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  1. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    It changes it to 20.26 lbs when changed from 3.3 oz of hulls to a full pound
  2. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Still seeing the same thing. Not changing my hop units to grams and I'm not changing my gravity units to 4.
  3. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Just wondering, do people use this software for commercial brewing? Seems like this would cause inexactitudes and inconsistencies that would drive someone insane...
  4. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    I usually factor them in to calculate grain absorption rate. No reason to exlude them, correct? Yea this BS2 math just adds to the endless amount of frustration I have with this program.
  5. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Going straight to the guys I trust: Anybody know why "total grain" is measured as 19.47 lbs? Even with or without the rice hulls, this number is wrong. Am I overlooking something?
  6. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Can you give me the specifics on how you weigh your water? I know a gallon is roughly 3.78 kg, but my scale doesn't measure to the 100th.
  7. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    What's the best way to get an exact measurement of the water you're adding to the system? Scored buckets can't be that accurate. I assume putting a vessel on a scale and measuring the weight of the water, right? Is there a simple way to do this?
  8. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Post-boil and fermentor gravities can and should be equal. I feel like the software knows this. BeerSmith should also know that the volumes are not equal. It appears that the software does know this because it separates them. Under the volumes tab, we see a separation of total post-boil volume...
  9. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Yea check it out and let me know what you think. Loving the stuff on your site by the way. Working some recipes through the BIAB calc right now. I have a few questions for ya. Will launch them your way once I can organize everything. Cheers!
  10. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    "I would also record conversion, lauter, mash, and brewhouse efficiency. But I'm probably an outlier. I record a lot of things on brewday I would probably get looks if I brought a brewsheet to a club meeting…" How are you measuring conversion, lauter efficiency, and mash efficiency? Obviously...
  11. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    After today’s brew session, it looks like I’ve honed in my No-Sparge system fairly well, at least for low-gravity beers. I’ll continue to record and chart volumes and gravities, charting grain absorption and boil-off rate for each brew session, to ultimately find a mean value to input into...
  12. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    "Yes/no/not really. BeerSmith will give you a total water value based upon all water adds (including fermenter top-off), which is one of the places it mixes hot volume with cold volume. Since you do a no-sparge, like I do, this number should be the volume at strike temperature. In reality it is...
  13. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Ha, This is giving me a headache...it is a practice in education though, I guess… Just to address both of you guys (Priceless and Oginme) "While it uses a thermal expansion coefficient, it does not scale the coefficient to the temperature.” So does BeerSmith just scale the adjusted...
  14. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Just to verify, the "wort volume" in your equation is "batch size" and "trub loss", correct?
  15. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Perfect! So stay with me here...Based on equation 2, my Grain Absorption is 1.1235. I'm plugging this into BIAB grain absorption because, on this system, I don't sparge. It's not giving me a "total water needed" value of 12.64. This has to be a HOT value, correct? That would make sense...
  16. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Oh I totally believe you've been saying that the whole time! So that means, equation 2 is giving me the correct absorption rate, right? Also, does that mean that the "total water needed" that is provided is thermally expanded and I should divide that value by 1.04 to get the amount that I should...
  17. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    OK this is where I think there is an issue with the original equation you gave me. In the original equation, you change the volume of the collected wort to COLD by dividing the value by 1.04. You then continue with the math. Above, you're altering the total volume and changing it to HOT, then...
  18. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    When I calculate the volume of wort in grain, I'm adjusting the collected wort so that it is a cold volume, then subtracting it, along with the cold MLT deadspace volume, from the total cold volume added. Does BeerSmith know that this volume is cold though? The "grain absorption" under the Vols...
  19. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    Ok, I see that. So currently it states that 12.7 G COLD (which I only added 12.15 G) is needed and it's estimating that 10.16 G (which I only collected 10 G ) of HOT wort. The difference between the two values is the 0.125 MLT dead space and the 2.41 G in the grain (which I measured and input...
  20. Gustatorian

    Getting Frustrated with Beersmith

    First off, when does the software know to apply “Grain Absorption” vs. “BIAB Grain Absorption” in an equipment profile? What “figure" do you mean when you say “BeerSmith subtracts this figure before applying the volume correction for thermal expansion" When I calculate my grain absorption...
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