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Bromley 01-09-2008 11:08 PM

Which Hop IBU formula do you use?
 
For those that use software allowing different IBU formulas to be used, which one do you use? I have ProMash which is set by default to Rager. Has anyone found one of the other formulas to be more accurate?

Soulive 01-09-2008 11:11 PM

Tinseth here, mainly because I think Palmer prefers Tinseth...

Yooper 01-09-2008 11:18 PM

I use Tinseth, too. I think that I "know" how 50 IBUs in the Tinseth scale are, so I'm comfortable using it.

Yuri_Rage 01-09-2008 11:19 PM

Tinseth because it's the BeerSmith default, and it works for me when creating recipes. I've also heard it's the most accurate for the average homebrewer.

Bromley 01-09-2008 11:25 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.

Soulive 01-09-2008 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bromley
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.

Try changing to Tinseth then. Are you plugging in the accurate alpha acid %'s?

Yooper 01-09-2008 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bromley
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.

Hmmm- can you switch to Tinseth in that recipe, just to see what the Tinseth scale says?

Bromley 01-09-2008 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YooperBrew
Hmmm- can you switch to Tinseth in that recipe, just to see what the Tinseth scale says?

Yeah, just got done doing that. I had 77.3 IBU with the Rager and it dropped significantly down to 68.6 with Tinseth.

Soulive 01-09-2008 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bromley
Yeah, just got done doing that. I had 77.3 IBU with the Rager and it dropped significantly down to 68.6 with Tinseth.

Problem solved (hopefully) :mug:

Bromley 01-09-2008 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soulive
Try changing to Tinseth then. Are you plugging in the accurate alpha acid %'s?

See my numbers above for comparing Rager and Tinseth on the recipe. And yes, I always make sure to edit the aa%.


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