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  1. "Jim Johnson" post=353415 said:nope, can't get the program to do anythjing. it just sits there. i can't enter anythinng in any field. not even brewers name. no matter how many times i try to down load it or from who. that's what it always does with or without updating. guess i'll just stick with hopville it likes me Install like they say on the site and see my above post to see if it works for you.
  2. "Bingman111" post=353382 said:Beer Lord and Jim post and let me know if you were able to get the program downloaded and working Good Luck! :gulp: I did! Thanks a lot man. I realized the style column to the left seems useless. Thats where i was searching for the new stuff. Just click the + on the lower right corner, double click the "generic" under the grains and scroll down and you'll find all the new HME's and LME's.
  3. "Bingman111" post=353093 said:I see you said you're having trouble with getting the new data remember when you download the new QBrew data you have to save it in the same manner you did with the program. I made a Brewing folder on my desktop that I put useful files in with links and data. Also, in that folder I have my QBrew program and my ingredients libraries. 1) BEFORE you download the new ingredient library rename the old file to whatever you like so that you know it's old. 2) Download the new library to this folder you created on your desktop, use the same method as before download>save as> put it in the Brew folder or whatever you want tocall it Thank for your help. I'm gonna give this another try tonight after work.
  4. "Jim Johnson" post=353071 said: "Dark_Lord_Beer" post=353060 said: "Bingman111" post=353057 said:You can mix the two HME's everyone is skeptical of the two you considered. Start with an HME with a high IBU (Providing that the flavor profile is close to what you want, which you can always use an LME to change it a little) and raise it using a hop boil. If you can't download the files or rename them try downloading to your desktop and make a folder for the files/app. Thats what I did, so I could find it easier, plus I use it regularly. Perhaps the problem is the location you're trying to use. When you download the file click save as and put the location wherever you like. I can't get this to work at all. If you have time, could you possibly send me a private message with a step by step as to what you did? I'm using a PC. no! no pm i can't get it to work either that's why i use hopville. i need to see this You having problems with it too?
  5. "Bingman111" post=353057 said:You can mix the two HME's everyone is skeptical of the two you considered. Start with an HME with a high IBU (Providing that the flavor profile is close to what you want, which you can always use an LME to change it a little) and raise it using a hop boil. If you can't download the files or rename them try downloading to your desktop and make a folder for the files/app. Thats what I did, so I could find it easier, plus I use it regularly. Perhaps the problem is the location you're trying to use. When you download the file click save as and put the location wherever you like. I can't get this to work at all. If you have time, could you possibly send me a private message with a step by step as to what you did? I'm using a PC.
  6. "Wings_Fan_In_KC" post=353036 said:Hell, if you want to spend $50 on a brew.....go for it. Do not let me or anyone else stop you. I think that the forum is curious to see how the BAA and the AA marry. Well seeing as it's a going to be a gift, there's no dent in my wallet. But I don't want to make a shitty beer. I've already done that with the American Light and the 2 week brew-to-drink-to-pour down the drain instructions provided by MB haha
  7. "Wings_Fan_In_KC" post=353026 said:Uh Oh....Tater screwed the pooch on the weight. (BAA is 2.86 lbs not 1.87 so.................) BAA (2.86 lb) + AA (1.87 lb) + Brewmax Pale (.55 lb) --------------------------- 1.099 OG 1.025 FG 9.5% ABV In QBrew, I threw in .50 oz Simcoe and .50 oz of Citra both at 25 minutes and got an IBU of 96 which is well short of the 130. If you do this: .50 oz Simco @ 35 min .50 oz Citra @ 35 min .25 oz Simco @ 25 min .25 oz Citra @ 25 min Then the IBU's jack up to 125. I'm still not sold on the combination of the BAA and the AA though. Thanks. If ya'll think mixing the two HME's is a bad idea, then it's probably a good idea to heed the warnings. But I had a similar plan with the hops weights and times though so at least I'm on track with something lol...
