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Anyone Using Brewfather?

Discussion in 'Electronics, Hardware & Software' started by ABG, 1/11/18.

 

  1. Milhouse

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    Posted 1/1/19
    Yeah I did a fair bit of reading on the subject and came to the conclusion a 0 minute no chill addition is about equivalent to a 15 minute addition.

    When I first moved to no chill recently i just moved my 10 min addition to the cube and 0 min to a dry hop. I pretty much fluked a good method for the American Pales and Ambers I usually brew. It ended up with similar bitterness, a bit less but counteracted with a bit more hops in the cube addition.

    I guess like a lot of brewing its a bit trial and error. However it takes the accuracy of brewing software and makes it much more seat of the pants. Calculated IBU's are already somewhat questionable and this just makes it more so.

    However the time and water savings from no chilling have been more than worth it for me. Next time I do an IPA or similar with multiple hop additions at different times I will probably do a tradition rapid chill however.
     
  2. chesl73

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    Posted 2/1/19
    Brewfather works offline, it isn't online only. I believe you can make changes offline and then it will sync them back when you are online.
     
  3. ThomasG

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    Posted 8/1/19
    Hello everyone.

    I am the developer of Brewfather, let me know if you have any questions

    Brewfather works offline after you load it the first time. It is a web app, not a traditional website.

    Fermenter topup is something i will look into.
     
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  4. Milhouse

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    Posted 12/1/19
    Hi Thomas,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Earlier in the thread I asked about no chilling. Another member suggested adding a 20 minute hopstand at 80C to approximate hops in the no chill cube. Would you say this method is fairly accurate? It seems so to me, small drop in IBU's which corresponds with a bit less bitterness from what i had tasted after moving to this method (and swapping 10 min additions to the cube and 0 min to dry hop).

    Is there another way to calculate no chill hop additions or plans to include this functionality at a later date?

    Thanks

    Milhouse
     
  5. chesl73

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    Posted 12/1/19
    Millhouse, I don't believe there has been much proper study done with regards no chill and additional IBUs, it's all guesswork so I think it's anyone's guess whether it is 'fairly accurate' and therefore hard for any software to incorporate. I think you just need to change the recipe yourself.
     
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    Posted 12/1/19
    Agree with above, definitely not enough study gone into no chill hopping schedule, from what I have read it is mainly guess work. To get as close as possible for myself I have been happy with the Argon method.
     
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    +1 for the argon method.
     
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    Posted 23/1/19
    I’m in the trial period on Brewfather and cannot see how to incorporate the starter SG and volume into the final calcs. eg last test brew was 1053 /21.7L into the fermenter, then 2.6L of starter at I don’t know what final SG was added. The iTilt reported total fermenter SG now 1045.
    How can this all be reflected in the Brewfather batch data?
    PS I’m changing from BS2, mainly due to the iTilt data link in Brewfather.
     
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    Posted 24/1/19
    Well after using, BeerSmith V3, Brewfather and the online recipe creator by Grainfather - both to a)convert recipes & b) develop recipes and send to the Grainfather Connect, Brewfather wins!
    Mainly because I use Coopers Malts which are not in any of the software - but it was easiest to add to Brewfather. The Grainfather software is good for making last minute changes, but I found BeerSmith far too “busy” on an a IPad (I don’t use a desktop at home, it just sits in the corner and stores my music library). I guess if I did some more study - I would understand BeerSmith better. But right now Brewfather it is!
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 5/2/19
    Just saw this review of Brewfather on Facebook. It covers some technical stuff that is well beyond my level of comprehension, but the reviewer is rightly full of praise for it. I must say the support from the developer of Brewfather for all users who have a question or an issue is like nothing I've seen before. He responds promptly and is constantly seeking to make improvements.

    https://deanhume.com/brewfather-progressive-app-review/
     

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