How to track individual brew sessions

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How to track individual brew sessions

Postby balikian » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:56 pm

I think I am missing something. I have a recipe for a pale ale. I save this recipe as Pale Ale. It includes a date and ingredients and schedule, OG and TG and all that.

later, I want to make the same recipe. I will use te same ingredients, but perhaps the OG will be different. Perhaps I get lazy and leave it in the 2ndary fermenter longer.

How do you re-use a recipe - same ingredients, same name, same schedule, but then track the individual brew session data separately? Does that make sense?

Right now, I am printing out the recipe and entering dates and gravity stuff by pen. Should I be saving the recipe as a new receipe each time? So PaleAle_20070907, then PaleAle_20070930, etc? Should I be using templates?

Thanks. Sorry, I've read through some of the documentation, but couldn't quite figure out the vocabulary of some things like "session"

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Change the name of the file slightly

Postby billvelek » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:50 am

Use "Save As" and change the name of the recipe slightly by adding either the date or a sequential number or whatever.

Eg.: "Bill Velek Pale Ale" = original recipe
"Bill Velek Pale Ale -2" or "Bill Velek Pale Ale - 07-09-09", etc.

That's what I do, and sometimes I'll add other info like "Pale Ale w HG Fuggles" -- with homegrown fuggles.


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Postby balikian » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:04 pm

Thanks. I think that's what I'm gonna do. Have a directory for each original recipe and then have them dated within that directory. Thanks!
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Postby splashmike » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:42 pm

I created two save directories. One is called BTP Recipes and the other is called BTP Sessions. I save the sessions similar to the way Bill describes. I can then go to the sessions directory and quickly review what and when I've brewed.
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i do the same

Postby warthog » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:49 pm

same as bill
i open the recipe on brew day, and immediatly 'save as' "[recipe name] as brewed [date]" make my notes, and go. my big problem is that i don't go back and rate the finished beer in my as brewed notes.

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