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Beersmith - Scaling Recipes
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:08:23 AM »
I've been playing around with Beersmith and thought I'd brew a 3 gallon batch instead of a 5.

When I scale the recipe down, the amount of hops increases.  Which is counter-intuitive.

Am I missing something?  The increase is not too much, but the batch size is almost half...
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Re: Beersmith - Scaling Recipes
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 09:57:05 AM »
Does the IBU rating change? Are you doing extract or AG?

I am wondering if you are doing extract and beersmith is adusting for reduced utilization? I don't really know. shooting in the dark.
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Re: Beersmith - Scaling Recipes
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 10:17:07 AM »
Partial mash.  The IBU stays the same.

There are a lot of variables to the program, so I'm still figuring it out.

It's probably something related to a concentrated wort/boil.  I'll have to keep playing with it.

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Re: Beersmith - Scaling Recipes
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 10:48:18 AM »
I think I've got it figured. 

Disregard the original post!
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