Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Beer Alchemy Update
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 838 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default Beer Alchemy Update

I downloaded the latest Beer Alchemy update without realizing that you need 10.6 to run it. Since I have 10.5.8, I can no lnger open Beer Alchemy on my Mac. Anyone know a fix? Kent Place on the air?

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
MX1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MX1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 930
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

umm, update to 10.6 maybe?

Not trying to be a smart ass,but that would be the fastest way, and it would set you up for the next OS X release

Tim

__________________

"The ART of brewing Beer, is the ACT of brewing Beer"

Ferm 1: Bitter End IPA
Ferm 2: Coffee Stout

On Deck: Colorado Common Cream Ale

Keg 1: House Amber Ale
Keg 2:

Total Gallons brewed (2014) - 30

MX1 is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 838 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default

I checked for updates, there are none available. I believe 10.6 is a new version that needs to be purchased. My laptop is 4 years old. My next Os is my next Mac.

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
brew-n-que
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 48
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Kent Place offers the download of the previous version (Supports Power PC and OSX 10.4 & 10.5)

http://www.kentplacesoftware.com/dow...chemy-1822.zip

__________________
http://www.brewnque.net

lupulin threshold shift \lu·pu·lin thresh·old shift\ n
1. When a once extraordinarily hoppy beer now seems pedestrian.
2. The phenomenon a person has when craving more bitterness in beer.
3. The long-term exposure to extremely hoppy beers; if excessive or prolonged, a habitual dependence on hops will occur.
4. When a "Double IPA" just is not enough.
brew-n-que is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
MX1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MX1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 930
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airborneguy View Post
I checked for updates, there are none available. I believe 10.6 is a new version that needs to be purchased. My laptop is 4 years old. My next Os is my next Mac.
Yeah, it should be snow leapord or lion, I forget...sorry.
__________________

"The ART of brewing Beer, is the ACT of brewing Beer"

Ferm 1: Bitter End IPA
Ferm 2: Coffee Stout

On Deck: Colorado Common Cream Ale

Keg 1: House Amber Ale
Keg 2:

Total Gallons brewed (2014) - 30

MX1 is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
berebrando
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 199
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

This is probably the largest collection of Beer Alchemy users... so I'm going to try and get a response to my question (which BA developers have failed to adequately answer).

Has anyone been able to calculate batch sparge volume and temperatures accurately using Beer Alchemy?

__________________
berebrando is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
MX1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MX1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 930
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by berebrando
This is probably the largest collection of Beer Alchemy users... so I'm going to try and get a response to my question (which BA developers have failed to adequately answer).

Has anyone been able to calculate batch sparge volume and temperatures accurately using Beer Alchemy?
Yes, I used to, but I have been away from brewing for over a year, and would have to dig back through the app. I use both the iPad app and the mac program.

For batch sparging, you need to know your system losses and for the strike and infusion temps you need to know your thermal mass. There is a place in the app to detail your system I formation, I think....

For your thermal mass, there are a few spots on the web that will walk you through the process of determining it. If you use a cooler, and you preheat you can use 0 for the thermal mass.

I used few different apps and such until I got it all balanced out in BA. Brew target and CP's brew sheet have been really big helps

Tim
__________________

"The ART of brewing Beer, is the ACT of brewing Beer"

Ferm 1: Bitter End IPA
Ferm 2: Coffee Stout

On Deck: Colorado Common Cream Ale

Keg 1: House Amber Ale
Keg 2:

Total Gallons brewed (2014) - 30

MX1 is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
Cromwell
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 777
Liked 72 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 132

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MX1 View Post
umm, update to 10.6 maybe?

Not trying to be a smart ass,but that would be the fastest way, and it would set you up for the next OS X release

Tim
Don't do it. 10.6 sucks from my perspective and from the perspective of everyone I know who has "upgraded". It's not really better to use, and you pay a heavy price in resources and maturity. And you cannot go back easily once you upgrade.
__________________

Primary: Beer / Secondary: Beer / Lagering: Old beer.

Cromwell is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #9
MX1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MX1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 930
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cromwell

Don't do it. 10.6 sucks from my perspective and from the perspective of everyone I know who has "upgraded". It's not really better to use, and you pay a heavy price in resources and maturity. And you cannot go back easily once you upgrade.
Really, I had no issues with snow leopard. Lion I could have skipped, and iwill wait for the second update to install mountain lion
__________________

"The ART of brewing Beer, is the ACT of brewing Beer"

Ferm 1: Bitter End IPA
Ferm 2: Coffee Stout

On Deck: Colorado Common Cream Ale

Keg 1: House Amber Ale
Keg 2:

Total Gallons brewed (2014) - 30

MX1 is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
Airborneguy
Adjunct of the Law
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Airborneguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Isle of Staten
Posts: 10,856
Liked 838 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 1105

Default

Fixed. He actually emailed me the link that brew-n-que posted.

berebrando,

I set my batch sparge parameters awhile back, but have been dead on ever since with both volumes and temps. Are you sure your sparge volume is the problem and not boil off? Are you coming up over or under? Have you checked your thermometers? Initially I thought my temps wee off but found it to be my thermometers.

Beer Alchemy works perfectly for me, so I haven't changed anything in about 3 years since I got it dialed in for all grain. That's why this incident scared me! Thankfully I didn't even lose my recipes.

__________________
Fermentor(s):
Lagering:
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
Airborneguy is offline
Ace_Club Likes This 
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 Alchemy golphur Brewing Software 15 10-01-2011 06:14 PM
Beer Alchemy HELP!!! hoppheadIPA Brewing Software 2 08-30-2011 01:48 AM
Beer Alchemy fusion94 Brewing Software 6 02-23-2011 07:33 PM
Beer Alchemy for PC Salt Brewing Software 6 08-24-2010 11:16 PM
Beer Alchemy tun t/m? chirs Brewing Software 3 10-31-2009 07:12 PM