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Old 02-06-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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I think they'd give you a new license key for your MAC for free.

You guys do know that I have three BTP tutorials right? YouTube - BobbyFromNJ's Channel

Does BTP account for trub loss? Do you mean in the kettle or in the fermenter? I assume you also mean whether it adjusts based on your actual ingredient load like "does it increase your preboil volume requirements if you've got an 9oz leaf hop schedule?". No no, it doesn't do any of that. You have to be a little more forward thinking and increase you finished batch size by a quart if that's your situation. Does any software do this?

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Old 02-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #12
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I think they'd give you a new license key for your MAC for free.

You guys do know that I have three BTP tutorials right? YouTube - BobbyFromNJ's Channel

Does BTP account for trub loss? Do you mean in the kettle or in the fermenter? I assume you also mean whether it adjusts based on your actual ingredient load like "does it increase your preboil volume requirements if you've got an 9oz leaf hop schedule?". No no, it doesn't do any of that. You have to be a little more forward thinking and increase you finished batch size by a quart if that's your situation. Does any software do this?
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:48 PM   #13
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Ok now you're getting a little ridiculous.

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:13 PM   #14
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One of the issues w/ BeerAlchemy of the lack of a recipe DB may be resolved soon, I too have seen that issue. I sent a help request to him. I have a huge list of over 200 recipes I got from www.brewmonkey.com and I'm wanting to import them but a lot of the ingreds don't seem to have equivalents, so I wanted to find out how we can add them. I personally don't know the ingredients enough to do the conversions for all cases, so I'm waiting for a reply. Other than that I'm loving BeerAlchemy

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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Any word from the BeerAlchemy guy?

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:22 PM   #16
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Here is the issue with the IBUs in BA:

They are calculated to the final "volume of finished beer" (or "volume at pitching" I can't remeber) so if you are finishing with less volume (as I do) then you have more IBUs....the same iso-alphas in a smaller volume. Really the volume to calclate the IBUs should be "volume at end boil" for full boils or "volume after dilution" for partial. I think this might be the issue with the color too. If you set pre-boil volume and the correct post boil volume and then set all the other volumes the same as the post boil volume, the IBUs are correct.

The BA guys knows of the issue, and I hope it is resolved soon.

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Any word on whether the ingredients list is going to grow any time soon? I'm just starting out in brewing, but even to me, the lists look short compared to BTP. I just like BA's interface so much more...

Also, does anyone know how I'd go about adding something like a hard cider (specifically, the recipe for Brendan's Groff) to either app? This would be a good test IMHO, and would quickly separate the two depending on how flexible they were for this recipe.

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What ingredients are you looking for BA to have? I do not think I have come across something I wanted to use that was not there.

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What ingredients are you looking for BA to have? I do not think I have come across something I wanted to use that was not there.
Actually, I've been beating the heck out of both apps, and I'm seeing less to complain about with BA. I think my main problem was not completely understanding the import feature, when importing .rec files.

One recipe I found had German Munich LME, but I can't find which extract would be the equivalent in BA. In BTP, I found Munich Liquid from Alexanders. Little things like that. The lack of items seems to be mainly in the depth of Extracts more than any other category.

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Any word on whether the ingredients list is going to grow any time soon? I'm just starting out in brewing, but even to me, the lists look short compared to BTP. I just like BA's interface so much more...

Also, does anyone know how I'd go about adding something like a hard cider (specifically, the recipe for Brendan's Groff) to either app? This would be a good test IMHO, and would quickly separate the two depending on how flexible they were for this recipe.
You can add your own ingredients; I added MO when I didn't see it included in BA. For graff, I'm assuming you'd just add apple juice (or whatever) as an ingredient, but you'd need to know the fermentability of it (for the MO I just copied British pale malt and changed the SRM)
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