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BeerSmith Home Brewing Blog / How Yeast Ferments Beer Over Time
« Last post by BeerSmith on Yesterday at 04:47:38 PM »
How Yeast Ferments Beer Over Time

BeerSmith 3 Support / Just bought Ver 3 (Mac) "Assertion Failed" Message
« Last post by hypobrew on Yesterday at 03:41:22 PM »
Because of my OS upgrade to 12.1 my beloved Beersmith Ver. 2 no longer runs.  I just bought the license for Ver. 3 and while importing my old V2 files I received the following message:

Assertion Failed! - [File /Users/doc/Documents/Src/SLib/BData.cpp:5120 compiled May 18 2021] along with a wxWidets Debug Alert (see attached file)

This is the second time I've received it using a fresh version of V3.

Any help would be appreciated.
Brewing Discussion / Re: Small Batch All Grain Kits
« Last post by Sandyfeet on January 20, 2022, 04:49:59 AM »
I might be ignorant to some of the smaller, modern kits, but a few things come to mind if you want to make something to your liking:
1. I would be worried about a boil off rate on something that small. Any drastic change in weather conditions would wreak havoc with your OG. I figured out boil off rates for my 5-gallon batches, but I'm still working on the efficiency as I don't mill my own grain yet.
2. Yeast. Most of the homebrew shops sell yeast for 5-gallon batches, not 1. Double pitching works, but 5X?
3. Are you going to use tablets and bottle directly from the fermenter? With something that small, I'm not sure using priming sugar and bottling from a bucket is going to work that well. The spicket is usually around the 1/2 gallon mark on a bottling bucket.
4. Is something that small (if not an all in one) going to hold mash temperatures well enough for an hour?
5. Will something that small ferment without drastic temperature changes?
I did notice a BIG difference going all grain, but I also bought a 15-gallon kettle for the full volume I need with BIIB, a propane stove for outside (which I can use outside about 11 or more months out of the year here), and a refrigerator with a controller.
If you want to go bigger, BIIB is about the easiest thing outside of an all in one.   
BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Unable to log into forum - Firefox
« Last post by Kevin58 on January 19, 2022, 06:03:27 AM »
Solved: I left clicked on the lock symbol in the address bar... which has a red line through it because apparently the "connection is not secure"... and clicked "clear cookies and site data".

If anyone else has a similar problem try that.
Brewing Discussion / Re: CLASSIC IRISH STOUT
« Last post by Sandyfeet on January 19, 2022, 05:19:31 AM »
I haven't tried that, but I am playing around with an oatmeal stout. Hoping to bottle carbonate over the weekend. I am a little disappointed with my OG, but I either should have told the brew store that I am BIIB, or I should have bought a grain mill. My bad, but live and learn. The bright side is with the low gravity, I might actually have an English style beer.
I brewed an American style porter a few months back, and I used about 15% of Munich to remove some of the harshness. It seemed to work.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Unable to log into forum - Firefox
« Last post by Oginme on January 18, 2022, 05:13:26 PM »
My firefox updated a day ago and I have had not problem getting onto the BeerSmith forum.  Not sure if something reset your permissions or something else is causing your issue.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Unable to log into forum - Firefox
« Last post by Kevin58 on January 18, 2022, 04:43:24 PM »
Very recently, like since the latest Firefox update, the Beersmith forum log in page looks like the attached screen shot.

If I add "www." to the beginning of the URL string the landing page loads as normal but when I try to log in on that page I get an error shown on attached screen shot #2.

Has anyone experienced this and is there a fix?

Everything works just fine on Chrome.
Brewing Discussion / Re: AIO BY Delta MFg.
« Last post by BILLY BREW on January 18, 2022, 04:24:27 PM »
Thanks for the insight, brother! Great info and as I am meeting with the owner, I can broach these topics with some authority.
Appreciate the quick response as well.
I owe you a beer when you come to Downers Grove IL.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Custom Inventory Items?
« Last post by air4444 on January 18, 2022, 09:07:14 AM »
I am having the same problwm.  Unable to add an item and have it show up in the inventory for future use.
Brewing Discussion / Re: AIO BY Delta MFg.
« Last post by Kevin58 on January 17, 2022, 08:01:12 AM »
I don't have experience with that particular model but I just brewed for the first time on my new Anvil Foundry 10.5 yesterday. My first impression is that trying to brew on 110v sucks.

The Foundry has a delay timer so you can set it to begin heating strike water a couple of hours before you plan to start brewing. If the Delta doesn't have that feature plan on waiting 1.5 to 2 hours just to reach strike temp. The boil using 110v is anemic at best. Another reason I chose  the Foundry is that it can be switched between both 120v and 240v. I plan on having an electrician come out and install a GFCI circuit asap.

Another drawback for me will be the capacity. It is rare that I brew a beer below 1.060 which is what I brewed yesterday. I used 13# of grain and nearly maxed out the kettle doing a full volume mash. I have heard of brewers using up to 19# grain bills using a thicker mash and a sparge. Like you however I did only get this AIO to extend my brewing season through the winter so I resigned myself to the limitations.

The positives I found are: the compactness of the unit. I brewed in my laundry room which is barely big enough to fit a washer, dryer and utility sink with no problems. Other than the time it took to learn the control panel the learning curve was very small. Clean up is quick and easy except for figuring out how to dispose of 13# of grain in the dead of winter. When finished everything stores easily in the main kettle and tucks away in the back of a closet.

Tips: If you are young and strong then you will probably be able to lift the mash basket without much trouble. But if you are my age then go to the hardware or home center and buy a ratcheting pulley. I'm glad I did that before my first brew day or I would never have been able to lift that basket by myself. When you pull the basket set your unit to boil right away and let it ramp up while the basket is draining. Tom Petty was right... the waiting is the hardest part.

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