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All Grain Brewing / Beersmith 3 Water
« on: Today at 02:14:14 AM »
I had some trouble too.

In BS3, the water tab reports the mash water chemistry. When I imported an old recipe it assumed all my salts were added to the mash (not split between the mash and sparge or mash and boil.) Because of this, the reported water chemistry looked much higher than Bru’n Water reports.  You need to list the sparge water salts as going into the sparge.

Also, Bru’n Water has a setting for type of Calcium Chloride. BS3 assumes dihydrate. You need both softwares to use dihydrate CaCl if you want both to report the same Ca and Cl values.

Regarding pH prediction, I think BeerSmith uses a different pH model (it’s based off different data.) For my brews, BS3 (and BS2) estimates significantly larger Lactic acid amounts than Bru’n Water. I don’t know which is correct. Both tools are made by smart people.

Edit: fixed how to note sparge additions and added bit about dihydrate CaCl. You need both tools to assume the same type CaCl to get the same Ca and CL values.

The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: Today at 01:17:53 AM »
APA




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Lookin good, neighbor.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Smith Recommendations
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:48:39 PM »
They're all cheap, go with the latest version which just came out.
V3 seems nice. I like the usability. The layout seems more intuitive than V2. Plus V3 has refinements in certain capabilities (like water treatment, cloud support) that may never be in V2.

I would definitely no invest in V2.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:59:47 PM »


Mosaic Amber Ale.

This was supposed to be Mosaic Pale Ale, but, based on the color and significant caramel taste, I think I swapped my Munch and Caramel 60 percentages. Was supposed to be 5% C60 and 10% Munich. I think I must have flipped those on accident.

The beer tastes good. So, there’s that.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What to do?
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:24:48 PM »
Dump it. Blending bad beer with good beer generally makes bad beer.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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Equipment and Software / BeerSmith 3
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:51:21 PM »
Did he include the International Maltiness Factor in the upgrade?
Yes, with oxidation prediction that lowers your IMF.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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Equipment and Software / BeerSmith 3
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:06:22 PM »
I upgraded. I want the feature of having folders in the cloud. I want all my old recipes in a folder that I can access from PC and cell phone.

Right now the folder works on the BeerSmith 3 PC version, but, on my cell, their is no folder. Just a ton of old recipes. Hopefully, BeerSmith Mobile updates soon with a fix.


The brewer formerly known as alestateyall.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:44:57 PM »
Brewing what I call Export Ale (lager recipe with US-05 yeast).

Recipe today:
85% Pilsner
10% Vienna
5% Light Munich
18.6 IBU Mittelfrueh FWH
4 IBU Mittelfrueh @ 10
US-05 yeast
1053 OG

It was a rough brew day. I tried to do a no sparge batch with the Grainfather. I ended up with way too much preboil volume. I had to boil an extra 45 minutes. Then I had massive amounts of grain in the kettle. Not sure what happened there.

All’s well that ends well. I was able to get 2.9 gallons of 1053 wort into the fermenter. I was targeting 3 gallons.

Praying for no tannins from boiling grain for so long.

Na. Call it a decoction.


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That’s what I am hoping is my savior.


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Homebrewer Bios / Changed username
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:47:02 PM »
In case anyone misses alestateyall, I have changed my username to “tommymorris”.

I used to be a professor at Mississippi State University. It was illegal to homebrew there, so I chose a username that hid my identity. “alestate” was a play on “Hail State”, MSU’s rally cry. I left MSU 3 years ago and homebrew was finally legalized in the deep south in 2013. I am tired of “alestateyall” and henceforth shall be known by my real name.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:25:21 PM »
Brewing what I call Export Ale (lager recipe with US-05 yeast).

Recipe today:
85% Pilsner
10% Vienna
5% Light Munich
18.6 IBU Mittelfrueh FWH
4 IBU Mittelfrueh @ 10
US-05 yeast
1053 OG

It was a rough brew day. I tried to do a no sparge batch with the Grainfather. I ended up with way too much preboil volume. I had to boil an extra 45 minutes. Then I had massive amounts of grain in the kettle. Not sure what happened there.

All’s well that ends well. I was able to get 2.9 gallons of 1053 wort into the fermenter. I was targeting 3 gallons.

Praying for no tannins from boiling grain for so long.

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All Things Food / What’s cooking for Father’s Day Sunday?
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:53:29 AM »
Y’all are making me want to smoke a brisket. Time for a Costco run.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Incubator Brewing idea
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:31:37 PM »
This sounds a bit like the Picobrew BrewMarketPlace Homebrew section. There the homebrewer shares her or his recipe with Picobrew and they sell recipe kits to other brewers. The recipe creator gets a royalty. That’s a lot smaller scale than a full fledged brewery brewing batches of Homebrew recipes, but, the risk for the recipe creator is a lot less.

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Equipment and Software / Re: CMBecker Intl. Gas QD Ck valve
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:41:31 AM »
Interesting. So the QD has an internal check valve?

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Poster presentations
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:31:17 AM »
In my field, poster presentations are for author’s whose submission was not selected for publication and presentation in a regular session. Poster topics have merit but didn’t rank as high as the regular presentations. Usually, the poster authors will all stand by their posters in a common area during a break or some designated time.

Jim’s cartoon is on target.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:49:36 AM »

Amarillo Blonde Ale

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