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Old 10-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #241
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Ok so I did my first 2 AG batches this weekend doing BIAB with a 7.5 G mash pot and a 15 G sparge pot and boiling in the mash pot. Both batches ended up with over a gallon of extra wort preboil. If any screenshots would be beneficial let me know.

1) I boiled them each for almost 30-45 minut es prior to starting the hop schedule. I'm hoping that did not eff anything up?

2) How in hell am I getting so much extra wort? I'm mashing for the correct time, and my grist seems to have plenty of room to move around.

3) I took a bunch of temp and hydro readings, everyone here talks about achieving so and so efficiency, and I just guessed at 70% for these, but what can I do now to calculate efficiency (or some other 'brewhouse' or equipment variable in brewtarget) and get some more accurate data as well as possibly use less strike and sparge water or something, or not have to boil for so long?

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Old 10-31-2011, 03:42 PM   #242
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Ok so I did my first 2 AG batches this weekend doing BIAB with a 7.5 G mash pot and a 15 G sparge pot and boiling in the mash pot. Both batches ended up with over a gallon of extra wort preboil. If any screenshots would be beneficial let me know.

1) I boiled them each for almost 30-45 minut es prior to starting the hop schedule. I'm hoping that did not eff anything up?

2) How in hell am I getting so much extra wort? I'm mashing for the correct time, and my grist seems to have plenty of room to move around.

3) I took a bunch of temp and hydro readings, everyone here talks about achieving so and so efficiency, and I just guessed at 70% for these, but what can I do now to calculate efficiency (or some other 'brewhouse' or equipment variable in brewtarget) and get some more accurate data as well as possibly use less strike and sparge water or something, or not have to boil for so long?
1) Nope. As long as the extra boil was done before the hop schedule.

2) Dialing in your equipment is always a pain. Most likely, you don't have as much dead space in your mash tun as you have configured. On the equipment editor, adjust your lauter dead space until you get a better answer.

3) The software doesn't calculate actual efficiency in v1.2.3 but it does in v.1.2.4. There are a number of changes in v1.2.4 that can help in tracking the amount of wort gathered at each stage, for example. Try it and see if it helps you dial in your kit.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:03 PM   #243
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I don't know how to keep recipes and equipment data I entered into 1.2.3 for use in 1.2.4

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #244
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Open 1.2.4 and click Import, then point it at your 1.2.3 database.

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #245
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Is there a way to update the default brewday instructions? It's kind of a pain to customize every new recipe. I could not find it in the xml files.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #246
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Awesome program! Thank you kindly

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #247
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Did my first recipe last night, great program, efficient, clean looking, uncluttered and easy to use.
I've tried several peices of software and many of them are trying to do way too much and be everything to everyone, maybe that caters to the pro brewers but I work in a hardcore IT sector and uncluttered efficient software, in my opinion, is always the best.

Great job.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #248
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The link for 1.2.4 is dead and I can't seem to find it. can someone correct the link on the first post?

I just made a small 3 gallon 100% wheat beer from this software. It seems to have been accurate but I did find some bugs that I would like to report.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:41 AM   #249
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/brewtarget/?source=directory

Looks like v.1.2.5 might be coming?
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #250
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Cool thanks.

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