Originally Posted by Pirate Ale
Therefore I expect that I need to do a late addition to the boil of the DME. How do you calculate the hop schedule to accomodate the thinner wort boil? I know the hop utilization will be stronger in thinner wort, but I'm not sure how to calculate it.
Some of the software does handle late additions. I'm using ProMash, so what I do is just set it all up the way I want it to be, then zero out the *ME that I'm adding late, make note of the new IBUs and then set the *ME back to whatever amount I originally had. Make note of the corrected IBUs in the notes.
Sure, it's a hack.
Just waiting for the next version of ProMash which I hear will be handling late additions.
I just started doing late additions since my buddies and I started brewing again recently. When I brewed before, no one even mentioned it, that I knew of, and I never was able to do a light colored beer satisfactorily. Late additions are the way to go for light color and/or better hop utilization in concentrated boils (such as I am currently forced to do).