## Strike Temperature Calculator

Credit To: http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Calculate the temperature your strike water needs to be in order

to hit the desired mash-in temperature. Assumes your brewing for 5 gallons,

with basic mash-tun cooler.Or.... if you want to calculate it yourself:

Ts = Td + (.192 * (Td-Tg)/Gr)) + 3 Where: * Ts = Final Strike Temp * Td = Desired Strike Temp * Tg = Current Grain Temp * Gr = Grain Ratio Notes: .192 is the "water equivalent" or volume of water whose heat capacity is equivalent to that of a given mass/weight of grain based on specific heat of grain being 0.4 3 is the temperature added to account for heat loss during transfer or put more succintly; the "Fudge Factor" to account for thermal mass lost (3 deg for F or 1.7 deg for C)