Which Hop IBU formula do you use? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Which Hop IBU formula do you use?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2008, 12:08 AM   #1
Bromley
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Greenville, MI
Posts: 122


For those that use software allowing different IBU formulas to be used, which one do you use? I have ProMash which is set by default to Rager. Has anyone found one of the other formulas to be more accurate?
__________________

Next Up: American IPA, Bock, Belgian Blond Ale
Primary: Saison
Secondary: Bohemian Pilsener
Bottle Conditioning: Dragon's Milk (100% Maris Otter and Kent Goldings, 1.084) and subsequent small beer, Berliner Weisse
Drinking: Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Maibock, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, Kolsch, The Bitter Truth, Altbier, Special Bitter, EF Clone

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
Soulive
 
Soulive's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts


Tinseth here, mainly because I think Palmer prefers Tinseth...
__________________
Cheers!


===================
Green Lane Brewing
===================

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber


EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:19 AM   #4
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,285
Liked 804 Times on 510 Posts


Tinseth because it's the BeerSmith default, and it works for me when creating recipes. I've also heard it's the most accurate for the average homebrewer.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #5
Bromley
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Greenville, MI
Posts: 122

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.
__________________

Next Up: American IPA, Bock, Belgian Blond Ale
Primary: Saison
Secondary: Bohemian Pilsener
Bottle Conditioning: Dragon's Milk (100% Maris Otter and Kent Goldings, 1.084) and subsequent small beer, Berliner Weisse
Drinking: Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Maibock, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, Kolsch, The Bitter Truth, Altbier, Special Bitter, EF Clone

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:26 AM   #6
Soulive
 
Soulive's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bromley
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.
Try changing to Tinseth then. Are you plugging in the accurate alpha acid %'s?
__________________
Cheers!


===================
Green Lane Brewing
===================

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber


EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:26 AM   #7
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,231
Liked 7732 Times on 5426 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bromley
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was curious because I've been a little dissatisfied with the bitterness in my IPA's even though the Rager formula shows IBU's in the 70s.
Hmmm- can you switch to Tinseth in that recipe, just to see what the Tinseth scale says?
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:28 AM   #8
Bromley
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Greenville, MI
Posts: 122

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew
Hmmm- can you switch to Tinseth in that recipe, just to see what the Tinseth scale says?
Yeah, just got done doing that. I had 77.3 IBU with the Rager and it dropped significantly down to 68.6 with Tinseth.
__________________

Next Up: American IPA, Bock, Belgian Blond Ale
Primary: Saison
Secondary: Bohemian Pilsener
Bottle Conditioning: Dragon's Milk (100% Maris Otter and Kent Goldings, 1.084) and subsequent small beer, Berliner Weisse
Drinking: Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Maibock, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, Kolsch, The Bitter Truth, Altbier, Special Bitter, EF Clone

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:29 AM   #9
Soulive
 
Soulive's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bromley
Yeah, just got done doing that. I had 77.3 IBU with the Rager and it dropped significantly down to 68.6 with Tinseth.
Problem solved (hopefully)
__________________
Cheers!


===================
Green Lane Brewing
===================

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber


EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:29 AM   #10
Bromley
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Greenville, MI
Posts: 122

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soulive
Try changing to Tinseth then. Are you plugging in the accurate alpha acid %'s?
See my numbers above for comparing Rager and Tinseth on the recipe. And yes, I always make sure to edit the aa%.
__________________

Next Up: American IPA, Bock, Belgian Blond Ale
Primary: Saison
Secondary: Bohemian Pilsener
Bottle Conditioning: Dragon's Milk (100% Maris Otter and Kent Goldings, 1.084) and subsequent small beer, Berliner Weisse
Drinking: Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Maibock, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Hefeweizen, Weizenbock, Kolsch, The Bitter Truth, Altbier, Special Bitter, EF Clone

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a formula abeeraday General Techniques 8 02-06-2009 04:07 PM
Does someone have an efficiency formula? impatient Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 02-01-2009 05:48 AM
Formula No.5 ericd Recipes/Ingredients 3 02-21-2008 06:50 PM
Anyone Else a Formula 1 Fan?? Rook General Chit Chat 1 03-04-2007 09:17 AM
SRM Formula LS_Grimmy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 01-12-2007 03:15 AM


Forum Jump