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Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:38:35 PM »
Secifically how do I ramp the hop utilization? Has anyone set this up in brewsmith?
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 07:05:10 AM »
In your equipment profile, you can set your hop utilization factor.  IIRC the factor for 20 gal is 110%, 1BBL volumes and above is 125% but I brew 10gal so what the heck do I know?
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 09:06:06 AM »
In your equipment profile, you can set your hop utilization factor.  IIRC the factor for 20 gal is 110%, 1BBL volumes and above is 125% but I brew 10gal so what the heck do I know?

You seem to know somthing, at least it sounds like you do. Thanks
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 10:10:09 AM »
In your equipment profile, you can set your hop utilization factor.  IIRC the factor for 20 gal is 110%, 1BBL volumes and above is 125% but I brew 10gal so what the heck do I know?

Boy, that sounds kinda weird.  I usually see hop utilization numbers in the 20% range.
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 10:51:40 AM »
In your equipment profile, you can set your hop utilization factor.  IIRC the factor for 20 gal is 110%, 1BBL volumes and above is 125% but I brew 10gal so what the heck do I know?

Boy, that sounds kinda weird.  I usually see hop utilization numbers in the 20% range.
Denny, I think the utilization factor is relative, not absolute, so if 10 gal batch is normal then for a 1bbl batch you would use 20% less than the scaled up amount you would expect.
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 11:10:23 AM »
I'd go straight to Brad Smith on that question. He's always been super responsive to any inquiries I've made regarding tweaking the program with the correct profiles, etc.  I'm sure you won't be the first one asking that question either.
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 08:54:11 AM »
I'd go straight to Brad Smith on that question. He's always been super responsive to any inquiries I've made regarding tweaking the program with the correct profiles, etc.  I'm sure you won't be the first one asking that question either.

+1.  Also, there is a video on his website on how to set your equipement profile. 

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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 08:01:51 PM »
I'd go straight to Brad Smith on that question. He's always been super responsive to any inquiries I've made regarding tweaking the program with the correct profiles, etc.  I'm sure you won't be the first one asking that question either.

+1.  Also, there is a video on his website on how to set your equipement profile.

The Video is not that informative.
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 11:17:30 AM »
Bummer.  Sorry for bad stear

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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 01:33:54 PM »
Bummer.  Sorry for bad stear

Not a big deal, im just looking for a mor definate answer, maybe from someone that already has the same system and can just say here is how its done. Its ok just wanted to skirt some of the hit and miss.
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Re: Going 1BBL, how do I setup beersmith Equipment
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 02:54:11 PM »
 
Secifically how do I ramp the hop utilization? Has anyone set this up in brewsmith?

In your equipment profile, you can set your hop utilization factor.  IIRC the factor for 20 gal is 110%, 1BBL volumes and above is 125% but I brew 10gal so what the heck do I know?


^^^ This is how to change it.  There is no set chart for increases, too many variables. 10-20% increases is what you could expect.