Recipe batch size wrong? Or are my BeerSmith settings incorrect? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Recipe batch size wrong? Or are my BeerSmith settings incorrect?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-01-2014, 05:57 AM   #1
jhaislip
Recipes 
 
Jan 2014
Posts: 6


I would like to make my first all-grain brew the NB Abbey Clone Recipe below:

Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 74.50 %
2.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 14.33 %
0.50 lb Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 2.87 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 1.43 %
0.10 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 0.57 %
0.10 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 0.57 %
0.40 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 14.9 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [5.00 %] (20 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
0.50 oz Liberty [4.30 %] (20 min) Hops 3.5 IBU
1.00 lb Candi Sugar, Clear (0.5 SRM) Sugar 5.73 %
1 Pkgs Trappist Ale (White Labs #WLP500) [Starter 35 ml] Yeast-Ale

Step Time Name Description Step Temp
30 min Protein Rest Add 14.81 qt of water at 132.1 F 122.0 F
30 min Saccrification Add 13.16 qt of water at 197.3 F 154.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 11.52 qt of water at 205.6 F 168.0 F

When I added the ingredients to BeerSmith, it is estimating an OG of 1.091 for 5 gallon batch size and efficiency of 70%. I feel like this is much higher than it should be for a Belgian Dubbel. Do I have some settings wrong in BeerSmith? Or is this recipe intended for a large batch size (7 gallons)?

Many thanks!

Josh
File Type: bsmx NB Abbey Clone.bsmx (24.4 KB, 26 views)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
JLP
Interactive
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
JLP's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 394
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts


Everyone's systems will be different. When I share a recipe with someone in my club we get different things. Case in point... I just brewed a Baltic Porter for barrell project, and the guy that formulated the recipe was going to achieve a 1.086 on his system. I transferred his beersmith recipe into my program, added my equipment to it and I was looking at an estimated 1.090. You can either adjust for a higher batch volume or adjust your gravity to the strength that you want.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batch Size in BeerSmith? jdauria Brewing Software 4 05-15-2013 02:12 PM
BeerSmith giving incorrect mash volumes? johnsnownw Brewing Software 1 04-17-2013 07:45 PM
Incorrect IBUs in BeerSmith? AnthonyCB Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 12-31-2011 01:23 AM
Help with batch sparge settings on beersmith. emgesp1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 10-22-2009 05:01 AM
BeerSmith, recipies, batch size, and efficiency RichBenn Brewing Software 4 10-18-2009 03:54 AM


Forum Jump