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Old 06-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 06-14-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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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

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Old 06-14-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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That makes sense - thanks

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