Boil Volume Calculation

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  1. kkourmousis

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new to Brewer's Friend and I am trying to figure out the recipe editor. One thing that I could not understand was what was the "Calc" button doing, concerning the Boil Volume. I was editing my Partial Mash recipe and each time I was pressing the button, the volumes got reduced!

    I tried editing an BIAB recipe and the button seems to work solid there. So maybe there is a bug?

    One last thing, I read that there is a big update coming regarding the Quick Water and Mash Guidelines. I feel like these two should be connected, but now Mash Guidelines are more like commentary, is this correct? For example, if I want to guide readers of my recipe to top off the batch with water in the fermenter, I find it pretty tricky to do. If I increase the batch size at the top, then the pre-boil volume changes (but this is not what I want).

    I hope I explained it good enough, English is not my native language :rolleyes:

    Cheers
     
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    Donoroto Well-Known Member

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    Your English might not be your home language, but be assured that you communicate perfectly well, better than some who were born here.
     
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    Pricelessbrewing BF Software Manager
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    Thank you for joining the forums, this is a known issue that one of our developers is working on. There is a pending update that is being reviewed before release.

    Your English is good, dont worry about it.
     
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  4. kkourmousis

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    Great, thanks :)

    Pricelessbrewing, Ι saw your description and I remembered this good one, a bit off topic, yet not entirely since beer is present:

    A QA engineer walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 0 beers. Orders 99999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a ueicbksjdhd. First real customer walks in and asks where the bathroom is. The bar bursts into flames, killing everyone.
     
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    Do you have an equipment profile saved? In my experience the preboil and post boil estimates were better when I used my equipment profile (should be a drop down menu below the "calc" button. And the equipment profiles are under the "My Brewing" menu)
     
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  6. kkourmousis

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    Yes I do. In BIAB it works perfectly, except if I want to lower the ABV, so I have to dilute it by topping of and I have this problem

     
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    Yes. This is my life. Thanks everyone for asking where the bathroom is! :confused:
     
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    That is funny!
    Unless it was meant to be serious, in that case it is funny!
     
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    The point is, test all you want, there's always an edge case to ruin your day...
     
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