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doubleb 10-07-2007 02:25 PM

Trying to find a program that...
 
I'd like one that doesn't round off the amounts of grain when I enter .375 lbs (which is 6oz) it gets rounded to .38lbs. Using 1oz or 2oz of a grain (say a black patent or roasted barley) both get rounded out to .1 lb. Also the hops get rounded off too. I've tried the trial versions of beersmith and promash. I've also used breweaze. Are there any others?

bradsul 10-07-2007 02:27 PM

You could switch to metric. :D

Seriously though I doubt you'll find one. The difference is so small that it really doesn't make any difference in a batch.

doubleb 10-07-2007 02:34 PM

I'm mostly concerned with the 1oz, 2oz difference. I want to make a batch soon with 1oz roasted barley and 2oz black patent. I'm affraid metric would give me a headache. I've already joined the dark side, its too late for me. :D

bradsul 10-07-2007 02:41 PM

You may seriously want to consider using grams for hops, it really is a much better measurement for small quantities.

For the grains, I have no idea, I never sweat small measures like that because really it makes no difference. Hopefully somebody that found a solution to that will help you out. :mug:

doubleb 10-07-2007 06:09 PM

Thanks for the replies Bradsul. I'm likely not going to buy any software cause breweaze (which is free) is more exact than the others. The problem is Breweaze doesn't have a lot of malt info, so I'll have to add a lot of stuff manually.

the_bird 10-07-2007 06:11 PM

Are you sure that the calculations are really being rounded off, or is that just how it's displaying the information on the screen?

Beerrific 10-07-2007 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_bird
Are you sure that the calculations are really being rounded off, or is that just how it's displaying the information on the screen?

This is the situation with BeerAlchemy. 0.75 oz = 0.8oz on the screen but it is using 0.75 in the calculations (at least with the hops).

Cheesefood 10-07-2007 07:06 PM

You could choose grams instead of OZ's.

Remember back to the drug dealing days:

1 oz = 16 oz's
1 pound = 454 grams
1 oz = ~28 grams

So .375 oz = 10.5 grams

Bokonon 10-07-2007 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cheesefood
You could choose grams instead of OZ's.

Remember back to the drug dealing days:

1 oz = 16 oz's

Wow I like that, so is that like buy 1 oz get 15oz for free? I suspect you meant 1 lbs = 16 oz :)

sause 10-07-2007 10:20 PM

In beersmith there is an option to display pound & ounces on the display. It's in the Unit's tab in the option menu.


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