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Old 04-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
Mar 2012
Ventura, CA
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Hey everyone,

I'm very new to brewing, and even more so to BeerSmith. I have a question regarding the preset SRM values, especially concerning LMEs. I want to get as accurate a prediction of my beer's color as possible, so should I change the values based on the specific LME I am using? (I guess I should for the grains as well, although these seem like they would be more standardized.)

If the answer is yes, my next question would be: Is the Lovibond scale equal in value to SRM? My LHBS stocks Briess, and on their website they list the different LMEs in the Lovibond scale.

Thanks for any help,


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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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IMO, the SRM value for extract is kind of moot because extract beers will always wind up darker than an AG version of the same beer. I have found the BS values to be pretty darn close to what I brew
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