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BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Lost four months' data
« Last post by Andylphillips on April 19, 2022, 03:29:01 PM »
A further update: I read through the replies to an earlier posting that mentioned lost data, and accessed the Archive through the icon on the ribbon. Fortunately, I managed to find all the lost data and copy/paste the missing records back into my BrewLog and Recipes folders. Panic over!

BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Lost four months' data
« Last post by BOB357 on April 19, 2022, 03:26:54 PM »
You might try Recover from Auto Backup. BeerSmith automatically backs up entries every few minutes. If you aren't running the latest version of BS3, you need to update.
All Grain/Advanced / Re: water ph
« Last post by BOB357 on April 19, 2022, 03:22:20 PM »
Probably the best thing to do would be to create a profile for your source water. Water pH has very little effect on mash pH, so is pretty much meaningless on its own.
BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Lost four months' data
« Last post by Andylphillips on April 19, 2022, 03:14:54 PM »
Update: using the "Recover from Auto Backup" I managed to restore back to a point from about 6 weeks ago. But I've still lost the brewlog data on two brews, and both the brewlog and recipe for two more. Very irritating - I don't understand how this can happen.

All Grain/Advanced / water ph
« Last post by Jivinwilly70 on April 19, 2022, 01:13:42 PM »
I use BeerSmith v2 and the mash tab default for water ph is set at 7.00.  Is it possible, or necessary, to change the default as my actual water ph I've tested is 4.8?  Will it make a difference ?  Also, in that regard, how or can I change any of default settings that are light blue in any of the tabs?
Brewing Discussion / Using honey in place of Candi Sugar
« Last post by Sandyfeet on April 19, 2022, 10:51:11 AM »
I have an opportunity to use some backyard honey in an upcoming recipe. I have done something close to a Belgian Single before where I used a small amount of candi sugar. It was good, but I did not quite get the esters that I wanted because it fermented in my garage refrigerator when it got unexpectedly cold for a few days. As a result, I want to try it again, this time when I know it will be warm.
I have read several articles including the one on BeerSmith. The consensus is that you don't want to boil natural honey as it will lose its flavor, but you want to sanitize it. I initially wanted to add it at flame out which would solve both issues without going through the pasteurization on the stove BS. Upon having a conversation with another individual, I might have an issue with it not dissolving enough if I add it right at flame out. I assume it would be a big mess on my wort chiller too.
Has anyone tried adding it with around 5 minutes left in the boil? If so, what was the result? Could you taste a little bit of it in the beer, and did it take a lot longer to ferment?
I'm not using a lot, probably only 8 fluid oz (12oz by weight). I'm not going for a high OG beer (maybe 1.053/1.054ish), and I'm leaning toward White Labs WLP550. I plan on starting at around 68F for a couple of days, and maybe bumping the temp up a degree each day until I get around 73ish. I usually leave my beer in the fermenter for 14-15 days before I bottle, so I hope that gives me enough time, even with the honey.
The recipe is simple. I am only using pilsner and 1/2 pound of biscuit. I am going to try to hop only to about 30IBUs with something mellow like Saaz and Fuggle hops. I hope this gives me an opportunity to taste a little tiny bit of honey, even with Belgian esters.
If any of y'all have done this, I would appreciate your feedback.
BeerSmith Home Brewing Blog / Steeping and Mashing Dark Grains in BeerSmith
« Last post by BeerSmith on April 19, 2022, 08:47:42 AM »
Steeping and Mashing Dark Grains in BeerSmith

BeerSmith 3 Support / Lost four months' data
« Last post by Andylphillips on April 19, 2022, 08:34:45 AM »
I was just entering some data into Beersmith 3 (Windows desktop version) when it became unstable (tabs v. slow to open). I closed the software and re-opened it and found that I'd lost two months of my brew log, plus a folder of 'next brews'. There was also an error message in a separate window saying that there was a .txt file missing. I've tried File->Open on the Recipes.bsmx file but all I see is the same four-month-old database. What's happened to my data?

I have a backup but unfortunately this is over a month old, so I've lost the data (recipe and brew log) for at least four brews. Any suggestions on how I can recover the missing data?

BeerSmith 3 Support / ask for beersmith3 specification
« Last post by pegasus49 on April 19, 2022, 01:07:31 AM »
Before purchasing Beersmith 3 Pro-Commecial use, I would like to know the PC specifications that can run Windows-based software.


How many PCs can be used per copy?
I saw that it can be run on two PCs with one copy.
I want to use it on 5 PCs, can I just buy 3 copies?

Thanks for your help
Equipment / Re: Blichmann brewEasy compact
« Last post by Oginme on April 18, 2022, 11:46:02 AM »
The flow rate should be regulated to giver as much flow through the grain bed without causing the bed to compact.  You want the grains to be 'floating' with plenty of water to promote good, even flow through the bed without channeling. 
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