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Old 01-03-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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I have the new Beersmith and I am trying to set up my equipment. I am trying to enter my partial mash setup. It continues to say that I need -2.23 gal of sparge water. I've spent the past 3 hours trying to figure it out.

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Here it is in the recipe screen.

What am I doing wrong?

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I forgot to mention my setup:

5 Gallon Cooler
8 Gallon Kettle

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Can you show the equipment profile you're using?

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est pre-boil vol = 7.13gals

mash tun size = 5 gals

don't know if it matters if you're fly-sparging, but maybe take off checkmark for "drain mash tun"

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Did you create that mash profile? I don't have that one in BS. Can you select the first radio box under batch sparging? I think what's happening is that it appears that the volume is adding to the Mash volume an the Tun isn't big enough. Just as a test, change your mash tun in the equipment profile to 10Gal and see if the negative number goes away

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I actually figured out the problem last night.

Yes this is my own personal setup, none of Beersmith's matched my setup setup. I also created the mash since I was having this problem.

The problem I had was that in the equipment I entered int "8.00 gallons of kettle top off" by accident. I thought it meant the total volume of the kettle. Once I changed that input, it gave me the correct volume for sparging.

Now I got it set up correctly. I am in the process right now of running a 60 minute boil to try an dial in my evaporation rate so that I can get exactly 5.50 gallons in my fermenter.

I am equating .50 gallons lost to trub and bottle bucket. Is that an accurate estimate? Too high?

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Depends on how far into the trub you like to transfer. If you're like me, I'd rather run my volume a little over and leave the trub in the fermenter. Personally I like to leave that in the fermenter. leaves me with a clearer beer and less clean up to my kegs.

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