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Old 01-07-2010, 12:01 AM   #11
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Thanks, that helps a lot. I didn't even see there was an option to change the calc.
You really want a mindfuq? Then listen to John Palmer on an old basic brewing, and you'll find out that it really doesn't matter, and everything Palmer believed and wrote about IBU's in HTB, is wrong.

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Old 01-07-2010, 12:25 AM   #12
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Great. I'm reading through Papazian's books right now and listening through the Brew Strong archives on my commute, but I haven't spent much time on fretting over IBU calcs. I've just taken recipes for similar styles and based my own on others that I like. As far as the IBU calcs, I have trusted the average posted by this software.

How do these different calculation methods impact BJCP style match?

Sorry, I'm off topic now. Time to seek out a hops thread...

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Old 01-07-2010, 12:53 AM   #13
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You really want a mindfuq? Then listen to John Palmer on an old basic brewing, and you'll find out that it really doesn't matter, and everything Palmer believed and wrote about IBU's in HTB, is wrong.
That's exactly why I don't want anyone to ever call me an "expert"...
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:16 AM   #14
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Don't forget about the Recipator, free, on-line, and you can save your recipes locally. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other programs, but a good, no nonsense site.

Click on the spreadsheet link to start.

http://www.hbd.org/recipator/

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Old 01-07-2010, 02:12 PM   #15
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I've been using Qbrew. Kinda no frills, but works for me.

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BeerSmith is ~$25 and worth skipping that 4th batch this week.

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