Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Browser Based Boil Timer [v1.0]
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
cscade
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cscade's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Posts: 456
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Browser Based Boil Timer [v1.0]

Good day everyone! I've played with a lot of brewing software, but there was one need I didn't find filled easily anywhere:

I wanted a simple, extensible, portable way to track my boil additions.

I'm a web programmer, so I chose the platform I'm most comfortable with. The program is extremely bare bones, and is only designed to do one thing. I always have my laptop or my iPhone with me while brewing, so a web interface makes sense for me. I formatted the time input the way we think about our recipes. If you set it up for a 60 minute boil, and set a hop addition for 5 minutes, it will count down to 55 minutes after the start of the boil. Here's a quick screenshot, and then I'll run down the features:



Features:
  • Tracks any number of boil additions
  • Shows proper elapsed time even if computer has gone to sleep and been re-activiated
  • Additon times, names, and quantity can be changed while the timer is running
  • Option to hide completed boil additions
  • Tested in IE 8, Firefox 3.5, Chrome, and Safari (each browser makes it look a little different)

Things I'd like to add:
  • Audio feedack at each addition time
  • Option for pop-up box at each addition time
  • Ability to remove unwanted or accidental rows
  • Specific layout better suited to iPhone

My goal is to keep this thing simple and purpose driven, but I am interested in your feedback and suggestions. To use, just point your browser at http://brewtimer.headfog.org! Cheers!

Update: This is now a github-hosted open source project! I encourage anyone interested in the project to fork the repository, make any changes you like, and contribute back your commits! The project can be browsed and cloned here: GitHub repo



__________________

Seeker Brewing Co.
est. 2008
Build Thread - Blog

cscade is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 133 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Looks good. It would be cool to have a mash schedule section as well.


Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
EricCSU
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,165
Liked 58 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Looks great! I love the simplicity.

I agree with the things that you want to add. Here's my ideas...

-Have a check box to click once an addition is done and then it is somehow marked as done.
-Have an option to change additions so that they are in order, no matter what order they were added in the "additions" section. I listed additions out of order because that is how it was listed in a recipe, but I would have liked them to be listed in order in the timer section. Perhaps that is just how my brain is organized...

Eric
__________________
Kegged: Belgian Dark Strong (8.9%abv)

Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone, BCS Dry stout

Planned: Rye IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Rye Amber

Can You Brew It Recipe Database
Convert an all grain recipe to extract
Hop Substitution Chart
EricCSU is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
BenderDK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Denmark
Posts: 12
Default

IT's awsome....
BenderDK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
Plan9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Apopka, FL
Posts: 273
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Some kind of sounder would be great. Other than that, It's terrific.
__________________
"So don't put a pissed off cat in your bottling bucket. Problem solved." - cheezydemon

Central Florida Home Brewers

Instagram
Plan9 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
cscade
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cscade's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Posts: 456
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

@EricCSU: I actually had sorting implemented at one point, but there were bugs when multiple additions shared the same addition time (say, finings & chiller both at 15 minutes). I agree completely that this is a needed feature.

@Plan9: This is on my short list already.

UPDATEs!

This is now a github-hosted open source project! I encourage anyone interested in the project to fork the repository, make any changes you like, and contribute back your commits! The project can be browsed and cloned here: GitHub repo

Cheers!


__________________

Seeker Brewing Co.
est. 2008
Build Thread - Blog
cscade is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which browser do you prefer? Soulive General Chit Chat 45 04-07-2009 05:30 PM
Goal Line Blitz - Browser-based Football MMO Brooklyn-Brewtality General Chit Chat 0 09-25-2008 12:23 AM
Preferred browser? Cheesefood General Chit Chat 16 09-16-2006 03:02 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS