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Old 08-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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Okay, so if my initial infusion for 8.0lbs of grain is 10.0qts and my 2 saprge volumes are 2.21gal, and 3.75gal, I am assuming that Beersmith is calculating that I am collecting my first runnigs without adding any sparge water, right?

If so, why wouldn't I just do two equal sparge volumes of 3gal respectively to simplify the 2nd and 3rd runnings, am I missing something?

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You are correct in your first question. Regarding equal sparge volumes you can set up brewsmith to do just that (sparge using equal volumes), it's just not the default option.

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Okay, another question, under "mash profile" the section with "batch sparge" options, what exactly is it asking for when it says batch sparge using batches that fill ___% of the mash tun volume?

It is usually 90-100% of the mash tun volume, but I have a 13 gallon mash tun, if I am only making a 5 gallon batch why is defauting 90-100% of the mash tun volume when there is going to be a significantly smaller mash volume?

I am a little confused by it.

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