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Old 10-12-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Here is the Dunkel that was 17 SRM in the program. Recipe is used said should be in the 20-22 SRM range.



Here is a Nut Brown that shows as 12 SRM. I may be incorrect in my judgment but it looks more like 15-17.



Does the color look right??



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Old 10-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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my guess is that your malts actually have a darker color than what the software assumes.

Since these are both beers that were meant to be darker in color, I am guessing that you added some chocolate or something to the grain bill? There are many makers of chocolate malts, and they have a VERY wide range of colors.

I currently have some Thomas Fawcett chocolate that comes in at about 525 SRM. My brewing software had an assumption of 350 SRM for chocolate malt. That's a pretty major discrepancy and enough to make 4 SRM difference in a brown ale I attempted to make.

My final product tasted fine, but was black as hell and not a dark brown like I was shooting for.



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I kinda thought that but I double checked the grain properties and made sure they matched what the grain I have was rated at. I have seen some posts on the BeerSmith board (along with mine) about this issue. I was hoping to get a second opinion on the color of the beer in my pics to see how close my estimates were.

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My colors are off too. Does any one have the hops adjusting themselves to unrealistic amounts?

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