Author Topic: Shouldn`t the estimated OG change when boil time is changed?  (Read 2868 times)

Offline maltsteeper

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Shouldn`t the estimated OG change when boil time is changed?
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:50:54 AM »
I thought that doing a longer boil will increase the OG of the wort, but if you increase the boil time in beersmith, the estimated OG does not change. Am I doing something wrong or are my settings wrong? ???

Offline MaltLicker

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Re: Shouldn`t the estimated OG change when boil time is changed?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 06:55:13 PM »
I saw the same thing in Recipe View, and then checked my custom text report which shows Pre-Boil and Est OG.

10 minute boil = Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.051   Est OG: 1.063 SG

90 minute boil = Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.060   Est OG: 1.063 SG


I presume BSmith works on the assumption that you'll hit your OG target, and puts the burden on collecting enough gravity to make it, even with a very short boil. 

However, I don't see the compensation factor in "more grain" or "higher EE%" needed to account for the higher gravity needed. 

Anyone see where the lack of  "boil down concentration" is made up for in another input?
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