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Old 07-12-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default BeerSmith2: Simplified Brewsheet

Hey all,

I decided to create a modified Brewsheet, based on the original one, with a few extra add-ons.

My first objective was to be able to get it printable on only one sheet. I've achieved that by deleting some of the features on the Brewsheet that I find useless (most notably I deleted the Fermentation section, as most brewers would have easy access to their Beersmith when they require that kind of information).

I would not necessarily recommend this to new brewers, since I have deleted some of the useful information, though some of it I find redundant (e.g. "Clean and prepare brewing equipment").

Where possible I've optimized spacing, so things such as Volumes and Gravity readings are now on one line (though well separated so that they are easy and quick to distinguish).

Last of all, in the first part of the sheet, where there's such information as the Brewer's name and the date, etc. I've also added the following information, which gives you a quick overview of your beer (this comes foremost from the fact that I often brew with a friend and we ask each other such questions as "How bitter is your beer" to which the reply is often "Uuuuh, let me just add up all the IBUs of my additions quickly..."): Calories, Est ABV, Est Color, Bitterness and Bitterness ratio.

For a simple-ish recipe, by simply expanding the default area onto which BeerSmith prints, I've succeeded in getting all of this to print onto one page.

I've attached the file as a PDF (can't upload a .HTM)

To install, do the following:
Copy the file to "Documents/BeerSmith2/Reports" and replace the file extension to ".htm"
Add the report type by going to Tools - Options - Reports, Add Report, then select the name you want, select HTML and the filename (SimpleBrewsheet - Copy.htm)

To use, in BeerSmith, when you are in the "My Recipes" view, in the bottom half you can select the Report type you want. Simply pick the name that you gave to the new Report.

Preview:

File Type: pdf SimpleBrewsheet - Copy.pdf (5.0 KB, 274 views)
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Very nice. Thanks!

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Old 07-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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Yeah this is great. It is super annoying to have to print out two pages for the regular brewsheet when I don't need a lot of the stuff on there.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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Awesome. Thank you!

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Is anyone else having trouble opening the pdf? Tried on 2 machines, both times, Adobe Reader chokes on it..

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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same here

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It is not actually a PDF file. It is an HTML file that has had the file extension changed to .pdf so he could upload it as an attachment here.

Just download it, then change the file extension to .html


Just like it says in the instructions in the first post.

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:14 PM   #8
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Very nice layout. I like how it simplifies everything and shows it all on one page. I made a couple changes to be consistent with the program nomenclature.

File Type: pdf SimpleBrewsheet - copy_ver2.pdf (5.0 KB, 176 views)
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:58 PM   #9
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Copy the file to "Documents/BeerSmith2/Reports" is this different for windows7?
all i seem to find is libraries/documents/beersmith2/reports

i keep getting error message could not find your file please copy to "Documents/BeerSmith2/Reports"

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:08 PM   #10
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never mind, figured it out. Had to add the suffix for it to find it. All is good now.

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