The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Qbrew

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-07-2007, 05:27 AM   #11
sAvAgE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Spruce Grove Alberta
Posts: 284
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I am having issues with qbrew qt is screaming that it is too old a version perhaps a port to QT4 is in order

__________________

Planning - a 40th Birthday Lager for Sept 09 (Start October 08

Next Up - First All Grain 40th birthday lager

Primary -

Secondary -
Secondary -

Bottled - Honey ApfelMead 02/23/08 ABV 10.0%
Bottled - Oktoberfest 5.2%
Bottled - Candian Light Lager 4.85
Bottled - Munich Dark Lager 5.6%

Drinking - Apfelwein FG 2/29/08 ABV 8.5%
Drinking - Brewhouse Cream Ale ABV 4.7%
Drinking - Brewhouse Pale Ale ABV 5.2%

sAvAgE is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-07-2007, 06:12 AM   #12
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

yeah I think the latest requires qt4. But any package manager should take care of that for you.

z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-07-2007, 06:40 PM   #13
FlyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,618
Liked 126 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by z987k
yeah 0.3.10 is on there if you want to build from source.
There are also snapshots of 3.10 that are pre-compiled. I just downloaded the Windows snapshot and installed 3.10 on my laptop.

And it doesn't look like any of the advanced calculators made it into the 3.10 release yet (at least not in the snapshot). All I could find was the Alcohol Tool and Hydrometer Tool.

I am having some difficulty using this new relase. For some ingredients, it is impossible to change the parameters. For example, if you add the first hop to the recipe, you can select the type, but not the quantity, alpha acid, time, etc. If you add a second one, then it works. Strange.

I guess I will just go back to an earlier version. Does anyone have a link to the Windows installer for version 3.09? I can't seem to find that version.
FlyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #14
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Flyguy, I've had the same problem with the latest. I actually ended up going back to the earlier version.

z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2007, 01:01 PM   #15
Foreigner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 260
Default

I just downloaded it and I like it. It's given me a better understanding of hop additions (the one thing I seem to have neglected as "not important" out of noobiness)

I don't see anything re: mashing but it looks nice for recipe formulation.

__________________

I try not to drink anything harder than Gin before breakfast - W.C. Fields

Primaries: Ed's Haus + Munich, Ed's Haus + medium crystal

Secondaries: suck :)

Bottles: Chili Stout, Dry Irish Stout, Bitter Ass IPA, Headstrong Munich Lager clone, Lawnmower ale with chocolate and munich malt

Bulk Aging: Wildberry Sweet Mead - Orange Vanilla Dry Mead

Up Next: Orfy's Old Speckled Hen and an IPA of some kind

Foreigner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2007, 11:29 PM   #16
Kevin Dean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin Dean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,377
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I run Debian GNU/Linux "Sid" and love that this application is mainained and packaged.

I've contacted the author of this application (David Johnson) and he plans on continuing it's development.

Are there features you guys would like to see added to this? Because i refuse to touch stuff that doesn't come with source code and rights to modify it, I haven't used restrivtive versions of stuff like ProMash and BeerSmith. I've got a decent programming background, thought no QT4 experience and I'd like to learn by trying to expand this application and submitting patches upstream.

__________________
Free State Project liaison to the homebrew hobby!

"What's your name? Well my mom calls me Son, and my cat calls me Meow, either will do." -- Sam Dodson of the Obscured Truth Network
Kevin Dean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-09-2007, 04:40 PM   #17
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

well it needs more grain and hop types added. I think I have at least 20 I've added via the xml file. Right now the version packaged for ubuntu - 0.3.9 has a bug where if you save a recipe and open it later it only shows the top grain/hop in their respective tabs.
I also have little programming experience and can only really get around with files that are plain text or make sense to me. I took a class on java so I can do some stuff with that.

So basically a little java, bash scripts, config files, xml and stuff like that.

__________________
Beer Style Guidelines - Kaiser's Brewing Experiments - American Society of Brewing Chemists - Journal of the Institute of Brewing
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 01:57 PM   #18
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

anyone using 0.4.0? I updated ubuntu to 8.4 and it came with qbrew 0.4.0 and it's got a very big problem. When you change the mash efficiency, it doesn't effect the estimated OG at all. That is given an amount of grain, and 70% eff or 90% eff, it gives the same estimated OG. That basically ruins it for recipe formulation.

__________________
Beer Style Guidelines - Kaiser's Brewing Experiments - American Society of Brewing Chemists - Journal of the Institute of Brewing
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #19
z987k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
z987k's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3,545
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

figured I'd post back, after upgrading to 0.4.1 it fixes the efficiency bug. Note to ubuntu users, .4.1 is not in the repository yet and they're horribly slow at updating this app in the repository to you have to compile it yourself.

Also as of this release there are still no mash tools.

__________________
Beer Style Guidelines - Kaiser's Brewing Experiments - American Society of Brewing Chemists - Journal of the Institute of Brewing

Last edited by z987k; 06-10-2008 at 09:00 PM.
z987k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #20
ChrisS68
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 563
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

For some reason, QBrew will not run on my XP (Media Center Edition) computer. I get an error message saying that the program is not configured properly and to try re-installing. I've tried the various compatibility modes, etc, but no luck. Any ideas?
Thanks!

Chris

__________________
ChrisS68 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Qbrew ?'s krispy d Recipes/Ingredients 5 03-21-2013 02:08 PM
QBrew for mead tooomanycolors Mead Forum 0 01-27-2008 06:13 AM
Mac Users: BTP vs QBrew eulipion2 Brewing Software 2 12-06-2007 12:51 AM
Crushed Victory, What grain in QBrew? jonbeck14 Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-17-2007 05:17 AM
QBrew Help Tony Equipment/Sanitation 3 05-04-2005 11:44 PM