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Old 04-25-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
Jan 2011
Farmington, CT
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What formula does everyone use to calculate IBU. Is there a specific one I should be using as a HB , is there a standard?

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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That's a brief article discussing the different formulae. I personally think Tinseth is the best.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Nateo View Post
I personally think Tinseth is the best.

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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As a relatively new brewer, I agree on Tinseth. I've had hoppy recipes turn out not so hoppy and discovered IBUs were calculated with Rager. Rager and Tinseth are quite different, at least in Brewpal.
Tinseth seems more in line with the results I get.

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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I use Rager, out of habit, mostly because I listened to the Jamil Show a lot when I started brewing.

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:32 PM   #6
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I think most people use tinseth, which helps (me at least) decipher and adapt recipes easier
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