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Old 01-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Beersmith Carbonaton Calculation

In Beersmith 2, the amount of sugar for a desired volume of CO2 does not change (for me) when I change my actual volume into bottles (or actual volume into fermenter). It seems to only use the predicted volume.

I came out with more into the fermenter and into bottles than predicted. Is there any way to get Beersmith to use the actuals, or do I need use to a different, online calculator?

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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I quit using the carbonation calculator in beersmith when I recognized just what you're saying- it does not update based on your entry of the actual bottling volume.
I believe it expects the bottling volume to be entered after bottling is complete, and so the carbonation is only set to use the prediction. I, however, prefer to rack into the volume-marked bottling bucket and calculate the priming addition based on the real volume.

I use this calculator:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/
And for "current temperature of beer" I enter the highest temperature the beer has been at since primary fermentation, as this is going to be the most accurate estimation of residual CO2 in the beer.

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This drives me nuts about the calculator. I just use online calculators when I do my bottling.

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