There are some features there that look useful. I really like the idea of a simple tool that can calculate the needed salt additions based on a style.
I feel like the Estimated Mash pH input field might make the tool much less useful since it requires somebody to use another water chemistry tool to calculate that value. Are people that are already using another water chemistry tool going to come back to your tool just to calculate the salt additions? I know little about pH estimation, but I wonder if your tool could estimate pH or pH adjustments based on the recipe SRM or based on the selected style.
Agreed, estimated mash pH should be an output, not an input. Just like estimated mash and brewhouse efficiencies should be outputs, rather than inputs, in recipe calculators.
Thanks for the input. It's very much appreciated.
The primary purpose of this calculator is to calculate a water profile based on inputs about your recipe. I could not find any other program that actually calculates
a water profile for you. There are other programs, like BeerSmith, that will calculate the salt additions for you IF you give it a water profile, but what should that profile be? That's what my calculator determines. BeerSmith also calculates the acid needed to reach a target pH. If you use BeerSmith, the acid and salt addition calculations in my program are actually redundant. I was trying to prevent having to enter the full grain bill into the calculator since there are so many other programs out there that will predict pH based on the grain bill. Why have to enter it twice? This program is intended to be used conjunction with other programs and the tie-in to the acid prediction is the estimated pH.
Again, this program is about the water profile. It determines a good profile for your recipe but also allows you to adjust it to your specific needs by using sliders, all while keeping the ions balanced.
I've actually already written the code for pH adjustments based on SRM and style. I just need to get the time to test and implement it.
Again, I really do appreciate the input! Thank you.