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Title: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: ehhaynes on July 22, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
Love the beer and cant wait to make it. After entering it into BeerSmith I show it with 97IBUs but recipe stats show 66IBUs. Any feedback would be great. Checked all settings and amounts/time/AAs. Using Rager as well.

Thanks
Heath
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: blatz on July 22, 2011, 06:10:46 PM
Love the beer and cant wait to make it. After entering it into BeerSmith I show it with 97IBUs but recipe stats show 66IBUs. Any feedback would be great. Checked all settings and amounts/time/AAs. Using Rager as well.

Thanks
Heath

what happens when you flip to Tinseth?
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: weithman5 on July 22, 2011, 06:29:39 PM
i just ran it through my brewpal app and get 85
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: ehhaynes on July 22, 2011, 06:37:29 PM
It went down to 78 in Tinseth. Still a little high but better. Do you know what is standard for the recipes for Zymurgy recipies? What that being said what should I use?
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: weithman5 on July 22, 2011, 06:43:00 PM
if you are going to use a published recipe, i wouldn't worry about the difference. just brew it and see how it tastes for your palate. too bitter or hoppy then cut back next time. you could also see how other beers taste to you with their published ibu.
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: dbeechum on July 22, 2011, 07:12:12 PM
Don't worry, be happy.

The beer is awesome.
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: gordonstrong on July 22, 2011, 11:30:31 PM
Do you know what is standard for the recipes for Zymurgy recipies?

When I check the recipes, I use Tinseth.  It's more accurate.
Title: Re: Recipe of the Week- Red Velvet- IBUs?
Post by: johnf on July 23, 2011, 12:15:03 AM
My guess would be 66 was measured or based on the brewery's experience.

All of the models overestimate higher IBU beers. Put in Vinnie's Pliny recipe into software and figure out how to get it to estimate the correct IBU number of about 90.