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Old 08-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Planning first hop addition

Hi All,

For those of you who formulate their own recipes. My question is: how do you figure out how much hops to add for your bittering hops? It doesn't matter what style that you are brewing. Just that you know style "x" has a range of 10 to 25 IBU's. Sometimes I add too much and the beer is overly bitter for the style. I usually end up brewing the same beer and tweaking that first addition. I just wanted to see if you all had a better system worked out. Thanks

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Old 08-24-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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I use Beersmith.

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Old 08-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Yup. BeerSmith. There are other free calculators on the Internet too.

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Old 08-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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I use brew toad when online. I use brewmate, free to download, when offline

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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I use beer tools myself. The only thing that I notice is that calculators will give you the overall total ( or keep a running tally). The big question is: how much of that 10 - 30 IBU's goes into bittering? Do those calculators tell you that? Thanks

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Brewtarget is another installable software that is free. I use beersmith ($) for calculating IBUs; it works for me.

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