Brewer’s Friend News and Recipe Giveaway!Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Hey there Brewers!
In this edition of the Brewer’s Friend Newsletter, we have a special announcement in addition to covering some of the latest features and additions to the site. So grab a beer and let’s check out what’s new.
New Features and Improvements
We’re always working to improve our calculators, recipe builder, and apps, so you can make the best beer possible. Here are some of the latest improvements we’ve made this month:
In the Other Ingredients section on the Recipe Builder, added a unit selection for the time field. Now you no longer need to convert your week long dry hop time into minutes.
The Mash Calculator now offers the ability to enter strike water volume directly, not based on ratio
Added a Hop Uitilization Multiplier on the Recipe Builder, so you now can scale non Whirlpool/Hopback hop utilization by a recipe-wide factor
Added Gallons as an available volume unit in the Mash Calculator
Restricted Recipe Search Results to valid ABV values to avoid surfacing invalid recipes
Added Rakau and Opal hop varieties to the Recipe Builder ingredient list
Built a new calculator for switching between LME and DME while maintaining gravity (http://www.brewersfriend.com/lme-dme-conversion-calculator/)
Fixed a bug in Brewer’s Friend Windows App to enable Brew Day functionality regardless of the units selected
Added Brix unit option in hydrometer temperature correction calculator (http://www.brewersfriend.com/hydrometer-temp/)
Fixed bug in Recipe Export to HTML function where hop headings didn’t match the data in the table
Added Target Residual Alkalinity to advanced stats in Recipe Builder, based on Palmer’s How to Brew formula
Our First Recipe Giveaway!
We’re extremely excited to announce our first recipe kit giveaway sponsored by HomebrewSupply.com!
The folks at Homebrew Supply carry a wide array of recipe kits for every skill level and they’ve graciously offered up ten of them for this giveaway! They’ll be giving away 10 kits total (1 per winner) to 10 individual winners.
Here’s how to enter:
Entry is limited to subscribers of the Homebrew Supply newsletter. If you’re not currently a subscriber, or aren’t sure, head over to this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/1XIDzM8
To enter, just visit the giveaway post in the Brewer’s Friend forum here: http://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&p=18299 and reply one time naming your choice of recipe kit. Replying to the blog post or email will *not* enter you in the contest.
On May 20th we will close this giveaway, and draw ten (10) winners on May 21st.
The winners will be able to choose from any all-grain or extract recipe kit:
Extract Recipe Kits
All-Grain Recipe Kits
Top 2015 HomebrewTalk Recipes
And be sure to check out HomebrewSupply.com, where you’re sure to find something for each brewer at every level of homebrewing.
No purchase necessary. To enter by mail send full name, address, phone number to Brewer’s Friend, PO BOX 911 San Marcos, Texas 78667. Entries must be received by May 19th, 2016. Void where prohibited. International winners must pay for shipping. Limit One (1) entry per household. Brewer’s Friend is not responsible for prizes.