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06-01-2012, 05:21 AM   #1
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 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.

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!

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06-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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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

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06-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Cheers +1 on the metric units. Again cheers

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06-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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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.

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06-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by CS223 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!
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06-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by OhCrap 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.
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06-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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Anyone use this over the weekend? Any feedback on accuracy?

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06-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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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!

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06-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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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.

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06-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
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Gave it a quick test. Sent email regarding conversions.

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