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Offline brewinhard

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Re: thermal mass for Gott 10gallon?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2015, 12:49:22 pm »
I ignore Beersmith's recommended strike temp and add 21F to my desired mash temp.

+1.  Strike temp calculators usually made me undershoot my mash temps, which I hate. I'd rather add ice cubes to come down a degree or two F if need be. So I bring the cooler tun in from the garage the night before to come to house temp (lid open) and add ~ 16 dF to target mash temp. For my system and process it works much more accurately.

Yes to this process.  I am so anal I even make my ice cubes out of distilled water since I brew with all RO water.

Offline TexasHumuluslupulushead

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Re: thermal mass for Gott 10gallon?
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2015, 06:54:45 pm »
I just add all my strike water at 180/185 then stir till i get it at the temp i want then dough in
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