This tool helps you calculate the exact amount of water needed for mashing your grains in brewing.

## Strike Water Temperature Calculator

This calculator helps you determine the appropriate temperature of the strike water needed to reach your target mash temperature in homebrewing.

### How to Use It:

- Enter the weight of your grains in pounds (lbs).
- Enter the current temperature of your grains in degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
- Enter your target mash temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
- Enter the mash thickness, which is the ratio of quarts of water per pound of grain (qt/lb).
- Click the “Calculate” button to get the strike water temperature.

### How It Calculates:

The calculator uses the following formula to determine the strike water temperature:

**Strike Water Temperature (°F) = ((0.2 / Mash Thickness) * (Target Mash Temp – Grain Temp)) + Target Mash Temp**

The formula factors in the thermal mass of the grain and the specific heat capacity of water to provide an accurate temperature for the strike water.

### Limitations:

Please note that this calculator assumes all measurements are accurate and does not account for heat losses during the transfer or other environmental factors that might affect the strike water temperature. Use it as a guide and adjust as necessary.