- Oct 23, 2019
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I’ve heard good things about this beer on the forum so thought I’d try it. It’s only the second recipe I’ve tried from James Mortons ‘Brew’ but I’ve noticed with both of them the IBU calculations are a world apart from what Brewfather calculates when you add the recipe. The hopstand additions are what bumps this recipe up, with Morton suggesting that you can add as many hops as you like below 79°C and leave them in as long as you like without imparting any extra bitterness. As a result what is supposed to be a 40IBU beer is coming out at over 90IBUs (with a 75° hopstand set). Using Brewfathers ‘IBU’ button to adjust the hop quantities to get the desired IBU is literally halving all my hop additions, which I don’t want to do. It’s supposed to be a hoppy beer! I’m going to just go with what the book says and see what happens. I just wondered what other people’s thoughts and/or experience was with this recipe? Thanks.