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Old 01-13-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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Is there any software that will build a recipe in reverse?

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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What do you mean?

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Old 01-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #3
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wah???

I can only begin to guess what you mean.
Do you mean you put in a style and it tells you what you need?

Beersmith tells you the criteria of a selected beer style and what the ingredients are typically used for.

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You wanna do a beer backwards? Start by drinking a couple of your favorite brews, then drink your piss. Next see if you barf up barley, yeast, hops, and water. I'll bet you figure out exactly what kind they were

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You wanna do a beer backwards? Start by drinking a couple of your favorite brews, then drink your piss. Next see if you barf up barley, yeast, hops, and water. I'll bet you figure out exactly what kind they were
I don't know why but I LMFAO I mean on the floor!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't say I am gonna try it.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:11 AM   #6
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lol. I sometimes wish that I could vomit ingredients. Drink a beer, puke a 10# barley. It would be so much cheaper to brew then lol. Great Idea

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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Is there any software that will build a recipe in reverse?
I think I know what you mean, plug in a few numbers maybe fromthe specs on the bottle or website, then have the sw take a stab at the recipe?

Well, not really that I know of. BUT you can take those specs and use them as a start for a recipe in Beersmith or similar software.

My recommendation, start reading. A lot. Make sure you read How to Brew or Papazians book, then read something like Brewing Classic Styles or Homebrewers Bible. Then, when you are feeling good about yourself, pick up designing Great beers. Its not really a front-to-back reader but more of a reference. Once you are comfortable with that book, you will not need to reverse engineer a recipe. You will be able to drink something, then start ballparking it in your head, and use software to fine tune it.
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Not sure if its what you want but the BeerTools website has a recipe generator. You enter the ingredients you want to use and the beer style and it determines the correct amounts to meet the specs on the style.

However you still need to know a good deal about making recipes to determine what ingredients to chose and to tweek the end product for best results. Using a beer recipe calculator and playing with the values yourself is probably easier and more effective.

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #9
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Thanks for the constructive help. The rest of you must be a real hoot at the Star Trek conventions. Being new to this and knowing how I want it to turn out I thought there might be something to help me generate a recipe to start with.

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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I think the easiest way to do what you want is read through BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines - Index until you find a style you like then look up recipes for it.

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