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Old 05-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #11
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John Palmer has a series of calculations in his book which help me calculate my strike water temp in order to hit my target. I also half-heartedly preheat my mash tun (10 gal Igloo cooler) with hot tap water, which seems to help with accuracy.

I'm a math geek so I made a spreadsheet into which I can plug my variables an get the results.

I've also heard 15 degree loss thrown around as a general guesstimate.


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Old 05-17-2013, 05:10 AM   #12
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I use this:
http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php


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Old 05-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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Thanks again for the replys everyone. This will definitely help out a lot.
Can't wait to get brewing. I'm going to test my equipment this weekend with hot water and check how temperatures hold.

Happy brewings!
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Thanks again for the replys everyone. This will definitely help out a lot.
Can't wait to get brewing. I'm going to test my equipment this weekend with hot water and check how temperatures hold.

Happy brewings!
Temp won't hold as well with water as it will with grain. The grain mass provides a buffer to thermal swings and helps hold the temp.
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