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Old 12-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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i just started using beersmith. started a rye pale on dec 19th and its telling me i should bottle jan 2ed. i had intended on letting it sit in the primary for a full 30 days.

so i guess my question is, is this normal for beersmith? i cant seem to edit the bottling date or final date.

i hate learning new software. this one seems pretty simple for the most part tho.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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You probably selected a normal/default fermentation profile (or didn't make any selection at all). You can go into those settings and tweak it as needed.

Personally, I mostly ignore that aspect. I know when I brewed a batch and then let it go until I get around to kegging it (after it finishes). I usually put in the notes when I kegged it and such.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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yeah..thats it. thanks alot.

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Yeah I am actually not a huge fan of the way fermentation profiles are handled in Beersmith 2. It is a pain in the butt, and it doesn't put the appropriate information on the recipe sheet anymore. It just says crap like "ale, two stage" and you have to dig into the actual fermentation profile to see what you did for an old recipe.


Also, the calendar in Beersmith has always been, and continues to be, useless IMO. I find that it is easier to add stuff to my google calendar to track what I want to do and when.

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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Check this link out it will show you how to change the fermentation times for primary secondary bottles and kegs.

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Yeah I am actually not a huge fan of the way fermentation profiles are handled in Beersmith 2. It is a pain in the butt, and it doesn't put the appropriate information on the recipe sheet anymore. It just says crap like "ale, two stage" and you have to dig into the actual fermentation profile to see what you did for an old recipe.


Also, the calendar in Beersmith has always been, and continues to be, useless IMO. I find that it is easier to add stuff to my google calendar to track what I want to do and when.
You can make your own fermentation profiles and just use those. I've done that, but I also don't follow them to the letter. IMO, it's pretty much pointless to have the info on the brew-day sheet. Most of the time that gets wet, stuff written on it (then entered into the recipe on the computer) and then tossed out.
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Check this link out it will show you how to change the fermentation times for primary secondary bottles and kegs. Here's the link.

http://beersmith.com/fermentation-pr...n-beersmith-2/

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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If u go into fermentation profile an click on a profile. Then copy and paste it and then change the name to whatever u want that profile to be. Then u can go into that profile and change the times temps and anything else in the profiles.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #9
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The problem I have is that I cannot do individual fermentation stages on each beer separately and show the number of days on the particular recipe review. The diagram shows the 30 day mark but not the actual number of days for each step.

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I have another Beersmith question.

If you are doing a recipe that calls for a First Wort Hop, how do you calculate that into Beersmith? I see they have an option of first wort hop but it calculates it as a 60 minute boil. Wouldn't the hops lose some acid during the mashing process?

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