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Offline HbgBill

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BrewSmith Recipe Help
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »
I just installed BeerSmith2 and need some help.

Is there a way for BeerSmith to define an ale based on ingredients? I have a batch of stuff I'd like to make a beer out of but don't quite know how to approach. Not sure how much of each to use.. especially the hops. I'd consider they should be broken down into multiple additions for bittering, etc.  I don't really know what to expect with the ingredients other than it will be quite dark. :)

Here is what I have for a 5 gallon batch:
1# German Munich 6L
1# Canadian Honey Malt 25L
1# Caramel 80L
.5# Carafa I 300L
2 oz Cascade 6.4%
2 oz Cluster 7.9%
2 oz Garman Magnun 14.1%

Two different yeasts avail
Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abby Ale II
Wyeast 1272 Am Ale II

My thoughts are to use:
.5 oz Magnum at 60 min
.5 oz Magnum at 45 min
1 oz Cluster at 30 min
1 oz Cascade at 5 min
1 oz Cluster at 5 min
Dry hop for 14 days with 1 oz Cascade and 1 oz Magnum

Thanks for any help/pointers

Offline wedward

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Re: BrewSmith Recipe Help
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 12:05:21 PM »
I would assume you have these ingredients around from previous brews right?  If so, pick what you liked best and make a slight variant of that with what you have.  Otherwise, search the web with a few of the key items (your honey malt or dark Cara) and blend what sounds the best together for your own new gig.