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Old 11-04-2010, 04:29 PM   #11
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I already had it installed. I was wondering if there is any software actively in development for linux? I can run beersmith in wine but would prefer a native app
StrangeBrew is written in Java and is pretty decent IMHO.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:13 PM   #12
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The November 2010 qBrew database update is now available at www.screwybrewer.com, get your free update today!



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Old 11-13-2010, 04:36 AM   #13
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Interesting, I loved this little piece of software, but stopped using it because the DB was so out-of-date, and the project seemed dead. I've been using BrewTarget, but I like having more than one piece of brewing software for comparison. Could I request Bravo hops for the DB? Thanks.

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Old 11-13-2010, 11:34 AM   #14
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I have added the Bravo hop variety to the database, it will be available in the December update. You can add or edit the database yourself by navigating to the 'Tools -> Database Editor' of qBrew and then clicking on the 'Hops' tab.

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November qBrew Tip: If you want to add up all the IBUs for your hop additions, enter all your hops before adding in your grains.

As you add in your grain additions, qBrew's built in formula will begin subtracting the malt's sweetness from the hop's bitterness in order to indicate the balance of the recipe.

The formula qBrew uses to calculate this balance is the same one used by my Bitterness Balance Calculator to display the recipe's overall balance between hopped bitterness and malt sweetness in a hopped beer style.

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I like this program and I appreciate it being freeware! One question: Under TIME on the hops tab, is it asking the time that the hops are actually in the wort? Or at what time they go in? It seems like it would be referencing how long they are cooked, but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!

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I already had it installed. I was wondering if there is any software actively in development for linux? I can run beersmith in wine but would prefer a native app
My team and I are actively developing Brewtarget for linux, mac, and windows. It is free and open-source. See my signature.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #18
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I like this program and I appreciate it being freeware! One question: Under TIME on the hops tab, is it asking the time that the hops are actually in the wort? Or at what time they go in? It seems like it would be referencing how long they are cooked, but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
AugustDerleth the times entered are for how long the hops will be boiled, such as 30 minutes for bittering, 12 minutes for flavor and 7 minutes for aroma.

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Could I offer a suggestion? On Mac OS X (and other Unix-based operating systems) any file or folder that starts with a . are considered system files and, at least in the case of OS X, are by default invisible. How about including the file without the . before the name and include in the instructions to add the . before replacing the other file? For those who know how to use the Terminal it's an easy fix, but not everybody is willing or able to use it. Here's how:

Mac OS X installation instructions:

In a Finder window, locate qBrew (/Applications/qbrew). Ctrl+click or right click the application and click "Show Package Contents." A new window will open; navigate to Contents/Resources, locate the qbrewdata file and rename it to qbrewdata-orig. Leave both Finder windows open for future steps.

Unzip the .qbrewdata file from the screwy-qbrewdata.zip file you downloaded. Open a Terminal window (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type the following:

(Assumes your download folder is /Users/*yourname*/Downloads)
This changes you to the Downloads directory:

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cd ~/Downloads
This lists the contents of the folder, -a will make sure to show hidden files; you can skip this step, but I included so you can make sure the file is there. It should be toward the top of the list:
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ls -a
This renames the file, removing the . before the name:
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mv .qbrewdata qbrewdata

In your original Finder window navigate to your Downloads folder and find your newly renamed qbrewdata file and drag it into the Resources folder in the other window.

Restart qBrew.


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