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by jctull
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Progress on the new BeerTools Pro
Replies: 49
Views: 57005

Re: Progress on the new BeerTools Pro

It's good to see that you are still working on major revisions to BTP. This is still the most comprehensive, usable recipe production app out there as far as I can tell. From time to time, I take a peak at what the others have to offer, and I always am left feeling good that BTP continues to shine. ...
by jctull
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: BeerXML and BrewCompetition
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

Re: BeerXML and BrewCompetition

Honestly, Jeff, I don't know. The link to the code is in the first post. Looking at the issue list on the google code site, I see a few xml related bugs, and those may point to a common issue with the xml output from BTP that is not working for the site. It might be something that can be fixed on th...
by jctull
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: BeerXML and BrewCompetition
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

BeerXML and BrewCompetition

Our local GABF pro-am competition is coming up and we are using the online registration tool available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/brewcompetition/ I tested BeerTools beerxml for importing entries and they are not working. It would be great to validate BeerTools beerxml against the entry syst...
by jctull
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: What is your brewing setup?
Replies: 19
Views: 45646

I think my setup is included in what you have, but my HLT is an old Electrim bin. That is added to my Gott cooler mashtun/sparge unit, to a boil kettle on a flame.
by jctull
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Setting up a mash schedule?
Replies: 9
Views: 6737

My understanding is that some mash presets will be added to the right pane along with ingredients and such in the near term. I agree that it makes things much easier when you have a template to follow. You may consider opening a recipe that is already filled in for the mash schedule, saving it as so...
by jctull
Thu May 24, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Carastan Please
Replies: 5
Views: 8363

This is still not in the database by default, but would be a nice addition. V. 1.0.26
by jctull
Tue May 22, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Featuer Request: Better Printout Format
Replies: 11
Views: 9994

I agree with the last post. Fitting on one page is the main thing I want for the print layout. Ideally, one could customize a layout based on personal preferences. For instance, I don't need the mash chart on the printout. I would rather just have the relevant information in the mash schedule and le...
by jctull
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: American double mash/cereal mash
Replies: 4
Views: 6151

Re: American double mash/cereal mash

Hi Erik, BTW...what is a "double mash"?? Just let me know! Hope this helps! Ron S From the BJCP Study Guide : A fourth mashing method is the double mash, which can be viewed as a combination of infusion and decoction. As the name implies, it involves two separate mashes: a main mash consisting of c...
by jctull
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Importing ProMash Recipies
Replies: 3
Views: 4455

If you are on a Mac, double-clicking any .rec file should open it in BTP. I was pleasantly surprised to find that capability in my early exporations of the program.
by jctull
Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Water temperature for schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 3382

Water temperature for schedule

Am I missing something obvious, or is there not a place to input the tap water temperature for mash-in schedules?

My tap water is ~55F in the winter, and about 65F in the summer. That produces big differences in the time to heat a volume of water for infusions.
by jctull
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Primary to secondary. A definitive time?
Replies: 6
Views: 8850

You are much better leaving the beer on the yeast for 1-3 weeks than you are moving it off the yeast. Yeast is actively scrubbing some off flavors, like diacetyl, as it sets back into dormancy at the end of a ferment. The exposure of the beer to the yeast has benefits that are greatly reduced, or lo...
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Wanted an opinion on my fermentation temp...
Replies: 4
Views: 7795

If you want some fruity esters typical in an English beer, you might want to try to warm it up a bit. Wrap it with a blanket or a sleeping bag. It will warm from the release of heat due to yeast metabolism. You might want to check the temp to see how much warmer it gets and make adjustments as needed.
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Secrets for a CREAMY beer
Replies: 4
Views: 7047

I have to admit, I have no idea what an Irish cream ale is. Are you thinking of an Irish Red?
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: oregon purees
Replies: 2
Views: 6620

I have not used fruit in beer myself, but I understand people often recommend adding it to the secondary to preserve as much fruit character as possible. You probably want to mash (assuming you do all-grain) at a higher temperature (153-158F) to provide more dextrins in the beer. These unfermentable...
by jctull
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Weizen-Wit-Wheat -Ale/Lager
Replies: 4
Views: 56939

An American Wheat will generally use American varieties of noble hops, such as Liberty, Mt. Hood, etc., but other American varieties are also used. I suggest you look over the style guidelines by the Beer Judge Certification Program. There has been a lot of work on developing those over the past 20 ...