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Recipe Designed by Percentages

Postby locldrfrx » Tue May 06, 2008 9:31 am

Is there a way to creat a recipe by percentages other than using lbs and oz? Can you edit the Propotion field and enter in your own percentages? For example you enter in the percentage and BTP automatically enters in the lbs or oz. Thanks.........
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Postby warthog » Tue May 06, 2008 12:18 pm

i would just switch to metric units. then scale to whatever batch size you want.

so say arbitrarily say your grain bill will be 100 kg (yeah baby!) then 57% will be 57 kg, and so on. add water until you have the required og (in btp). from there just use the scale feature. i'm pretty sure you can just change the units back to english, and that will convert everything without any further steps.
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Postby jeff » Tue May 06, 2008 3:01 pm

warthog wrote:i would just switch to metric units. then scale to whatever batch size you want.

so say arbitrarily say your grain bill will be 100 kg (yeah baby!) then 57% will be 57 kg, and so on. add water until you have the required og (in btp). from there just use the scale feature. i'm pretty sure you can just change the units back to english, and that will convert everything without any further steps.


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Postby slothrob » Tue May 06, 2008 4:29 pm

I've done something similar by arbitrarily setting a 10# grain bill, then scaling. In other words, 50% would be 5.0#, 25# would be 2.5#, etc.

I find that editing by sliding the bar in the Proportion field to be too difficult to control easily, but that's another option.
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Re: metric

Postby warthog » Wed May 07, 2008 1:20 pm

slothrob wrote:I've done something similar by arbitrarily setting a 10# grain bill, then scaling. In other words, 50% would be 5.0#, 25# would be 2.5#, etc....


yeah, i though of that too. i decided on metric, so that hop and things measured in something other than lbs would still work without a lot of extra effort. but yeah, that works too.
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Re: metric

Postby slothrob » Wed May 07, 2008 7:02 pm

warthog wrote:yeah, i though of that too. i decided on metric, so that hop and things measured in something other than lbs would still work without a lot of extra effort. but yeah, that works too.

Good point. I hadn't considered of the hop issue. When I did this I scaled, then calculated the hop additions.
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