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11-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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IBU/88 = .42, solve for IBU

IBU = .42 * 88

IBU = 36.96 ≈ 37

and who told their math teachers they would never use algebra outside of school? besides the fact that every time you count money, you're using algebra

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11-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #12
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 Originally Posted by GrogNerd IBU/88 = .42, solve for IBU IBU = .42 * 88 IBU = 36.96 ≈ 37 and who told their math teachers they would never use algebra outside of school? besides the fact that every time you count money, you're using algebra
Right?! Math is for dummies! I'm just going to party my way through school...haha. Anyway, my number was 38.5 IBU (or so) for my math, but that was going off the high side of the anticipated OG for the Imperial. Either way, it looks like I calc'd it all in correctly (or close enough)...

Sounds like I learned something new today - BU/GU (or whatever) Ratio - and guess what, I cheated by getting on here. But don't tell the judges.

Thanks guys. I think I have what I need. Time to go get after this beast.

Oh - and for the JR's out there - go do it the old fashioned way once or twice. Guarantee you will learn something new & your brew will show for it. Remember, the Egyptian Pyramids weren't built by lazy people. They did it themselves - THE 'OLD FASHIONED' WAY....

Cheers everyone.

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11-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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 Originally Posted by DeToX Oh - and for the JR's out there - go do it the old fashioned way once or twice. Guarantee you will learn something new & your brew will show for it. Remember, the Egyptian Pyramids weren't built by lazy people. They did it themselves - THE 'OLD FASHIONED' WAY.... Cheers everyone.
Never heard the term before, so I gotta ask, what's a JR?
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11-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #14
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 Originally Posted by nukebrewer Never heard the term before, so I gotta ask, what's a JR?
JR's = Juniors, rookies, kids, young bucks...haha. These ones that grew up making beer on the internet with their fancy how-to you tube videos and fancy on-line calculators & stuff.

Just poking a bit of fun, is all.
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11-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #15
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 Originally Posted by DeToX JR's = Juniors, rookies, kids, young bucks...haha. These ones that grew up making beer on the internet with their fancy how-to you tube videos and fancy on-line calculators & stuff. Just poking a bit of fun, is all.
Oh, ok. For the record, I started out with hand calculations based on the formulas in How to Brew, so I know how to use them if necessary, but I love using the calculators for designing recipes. However, I always calculate my volumes and strike temps by hand because I have found that BeerSmith doesn't calculate them properly even with what appear to be correct inputs.

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