BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

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BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby beerphoto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:42 am

I'm quite happy with BTP and I'd like to continue using the software when we move from our test brewery to our 8bbl brewery. Has anybody else made that transition - any problems, advice, etc.?

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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby shortbus901 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:21 am

I'm curious about this as well. I need to scale a recipe up for a 15 Bl batch.

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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby roc-craven » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:11 pm

I use it in a 4bbl brewery. Works great.
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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby beerphoto » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:47 pm

Justin -- did you ever scale up that 15bbl batch with BeerTools Pro? Am curious to hear about the results if you did...

And thanks for your reply as well roc-craven. Good to know.

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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby jawbox » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 pm

I'd be interested in those tasty Cigar City beers in IL. FOBAB was just a tease.
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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby roc-craven » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:52 am

jawbox wrote:I'd be interested in those tasty Cigar City beers in IL. FOBAB was just a tease.

I'll be at Cigar City today. I'll have a few for you.

The only scaling issue I have found is hop utilization. The bigger the boil kettle the better the utilization seems to be. it's more like 125% utilization.
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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby beerphoto » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:25 pm

Roc-Craven, thanks for the input on utilization. I was assuming it would go up and I've noticed BTP drops a few ibu's as I scale up to 248 gallons. So, yes, I customized the Utilization editor - but was guessing at how much additional.

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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby shortbus901 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:56 pm

I did scale it up. numbers were pretty much dead on. Efficiency etc.. will obviously be different for every system. For ours (Premier Stainless 15 bbl) I set the volume at 17 bbls at ~83% Eff and everything worked out about right. Bitterness I figured about 125% but this beer was almost all late hops and no bittering addition, the first worts gave way more bitterness than anticipated though.

As for Chicago, probably not going to happen anytime soon, we can hardly keep up with FL. I'm glad I did talk them into sending some up for FOBAB at least. If I don't have my own place up and running by next year I'll make sure we send some up again, makes for a fun weekend trip.
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Re: BeerTools Pro in an 8bbl brewery

Postby jawbox » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:34 pm

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