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BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Missing ingredient lists
« Last post by Cabin on January 26, 2020, 05:09:17 AM »
You might need to add them via the Add-ons tab

Where is says Show Plugins For - Select Yeast

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BeerSmith 3 Support / Missing ingredient lists
« Last post by bavaria on January 25, 2020, 09:04:41 AM »
Hey all!

I was updating my inventory list with ingredient list from a recipe.  When I did there was an error that it could not add the yeast because a profile didn't exist.  I did some digging and found that I was missing all of the Wyeast strains and White Lab strains in my software. I then went to the addon list and uninstalled all of the yeast addons the installed them.  This added many more that were not in the list before.  However, all of the Whyeast and White Labs are still missing.

How do I get them added again in the profiles?
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Extract and Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Newbie help with strong milk stout
« Last post by ThePour on January 25, 2020, 05:18:32 AM »
Great, that's all very helpful, Thank  you.
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Extract and Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Temperature thoughts
« Last post by Oginme on January 24, 2020, 05:40:40 PM »
To emphasize further what GF said, your room temperature is NOT the temperature inside your fermenting vessel.  You are not controlling fermentation temperature very much or very well with ambient temperatures.  Once active fermentation slows down, then your ambient temperature will become important, as the yeast will no longer be consuming sugars at a rate to generate enough heat the affect the volume of liquid they are in.

To get back to your original question about how important fermentation temperature will be for your beer, the answer is that it depends upon the strain you use.  WY1056 is pretty much a neutral yeast and will be fairly consistent across the range given by Wyeast.  At fermentation temperatures (active fermentation) of above 72F, there is a tendency, at least in my experience, for that strain to throw some peachy or other stone fruit type flavors.  This is more noticeable in the dry version of this strain, US-05.

Some other yeasts will give a drastic difference in flavor profile with just a little change in fermenting temperature.  One of my favorite American yeasts, WY1272 is very clean and neutral below 66-68F, but bring it up to 70F+ and I get some nice fruity esters in the beer.  Many English yeast strains also follow this trend.










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Extract and Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Temperature thoughts
« Last post by GigaFemto on January 24, 2020, 04:05:44 PM »
If the recipe says to ferment at 70 and you are within a degree or two of that, you are probably fine. If you are 4-5 degrees higher or lower you will get a slightly different flavor profile.

Fermentation involves chemical reactions that generate heat, so your beer will be warmer than the ambient room temperature, except at the very edges of your bucket. The temperature at the center of your bucket could be up to 7-10 degrees higher than ambient, depending on how vigorous the fermentation is. You have no way of knowing without sticking in a thermometer and measuring. If you really want your fermentation temperature to be spot on, you should consider a cooling system. Anvil sells one for your bucket. Unfortunately it costs as much as the bucket itself and doesn't include everything (there is no source of cold -- you have to provide that yourself).

--GF
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Extract and Partial Mash Brewing / Temperature thoughts
« Last post by Captain Ed on January 24, 2020, 01:26:56 PM »
Real new brewer but wanting to learn. Ok so I am done brewing my Curmudgeon Old Ale clone in my Anvil foundry. I used Wyeast 1056 which I made in a starter of DME at about 1.038. Pitched and less than one day Im bubbling real good.
My question is on fermentation temperature. I am fermenting in an Anvil 7.5 stainless bucket and I have it in a room where temps stay about 66 to 68 degrees. The recipe says to ferment at 70f. Wyeast 1056 range is 60 to 72.

How critical is it to be at exactly 70 AND (I think I know the answer but help please) what is the better way to err  higher than70 or lower.

I can add heat to the room to temper it up but is there a distinct advantage to that. I have to basically do nothing to keep it at 67-68.

Thanks.
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Milwaukee
« Last post by BOB357 on January 24, 2020, 12:23:27 PM »
Welcome Stoy.
 I switches to an all in one system too. It's so nice to brew in the comfort of the kitchen. No more freezing during the Winter and sweating during the Summer.
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Equipment / Re: klarstein 5 gallon electric
« Last post by Oginme on January 24, 2020, 11:47:55 AM »
There are video tutorials on using BeerSmith here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmt3Is-jbBLVr0nEKsNKJcoTcNs0wtsnP

And more specifically related to setting up your equipment profile:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmW7pwQP5mQ&t=2s

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Equipment / klarstein 5 gallon electric
« Last post by andrewadam on January 24, 2020, 11:11:07 AM »
Can anyone tell me which equipment profile i should use for this system please ? it holds 5 gallons , not 5 gallons plus grains
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BeerSmith 3 Support / BeerSmith on a Chromebook
« Last post by stojanFC on January 24, 2020, 11:09:58 AM »
I wanted to have a small profile laptop that I can take and move around with me when I brew, so I bought a cheap Chromebook (the Lenovo 100e). Cost me about $120. I didn't realize that it being a 32-bit processor that it couldn't run Beersmith. I didn't know there wasn't an application for Chromebooks, and even when I wanted to run Ubuntu on my Chromebook to install the Linux/Ubuntu application, it still wouldn't because it's a 64-bit application. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Wish I did...

Thought I wasted $120, but then I discovered that you can remote your Chromebook into another laptop and run applications from there. It's not perfect, because the resolution ain't great, but it's better than wasting money...

Anyway, here's how I did it, if this same thing happens to you;

-Go into your Chrome browser and type the link remotedesktop.google.com. You'll need to install this on BOTH the Chromebook and the laptop you are trying to connect to. I'm connecting to a Windows 10 laptop, so I don't know if this works on a Mac. Maybe?

-Install the required extensions, and really you should be set to go. You'll need to set up a pin so you can connect, and name the PC you're trying to connect to.

When you want to connect at any point, fire up your Chrome browser and you should see a small icon at the top right of the browser named "Chrome Remote Desktop" when you hover your mouse over it. Or type in the same link I provided earlier (remotedesktop.google.com) and You'll see the name of the PC you're trying to connect to. If it says ONLINE you should be good to connect, just click on it. If it says OFFLINE, the PC you're trying to connect to may be off or something...make sure, obviously, both are connected to the internet. You don't need to be on the same internet connection, which is nice.

-If it runs in Windowed mode, it's practically unreadable. Just click the 3-button icon on the upper right of the browser and find the ZOOM setting. There should be a 4-segmented box that will set the application to full screen mode.

OR you could skip all this and download the Google Play app, and spend $7 on it. It's a basic version of BeerSmith, if you can get used to it. I know I've seen people pretty divided on it's usability and helpfulness.

There you go. Hope this helps anyone.
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