Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Partial Mash IPA recipe critique?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
MBasile
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunnyvale, CA (NorCal)
Posts: 1,511
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irisndfan2
beersmith is showing 105 ibu's if I double it, would this be 85 ibu's then??
IBU figures are just a reference tool. Brew a beer. Look at the number of calculated IBUs. If it isn't bitter enough adjust the next batch. Don't compare your IBUs to my IBUs or anyone else's.
__________________

Up next: beer
Fermenting: beer
Conditioning: and more beer

Total gallons in 2012: 10

MBasile is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 12:24 AM   #12
Irisndfan2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Posts: 176
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MBasile View Post
IBU figures are just a reference tool. Brew a beer. Look at the number of calculated IBUs. If it isn't bitter enough adjust the next batch. Don't compare your IBUs to my IBUs or anyone else's.
what do you mean by this? Can I actually measure after brewing?
__________________
Irisndfan2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 04:16 AM   #13
MBasile
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Sunnyvale, CA (NorCal)
Posts: 1,511
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irisndfan2

what do you mean by this? Can I actually measure after brewing?
A lab can measure, you can't. You can however taste, which is far superior to a numerical designation. Don't get caught up on what beersmith calculates and what the styles say. After a while you learn your system and your tastes.

Brew a beer. Not bitter enough? Looks like you'll have to brew it again and add more buttering hops. What a shame
__________________

Up next: beer
Fermenting: beer
Conditioning: and more beer

Total gallons in 2012: 10

MBasile is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
partial/ mini mash questions & recipe critique starrfish All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-06-2008 02:57 PM
First partial mash recipe dagrar All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 02-06-2008 01:10 AM
First Partial Mash recipe critique please! StankAle All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 16 10-22-2007 07:48 PM
Critique my first Partial Mash SenorWanderer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-05-2007 01:44 PM
1st effort at partial mash - recipe critique wedraper All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 11-16-2005 03:20 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS