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Posted in thread: Beersmith calculator on 08-27-2016 at 12:07 AM
If you have a negative sparge volume it means that you are adding too much water in your
initial infusion. Edit the mash step for the infusion and lower the water to grain ratio. You
can go as low as ...
Posted in thread: Beersmith inventory feature - is it useful? on 08-24-2016 at 11:31 AM
The inventory feature has gotten better with this latest version. My problem with keeping the
inventory up to date was always -- ME. I would forget to click on the 'remove from inventory'
or remove a ...
Posted in thread: Beersmith just released the new version on 08-18-2016 at 05:09 PM
I add my water adjustment salts in as a misc item labeled as 'water agent'. They show up as
additives at the very top of the brew day sheet and are listed as a part of the recipe for
Posted in thread: Beersmith just released the new version on 08-15-2016 at 11:47 AM
The new versions brew sheet prints out over three pages. That needs to be addressed and scaled
down to one sheet. It's my biggest peeve about BS that has never been fixed. A new template
would be nice...
Posted in thread: Beersmith just released the new version on 08-14-2016 at 07:22 PM
FWIW, I took a couple of my archived brews from last winter and looked them out with the new
water profile. BeerSmith's predicted pH was much closer to my actual readings than the print
out from BrunW...
Posted in thread: Beersmith just released the new version on 08-14-2016 at 01:40 PM
Here's another interesting tidbit I stumbled on to. My recipes for Irish red look different
color-wise between BJCP '08 & '15 guidelines? '15 is a bit lighter?You are correct. 2008
guidelines have a c...
Posted in thread: Terrible Efficiency on 08-04-2016 at 05:19 PM
You are correct that looking at the spent grains at this point may not give you much, unless
you find a good number of intact grains which still have some 'tooth' to them when bit or
pinched. I would ...
Posted in thread: Terrible Efficiency on 08-04-2016 at 10:43 AM
First thing to check is the crush of your grain. Take a small handful of the grain into a cake
pan and spread it around so you can see the kernels well. They should be fractured with some
dust and par...
Posted in thread: What temp are the volumes in BeerSmith calibrated to? on 07-29-2016 at 10:47 PM
Pre-boil volume is HOTPost boil volume is HOTVolume to fermentor is ROOM TEMPVolume of loss to
trub and chiller is at ROOM TEMPIf you follow the numbers and balance them out, this is the
only way it c...
Posted in thread: Longshot Competition on 07-27-2016 at 11:56 AM
Last year they did the judging a little earlier in August. Expect the feedback to be somewhat
delayed and you won't be disappointed.BTW, expect harder than typical judging. Brews that I