The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > program for figuring out a brewing schedule

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default program for figuring out a brewing schedule

Hi There,

Last night I sat down and started thinking about my next batches. I used an Excel spreadsheet to display when they will be in the primary, secondary, bottles and finally my glass. This got me thinking about the fermentation resources that I have (carboys, bucket) and when the beer will actually be enjoyable.

Is there some program out there that can help me with this? I guess one could use MS Proheject to do this too.

Kai

__________________
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
DeRoux's Broux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeRoux's Broux's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 2,966
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

www.promash.com. my favorite of all the brewing software available.
__________________

Cheers!
DeRoux's Broux

DeRoux's Broux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeRoux's Broux
www.promash.com. my favorite of all the brewing software available.
I was looking into getting this program anyway (since it has lot's of features and doesn't cost much) but I didn't find this feature listed. Will it give you a graphical display?

Kai
__________________
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2005, 06:13 PM   #4
DeRoux's Broux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeRoux's Broux's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 2,966
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

yea, i think they have a option for some mashin graphs and such, but i don't usethem. i'll have to mess with it some or maybe someone else that uses promash will chime in....maybe not a fermentation graph...

__________________

Cheers!
DeRoux's Broux

DeRoux's Broux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2005, 06:33 PM   #5
DeRoux's Broux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeRoux's Broux's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 2,966
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

nope, just a mash graph. but, it has all the other bells and whistles!

__________________

Cheers!
DeRoux's Broux

DeRoux's Broux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-22-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
barleypopmaker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 57
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I use beersmith
http://www.beersmith.com they have a 21 day trial. Also, I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but a free utility online is http://www.beertools.com

__________________

Jason Johnson -
www.barleypopmaker.info

Beers currently on tap from Myfa King Ales and Lagers: Sessionable Wheaton American Ale (A.K.A White IPA/Session IPA), Spiced Winter Ale, Barleywine Style Lager
In Primary: American Pale Ale

barleypopmaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2005, 09:45 AM   #7
Ed_Savage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon (Beervana)
Posts: 227
Default

Heres a cool free calculator I found. http://www.leebrewery.com/********.htm

__________________
~Ed Brew-Head~
Ed_Savage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2005, 05:31 PM   #8
Oriondriver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Prattville, AL
Posts: 9
Default

I like your idea of a brewing schedule... not so much a recipe calculator but more of a timeline to always have beer ready or in standby for the kegerator... have you found a solution yet?

Oriondriver

__________________
Unless you are the lead dog, the view is always the same!
Oriondriver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #9
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oriondriver
have you found a solution yet?
Not really.

I didn't find any useful feature for this in beerSmith or ProMash. One would think that these programs should have this feature. Especially since you can enter the time spent in primary and secondary.

I still have to try MS-Project.

Kai
__________________
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2005, 04:21 AM   #10
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai
I still have to try MS-Project.
MS-Project actually works for that purpose. It's not really set up to have a carboy "work" 24-7, but once you change these defaults you can create tasks for primary, secondary, aging and drinking. Then you assign resources to these tasks (so far I only see carboys as resources that need to be managed) and you can see how many resources you need over time. It gets interesting if you add more brews and add a task for racking that is short but takes up an additional carboy since you need an empty one while the primary is still full.

You can also target a certain date (e.g. party) and figure out when to brew and how to schedule your other brews around this.

But don't by MS-Project for this purpose. I have it for free on my work laptop.

But I would still like to see this feature added to BeerSmith and/or ProMash. Maybe I should send them an e-mail.

Kai
__________________
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beer brewing program pete3 Brewing Software 10 06-21-2012 05:07 AM
Brewing Program Shamrock28 Brewing Software 4 05-20-2009 06:53 PM
Which program is better for GF brewing? Dustwing Brewing Software 2 03-19-2009 09:05 AM
Free Brewing, Mash computer program ClaudiusB Brewing Software 2 02-10-2009 07:06 PM