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Old 03-23-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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I'm on a diet to lose some weight. Hoping to get from 300 to 225 pounds.

How do I measure my home brewed beer to see what kind of caloric intake I'm getting just so I can keep within my long-term diet plan?

Any thoughts appreciated.

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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I'm on a diet to lose some weight. Hoping to get from 300 to 225 pounds.

How do I measure my home brewed beer to see what kind of caloric intake I'm getting just so I can keep within my long-term diet plan?

Any thoughts appreciated.
beer smith gives you alcohol % and calories when you put in the OG and FG
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks.

Wish there was a mac version though.

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:59 PM   #4
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http://www.steubrew.com/alcohol-content-calculator.html

This should do the trick. Haven't compared to beersmith or other calculators. But it should give you a close approximation.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #5
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drink a lot.
weigh yourself.
get rid of scale.

And until I start doing some regular cardio, your results will be much better than mine.
(best of luck! I just finished a bike powered grain mill for placebio-vascular betterment.)

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Beer Tools Pro is on Mac, it also gives calorie information.

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Old 03-24-2010, 02:45 PM   #7
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haha...glad to see a fellow homebrewer in the same boat...I started the year at 297 and am down to 257 with the goal of hitting 210 in 2010...the homebrew is slightly counter productive but I guess I never thought of checking the calories in it...I just try and limit my intake compared to plowing through a whole lot over the course of a week.

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There is also Beer Alchemy for mac. Not sure of the features.

Any of these tools are at best, an estimation of the potential.

Otherwise, you'd need a calorimeter.

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You feel better about yourself when you lose a lot of weight so its hard not to want to drink beer in moderation, no matter how much you enjoy it.

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