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Offline DildoShwagon

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Grain absorption in BeerSmith 3 mobile???
« on: August 25, 2019, 10:50:48 PM »
Hello I am trying to figure out what Grain absorption to use for BIAB in BeerSmith 3 mobile? See I brew using the Brewer?s Edge Mash&Boil unit see with that system has a stainless steel grain  basket so that makes it hard to  squeeze like one would do if they are using a bag. So what should I set my BIAB absorption too in BeerSmith 3???

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Re: Grain absorption in BeerSmith 3 mobile???
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:36:55 AM »
Are you doing a no sparge mash or are you planning on running a sparge step?  BeerSmith treats a BIAB set up strictly to mean no sparge. 

If you are planning a sparge step then I would start with the default grain absorption figures until you have the numbers to fine tune the figures to match your actual values.

If you are doing a no sparge mash and using a BIAB mash profile, then set your grain absorption to the default for the standard mash (0.96 fl oz/oz) until you get the actual results.  Worst case scenario in both cases is that you will end up with a bit more wort in the kettle and you can make adjustments from there if needed.
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