  8. "Bingman111" post=353017 said:You're welcome Lord. Glad I could help, that App will help you out quite a bit. That IBU you mentioned seemed very high. If you like the hop bitterness try adding some hops to the boil. This chart may help you achieve what you like. http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/p/brewing-tools-formulas.html#hop Scroll to the bottom of the page Hop Bitterness, Flavor, Aroma Chart From the Screwybrewer website: Boiling hops for more than 60 minutes doesn't contribute much more bitterness since most of the hop oil isomerization happens earlier in the boil . Maximize hop flavor by boiling them for no more than 20 minutes and to get the most hop aroma boil them for 7 minutes or less. Additional ways of increasing hop aroma is to add them at the very end of the boil and leave them in the kettle as the wort cools. You can also add aroma hops to the fermentor about 4 days after pitching your yeast or 14 days before bottling or kegging. I believe the Diablo would be quite helpful if you want an IBU that high God damn I can't for the life of me get the data update to do what screwy says to do. I think the problem lies somewhere in my computer security because it's telling me I don't have permission to save files in my program files folder. I'm gonna have to do this before I crack open a brew haha
  9. "Bingman111" post=352985 said:I'm not sure how to do it either. I've been using QBrew to play around with recipes. It's a good program and not too hard to use. Go to: http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/2010/09/qbrew-homebrewers-recipe-calculator.html and download the program for your computer. Also, download the ingredient database. the updated one from Feb 2013 will contain all the Mr. Beer products. If you have trouble finding it you can click here and download it: https://sites.google.com/site/screwybrewer/qBrew/screwy-qbrewdata.zip Once both are downloaded follow the instructions on the webpage to make the new ingredient list the list that the program will utilize (you have to rename it). Once renamed open the program and find your Mr. Beer HME's in the grains list and add them. You have to click on the plus sign under the ingredients tab and double click on the generic line that pops up and scroll down to find the HME, do this for each HME and LME. Also, you will need to go to the hops tab and add the HME's in the hops list just as in the grains. For Mr. Beer HME's put the time at 5 min and the weight at 1oz. The program will tell you the estimated OG, FG, ABV, ABW, SRM, and ABU! :gulp: Have Fun! More questions, just ask. P.S. The first link I supplied details most if not all of these instructions and with pictures as well. Thanks a lot!
  10. "RickBeer" post=352977 said:Download QBrew from www.screwybrewer.com. I do have to ask - why on earth would you do that? BAA is good by itself, the LME would make it very good. Adding the American Ale would be not very good. I haven't decided if I'm going to combine the two HME's yet but basically I'm going for something similar to Simtra by Knee Deep and all I've been able to find out about their recipe is it contains Simcoe and Citra Hops and has an IBU of around 130. So I went ahead and ordered the two HME's, the LME and the hops and am going to look more in depth as I wait for their delivery. The "citrus" in the both HME descriptions is what persuaded me to choose them. I originally was going to go with the Diablo IPA and American Ale but changed my mind at the last minute. Never the less, if I don't use both in one recipe, I can always brew the American Ale by itself.
  11. What would be the estimated OG if I combined 1 American Ale, 1 Bewitched Amber Ale and 1 BrewMax Pale? I'm confused on how to add separate OG readings together.
  12. "haerbob3" post=352121 said:I would follow the basics for an IPA. 1. 60 to 90 minute full volume hop boil. That will maximize your hop utilization, bittering. 2. Add hops at 30 min, 15 min, 10 min, and 5 min, bittering flavor and aroma 3. Dry hop and/or use a hop tea possible a hopshot (CO2 extracted hop oil) DO NOT USE O2 CAPS when bottling these will reduce your over all hoppiness. Drink young. Thanks. Any advice on how much hops per step? I was going to do a 1/2-1/3 oz per.
  13. "packerduf" post=352029 said: "haerbob3" post=352023 said:I would first start by researching the beer you are trying to clone. A lot of craft brew breweries post info about their beers. That will give a starting point, in determining what extracts and hops to use. You may not be able to use a HME. How long of a hop boil? How much for flavor & aroma? What is the target IBU's, the IBU/SG? These are things you need to know. :cheers: +1. Also, you shouldn't boil the MrB HMEs. You'll need some DME or LME for that, and then add the HMEs at flame-out/knockoff. Yeah I forgot to add an LME in the original post, thanks for the heads up. Gonna go with Pale most likely.
  14. I'm not looking to make an exact clone just a good IPA with these hops which are used in the ingredient. Basically my only hop experience so far is throwing in a half oz at the end of brewing per MB recipes. I don't know typical measurements of hops for any of the three goals of hop boil ie flavor, aroma and bitterness. Just a round about measurement is what I want for obtaining the three goals, I'm not real concerned with target IBU's and SG with this batch.
  15. I'm looking to make a strong IPA similar in style to Simtra by Knee Deep Brewing Co. I've decided to use Diablo IPA and American Ale along with Simcoe and Citra hops. If I were to utilize the hops in all stages of hop boiling, what's a good total amount I should order? I was thinking around 2oz total for each type, is that enough?
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