Author Topic: Corn sugar  (Read 2913 times)

Offline Lawdawg05023

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Corn sugar
« on: July 26, 2011, 01:00:57 AM »
Just started brewing with Beersmith, was doing it all by hand before and the program was a real eye opener for me. It calculated things I didn't know you had to calculate! But anyway, the one thing I found a little suspect was the carbonation calc. My brother and I just finished bottling this Belgium Tripel this weekend, and the carbonation calc called for only 3.62 oz of corn sugar. Is that right? When I first started everyone told me to use 5 oz. for 5 gallons. Which I did and got beer that was WAY to fizzy and becoming frusterated. So for the last 5 batches I have been using 4.5 which worked "ok," is 3.62 enough. And is that 3.62 a default or does it adjust itself, or do I adjust it. Keep in mind my brother (Semper Fi bro) is the computer nerd, I am a computer ratard. I'd look to him for guidance out of computer ratardom but he busy right now.

Can I has help?

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Offline merfizle

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Re: Corn sugar
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 06:37:27 AM »
No, not enough.  You need to look and see what the carbonation range is for that style and enter carb level to a value within that range.  THis i nformation is on the Recipe Design tab.  Belgian Tripel's have a carb range of 2.4-3.0 volumes.  That equates to 4.12-5.74 oz of corn sugar.

What happened is that BS defaults the carb level to something not in the range for that style.

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