Author Topic: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.  (Read 124224 times)

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 02:09:17 PM »
Yeah Im using an Immersion Chiller so no loss there but about a quart to two quarts loss to trub. I know I should leave a little more than this but I only have a 7.5 gallon brewpot and still want to end at 5 gallons even after a 90 minute boil (filling it almost to the rim  ;) ). Eventually Ill pick up a bigger kettle. Thanks again and cheers!

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 07:52:29 AM »
Ah, all sounds good ms!

Don't worry about adding a little top up water into your fermenter though if it will make your brew day a bit easier. BeerSmith2 will account for this so it might be an option for you rather than woryying about 'making' figures correct, worrying about boil-overs etc.

Those losses have to come out somewhere :D so I'd go for the top up water option myself so as I would end up knowing my real 'Loss to Trub and Chiller figure'. Top-up water is definitely not an option to be frowned upon when your kettle is on the small side.

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2011, 02:26:44 PM »
Just wanted to post my thanks for this users guide. I had been struggling with consistently hitting my numbers. I made up my own profile and brewed a batch and I hit almost every target number. OG was slightly higher, which I'd prefer than lower. I'll be dialing in from here, but this was a great starting point. Thanks again.

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 09:51:57 PM »
Wow.  My head is spinning. 

I have been brewing on my small stovetop for just over a year.  A bunch of extract kits and a few partial mash recipes under my belt.  I have been thinking of trying smaller all grain BIAB style brews.  Like 2.5 -3 gallon batches.  My little gas stove doesn't put out enough heat to keep anything more than 3.5 gallons boiling.  I just downloaded the Beersmith Software and don't know where to even start.  I tried to set up my equipment profile, but i'll be honest... I am confused.  There is a lot of material out there and i'll continue trying to educate myself, but has anyone set up a similar profile?  5 gallon kettle, want to bottle 3 gallons of beer.  BIAB method. 

I feel like i am cheating by asking for the help, but i need it.  Thoughts or direction is hugely appreciated. 

Thanks,
Justin

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 03:39:08 PM »
This is good info....I just wanted to reply so it can come back up to the top. I was kind of floppin' around with stuff, not really knowing what meant what, trying to get all the little pieces I'd get from the 'old guys' (yes, yet another movie reference....men in black 2). But this put it all together for me and I feel much more confidence with my AG setup now, knowing I have a stable platform to start with.
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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 06:04:01 AM »
Great job!

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 11:01:18 AM »
just an aside here..

as a beginner I had trouble finding a cheap pot.

64 qt spigot and cover <$200.00

look here -> http://www.provantage.com/bayou-classic-1064~7BAYC001.htm

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 01:06:28 PM »
Just to jump this a bit... Did Sig ever get his 'push-button config' completed? I'd like to see if I actually got mine correct as compared to his...

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2013, 06:36:42 PM »
Bump...

This is along with burtbros post http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php/topic,8579.0.html is excellent.

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2013, 03:38:16 AM »
The good news is that if you have read and really studied the above rather than skimmed through it, you will be well on the road to driving BeerSmith2 safely and letting it take you places that 'skimmers' will never reach or only reach by a possibly painful accident :argh:.
I'm happy to answer questions in this thread as long as I am sure you haven't skimmed ;).
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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2013, 12:24:14 PM »
Just a note:
 I posted a new video on setting up an equipment profile today - it might help:
  http://beersmith.com/video

Working also on bringing all of the other videos up to date.

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 05:05:42 PM »
Thanks so much Pat!  I just did my first all-grain batch yesterday using a recipe on BeerSmith 2, not to mention trying to learn how to use the latter at the same time.  I love the relative ease of use of the app, but the equations are what I need to get more confidence. 

Cheers!

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 04:15:45 PM »
I advice all friends here : Doing all these measurements gives you practice at taking readings and will make you realise faster that variances between readings and single brews are not uncommon.

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2014, 10:06:35 AM »
Just found this, very helpful!  I always wondered why my target readings were always under...

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Re: BeerSmith2 'Equipment Profile' set-up for new all-grainers.
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2014, 03:04:17 PM »
Used your post today and already seeing an improvement in efficiency

 

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