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Old 01-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #11
geniz
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Is there a way of calculating what your pre boil volumes, and therefore your sparge volumes should be? Any way of calculating volume loss to boiling?
This is easy in Beersmith, but I can't find it in BA. I'm trying to decide which one to buy and need to know if this is possible in Alchemy??


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Old 01-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #12
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You'll have to determine what you want your preboil volume to be based on what you boil-off. I have a high boil-off rate in my kettle. I start with 9g for a 60-minute boil and 9.75g for a 90-minute boil. After all is said and done (trub in kettle and fermenter, dry-hopping, etc..) I end up with 5g in the keg.

Once you create the recipe, you can ad a 'batch' for that recipe. That will have instructions and what your mash and sparge amounts should be. This is based on the water:grist ratio you set.



 
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SnakeAnthony6375
You'll have to determine what you want your preboil volume to be based on what you boil-off. I have a high boil-off rate in my kettle. I start with 9g for a 60-minute boil and 9.75g for a 90-minute boil. After all is said and done (trub in kettle and fermenter, dry-hopping, etc..) I end up with 5g in the keg.

Once you create the recipe, you can ad a 'batch' for that recipe. That will have instructions and what your mash and sparge amounts should be. This is based on the water:grist ratio you set.
Ok thx. The thing that i don't like us that there is no starting points for "typical" equipment ie, 10gallon igloo cooler etc. I guess I can get my numbers from my old pc version of beersmith.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #14
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I hear ya. But it's not that hard to figure out what your numbers will be. If you're brewing in a (relatively) controlled environment and you use the same equipment, you should be able nail it down pretty quickly.

 
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