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Old 01-09-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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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?



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



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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.

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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.

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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?
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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?
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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.
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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)
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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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