Scaling the Size of a Recipe in BeerSmith 3 Brewing Software

by Brad Smith on October 4, 2018 · 2 comments

This week I present a short video tutorial on how to scale a recipe to match your equipment profile in BeerSmith 3. BeerSmith 3 has a great scaling function that lets you download and scale a recipe to match your equipment in minutes, or even scale recipes up from homebrew to commercial batch sizes. Total run time is 4:01.

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Chuck Schick September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Since I would usually want to scale an existing recipe and would not want to overwrite my original, would I just use save as after I scale the recipe to have a separate version of the scaled recipe.

William Davis September 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm

I entered Bell’s Light Hearted Ale Recipe from Craft Beer & Brewing for 5 gallons. I then scaled it to 8 gallons with the Scale Recipe function in BS 3.1.
My bittering hops went from 9.4 grams to 3.7 grams, less than half the hops for a batch almost twice as big. Really bland for an IPA light.
What went wrong?

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