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 jamesnsw 06-01-2012 04:21 AM

Another iPhone app- BIABCalc (Free)

I made a free iPhone app based on my Brew in a Bag calculator. I found for BIAB, I needed the reverse of what most calculators did, so I made it, first for web, and then for iPhone.

Given the volume of your mash tun and the amount of grain, it calculates how much water to heat up. Before, I would always heat up too much water, and it would overflow when I put the grain in, making a mess. Now, the grain raises the level to exactly the right level.

Check it out on the App Store and let me know what you think!

 OhCrap 06-01-2012 08:15 AM

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 Originally Posted by jamesnsw I made a free iPhone app based on my Brew in a Bag calculator. I found for BIAB, I needed the reverse of what most calculators did, so I made it, first for web, and then for iPhone. Given the volume of your mash tun and the amount of grain, it calculates how much water to heat up. Before, I would always heat up too much water, and it would overflow when I put the grain in, making a mess. Now, the grain raises the level to exactly the right level. It also calculates the strike temp, to help you hit your mash temps. Check it out on the App Store and let me know what you think!
Downloaded, it looks great & I'll try it out this weekend. It would be great if it was in litres & centigrade aswell but that's only a small thing

Edit: I ran the numbers against this w/ends planned recipe and damn close .1&bull;f deference. Makes the calcs easy to do (other than converting to metric :)). Good job

 spannaflicka 06-01-2012 08:20 AM

Cheers +1 on the metric units. Again cheers

 CS223 06-01-2012 01:57 PM

Nice calculator, the sliders are pita though, it takes a number of tries to get spot on. Maybe go to keyed in entry or a +/- button to increment the values.

 jamesnsw 06-01-2012 03:16 PM

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 Originally Posted by CS223 (Post 4135068) Nice calculator, the sliders are pita though, it takes a number of tries to get spot on. Maybe go to keyed in entry or a +/- button to increment the values.
Agreed- I have some ideas to make this a bit better. Stay tuned!

 jamesnsw 06-01-2012 03:17 PM

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 Originally Posted by OhCrap (Post 4134684) Downloaded, it looks great & I'll try it out this weekend. It would be great if it was in litres & centigrade aswell but that's only a small thing Edit: I ran the numbers against this w/ends planned recipe and damn close .1•f deference. Makes the calcs easy to do (other than converting to metric :)). Good job
Thanks! Metric is on the todo list.

 jamesnsw 06-04-2012 07:56 PM

Anyone use this over the weekend? Any feedback on accuracy?

 cswest 06-05-2012 02:28 PM

I'm going to use this for my first 5 gallon BIAB batch on June 30th for a club brew. I've been playing around with it and I agree that getting the sliders to the exact number you're trying to enter is difficult. Other than that it looks good, thanks for the app!

 jamesnsw 06-06-2012 04:32 PM

I'm working on adding metric- are any of you interested in beta testing that? I'd like to make sure that I get units and conversions done right. PM me your email address if you're interested.

 OhCrap 06-07-2012 06:04 PM

Gave it a quick test. Sent email regarding conversions.

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