Coopers Extract Details...

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Coopers Extract Details...

Postby BigNath » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:00 pm

Hi everyone,

this is my first post on your forum and i found my way here through purchasing this Beer Tools program which i love. I found Beersmith too complex for my needs, and ProMash felt really old.

I am in Australia and have been brewing for quite some time, and have recently begun boiling and adding grains to my beers.
Here in OZ, the Coopers range of extracts are readily available, and as i am not doing AG i tend to use them as the basis of my beers. I am trying to add the range to my ingredients list.

My question is (and apologies if this has been asked before) does anyone know the measurements of the required fields in the Extract editor windows for the Coopers range? I am unsure of what most of the fields actually represent. I have found some articles on the bitterness and colours, but what about the other fields like Dry Basis, Protein, TSN, pH, Moisture, TN etc..

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Extract Editor Fields

Postby slothrob » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:02 am

I found this that might be a little helpful.
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Postby ColoradoBrewer » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:02 am

Welcome, BigNath! Those fields (TN, SNR, Protein, etc) are for the analysis of a given grain. As an extract brewer I don't think they apply. The only fields you should need to fill in are the Original Gravity and Color. When you fill in the Original Gravity, BTP will calculate the Dry Basis. Hope this helps.
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Postby BigNath » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:50 am

thanks for your speedy replies guys!

I didn't know Beer Tools Pro would automatically calculate the other fields.

One question though (and i sense this may be a stupid one..) how do i go about working out what the lb/gal Original Gravity figure is. And also, when i try to put in another figure into this field, it only shows it to one decimal place. I tried to enter 1.044 and it shows in the field as 1.0 Any way i can get it to show the full "three decimal places"?

I am loving using this program, i just want to be able to accurately account for my use of these Coopers Extracts in my recipes.

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Postby slothrob » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:39 am

You may have the units set to "p". Try right clicking on the gravity field and making sure that the units are listed as "sg", then it should allow you to enter "1.044". Or you can choose "œ" and enter "44".
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Postby BigNath » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:17 am

slothrob, you are a champion!

i had it set at the (what looks like oe) setting, but i was trying to type in 1.044 instead of just the last two digits. Works like a charm now!
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Postby slothrob » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:49 am

Cheers, mate!
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