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Bru,n water question
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:48:44 PM »
 Finally trying to get my head around water chemistry after a decade.  Playing with Martin’s program and have a quick question. I batch Sparge. Are usually start at 8.5 gallons pre-boil volume for my IPA. Typically strike with 6 gallons. I try to get out about 4.25 gallons. While I am mashing I heat about 5gal of sparge water,  and then just adjust depending on how much I get out of my first runnings. Sometimes I pour off a gallon and sparge with 4g, sometimes 4.25g, depending on my first runnings volume.   So the question is, on the water adjustments page I would put mash volume of 6g, but would I then put Sparge volume of 5g and do the additions with the whole 5 gallons even knowing I would possibly only use 4 gallons? Or does that throw off of the calculations?
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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 08:17:51 PM »
That's what I'd do.
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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 08:18:32 PM »
Yep, I would adjust any water that is going to run through your grains.
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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 05:04:29 PM »
Yep, I would adjust any water that is going to run through your grains.

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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 05:27:41 PM »
Yep, I would adjust any water that is going to run through your grains.

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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 04:19:22 PM »
That's what I did while batch sparging. I mostly no sparge now, but that was the system.

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Re: Bru,n water question
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 05:38:43 PM »
 Cool, thanks. Yes I was really just wondering if the sparge water volume inputted and adjusted is greater than the amount used will that mess anything up in the calculations of the program.
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