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Title: Water profile tool
Post by: yegnal on October 23, 2019, 05:11:42 PM
Greetings;

I'm interested in using the water profile tool in 2.3.xxx and I've tried, but it seems less than intuitive to say the least.   After struggling to understand what is happening and how to use that tool, I finally gave up.

Is there something I'm missing ?

Is the tool any different in version 3 of beersmith ?
Title: Re: Water profile tool
Post by: Oginme on October 23, 2019, 05:30:07 PM
The water tool is extremely improved in BS3.  It is fully integrated in the recipes and mash pH predictions.  While being present in BS2 in a much cruder form, it was not easy nor intuitive to use and had no real impact on the mash pH prediction. 
Title: Re: Water profile tool
Post by: grommetik on November 14, 2019, 03:20:58 PM
I have RO water & I want to make a Black IPA. The water tool in BS3 is neither intuitive nor easy to use. The drop down lists have neither water profiles listed.
Title: Re: Water profile tool
Post by: BOB357 on November 14, 2019, 04:56:22 PM
Intuitive and easy to use will always depend on a basic understanding of the process. If you lack that, you really should do some reading on the process you're interested in. I find the water tool in BS3 to be outstanding.
Title: Re: Water profile tool
Post by: Oginme on November 14, 2019, 05:52:35 PM
I have RO water & I want to make a Black IPA. The water tool in BS3 is neither intuitive nor easy to use. The drop down lists have neither water profiles listed.

OK, RO water is essentially the same as distilled water.  This gives you the base water you want to build from.  The selection of the target profile is completely user defined.  I would say a starting place is Palmer's 'black dry' water profile.