Originally Posted by Enhoffer-Knopfe
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.