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Old 07-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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I downloaded the latest Beer Alchemy update without realizing that you need 10.6 to run it. Since I have 10.5.8, I can no lnger open Beer Alchemy on my Mac. Anyone know a fix? Kent Place on the air?
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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umm, update to 10.6 maybe?

Not trying to be a smart ass,but that would be the fastest way, and it would set you up for the next OS X release

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Old 07-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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I checked for updates, there are none available. I believe 10.6 is a new version that needs to be purchased. My laptop is 4 years old. My next Os is my next Mac.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Kent Place offers the download of the previous version (Supports Power PC and OSX 10.4 & 10.5)

http://www.kentplacesoftware.com/dow...chemy-1822.zip
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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I checked for updates, there are none available. I believe 10.6 is a new version that needs to be purchased. My laptop is 4 years old. My next Os is my next Mac.
Yeah, it should be snow leapord or lion, I forget...sorry.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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This is probably the largest collection of Beer Alchemy users... so I'm going to try and get a response to my question (which BA developers have failed to adequately answer).

Has anyone been able to calculate batch sparge volume and temperatures accurately using Beer Alchemy?

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This is probably the largest collection of Beer Alchemy users... so I'm going to try and get a response to my question (which BA developers have failed to adequately answer).

Has anyone been able to calculate batch sparge volume and temperatures accurately using Beer Alchemy?
Yes, I used to, but I have been away from brewing for over a year, and would have to dig back through the app. I use both the iPad app and the mac program.

For batch sparging, you need to know your system losses and for the strike and infusion temps you need to know your thermal mass. There is a place in the app to detail your system I formation, I think....

For your thermal mass, there are a few spots on the web that will walk you through the process of determining it. If you use a cooler, and you preheat you can use 0 for the thermal mass.

I used few different apps and such until I got it all balanced out in BA. Brew target and CP's brew sheet have been really big helps

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Old 07-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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umm, update to 10.6 maybe?

Not trying to be a smart ass,but that would be the fastest way, and it would set you up for the next OS X release

Tim
Don't do it. 10.6 sucks from my perspective and from the perspective of everyone I know who has "upgraded". It's not really better to use, and you pay a heavy price in resources and maturity. And you cannot go back easily once you upgrade.
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Don't do it. 10.6 sucks from my perspective and from the perspective of everyone I know who has "upgraded". It's not really better to use, and you pay a heavy price in resources and maturity. And you cannot go back easily once you upgrade.
Really, I had no issues with snow leopard. Lion I could have skipped, and iwill wait for the second update to install mountain lion
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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Fixed. He actually emailed me the link that brew-n-que posted.

berebrando,

I set my batch sparge parameters awhile back, but have been dead on ever since with both volumes and temps. Are you sure your sparge volume is the problem and not boil off? Are you coming up over or under? Have you checked your thermometers? Initially I thought my temps wee off but found it to be my thermometers.

Beer Alchemy works perfectly for me, so I haven't changed anything in about 3 years since I got it dialed in for all grain. That's why this incident scared me! Thankfully I didn't even lose my recipes.
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