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Old 03-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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I think i just calculated my MT dead space...I took the advice of someone on this forum and filled my MT then drained it...i was left with 1/2 gallon of water..thats my dead space right? If so i am gonna enter that into my beersmith equipment profile..

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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So thats all there is to dead space? the ammount of liquid that stays in MT after draining? and to think i needed to get a PH D to use beersmith haha...thanks
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I'm not real sure about Beersmith, I use Promash, but it factors all the vessels dead space in, MLT HLT BK CFC's hoses etc. I'm sure beersmith is similar

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Yup. You got it. The only place I have found in BeerSmith for dead space is for the MT. If there is a place to calculate HLT, BK, etc. I have yet to find it.

However, in the water tab, be sure to calculate your post-boil loss to evap, deadspace, trub, hoses, etc. This greatly effects your pre-boil volume as well as what you plan on putting in the fermenter.

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Yup. You got it. The only place I have found in BeerSmith for dead space is for the MT. If there is a place to calculate HLT, BK, etc. I have yet to find it.

However, in the water tab, be sure to calculate your post-boil loss to evap, deadspace, trub, hoses, etc. This greatly effects your pre-boil volume as well as what you plan on putting in the fermenter.
For the BK I entered mine in the section of the equipment profile labeled "loss to trub and chiller" as advised by the beer smith video.
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