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Jason Elmes

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calories in new recipe on BeerSmith
« on: March 08, 2010, 06:54:05 AM »
Hello,

I just created a couple of recipes on BeerSmith.  One of them is a stout and the other an American Red.  The calories of both were were listed at about 44.  Did I forget to do something?  I used other recipes for a guideline, so I don't think I forgot to add any ingredients. 

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Re: calories in new recipe on BeerSmith
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 07:34:35 AM »
Actual ABV and Calories are calculated from the Measured OG and FG fields.  Update those two fields to the Estimates (to the left) that BSmith provides until you have the 'actual' Actuals. 

Jason Elmes

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Re: calories in new recipe on BeerSmith
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 07:38:51 AM »
Thanks, so it is not as much the ingredients, but the amount of alcohol that determines the calories? 

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Re: calories in new recipe on BeerSmith
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 12:22:13 PM »
Mostly, but the amount/type of fermentables (ingredients) is another way of saying sugars.  So more sugary ingredients leads to higher OG and more ABV, and thus calories. 

 

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