Timers, timers and more timers

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Timers, timers and more timers

Postby pfooti » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:05 pm

I brew with a laptop in my brewhouse. I print out the actual recipe (and annotate it), but I also keep a laptop handy. In general I'd like to see stuff like:

"Hey, I just officially started boiling this wort- please set up timers for the various hop, nutrient, and whirlfloc additions".

"Hey, I just started my first sac rest- please set up timers (based on what you know from calibration about my heat sources and vessels) to remind me to start heating my sparge water"

"Hey, I've added these recipes to my "planned recipes" list. Ask me when the brewdate is and remind me 2 days earlier to make my yeast starter."

In a related frame-

"Hey, I've added these recipes to my "planned recipes" list. Please coordinate with the My Ingredients database and generate a shopping list."

And as a bonus, sync all these timers and reminders to my smartphone.

PS: You'll see that I'm making a TON of feature requests. That's just the way I am. I love BTP and am happy with it the way it is, I just like pushing on the UX edge.
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Re: Timers, timers and more timers

Postby slothrob » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:01 pm

pfooti wrote:"Hey, I've added these recipes to my "planned recipes" list. Please coordinate with the My Ingredients database and generate a shopping list."

This is a current feature.
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Postby jawbox » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:34 pm

yeah and I would like morey color calculation but it keeps getting passed up. the noonan calculation currently used doesn't come close to my actual color.
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Re: Timers, timers and more timers

Postby pfooti » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:58 pm

slothrob wrote:
pfooti wrote:"Hey, I've added these recipes to my "planned recipes" list. Please coordinate with the My Ingredients database and generate a shopping list."

This is a current feature.


Good to know- I just found that feature, thanks.
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Postby roc-craven » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:13 pm

If you need a timer try this one that I made. http://www.beerbelliesbrew.com/BDT/BDTInstall.exe

You can export your recipe from BTP in the BeerXML format and import it into my timer.

And the best thing, it's free.

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Timer App

Postby jawbox » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:30 am

For those interested just found a brew timer for the iPhone. Looks like you can import a beer XML file and all your times for mash, hops will be loaded. Haven't had chance to try it as I'm currently in the hospital with my new born daughter.
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Postby jawbox » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:33 am

Do a search for brewing alarm

Here's a link.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... rkPIBVGtAw
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Postby slothrob » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:37 am

Thanks for the link
I like that it's an easy way to carry the recipe around in your pocket, too.

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Postby jawbox » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:41 pm

small problem, check out the info screen

as of march 2011 beer tools pro does not export the mash schedule to the beerxml file. plus dry hop additions are sent out as 0 min boil additions.


looks like you can edit the mash steps within the app.

going to put in a feature request.
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