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News / Re: BeerSmith 3 Released
« Last post by brundage on Today at 07:15:40 PM »
For you Gentoo users out there - I created an ebuild for Beersmith 3.0.9.  You can find it here

https://github.com/brundage/gentoo-fatty-portage-overlay

To use it create a file in /etc/portage/repos.conf called something like fatty-local.conf

[fatty]
location = /usr/local/portage/fatty
sync-type = git
sync-uri = https://github.com/brundage/gentoo-fatty-portage-overlay.git
auto-sync = yes

Then run
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# emaint sync -r fatty
# emerge beersmith

Then wait forever for webkit-gtk to compile.  :D
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: Two different water volumes in BIAB set up
« Last post by Oginme on Today at 06:12:39 PM »
The program is consistent in stating that 3.04 gal are needed on all your tabs.  The issue is with the amount of water that is listed in the recipe ingredients.  Just click on the water and change the amount to 3.08.  This sometimes happens when you have already added the water to the recipe and then later make a change in the volumes or recipe ingredients which then causes the program to recalculate the water requirements.  The program updates the requirements, but not the actual water in the ingredient box.

This is one of the reasons that in his tutorial, Brad recommends adding the water last and just before you are ready to brew.  Usually, I am adding the water and the associated water salts to the recipe two days before I make my brew and then I print out the brew day sheet at that time.
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Two different water volumes in BIAB set up
« Last post by Erock on Today at 06:04:59 PM »
For some reason I am getting two different water volumes in beersmith. This happens to be a 1.5 gallon test batch, but the same thing occurs when I do my usually 5.5 gallon batches. I've attached screen shots below.

The recipe tab gives me a water volume  of 2.41 gal.
The water tab gives me a total volume of 3.04 gal and the right below it shows a water volume of 2.41 gal
The Mash tab gives me a water volume of 3.04 gal.
The Volume tab gives me a water volume of 3.04 gal.

I cannot figure out why the numbers are not consistent all across the board. I've read some posts trying to see if anyone has dealt with the same thing, but no luck. Some suggest that the higher number is the bash volume, but the volume tab shows a mash volume of 3.28 gal. Any idea why this might happen? Thx in advance.








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BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: BeerSmith not displaying correctly on Mac
« Last post by Cabin on Today at 03:12:54 AM »
You could always go to the Full Screen Mode

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All Grain/Advanced / Re: Dialling In Efficiency
« Last post by TwoThings on Yesterday at 05:26:55 PM »
If you don't already start listening to the podcast and reading the website articles at www.Brulosophy.com. Their most recent podcast as of this writing is about efficiency and how to get the most of it. Both of the hosts use Beersmith so the reference it throughout the episode. And, the address your issue directly with steps to correct it. There is also a companion piece article on the website called 6 tips for dealing with efficiency problems... http://brulosophy.com/2015/09/10/6-tips-for-dealing-with-efficiency-problems/

This is good advice here!  Great podcast and website! :)
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: End of gravity runnings
« Last post by TwoThings on Yesterday at 05:24:41 PM »
I'm doing BIAB, what do I enter for Sparge run-off PH and end of running gravity in the session tab

Do you have a pH meter?  If you do, you can find what to enter for the Sparge Run-off pH.  Towards the end of my sparge I sent some wort into a hydrometer tube, tested the pH, and took a gravity reading.  That's all there is to it.  Do you need to do that?  No.  But the end of sparge pH helps to ensure you don't over sparge and raise the pH beyond 6.0  I try to stop around or before 5.8.  After 6 you can start extract some tannins and get some off-tastes.

The gravity reading helps to determine your efficiency. Some people just like to stop sparging at 1.010 or whenever they notice it quits moving. 
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: End of gravity runnings
« Last post by BudVarMan on Yesterday at 02:05:34 PM »
Thanks
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / Re: End of gravity runnings
« Last post by BOB357 on Yesterday at 01:49:59 PM »
That generally applies to fly sparging and is only entered for future reference. Just leave the box as is.
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Brew In A Bag (BIAB) / End of gravity runnings
« Last post by BudVarMan on Yesterday at 01:44:40 PM »
I'm doing BIAB, what do I enter for Sparge run-off PH and end of running gravity in the session tab
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Professional Brewing / Re: Scaling up to 3 BBL from 10 gallons
« Last post by brewfun on Yesterday at 11:41:51 AM »
I find that in scaling, most of the gravity should come from pale malt, rather than specialty malts.

After using the scaling function, use the Vienna malt to get to the right color, then adjust the corn to get the same gravity you get from corn in the 10 gallon recipe. The last adjustment should be to add pale or pils malt to get to the same OG as the original.
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