1.06 Launched – Batch PerformanceThursday, March 1st, 2012
This launch places the cap stone on the brew session section – Batch Performance. The numbers behind a batch of beer are a big deal to pro brewers. Home brewers can benefit from these numbers as well. I tend to obsess over post-brew stats like ABV, attenuation, expected OG vs actual OG, and efficiency. In fact, before this tool existed I would spend a lot of time at my computer calculating and saving these numbers. It becomes quite a chore. Thankfully with this latest release of Brewer’s Friend everything is automatically calculated.
By recording the appropriate brew logs, such as ‘Brew Day Complete’, or ‘Fermentation Complete’, check marks on the batch performance tab turn green and the results are provided. Understanding what these numbers mean and how to control them is key to dialing in repeatable batches! We hope this is a time saver for all brewers. I know I will enjoy using it and have already inputted many of my recent batches.
Another big improvement in this release is on the recipe editor. Now you can see the grain bill percentages as you enter amounts:
- Extract recipes with steeping grains now support metric units. Thank you to the brewers who noticed this, excellent reporting!
- Fixed Wyeast Extra Special Bitter 1968 (was mis-numbered, doh).
Many folks are asking for recipe search. 1.07 or 1.08 will most likely include that feature. You can help by adding more of your recipes and marking them public and searchable. To keep the content high quality, recipes need a rating system with some kind of community moderation. That’s what we will be working on in the near future. We may do away with the ‘searchable’ flag and just stick with public vs private recipes. What do you think??