Brewer’s Friend came up with 231 IBU tinseth

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  1. Feb 15, 2020 at 11:38 AM #1

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    I ran the recipe below for an 11.5 L batch through Brewer’s Friend and it gave me 231 IBU tinseth. Why would this IBU be so high? I have brewed this recipe before and it turned out great. You might say why bother if it turned out so well? Well, I am in the process of learning to use Brewer’s Friend so I need to know what is going on.



    American IPA


    Grain

    Maris Otter 3000 grams


    Hops

    Citra 15 grams at start of boil


    Citra 8 grams for last 10 minutes


    Simcoe 8 grams for last 10 minutes


    Citra 22 grams at turn off


    Simcoe 22 grams at turn off


    Yeast


    Safale US-05 Brewing Yeast
     
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  2. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:35 PM #2

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    No ibu's for the hops.

    I bet you put batch size as 1.5l
     
  3. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM #3

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    Just checked on Brewer's Friend. The batch size is 11.5 litres (fermentor volume).
     
  4. Feb 15, 2020 at 12:57 PM #4

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    Something not right there David check all you figures, type of addition and AA's
     
  5. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:43 PM #5

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    The largest Alpha Acid count is for the 15 grams of Citra at the start of the boil. I've also checked all my settings in My Profile on Brewer's Friend and they seem o.k. However, there could be the problem. I am new to Brewer's Friend and all other software for creating recipes. Maybe I have entered some of my profile wrongly, but as far as I can see it is all good.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:10 PM #6

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    I thought I had solved the problem as I had the last two hop additions (22 grams each) set for the full 70 minute boil. However, I have corrected it to 0 minutes, but it is still showing 140.48 IBU
     
  7. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:29 PM #7

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    I just ran your recipe and it came back with 55.4 IBUs.

    That's with 15g at 70mins, 8g+8g at 10mins and 22g+22g at 0mins using the suggested AA numbers.

    Have you accidentally changed the AA?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2020 at 3:58 PM #8

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    Assuming an OG 0f 1065 and taking today's alpha acid values from thehomebrewcentre, I get 57.75 IBUs.

    12% for citra and 13% for Simcoe
     
  9. Feb 16, 2020 at 8:14 AM #9

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    I deleted my recipe from brewer's friend and created it again as a new one and the IBU came up as 56.35. However, it would appear that things are still a long way off according to brewer's friend.

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  10. Feb 16, 2020 at 8:28 AM #10

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    Looks fine to me?
     
  11. Feb 16, 2020 at 8:29 AM #11

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    I would use Tinseth IBU's personally and do you mean way off on the style which will depend on what you have selected there go back and check it is input correct but as you have just started to use it I would expect its teething problems with using it, I had the same issue when I first used it but you will get the hang of it I am sure
     
  12. Feb 16, 2020 at 9:01 AM #12

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    In your picture there are no figures for the style comparison - have you selected a style for the recipe?
     
  13. Feb 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM #13

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    Thanks. Having included the style I now get the following:
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  14. Feb 16, 2020 at 11:14 AM #14

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    Not far off, you are a bit low on OG/FG. You could add a few hundred grams of grain more, or just leave it.
     

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