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claphamsa 05-26-2009 11:53 PM

Beersmith and Jamil's recipes
Ok, So Ive been punching in Jamils book into beersmith (boo sunburn).

And I punch in 20 lbs of 2 row, and bla bla bla, yet the numbers are different, I punch in 1 oz 5% fuggles for 60 min, and the IBU is different. why is this? should i punch them in as extract, and let beersmith translate it? Ive been using the all grain options in the book..... :(

BlindLemonLars 05-27-2009 12:03 AM

There are different formulas for calculating IBUs...does Jamil's book specify which he uses?

I believe Beersmith defaults to Tinseth, but there are other formulas available in the Bitterness Calculation options.

Yooper 05-27-2009 12:09 AM

Also, I think Jamil's recipes assume a 65% or 70% efficiency. If yours is different, your IBUs will be different!

bashe 05-27-2009 12:13 AM

I don't have a copy of the book yet, its in the mail, but many of his recipes I see are for six gallon batches.

Rick500 05-27-2009 12:13 AM

I've heard him say several times that he uses the Rager bitterness formula.


Also, check your equipment settings, and try checking or unchecking the "Set Boil Volume Based on Equipment" box and see what difference that makes.

I've put several of his recipes into Beersmith myself, and there's always a bit of a difference.

claphamsa 05-27-2009 12:16 AM

his effeciency is listed as 73%

he uses rager

and yes 6 gallons! thats it! thanks :)

stupid reading the instructions :)

claphamsa 05-27-2009 12:24 AM

ok, i adjusted and its close enough for me now :)

thanks to all!

mmb 05-27-2009 12:47 AM

Now you need to export your JZ recipes so that I don't have to bother typing the book in. :D

karmabrew 05-27-2009 12:53 AM


Originally Posted by mmb (Post 1346532)
Now you need to export your JZ recipes so that I don't have to bother typing the book in. :D

+1 Good idea! :)

claphamsa 05-27-2009 01:57 AM

huh? from where......

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