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Old 12-21-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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I have a 5gal. recipe that I would like to down size to to 3 gal. and do a full boil in my 5 gal. pot. I have beersmith but I'm not sure how to convert this or if it can even be done.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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In this case everything is 3/5's of the original recipe.

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Except the hops you'll need even less of those. (I'm guessing the extract recipe didn't call for a 5 gallon boil)

Look at the projected SG and IBU's then cut the grain down proportionally (drop the grain bill to 60%), then lower the hops additions equally until you get back to the same IBU's.

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There is a scale button on one of the first rows on the beersmith screen, it is near the buttons to adjust recipes based on ibus, srms, and gravity...I think it might just say scale, but it could be a symbol...I'm not on a computer that has BS on it, so I can't say which..but it is there.

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There is a scale button on one of the first rows on the beersmith screen, it is near the buttons to adjust recipes based on ibus, srms, and gravity...I think it might just say scale, but it could be a symbol...I'm not on a computer that has BS on it, so I can't say which..but it is there.
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See the row that begins "New Recipe?" After add to list, is the one you want, "scale" you can change the volume and it will shift the grain/hopbill to accomodate you.
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Thanks!!!
Now do have to do anything to take in to account it will be a full boil?
Or do I just start with 3 gal. and top up after the boil?

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Now do have to do anything to take in to account it will be a full boil?
Or do I just start with 3 gal. and top up after the boil?
If you're unsure how much you'll boil off, you can be safe with starting with 3.5 gallons and topping up at the end if you have to.
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