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Iowabeerguy 06-14-2009 06:12 PM

Beersmith Boil Volume - IBU change
When changing the boil size from 5 gallons to my 3 gallon partial mash brew pot it dramatically changes the IBU's - I'm relatively new with building recipes, do I really need to use considerably more hops when doing a smaller boil or do I have a setting out of whack in Beersmith?

FlyingHorse 06-14-2009 06:18 PM

Hard to know if you have a problem without more details, but assuming all you changed was the size of the boil, then yes:

Smaller boil = higher gravity = lower utilization = more hops

Iowabeerguy 06-14-2009 06:21 PM

That makes sense - thanks

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