Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Beersmith volumes wrong
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
toastermm
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
toastermm's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Northern Rockies
Posts: 169
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Beersmith volumes wrong

I love beersmith. Recently I have switched to an all-grain setup. I have a igloo 10 gallon cooler with a braid and a big turkey deep fryer as a boiler. (I fly sparge)

I'm pretty sure I have entered my equipment correctly. Recently beersmith has been giving me incorrect volumes. I ask for a 5 gallon recipe, enter the ingredients, and select my mash profile, and it always underestimates the amount of wort to collect.

Here, for example, I have the "Orange-Honey Hefewiezen" recipe from: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/oran...eweizen-69499/.

Beersmith tells me to mash with 11.25 qts, and sparge with 4.5 qts, for a max of 15.75 qts collected (assuming no grain absorption, etc...).

15.75 qts = 3.94 gallons. Even with no boiloff, it's impossible to gain 1 gallon to make 5 gallons.

What am I doing wrong?

File Type: bsm OrangeHoneyHefe.bsm (10.3 KB, 37 views)
__________________

Bottled: Quad, Cherry Dubbel, Sour Brown, Flanders Red, 12-12-12 Wee Heavy.

toastermm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
aekdbbop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
aekdbbop's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,772
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Yep, you missed your sparge water in the instructions

go to preview brew sheet.. you are told to sparge with 3.73 gallons

aekdbbop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
ohiobrewtus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,814
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Ya, it sounds like you're missing a sparge.

Have you configured the evaporation rate and lost to boil trub and chiller settings?

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.
ohiobrewtus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
toastermm
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
toastermm's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Northern Rockies
Posts: 169
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aekdbbop View Post
Yep, you missed your sparge water in the instructions

go to preview brew sheet.. you are told to sparge with 3.73 gallons
I knew it was something silly.

Thanks.
__________________

Bottled: Quad, Cherry Dubbel, Sour Brown, Flanders Red, 12-12-12 Wee Heavy.

toastermm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Always the wrong place wrong time OHIOSTEVE Wine Making Forum 7 10-04-2009 08:07 PM
BeerSmith - I'm doing it wrong! Gremlyn Brewing Software 15 05-18-2009 11:18 PM
Beersmith and water volumes Brett3rThanU Brewing Software 33 02-27-2009 01:58 AM
How many volumes of Co2 do i need for my APA and IPA? bgough Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 02-22-2009 02:44 AM
Volumes Co2 for IPA? EamusCatuli Bottling/Kegging 2 08-28-2008 07:41 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS