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StittsvilleJames 08-08-2012 11:10 PM

Suggest a style?
 
I tried using beersmith, and noticed it doesn't have a feature to suggest a style, based on the raw numbers and ingredients etc. Does anyone know of any software which will do that?

I know I can manually pick a style, obviously, but it would be cool to add and subtract ingredients to see how it changes the style.

Quaker 08-09-2012 12:34 AM

BrewPal iPhone/iPod app has that feature.

brewers-assistant 08-09-2012 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StittsvilleJames (Post 4316050)
I tried using beersmith, and noticed it doesn't have a feature to suggest a style, based on the raw numbers and ingredients etc. Does anyone know of any software which will do that?

I know I can manually pick a style, obviously, but it would be cool to add and subtract ingredients to see how it changes the style.

Funny you should mention that. Two weeks ago, as I was brewing a batch that I randomly put together from what I had left I thought it'd be a cool feature to have. So I worked this week on adding it to brewers-assistant. It will be released this coming Sunday so if you're already signed up you'll get an email, otherwise I will also post about the update on brewers-assistant thread. But here's a sneak peek for you from my dev machine:

Basically there will be a "?" button next to style. Clicking on it will allow to rotate two closest styles. Here's a case where I set hop hammer to a wrong style:
http://www.brewers-assistant.com/con...ophammer_1.png

After clicking the button once - it guesses Imperial IPA , which is what it is:

http://www.brewers-assistant.com/con...ophammer_2.png

And the second time it guesses American Barleywine - not too far off:

http://www.brewers-assistant.com/con...ophammer_3.png

It worked equally well with my tests with Gumball head - guessed American Pale Ale first, then California Common Ale as second I think.

For Leffe (Belgian Blonde) it thought it was Belgian Dubbel, but I guess it's close enough.

Note that estimations are based on the recipe stats (OG, FG, IBU , Color, ABV). In the future I'll allow cycling for maybe up to 5 top styles, but this first update will allow only 2.

StittsvilleJames 08-10-2012 12:19 AM

That's awesome, brewers-assistant. I will try out the software and see how she goes!
:mug:

brewers-assistant 08-10-2012 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by StittsvilleJames (Post 4319043)
That's awesome, brewers-assistant. I will try out the software and see how she goes!
:mug:

Cool - Let me know what you think.


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