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Offline Grimholtt

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Setting up Equipment profile
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:27:01 AM »
I just upgraded to a 20 gallon SS Brewkettle Brewmaster edition, 20 gallon SS InfuSsion Mash Tun, 10 Gallon SS InfuSsion Hot liquor tank, and a 14 gallon Chronical Brewmaster Edition fermenter with a glycol chiller.
(all Ss Brewtech equipment)
My question is, how do I setup my equipment profile in BeerSmith 3.1 to show these devices.

Thanks for any advice.

Offline Oginme

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Re: Setting up Equipment profile
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 10:16:19 AM »
The key item to look at is your mash tun. If you open your equipment profiles and click on 'Equipment Wizard', the program will walk you through the key pieces of information to get you started.  You will need to know your boil off rate, trub loss, and approximate brew house efficiency or be able to give it a good guess to get yourself started.  Once you have brewed a batch or three, you can look at the process and determine just what your boil off rate was (pre-boil vs post boil volumes), grain absorption rate (total volume of water into the mash tun vs pre-boil volume), loss to trub, and brew house efficiency (BeerSmith will give you an actual calculation of this on the 'session' tab of your recipe if you fill out all the gravity and volume measurements.).

There are also a few YouTube videos on setting up an equipment profile in BeerSmith which you can search for.  Even if they are a bit dated, the essential process is the same.
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Offline Grimholtt

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Re: Setting up Equipment profile
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 11:33:19 AM »
Thank you, Oginme!

Offline Kevin58

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Re: Setting up Equipment profile
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 11:59:26 AM »
If you don't want to guess at some of these needed figures this video will walk you through how to get more precise measurements. Even though the video says Beersmith 2 the equipment profile set up is the same for ver. 3.1.

https://youtu.be/HwEbjOt8OR8
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Offline Grimholtt

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Re: Setting up Equipment profile
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 08:07:06 AM »
Another great bit of advice. Thank you, Kevin58.

 

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