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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Any way to lock all brewlog recipes ?
« Last post by Oginme on Today at 05:27:58 AM »
I feel your pain.  I'm at 144 recipes brewed and counting.

What I have done is to create sub folders in the brew log for every year and move the finished recipes into the appropriate folder once it has been bottled.  That way the recipes will stay on the calendar (I have it set to show recipes in brew log only) for reference and there is no great risk of me opening up a file from those folders and changing something.

Brewing Discussion / Re: Did I mess up my home Brew!
« Last post by Oginme on Today at 05:25:02 AM »
I've gone up to four weeks in the fermenter before bottling.  Usually with high alcohol, darker beers, where a little bit of aging will blend the flavors together a bit smoother.  I have not brewed a hefe- yet, but do brew American wheat beers.  Generally, I try to get those off to bottle early as I find they don't age well once in the bottle.  OTOH, I don't really know how it would be if left in the fermenter for a while.

I don't keg, but if it were me, I would purge the keg with CO2 and transfer the beer into it.  Seal and leave with the proper CO2 pressure to get your carbonation.  You can then transfer into the fridge or cooler once you have it set up to house the keg.  Others how keg regularly may have better ideas around this.
Introductions / Greetings From Dewort
« Last post by dewort on Today at 03:33:45 AM »
Salutations fellow brewers!!

Still new to the biz & tinkering around with British Ale and American IPA style for now... Still at the bucket and carboy stage.

I look forward to gaining knowledge and experience from this forum.

Professional Brewing / Re: High gravity brewing 20HL (528gal)
« Last post by brewfun on Yesterday at 08:57:17 PM »
There are a lot of ways to brew high gravity. Most make compromises on efficiency.

For styles like barleywines, only the first runnings are traditionally used. First runnings are usually about 20 P. and you'll just boil down for gravity.

Then, traditionally, the grain would be sparged for a second, "small" beer."

If you're trying to limit the water to increase the gravity, this is why you're sticking your mash. You simply have too much weight on the screen. An alternative might be a reiterative mash. This is where you run a normal mash (and sometimes sparge), then pump that wort back on top of a new mash. The second mash with the wort picks up a lot of sugar. You then sparge it out and will have about 22 to 28 P wort in the kettle that you can further concentrate.

This works best if you are making an intentionally high gravity brew. If you are trying to make high gravity wort in order to increase capacity, it's probably best to stay at 20 P or below because of increased esters and tired yeast that may not always attenuate. 
BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Any way to lock all brewlog recipes ?
« Last post by adam01 on Yesterday at 08:50:50 PM »

With 100+ brew logs, that is going to take a while. 
Brewing Discussion / Re: Did I mess up my home Brew!
« Last post by emeryluc on Yesterday at 08:26:15 PM »
ok, so my brew did no go well.  I started thinking there is not way it could take more then a week to gather everything I need to keg the beer.  I've never used a keg, always bottled, but here I am beer ready and I was unable to find a beer fridge large enough for my kegs.  So, how long is ok to leave the beer in the fermenting bucket before it goes bad?  I took it out last night, it was there for 16 days, smells ok, but still no where to cool it.  I have it in the keg just waiting to find a somehow to cool it.  any ideas?

Thank you
Recipes / Red Horse clone
« Last post by Jan Torstein on Yesterday at 05:06:17 PM »
Someone who can help me with a resipe of a Red Horse clone?
Red Horse is brewed by San Miguel Brewery Philippines.
Professional Brewing / High gravity brewing 20HL (528gal)
« Last post by BRAAF on Yesterday at 09:37:33 AM »
Hi Guys,

I have some troubles brewing high gravity (above 24?P) beers at our brewery. At a certain point the both lautertuns block. And I can't do much about it, except; a break down which means that the lauter tuns will be forced to empty. Read: everything is on the floor.

What do you guys do for high gravity beers that i might forgot?
Like mash thickness, stirring, rice hulls? Anything would be a great help.

BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Any way to lock all brewlog recipes ?
« Last post by Oginme on Yesterday at 05:08:58 AM »
For the desktop version, you can open up the recipe and just below the version number is a box to click to 'lock' the recipe.  This will prevent changes being made to the recipe.  You will need to repeat this for every recipe you want locked.
BeerSmith 2 Questions / Any way to lock all brewlog recipes ?
« Last post by adam01 on June 20, 2017, 09:24:42 PM »

I want to lock all my past brew log (recipes). Is there a way to do this from BeerSmith ? By editing files as text ?

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