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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

Since the science and techniques of brewing is exactly the same for beginners as they are for somebody who has been brewing for years, are you asking for recipes for malt extract (known as extract ...
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What software do most brewers use?

I am a co-founder of Brewgr.com, so I am biased, but with a continually growing user base and recipe list, I feel it should be listed here as well. I feel Brewgr is a good option for brewers because ...
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Efficiency discrepancy

"... so far above an efficiency that BeerSmith is aware of" I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this, I'm positive BeerSmith is aware of efficiencies above 73%. It's very common to get higher ...
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Adjusting beer recipes to smaller batches

I use Brewtarget, which has a scale feature, which works up or down. I use to scale down 5 gal batches down to 1 gal. It is also open source(free), and works on linux or Windows.....I have both and ...
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What is the meaning of the "Temperature" mash step on Brewers Friend?

As indicated by @chthon, it looks like they intend for you to provide external heat to meet the 70 C temperature, not by adding more hot water but by turning on a burner or heat stick. It is ...
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Efficiency discrepancy

I think that the issue is how both are calculated. http://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/ is not accounting for losses in your equipment while beersmith is accounting for losses. I ...
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What are my options for brewing software?

Brewtarget, Open source software, allows you to create, scale, and add notes to recipes, ingredients ..etc you can use it on mac windows and linux, or if you want build from source on your solaris ...
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What software do most brewers use?

I might be quite alone having this opinion, but I generally dislike depending too much on brewing software. To me, having some sort of "magical box" that is supposed to make the decisions, distracts ...
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Beer Smith 2 Equipment settings.

Late answer, but here goes: Look through the existing profiles to something that matches your setup the closest. Copy that profile and give it a new name. I have a 3 tier system with a hot liquor tank,...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

I would laways suggest starting with a bit of reading around the subject first: http://www.howtobrew.com/ it will help you decide the direction you wish to go in. There are a number of great sites ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

How do you want to approach brewing? Will you brew all grain right from the beginning or start with extract? Anyway, I really like http://byo.com/ style profiles, such as for example https://byo.com/...
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Efficiency discrepancy

I do BIAB and my efficiency has varied around 70% from 65% to 75%. I've found that something as simple as stirring my mash 3 times in the 60 minute rest and not stirring it can affect that number ...
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What is the meaning of the "Temperature" mash step on Brewers Friend?

BrewTarget has the same properties for mashing, including infusion and sparge. In BrewTarget, it means that the temperature is increased by applying external heating. For BIAB and using a mash setup ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

One of the most valuable books I have is Brewing Classic Styles. There's a recipe for 80 2008 BJCP styles, each with extract and all grain and an introduction by John Palmer that's a mini how-to by ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

I usually order ingredients and kits from Northern Brewer.com.I know exactly what you're asking as I am new to brewing too. When I first started brewing about a year ago I was looking for exactly the ...
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Adjusting beer recipes to smaller batches

Brewtoad allows you to set the batch size when you're creating or editing recipes. It's not the greatest set of tools, and I find it lacking when it comes to its utility on brewday. With that said it'...
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What software do most brewers use?

I use pencil and paper. I like knowing what's happening and not having to figure out software quirks, plus I also hate brewing with a computer. I find paper is the most versatile as well, you can bend ...
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What software do most brewers use?

Seems I was using Pro Mash at the very beginning with what was then a then a brand spankin new 286 computer... I vaguely remember that it worked well but was not that intuitive. I believe that was ...

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