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Using dextrose in the boil changes the estimated pre-boil gravity

mtnagel

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Seems like a bug to me, but maybe I'm missing something. 

When I select to use dextrose in the boil, the estimated pre-boil gravity goes higher than when I have it added after the boil.  How would adding it to the boil affect the pre-boil gravity assuming you are adding it after you take your pre-boil reading.

Thanks.
 

MaltLicker

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BS2 adds up all the sugars in the recipe and totals them all for the pre-boil gravity.  Same thing for corn/cane sugar that you might add at 20 minutes for a tripel. 

If you want the gravity from just the grain sparge process, I've always just zeroed out the added sugar, and then noted the pre-boil SG before adding it back. 
 

mm658

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I asked basically the same question here: 
http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php/topic,9548.0.html

I know this issue/question has come up many times.  But I'm not sure whether it was supposed to be addressed in this release, a future one, or not at all.

Hopefully Brad will weigh in on this one.
 

grathan

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sounds like a bug. Why would it add late addition sugars to preboil gravity?
 
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