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Offline mr_beer

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Recipe conversion question
« on: July 09, 2015, 07:21:06 PM »
Possibly a dumb question but I need to ask. 

Long time BeerSmith user.

Modest capability as an actual beer brewer -- probably a 6 on a scale of 10.

Old guy so my ability to drink a lot of beer has diminished but I still like to experiment.  My average batch is only 5 gallons. 

Just discovered the BIAB approach.  Seems pretty good for my needs and takes a lot less time and technical skill. 

So for the question...

If I take an existing all grain recipe and use the same grain bill but change my equipment profile will BeerSmith in turn do the conversion of the recipe in terms of time, OG, bitterness, color, etc automatically?

Any hints/help in recipe conversion would certainly be appreciated. 

Offline brewfun

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Re: Recipe conversion question
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 03:18:10 AM »
If I take an existing all grain recipe and use the same grain bill but change my equipment profile will BeerSmith in turn do the conversion of the recipe in terms of time, OG, bitterness, color, etc automatically?

That's what the Scale Recipe function is for. When you scale the recipe, it gives you the option to simply scale all of the ingredients to match the new profile (which may change OG, color and IBU a little), or to scale the specs to stay the same (which may alter the ratios of some ingredients a little). Either way, it's more effective than just swapping the equipment profile.
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