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Old 06-26-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default What's the preferred method of determining IBU

I've been messing with some different recipes for a Mirror Pond clone and am trying to pin point the IBU for the modified recipe. I've seen a few tables online and in some books but they don't seem to agree. Whats your method of calculating IBU based on hop schedule?

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Old 06-26-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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As you have observed, there are several ways of calculating IBU and they don't agree. Tinseth & Rager are the most common methods and they don't agree.

I leave Recipator set on Tinseth, because I really don't think one is any better than the other. Unless you are planning on having your ale tested by a laboratory, you won't know what you have anyway. My hopwine came out at 281.8 IBU, not likely, but fun to mention.

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That'll make you pucker.

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Are Tinseth equations based on hops pellets or whole hops?

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