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Offline nofunsally

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Infusion / Mash Calculators
« on: August 22, 2010, 09:30:18 PM »
Hello,
Is there an infusion calculator where the final qt/# can be entered first? I would like the intermediate steps and thicknesses to be calculated 'automatically' (entering temps for each step of course)  based on the desired final thickness.

Also is there an infusion calculator that can be use for decoction mashes?

Thanks,
Cheers,
Mike

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Re: Infusion / Mash Calculators
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 06:16:12 PM »
Back in the May/June 2005 Zymurgy, I had an article discussing this topic.  I had written my own code to automate this calculation but it is not compatible with new operating systems (actually the problem is high speed processors).

http://api.ning.com/files/PVL2h72iXqlRARrolPiBS2CyGeYIgNvlQmI3pA-R5tX1ObRTQEYVHtZ*HfUK54i0HlYmzz-XQdnABdqpIRQ1CiQ8UyJUVZ9U/maximize_your_mash.pdf

Using a spreadheet, you can fairly quickly converge on a solution.  So the automation is not a big deal.

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Re: Infusion / Mash Calculators
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 06:52:25 PM »
Thanks for the link.