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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 3 Support => Topic started by: KB on January 09, 2021, 01:58:21 PM

Title: Accuracy of Convert from Concentrated Recipe to All Grain
Post by: KB on January 09, 2021, 01:58:21 PM
How accurate are hops when converting from a malt extract/steep concentrated boil to a full boil all grain recipe? I ask as many published recipes, especially older recipes, are concentrated malt extract.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Accuracy of Convert from Concentrated Recipe to All Grain
Post by: BOB357 on January 09, 2021, 02:50:03 PM
BeerSmith relies on your inputs for the calculations, so the conversion will be just as accurate as your entries for the original recipe, provided you converted the recipe using the proper steps. This include entries for equipment profiles and mash profile.
Title: Re: Accuracy of Convert from Concentrated Recipe to All Grain
Post by: KB on January 09, 2021, 02:57:54 PM
What about adjusting the hops from the concentrated boil to the full boil?
Title: Re: Accuracy of Convert from Concentrated Recipe to All Grain
Post by: Oginme on January 09, 2021, 03:08:41 PM
Depending upon the model for bitterness that you use, the program may or may not compensate for the higher gravity of the wort.  The Tinseth model does take the average wort gravity into consideration and this is the default setting for BeerSmith.  Rager does not.  I cannot remember if Garetz does or does not include the gravity in the model.

Be mindful also that the bitterness models are only an estimate for the amount of isomerized alpha acids and not a direct measurement of the perception of bitterness.  Depending upon your hopping schedule any IBU model can be more or less accurate to the original intention of the recipe.  The actual accuracy of the models is also highly dependent upon your process, so take any number with a large grain of salt.
Title: Re: Accuracy of Convert from Concentrated Recipe to All Grain
Post by: KB on January 09, 2021, 03:34:16 PM
Thanks for the input.

Glad I'm using the BeerSmith default!