Author Topic: How to add "white grape juice" as an ingredient on a beer recipe?  (Read 3147 times)

Offline rabello

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I'm planning to do a "grape ale like" beer recipe, but i don't know how to add the grape juice as a "grain" or "adjunct" on BS.

Supposing I've measured the juice's SG, obtaining 1.070 (refractometer), how do I include 1.5L of this juice on the recipe, so BS could calculate the OG correctly?

I'm using BS 2.3.7

sincerely,
Flavio
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 12:21:31 PM by rabello »

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Re: How to add "white grape juice" as an ingredient on a beer recipe?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 11:13:55 PM »
BeerSmith 3 has the ability to add fermentables as "juice." There are grape juices already in the database that you can use or modify. You can add the juice as a custom ingredient, as well. You'll use your gravity measurement for the yield/sugar content field.
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Re: How to add "white grape juice" as an ingredient on a beer recipe?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 05:51:56 AM »
I'm a poor guy.. :) I still using v2.3.7, as I said.
Is there any option to use this juice on my BS version? How could I do it?


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Re: How to add "white grape juice" as an ingredient on a beer recipe?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »
I'm a poor guy.. :) I still using v2.3.7, as I said.
Is there any option to use this juice on my BS version? How could I do it?

You'd enter it as "Extract."

BeerSmith resolves fermentables to the value of 1 lb to yield 1 gallon. The baseline measurement is sucrose, which yields 1.046 when 1 lb is dissolved to make 1 lb. Juices are the same as sugars or extracts, where 100% of their potential is added to the wort.

However, BeerSmith wants you to add all fermentables by weight.

Based on that, you have about 1.5 lbs of sugar per gallon (70/46 = 1.52). You just divide that by the weight of a gallon (8.34 lbs)

70/8.34 = 8.4 ppg or a value of 1.0084 for the yield. Now just add the juice by weight.

To account for the liquid portion of the juice, you need to go to the equipment profile and adjust the top up water for the fermenter. That will make BeerSmith reduce the rest of the recipe to account for the batch volume.



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Re: How to add "white grape juice" as an ingredient on a beer recipe?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 08:03:17 AM »
thanks!