I've never written down any instructions because I've felt it was easy enough to use without them. But this is a special case that requires some simple instructions.Larry, thanks much for your reply. I downloaded your MME v 11.0 last night. I have not used it, and not any of the previous versions. I will now, since you provided some instructions.
Are there other instructions for its use? I was unable to find them. but I admit I was unable to spend time to comprehend the operation of it and figure it out myself.
MME was within 0.1 pH points as to its Mash pH prediction. That seems to be within acceptable predictive norms. For that matter, even the competitor at a prediction of 5.47 pH was within acceptable prediction norms, despite missing by 0.19 pH points. If MME was to continue to be ~0.1 pH to the high side over hundreds of individual different recipes and process procedures I might begin to become concerned as to tweaking some internal parameters whereby to compensate. What sort of precision were you hoping for, given that this is merely a 1 batch (one data point) sample size.Larry,
As easy as your spreadsheet name implies, now that I spent time entering data from a completed batch I brewed recently, that used another water calculator.
Several questions, though.
1) Entering my batch data and results, a sample of 170° F post-mash and sparge wort cooled to 68-70° was at 5.66pH, verses the MME 5.75pH prediction, using a fresh-calibrated Apera pH60. Does the "DI mash pH manual override", "Buffering coefficient manual override", or the "Kohlbach ... shift multiplier" inputs affect this? CaCl2 only was added to this batch, and I selected 100% anhydride to match the other calculator ppm. The other calculator had a 5.47pH prediction.
2) Can I make my CaCl2 solid mineral form into a liquid form, and how? Will the liquid composition be stable?
The answer is 'yes' to all of these, but the very same logic as above applies. It would be highly irrational to chase changes (both for me and for you) based upon a single data point.Does the "DI mash pH manual override", "Buffering coefficient manual override", or the "Kohlbach ... shift multiplier" inputs affect this?