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by Bobby_M
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Strike Temperature Off By 5-6 degrees
Replies: 5
Views: 6371

http://www.beertools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6093

Try that post with the two videos that will help you out.
by Bobby_M
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to attach pics of a custom label (JPG) with recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 6598

I agree with this idea. While I don't make a bottle label for every single beer, I tend to do it for repeatable brews.
by Bobby_M
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Any plans to fix the schedule on the print view?
Replies: 3
Views: 5298

I see that! Many thanks.
by Bobby_M
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Any plans to fix the schedule on the print view?
Replies: 3
Views: 5298

Any plans to fix the schedule on the print view?

Can the entire schedule table print out instead what happens now? Important data missing from the print view is mash thickness, final temp (to verify predictions), and available volume. The printout is how I get around dragging the laptop into the brewhouse and I'm getting tired of typing this data ...
by Bobby_M
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature descrepancy in mash schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 16559

I didn't catch this thread when it was active but I want to chime in to say that I agree. I know that the trick to finding out what the grainbed temp will be is to set collection vessel to "none" but I think it needs to be clear what temp it is actually talking about. Obviously the temp of the colle...
by Bobby_M
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Schedule confusion on my new system
Replies: 1
Views: 3646

If you are just recirculating and applying heat as necessary to hold temp for a sac rest, just set it as a sac rest and entire the duration you plan on. During a step mash where you want to go from one temp to another, add "direct heat" and set the target temp. Due to your calibration run, it should...
by Bobby_M
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Fly Sparge Editor -- Need more detail
Replies: 1
Views: 3564

Watch this video first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX9xuSQrfEM It doesn't get into the fly sparge yet but you need to setup your recipe including the desired final volume. Set your boiloff rate to something like 1.25 gal/hr for starters and then set your boil duration. This will determine how mu...
by Bobby_M
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Print Out content missing some key items
Replies: 3
Views: 4701

Bill, Thanks for the lengthy reply. I hear you about the time investment. I want to see the software thrive as much as you do and that's why I've been doing the video tutorials and pushing BTP at homebrewtalk. I think the biggest problem is that beersmith is slightly more intuitive for new users and...
by Bobby_M
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Print Out content missing some key items
Replies: 3
Views: 4701

Print Out content missing some key items

First, I'm shocked at how dead this forum is. Are there really that few users? Anyway, I'm hanging in there on BTP but one major annoyance so far has been the first runnings expected volume data point being missing from the printout. While I'd like to bring the laptop out to the brewery, it can't ha...
by Bobby_M
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Calculating Mash Efficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 27417

After all the defending I've been doing of the way BTP does efficiency, I will say that a preboil OG field on the analysis window would make life a little easier. It looks to me like BTP doesn't give much credence to mash/lauter efficiency but moreso to brewhouse. I'm OK with it because I just modif...
by Bobby_M
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Brewhouse Mash Efficiency
Replies: 2
Views: 5927

I think you need to be more clear as to what you're looking for. Brewhouse efficiency is calculated by entering an actual OG into the analysis tab. I do agree that it would be nice to have a field to enter actual preboil mash/lauter efficiency numbers so that you can assess your Mash/lauter efficien...
by Bobby_M
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Schedule Section of Printout?
Replies: 1
Views: 4454

Schedule Section of Printout?

I think the schedule information can be better represented on the printout. I use this printout as my brewday guide so I don't have to drag my laptop outside. The info that prints is the same as what's exported to text/html as follows: 00:03:00 Dough In - Liquor: 4.0 gal; Strike: 165.56 °F; Target: ...
by Bobby_M
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: [1.5] Video Tutorials
Replies: 6
Views: 7433

Recipe scaling and efficiency confirmation

I finally got around to another BTP tutorial video. The audio quality is crap but you'll get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty_cWOaaBP8

Bobby
by Bobby_M
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Calculating Mash Efficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 27417

I don't know many brewers that are taking note of their mash efficiency (based on a sample initial runoff of the mash). That's probably why there's no place to enter it. Are you aware of any other software that does this? Most everyone cares about mash/lauter which is preboil efficiency and brewhous...