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Old 04-22-2011, 07:36 AM   #11
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The developer is on here, he posts updates, the Mac install instructions are in this thread here. Also there is a software forum.
Thinking of using BeerSmith after the article review because:
ProMash is outdated
BeerSmith is working on a new release
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #12
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The only issue I am having is getting a realistic stike temp. I am using a 36qt coleman xtreme cooler, and for roughly 10 lbs of grain, for a 153 mash, it says I need to strike in the high 170 range....that seems a bit high. Instead of saying my cooler is 70 deg F, I am just putting 153, or whatever my mash temp will be, and then when I brew, I will add water that is 20 deg hotter than my mash temp, and then when it cools to 13 deg over mash temp, add the grains. Does this sound like a logical plan?

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I add 185F strike water to my cooler first, the cooler will absorb a lot of the heat and I wait 5 or so minutes until I get it down to 168F then dough in, stir, close lid, wait 5 mins. Usually always at the temp I want about 152, if need be adjust with hot/cold water. I got this from Bobby's all grain primer and it usually always works. I tried with a lower than 185 temp once because I had to wait for it to drop to 168F, but I had nothing but trouble getting it back up, adding more boiling water etc so now I just stick to the 185 temp into my cooler. Check out Bobby's primer, works for me:
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I bought beersmith a while back and have been using it since. It is my preferred software.

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