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BeerSmith Software => Support for v1.4 => Topic started by: Mets17 on February 20, 2009, 01:21:27 PM

Title: Batch Size?
Post by: Mets17 on February 20, 2009, 01:21:27 PM
Just a quick question....when creating a new recipe, when entering "batch size", should this take into account volume loss due to trub, cooling, etc.?  Or does Beersmith already take that into account?

For example, I want to enter a recipe that will net me 10 gallons of finished beer.  Generally, my boil volume will leave me with 11 gallons left post-boil, all of which gets transferred to the fermentation tank through my chill wizard (resulting in some volume loss), and then an additional 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon lost to trub, resulting in a total finished beer of 10 gallons. 

I just want to be sure, since what you enter in batch size impacts your estimated OG, IBU, etc..

Thanks!
Title: Re: Batch Size?
Post by: SOGOAK on February 20, 2009, 01:59:37 PM
You can specifiy all this in your equipment profile.  Click on Details and also select the check box to "set Boil volume based on equipment"

It taks some tinkering, but you can get it dialed in.
Title: Re: Batch Size?
Post by: Mets17 on February 20, 2009, 02:27:31 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a shot!