts with the batch volume, then adds in losses (trub, boil, shrinkage, top up water) to get your boil volume. From there again you add the losses (top up to kettle, dead space, grain absorption) to get the total mash water needed. From there, using your mash profile, it calculates water needed for the mash and the rest is sparge water.

Brad
Brad,

Thanks for the reply and I did look again at the volumes tab. It actually seems pretty straight forward, except it seems to be calculating the grain absorption a tad high (I've always done based on .10gal/lb it seems to be doing .12gal/lb).

The problem I have still remains that if I simply go by BS water volume figures
I end up having with more volume into the pot prior to fully draining the mash tun on the sparge than the recipe calls for, sometiems as much as a gallon

I've attached my volumes sheet and my equipment profile. I watched all the videos and read the stickies on the BS site for setting up equipment. I'd really like to get the volumes correct so I can just use BS, if you see something asmiss I'd love to know.

xeno 05-31-2012 08:13 PM

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I would like to chime in on stating this is an excellent upgrade. Thank you for the update.

//EDIT Just logged into recipe cloud... nice look at all those recipes!



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