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Offline pdavid

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Water Salt Additions
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:50:29 AM »
I have a questions about water salt additions: I have entered my water profile and the profile I want to match. Under the water tab Beersmith shows me the salts I need to add and has added them into the recipe.

My question is in the Brew Steps report. It shows my full volume of water being treated with the "Mash Salts" as show in the screen snippet attached. It then shows my "Sparge Salts" in the Mash section.

My question is this: Do I need to treat the full volume of water with the Mash Salts? Or just the water I am going to mash with? Due to losses, I cannot collect the entire volume of water needed in my HLT.

Dave

Offline Helmo Alkou

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Re: Water Salt Additions
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 05:33:15 PM »
No, you don't treat the full volume. Or at least I don't. Look down the brew step page till you get to the mash in section. There you'll find your mash water volume. That's the water volume you treat with salts labeled "mash". A little further down and you'll find sparge water which is what you'll treat with ... sparge salts!

Note: Any top off kettle water I consider part of the sparge volume and treat them together.

Edit: You can also see your mash/sparge volume break down on the water page, if I remember correctly.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 05:42:02 PM by Helmo Alkou »

Offline pdavid

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Re: Water Salt Additions
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 06:34:43 AM »
Thanks, that answers my question

Offline Daytondave

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Re: Water Salt Additions
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 08:29:30 AM »
I had the exact same question. I think the Brew steps report is a bit confusing and should be changed.