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by Bob57702
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports
Topic: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports Archive C
Replies: 153
Views: 223985

Beta forum?

Beta forum? I have access to an Alpha forum and my latest copy is the Alpha version. I was in the original Beta test group but maybe I wasn't included in this round of Beta testing?

Might explain why mine won't exclude uncheck items from the shopping list.
by Bob57702
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports
Topic: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports Archive C
Replies: 153
Views: 223985

Shopping list - unchecked recipe items

When you uncheck an item in a recipe this item isn't calculated in the recipe or printed in any of the printing functions except for the shopping list. I would have expected that it would also be excluded from the shopping list function as well. Is this possible?

Thanks,
by Bob57702
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18590

Re: Grain mill

Well I calculated it out and for my partigyle I got a 91% efficiency. If I get a couple more brews in this neighborhood I'll have to assume that it is the mill making the difference. That's an increase of over 10% in efficiency. So at that rate if I brew about 500 gallons it'll pay for the mill. Tha...
by Bob57702
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18590

re: Grain Mill

I'm still trying to determine if my 3 roller grain mill is increasing my efficiency or what. Prior to getting my own mill I was getting between 77% and 80%. Since I got my own mill going (last two batches) I have had some increase in efficiency. I can't determine the first batch as it was a partigyl...
by Bob57702
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18590

Re: Grain Mill

I don't believe it would leave you much in the way of husks but I don't know for sure. There is a relatively popular mill on the market very similar to this. You need the grain husks to be intact as much as possible while still cracking the the grain into small pieces but not flour. These husks from...
by Bob57702
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 18590

RE: Grain Mill

What's your idea of inexpensive? I recently got a Monster Mill MM-3 but I wouldn't call it inexpensive. But for what I got it might be just that. So there are variables to consider, i.e. two roller versus three; large, small, or no hopper; hand crank, drill powered, or motor driven; adjustable or fi...
by Bob57702
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Exploding Bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 16179

Re: Exploding Bucket

To continue bfabre's suggestion you can have a return line from the bottom of the second bucket back to the primary fermenter and into the wort. Elevate this second bucket above the primary fermenter and you have a Burton Union system. They work great with minimal beer loss.
by Bob57702
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports
Topic: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports Archive C
Replies: 153
Views: 223985

Re: Bug re display of hop utilization when 'Stage' is change

I have the same issue with my PC.
by Bob57702
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Feature Requests
Topic: Feature Requests
Replies: 80
Views: 103839

Request a new "Stage" for the ingredients list

Not a bad idea. While on this topic what determines the available stages for an ingredient? You know how homebrewers are, they like to experiment. So maybe I would like to add some Honey to the secondary instead of the boil kettle. Not with the available stage options. I'd have to add a note to that...
by Bob57702
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Setting up a mash schedule?
Replies: 9
Views: 7030

Stepped decoction mash

As something possibly for this or a future release. At least I can't see how to do it in the current alpha. I would like to setup a stepped decoction mash as described in the Classic Beer Style Series #9 Bock. It's where you mash-in to about 100F then the first decoction is stepped to rests at 127F,...
by Bob57702
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: I need some help, please.
Replies: 25
Views: 25252

Setting up a Batch Sparge Schedule

I've been fairly successful at using the mash schedule. What I've been trying to do lately is setup the various schedules (fly or batch at various rest temperatures, times, and steps) as templates and then loading the appropriate template for the new recipe or change to an old recipe. It works prett...
by Bob57702
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports
Topic: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports Archive C
Replies: 153
Views: 223985

File name change during save

I've recently had a couple new files names change from what I had put in to an existing file name in a different subdirectory. I haven't been able to duplicate this consistently so I thought I'd post to see if anyone else has had a similiar experience.
by Bob57702
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Setting up a mash schedule?
Replies: 9
Views: 7030

reiterative mashing

I read the article and it's almost exactly like a partigyle I'm preparing to do for a Scotch and Scottish ales. I've done a bit of research several months ago on how to calculate the anticipated gravities and created a spreadsheet. Someone else had done most of the experimentation already. Now if I ...
by Bob57702
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How long will beer be good in a keg?
Replies: 14
Views: 20244

Re: How long will beer be good in a keg?

I'm somewhat new to kegging but I have kegs of beer that are from a month to 10+ months old. I don't see why there would be any reason that a keg beer wouldn't be good (without tapping) as long as any bottled beer so long as the seals are good. I know of a few homebrewers that have Barleywines and I...
by Bob57702
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports
Topic: BeerTools Pro Bug Reports Archive C
Replies: 153
Views: 223985

My Ingredients and Water Chemistry

I'm not sure if it was intended but if you move(copy) a mineral from the Mineral Salts in the Ingredient DB to My Ingredients - Mineral Salts it will have a duplicate entry in the Water Chemistry panel's Water Component Browser. The same goes for water profiles respectfully. I'm not sure if you coul...