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Old 01-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble getting the sparge step to work correctly in my mash step. I want to sparge 170F for 30 min, so I put it in and select the auto calculate function. What comes out doesn't make much sense though. It says sparge 10min @ 170F. The second line down then says sparge 19.22 qt. of 170F water over 60 min.
The mashup step does something similar. It says 10 min@170F and the second line says hear to 170F over 2min.
What is with the different times? Am I reading/entering the wrong info because I did read up in the user manual again just to be sure.

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Also, it would be cool if the mash timer automatically set for your mash steps just like your boil timer does. Ie 60 min initial mash, 10 min mash out, and 30 min sparge timers.

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I am not familiar with "ibrewmaster"

Are you batch sparging? If so, 30 min is too long.
If you know what you want , why do you have to "calculate" it?

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I am not familiar with "ibrewmaster"

Are you batch sparging? If so, 30 min is too long.
If you know what you want , why do you have to "calculate" it?
Fly sparging. Because the program figures the volume and temp of the spare water factoring in all your variables of your system, grain absorption, etc.
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Fly sparging. Because the program figures the volume and temp of the spare water factoring in all your variables of your system, grain absorption, etc.
Hmmmm...That seems like alot of trouble to go through when you could just batch sparge and be done in about 7 min or less. No calculating or measuring pH. No sparge arm or channeling to worry about.
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Hmmmm...That seems like alot of trouble to go through when you could just batch sparge and be done in about 7 min or less. No calculating or measuring pH. No sparge arm or channeling to worry about.
Equipment aside, the program doesn't specify the method used. It simply calculates temps, and volumes. You put in the spare time be it 1 minute or ten hours long.
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