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Offline tdibratt

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How to Define Hops to Beersmith
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
I got a copy of a BEER.XML recipe for a NEIPA.  and making some mods to it.

Original recipe called for Whirlpool Hops at 200F, 30 min.  New to this but doesn't that mean after flame out, cool wort to 200F and then add the hops, turn off chiller and recirculate for 30 mins? 


If correct and these hops contribute to bitterness, then why would the boil hops added at 0 (AROMA HOPS) min not also contribute to bitterness?  Is the assumption that all hops during the boil were in a hop basket and they have been removed?

Or am I defining them incorrectly?

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Re: How to Define Hops to Beersmith
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 02:15:49 PM »
I got a copy of a BEER.XML recipe for a NEIPA.  and making some mods to it.

Original recipe called for Whirlpool Hops at 200F, 30 min.  New to this but doesn't that mean after flame out, cool wort to 200F and then add the hops, turn off chiller and recirculate for 30 mins? 


If correct and these hops contribute to bitterness, then why would the boil hops added at 0 (AROMA HOPS) min not also contribute to bitterness?  Is the assumption that all hops during the boil were in a hop basket and they have been removed?

Or am I defining them incorrectly?

Whirlpool hops on a home brew level are pretty much as you have described this above.  I generally turn the heat off, get my samples for gravity readings, add my immersion chiller and the temperature is right around 200F without needing to chill it at all.  It is generally considered that the whirlpool hops which are added above 180F will contribute some to bitterness.  In your equipment profile, there is an option to extend the bittering from boil hops into the whirlpool time if you so choose.

Aroma hops added at flame out (0 min boil time) in the program are not given any IBU value because the program assumes that the wort will be chilled down very quickly after flame out.  So basically, if you configure a 0 min boil addition, you probably don't want to add a whirlpool addition if you want the program to calculate an IBU value for you.  If you want to do both, then mark the 0 min addition as a whirlpool addition to tell the program to calculate utilization for those hops.

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Re: How to Define Hops to Beersmith
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 06:22:16 AM »
Thanks, makes sense now!

 

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