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Offline rjharper

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Kettle Caramelization with BeerSmith?
« on: November 28, 2011, 06:21:38 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to account for kettle caramelization on BeerSmith with regard to extra boil off or increased SRM? I mean I could fudge it for volume by increasing the boil time, or I could create a different equipment profile with an increased boil off rate.  I'd like a way to record it other than just putting a comment on the notes page to remind me to add an extra 3qts to the sparge or something similar.

It would be nice to be able to specify some boil details such as this, or when to add sugars and extracts other than just full or after boil.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Kettle Caramelization with BeerSmith?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 10:35:14 PM »
Don't know about 2.0 but with 1.4 there is a way to adjust the color based on a longer boil. it doesn't allow a lot of adjustment but some. The boil off rate is adjustable to conform to your experience. The boil off rate is in the equipment profile, the color adjustment I just discovered actually works by adjusting your grist for you. so never mind!
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Re: Kettle Caramelization with BeerSmith?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 10:56:50 PM »
Yup, the 2.0 is the same, as far as adjusting the grist.
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