20l malt pipe on 50l BM issues

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Re: 20l malt pipe on 50l BM issues

Unread postby IPA » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Talison wrote:
IPA wrote:
Talison wrote: The recipe states that I need 6.7kgs of grain and 17.5 litres of water for the initial mash...


Sounds like you are using a recipe designed for a normal mash tun not a BM. 2.5 litres per kilo of grist.



Yeah that could be possible.
We have calculated the recipe manually and our results are not the same as what Brewsmith's scaling function outputs. We're beginning to think either that function is crap, or we made a mistake by setting our new equipment/ malt pipe as a BM 20L. Could that have an impact vs. choosing a BM 50L then scaling down to 20L (in terms of mismatched efficiencies and size)? Thanks in advance,

Tom


My advice would be to fill the malt pipe with the required amount of grist with twenty five litres of liquor in th BM. Switch on to your desired progamme. When finished remove malt pipe, sparge if necessary then boil and adjust volume to suit your required volume. That is how a BM is designed to work. It really is that simple despite what American progammes would lead you to believe.
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Re: 20l malt pipe on 50l BM issues

Unread postby IPA » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:43 pm

Just had another thought. Go to Jims Beer Kit and download the free recipe calculator by the late Graham Wheeler. It is the only calculator you will ever need. It's called Beer Engine
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Re: 20l malt pipe on 50l BM issues

Unread postby Talison » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 pm

IPA wrote:Just had another thought. Go to Jims Beer Kit and download the free recipe calculator by the late Graham Wheeler. It is the only calculator you will ever need. It's called Beer Engine



Cheers for both replies.
Im gonna give your first suggestion a whirl asap.
Add the grit and fill with 25 litres of water/ sparge/boil etc....Sounds like I could even manage that kind of a brew setup :lol:

Ill make sure to download the calculator too :beer:
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