Grainfather mash-/spargewater

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  1. Brouwerij Nuenhem

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    Hello,

    can I manage the amount of sparge and mashwater in the programm of the Grainfather?

    I find my batter too thick in some cases (I don't know if this is good english). What I mean is that I want to use more water during mashing and less when sparging.

    Can I enter that somewhere in the program or app?
     
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    The “Mash Infusion...” calculator on this site has a “Mash Water/Grain Ratio:” area where you can customize your ratio. The default is 1.25 qts/lb. of grain, which in my experience, is a little too “thick”, as such I always change that to 1.50 qts/lb of grain, but you can change it to whatever thickness you like.

    link:https://www.brewersfriend.com/mash/
     
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    Nice find.
     
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    I found how to enter the mash thickness but I made a mistake in entering other data. Can someone tell me the default settings?
     
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    Default equipment profile?
    Or just default mash thickness?
     
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    like mash volume, sparge vessel volume, ...
     
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    This is what I use for the grainfather, keep in mind tho, I haven't refined this very far yet, not a lot of brews with this equipment profile.
     
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    And if you need to reset you can click here:
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    I just realized that if I continue down the path I'm starting right now I'm headed for a very farmer style Grainfather and now I'm curious to see if I can make it happen.
     
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    You building a brewing system? :)
     
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    Unintentionally but I just realized that's the outcome, I'm adding a pump and 2 1500W electric elements to one of my 16G kettles that has historically been a 3 vessel gravity system run off propane.
     
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    Hi,

    Thank you for your information. I understand you passed on the values from Brewers Friend but I wanted to have the values that I have to enter in the Grainfather brewing program.
     

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