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BeerSmith Software => Suggestions => Topic started by: Jean-Luc on December 20, 2011, 02:36:58 AM

Title: Sugars to boil in mn
Post by: Jean-Luc on December 20, 2011, 02:36:58 AM
While brewing Belgian styleS I had to add some sugars during the boil.
- Firstly they were included in pre-boil gravity and I could never reach the pre boil OG expected
- Then I rediscovered the "add after boil" option for the sugars which helped me to see a pre boil OG excluding sugar, but IBUs where very affected by this change, the sugars being considered as added AFTER boil and not at the begining.
- Then, talking about this with homebrewers friends, we realized that some add the sugars at the start of the boil, some at the end, maybe others with the fire turned off before or during the whirlpool.

Wouldn't it be great to have a new field where we could tell how much minutes the sugar will boil ? as we do for the hops...
Or maybe just a few choices for the sugars : before boil, start of boil, end of boil ?
Gravity and hop utilization are affected by those amount of sugars depending on when they are added.
Now we have to play with the "add after boil" option on and off to see the values we need...