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Old 01-17-2009, 01:24 AM   #11
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I dl'd the Beersmith trial and it seemed very complicated - I likely didn't put enough effort into it and have not yet purchased a software for my brewing. I need to soon because I am going all grain this year. Not trying to hi-jack but.....

I just ran my recipe for this weekend through the tastybrew calculator and the hbd recipator to see how close they would be and it was very interesting - everything was the same in both programs except the IBUs. In the tb calc the IBUs were 19 and in the hbd program the IBUs were 10. That's a substantial difference and now I'm wondering which is more accurate. If anyone with "real" (read : purchased) software wants to check it here's the recipe and parameters...

Style - English brown Mild
boil volume 3 gallons
batch volume 5.5 gallons
batch sparge 1 hour at 154F

2.25 lbs. lt dme
2.5 lbs. 2 row pale
1 lb. 60L
.5 lb. carapils
3 oz. chocolate

.75 oz. 5% a.a. goldings for 60 min.
.5 oz. 4.7% a.a. fuggles for 5 min.

any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-17-2009, 01:50 AM   #12
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I had my beersmith but used up the trial time, and id rather put money into ingredients then programs for the moment, at least til i build stock up.

So a few small changes to ed's recipe that ill make: Since the LHBS sells in kilo's I will be using an additional .8#'s of 2 row and .2#'s of vienna, this should account for any efficiency drop. Also they only had centennial, but at a low AA. So I will be subbing centennial straight for cascade, should give me a final IBU of 46 compared to ed's 35.

Im stoked! Pray for me guys lol

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:18 AM   #14
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It is now in the fermenter! I had to dump out about 1/2 a gallon of wort (overshot my numbers), and by the time i realized what was happening my final hops were in. I still got an efficiency of 72% with tossing out the additional wort. It looked nice, but I dont think i got an appropriate hot break, it seemed to have little clumps in it? Any ideas what that may be?

Also, first time using my plate chiller, thanks to my lovely GF, and I cant imagine brewing without it!

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It is now in the fermenter! I had to dump out about 1/2 a gallon of wort (overshot my numbers),

First of all, congrats on the successful first AG. It'll be great, I'm sure!

That being said, you did WHAT????? You dumped some wort???? Shame on you. If you have extra, save it, freeze it, and use it for a starter for your next brew. That beats the hell out of spending $ on DME for a starter.
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Congratulation on your first AG BrewTaster.
I am pretty sure that the batch of Ed's Hause ale will come out nice..the weather probably prevented you getting a good rolling boil. I had JSpence over yesterday for a 10 G brew session..Recipe was basically Ed's Hause ale with 4 oz Tettnager subbed in for the Cascade/Centenial.

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