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suric

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? When entering the mash tun weight in Beersmith, do you enter the actual weight of the Kettle and or the total amount of grain weight that it will possibly hold. I have received conflicting information. I just want the right info for Beersmith to properly calculate. My system has 3 s/s kettles I can do 20 gal. My kettle will hold 24-26 gals max. My mash tun actual weight with false bottom weighs 30lbs empty. I loose 2-3 gals below the false bottom. Any information will be appreciated.
 

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it's part of the equipment profile, independent of any recipe, so enter the actual weight of the kettle
 
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How does beer smith calculate whether you have too much grain for the batch you want to make. It doesn't ask For kettle dimensions?


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BeerSmith asks for kettle volume and takes the water volume and grain displacement to flag if you are over that capacity.
 
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