Water chemistry calculator

General discussion on BeerTools Pro Software.

Water chemistry calculator

Postby Legman » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:43 am

In the water chemistry calculator, at the bottom of the window, what is the Ph number supposed to represent? It is not effected by adjusting grains in the recipe, so what the heck is it? :?
User avatar
Legman
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: North Carolina

RE: Water chemistry calculator

Postby wottaguy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:51 am

Hi Legman!

I was just checking that item out, and to me it looks like it is supposed to be the PH of your mash liquor before adding to the tun and adding the grains. Looks like a baseline starting point.

What I don't understand is why can't I specify a known target water profile, then enter MY water profile with my known mineral characteristics, and have the Water Chemistry utility automatically calculate my mineral additions for me. I thought these new fangled puters were pretty good at figurin these things out! LOL!!

It would speed up the process for me and I wouldn't have to fool around with trying to get it close by my hit or miss additions. I'm really into saving time, and I don't want to be spending a lot of time fooling around with software when I can be brewing or performing other manual brewery tasks.

Thanks for puttin up with my rants!

Hope this helps too...

(_)3
Visit my blog @ http://www.wottashomebrewblog.blogspot.com

On Tap:
HL Pale Ale
HL Lite Lager
Bottled:
HL Simcoe Pale Ale
HL Wizeguy Weizenbock
HL Reveur Saison
HL Dry Stout
HL Kentucky Common
User avatar
wottaguy
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 361
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:00 am
Location: Florida

Re: RE: Water chemistry calculator

Postby jawbox » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:26 am

wottaguy wrote:Hi Legman!
What I don't understand is why can't I specify a known target water profile, then enter MY water profile with my known mineral characteristics, and have the Water Chemistry utility automatically calculate my mineral additions for me. I thought these new fangled puters were pretty good at figurin these things out! LOL!!


I would love to see this too. I hate having to mess around trying to find the perfect blend of minerals.
PowerMac G4 933 Mhz, 1GB Ram, 17" Studio Display, Mac OSX 10.3.9
MacBook 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB Ram, Mac OSX 10.6.2
IMac 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, Mac OSX 10.6.2
IPhone 5
IPad 2
I like macs ;)
User avatar
jawbox
Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout
 
Posts: 504
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Location: W. Dundee

I second that emotion :-)

Postby billvelek » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:40 pm

Sung to the melody of that 1967 hit by "The Miracles" -- I second that emotion.

Seems like a formula could be created, but I'm pretty rusty on my math and I don't have time to look at it right now.

Cheers.

Bill Velek
Visit www.tinyurl.com/bvelek - portal to my brewing sites: 3,100+ members on 'Grow-Hops', and 1,350+ brewers on my 'BrewingEquip' group.
Running BTP v1.5.3 on WinXP 2005 SP3 w/AMD Athlon 64@3800+, 1GigRam, Res 1024x768
User avatar
billvelek
Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout
 
Posts: 801
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:44 am
Location: Arkansas, USA

Postby jawbox » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:42 pm

I would think that some of the formulas would be contained in John Palmers spreadsheet.
PowerMac G4 933 Mhz, 1GB Ram, 17" Studio Display, Mac OSX 10.3.9
MacBook 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB Ram, Mac OSX 10.6.2
IMac 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, Mac OSX 10.6.2
IPhone 5
IPad 2
I like macs ;)
User avatar
jawbox
Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout
 
Posts: 504
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:43 pm
Location: W. Dundee

Re: RE: Water chemistry calculator

Postby Legman » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:51 pm

wottaguy wrote:Hi Legman!

I was just checking that item out, and to me it looks like it is supposed to be the PH of your mash liquor before adding to the tun and adding the grains. Looks like a baseline starting point.


That doesn't make any sense. If I only have my water profile in the calculator and nothing else, it says the pH is 5.8. My water has a pH of 7. So what is that 5.8 pH supposed to represent? :?

And I also was thinking it would be nice if it calculated the amounts of minerals to add to match different profiles. Might be a good thing to put in the "BeerTools Pro Feature Requests."
User avatar
Legman
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: North Carolina


Return to BeerTools Pro General Topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron