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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #41
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New features are great. Now all you need to do is upgrade the garbage that is the brewing calendar. Great idea. Horribly executed. Why would every recipe you write need to have a date on it that immediately puts it into the calendar? There should be a function where you can switch from a recipe to something you actually brewed that goes into the calender.
if you go into your main options, you can select which folders you want the calendar to display..why its defaulted to all is beyond me, but you can switch it to 'brew log' and you'll be square


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Old 05-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #42
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Hi,
The upgrade to 2.1 is free for anyone that has 2.0 already - just download the new version from BeerSmith.com -- also the basic account on BeerSmithRecipes.com is free - just go to that site and hit the register button.

If you want to make a backup before upgrading (not needed, but never a bad idea) just backup your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory.

Finally - the water volumes are calculated back from your batch volume (into fermenter). If you open a recipe and go to the volumes tab you then work your way up from the bottom you can see how it works. Basically it starts with the batch volume, then adds in losses (trub, boil, shrinkage, top up water) to get your boil volume. From there again you add the losses (top up to kettle, dead space, grain absorption) to get the total mash water needed. From there, using your mash profile, it calculates water needed for the mash and the rest is sparge water.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #43
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Hi,
The upgrade to 2.1 is free for anyone that has 2.0 already - just download the new version from BeerSmith.com -- also the basic account on BeerSmithRecipes.com is free - just go to that site and hit the register button.

If you want to make a backup before upgrading (not needed, but never a bad idea) just backup your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory.
Great, thanks! Sorry for the newb question, but i did not see that an upgrade was included. Thanks!
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #44
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Hi,
The upgrade to 2.1 is free for anyone that has 2.0 already - just download the new version from BeerSmith.com -- also the basic account on BeerSmithRecipes.com is free - just go to that site and hit the register button.

If you want to make a backup before upgrading (not needed, but never a bad idea) just backup your Documents/BeerSmith2 directory.

Finally - the water volumes are calculated back from your batch volume (into fermenter). If you open a recipe and go to the volumes tab you then work your way up from the bottom you can see how it works. Basically it starts with the batch volume, then adds in losses (trub, boil, shrinkage, top up water) to get your boil volume. From there again you add the losses (top up to kettle, dead space, grain absorption) to get the total mash water needed. From there, using your mash profile, it calculates water needed for the mash and the rest is sparge water.

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Brad,

Thanks for the reply and I did look again at the volumes tab. It actually seems pretty straight forward, except it seems to be calculating the grain absorption a tad high (I've always done based on .10gal/lb it seems to be doing .12gal/lb).

The problem I have still remains that if I simply go by BS water volume figures
I end up having with more volume into the pot prior to fully draining the mash tun on the sparge than the recipe calls for, sometiems as much as a gallon

I've attached my volumes sheet and my equipment profile. I watched all the videos and read the stickies on the BS site for setting up equipment. I'd really like to get the volumes correct so I can just use BS, if you see something asmiss I'd love to know.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #45
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Brad,

Thanks for the reply and I did look again at the volumes tab. It actually seems pretty straight forward, except it seems to be calculating the grain absorption a tad high (I've always done based on .10gal/lb it seems to be doing .12gal/lb).

The problem I have still remains that if I simply go by BS water volume figures
I end up having with more volume into the pot prior to fully draining the mash tun on the sparge than the recipe calls for, sometiems as much as a gallon

I've attached my volumes sheet and my equipment profile. I watched all the videos and read the stickies on the BS site for setting up equipment. I'd really like to get the volumes correct so I can just use BS, if you see something asmiss I'd love to know.
As a beersmith noob, i have to say that my volumes have been off as well but i am just writing that off as dialing in the system for now.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:34 AM   #46
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Thanks!!!
In my case with anything computer/software related...
It's outdated right after I buy it! I was bumming after I stumbled across this thread, to find I bought an outdated version!
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #47
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if you go into your main options, you can select which folders you want the calendar to display..why its defaulted to all is beyond me, but you can switch it to 'brew log' and you'll be square
You can only pick 1 folder, or all folders, not say 2 or 3 folders out for 4 or 5 total
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Brad,

Thanks for the reply and I did look again at the volumes tab. It actually seems pretty straight forward, except it seems to be calculating the grain absorption a tad high (I've always done based on .10gal/lb it seems to be doing .12gal/lb).
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Go to Tools->Options->Advanced Options and set your Grain Absorption to what your rate is. It can vary by location/alittude/humidty levels, etc
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How do you adjust the water/grain ratio?

My current recipe I am formulating is a 10 GAL BIAB and is using a 3.531 qt/lb ratio so it is requesting a 54.02 qt (13.5 gallons). This only leaves the space of 2 gallons to fit the 15 pounds of grain.

I want to turn this down to atleast 2.5 qt/lb so that I have room for my grain.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:13 PM   #50
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I would like to chime in on stating this is an excellent upgrade. Thank you for the update.

//EDIT Just logged into recipe cloud... nice look at all those recipes!


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