help with Biabacus and stout recipie

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help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by toyhouse » 10 months ago

Hi all
Trying to plan my first (non kit) stout recipe and using biabacus for the first time. I'm aiming for a fairly basic stout somewhere around 5-6%.
Unfortunately my saucepan (and gas stove) aren't massive and this I think is causing some errors - probably my inputting errors.
I'm planning to mash 12 litres and then dunk sparge in 5 litres, making 17 litres in the boil, I'll then top up to 21 litres in the fermenter.
Firstly is this a stupid thing to do? And if not how do I reflect this in biabacus.
Any other thoughts or comments welcome as you can probably tell I'm fairly new to this.
Thanks in anticipation
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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by Mad_Scientist » 10 months ago

I made changes to your file.  You can now see that this recipe will not work based on your equipment.  You might be able to cut this recipe in half.
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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

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Mad_Scientist wrote:I made changes to your file.  You can now see that this recipe will not work based on your equipment.  You might be able to cut this recipe in half.
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Copy of BIABacus PR1.3T - Toyhouse - UnNamed Stout(MS).xls
Thanks MS for your prompt response.
Please forgive me, I'm still learning about brewing and this is my first time using Biabacus but I'm struggling to to understand.
Surely with the method I set out earlier the mash volume would be less than the boil volume, this isn't reflected in the sheet you sent me. Is my terminology wrong? maybe I'm not explaining myself very well.
You may well be right that I need to scale down the volumes but I don't think the sheet you sent me represents what I'm planning.
I'd welcome the benefit of your knowledge and experience
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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by toyhouse » 10 months ago

toyhouse wrote:
Mad_Scientist wrote:I made changes to your file.  You can now see that this recipe will not work based on your equipment.  You might be able to cut this recipe in half.
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Copy of BIABacus PR1.3T - Toyhouse - UnNamed Stout(MS).xls
Thanks MS for your prompt response.
Please forgive me, I'm still learning about brewing and this is my first time using Biabacus but I'm struggling to to understand.
Surely with the method I set out earlier the mash volume would be less than the boil volume, this isn't reflected in the sheet you sent me. Is my terminology wrong? maybe I'm not explaining myself very well.
You may well be right that I need to scale down the volumes but I don't think the sheet you sent me represents what I'm planning.
I'd welcome the benefit of your knowledge and experience
Cheers
Does mash volume (in section K) include the volume of the grains?

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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by ShorePoints » 10 months ago

Yes, toyhouse, it does. See the volumes section of Clear Brewing Technology. It will clear up the use of terms.

[font="Lucida Grande", "Trebuchet MS", Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The volume of liquor and grist, at mash temperature, after the grist has been added to the liquor.[/font]


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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by toyhouse » 10 months ago

EUREKA! Got it, thanks guys great spreadsheet.
Had to tweak the numbers a bit, this is what I'm going to do.
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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by Mad_Scientist » 10 months ago

Spreadsheet looks pretty good, there are red warnings displayed, as long as you are aware of them.  You are at risk of a boil over when you have your first charge of hops added.


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Re: help with Biabacus and stout recipie

Post by toyhouse » 10 months ago

Huge thanks, Mad Scientist and Shorepoints.

It's great that guys like you are around to help out us newbies.

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