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Old 07-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #31
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Hey everyone, how's it going?

I have been experiencing some difficulties with the BrewR App on my android phone. Just did an update and have the newest version available. I've been having the problem of the OG, IBU's, SRM and FG's always showing in RED, indicating that the beers stylistic parameters are not correct. It does this for all my original recipes and the store bought brew kits from Northern Brewer I have punched in. At first I thought maybe I was entering the info in wrong, so that's why I entered about 4 or 5 different pre-made kits from Northern Brewer to see if it was error or the apps. The ABV is always way too low or way too high, never on mark. For instance, the Irish Red Ale I brew from time to time is usually always on mark, right around 4.92% when I do a hydro reading but when I type the recipe info into the app, it always says the ABV will be 2.84%. I find this extremely strange. I am entering the recipes in exactly as they are printed with the kits and as well as with my original recipes that have turned out great besides this app telling me the recipe is wrong. Maybe I am doing something wrong that I am not aware of? Any help or enlightenment on this will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #32
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Have you looked at batch size / boil volume values? Do they correctly reflect what you are making? Also make sure you have the correct recipe type selected. E.g. Extract if you are making an extract kit.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #33
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Yes, I make sure I select the right batch size and boil volume values. I also have selected the correct recipe type and selected Extract, Partial Mash, etc. I think I may try uninstalling the app and downloading it again. Maybe there is a glitch with my particular phone?

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Old 07-19-2013, 12:04 AM   #34
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Please post (or email me to feedr.dev at gmail dot com) the recipe or few that you're having a problem with.

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Old 07-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #35
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By the way you can use the "Share" option in the app (via Cloud sync or just as plain text if you haven't been using the sync).

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Old 07-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #36
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I uninstalled the app and re-downloaded it and is still having the same problem. Anyway, here is the recipe that is giving me the most problems. This is Northern Brewer's Irish Red Ale. It comes out great each time I brew, just doesn't add up correctly on the app.

Irish Red Ale, extract with specialty grains. 5 gallon batch.
SPECIALTY GRAIN
- 0.5 lbs Belgian Caramel Pils
- 0.25 lbs Briess Special Roast
- 0.125 lbs Belgian Biscuit
- 0.125 lbs English Chocolate Malt
FERMENTABLES
- 6 lbs Gold Malt syrup
HOPS & FLAVORINGS
- 1 oz Willamette (60 min)
- 1 oz US Goldings (30 min)
YEAST
- Dry Yeast Alternative: Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast. Optimum
temp: 57°-70° F.

60 minute boil with 2.5 gallon boil volume.

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #37
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I get perfect Irish Red Ale style match when I enter this recipe in BrewR as follows:

Irish Red Ale

Recipe specifics:

Style: Irish Red Ale
Batch size: 5.0 gal
Boil volume: 2.5 gal
OG: 1.048
FG: 1.012
Bitterness (IBU): 19.3
Color (SRM): 12.1
ABV: 4.7%

Grain/Sugars:

6.00 lb Light LME, 85.7%
0.50 lb CaraPils, 7.1%
0.25 lb Special Roast, 3.6%
0.12 lb Biscuit (Belgian), 1.8%
0.12 lb Chocolate Malt (British), 1.8%

Hops:

1.00 oz Willamette (AA 4.5%, Pellet) 60 min, 10.3 IBU
1.00 oz Kent Golding (AA 5.1%, Pellet) 30 min, 9.0 IBU

I suspect you might be selecting a wrong ingredient for the base malt "Gold Malt syrup". This is what's commonly known as Liquid Malt Extract (LME) with "golden" color (SRM is between 4-5) and should be selected accordingly.

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Old 07-20-2013, 05:07 AM   #38
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Ok thanks. I'll try switching that over and see if it helps. When I type it in it gives me an ABV of 2.7%.

I did punch in my Dunkelweizen recipe earlier and it came out perfect on the app.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #39
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Ok, that was the problem. The Gold Malt Syrup was switched to Light LME on all the recipes that have that in it's grain bill and everything is perfect now. It was all user error. LOL I will be more patient next time and try other options.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #40
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Hi, when I use this app it does not have any calculations for the yeast used, whatever is entered it always has the same FG result and ABV. Is this only in the demo version or is it the same in the full version?

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