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Offline northhouguy

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Color Issues w/ Beersmith
« on: February 14, 2012, 02:14:53 PM »
I am having issues with color of my recipes versus the color of the actual brew.

I brewed an Amber Ale that was about 8.25 SRM per the program.  The brew, when compared to the SRM color chart, turns out to be a 19-20.  I recently brewed a Kolsch style ale and the actual color of the beer is WAY darker than the "theoretical" color.

Are others experiencing this?  Right now I'm brewing all extract.  I notice that the units of color in the LME library are SRM.  Shouldn't they be Lovibond?   

Does the program use the Morey Formula to determine color?  If so, why am I not seeing more accuracy?

Offline Myk

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Re: Color Issues w/ Beersmith
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 07:44:23 AM »
Especially if you're doing concentrated boils it is very common for extract to end up darker.