Part of our upcoming projects is to provide an overhaul of the mash guidelines, as it is in many ways the core of the recipe builder. In order to provide the best brewing software on the market, we’ve outlined the following steps. The exact details and order are not set in stone, as we’re still in the planning stage. This project is one that I felt is strongly needed to support a wider breadth of brewing processes, and increase ease of use by letting the software do the work. Reorganize the mash step properties into 1-2 rows per section per step, one for water infusion properties ( water volume, infusion/strike temperature, infusion time, mash thickness). This will only be shown for any strike or infusion steps that change the mash thickness. The mash thickness and water volume will be intertwined, so you can either input 1.25 qt/lb, or 3.75 gal infusion volume. The corresponding changes will be calculated automatically. one for mash properties (total mash volume, gravity, step temperature). This will be shown for every mash step type except sparge. Truly calculated values will be disabled, such as strike/infusion temperature, total mash volume, and mash gravity. You will no longer be able to change the infusion temperature directly. If requested by the community, we may add an “unlock” toggle to override these calculated values manually. Total Mash Volume will be shown in the recipe builder so you don't risk overflowing your mashtun. Particularly important in providing increased support for our BIAB users. Improving volume calculations, aligning the quick water requirements, the recipe boil volumes, and the equipment profile more closely to eliminate discrepancies. Increase support for multi-step mashes through variable mash thickness at each infusion or strike step, and multi-step infusion calculations directly in the mash guidelines. Several "Smart" features that will, through a user toggle, limit your water volumes to the recipe/equipment volumes so you're not setting your recipe up for more than your equipment says you should be using. The smart sparge concept is to automatically set the final sparge step equal to the remaining water after all preceding mash and sparge steps. Similar to how the "add quick water requirements" behaves now, but will update automatically for any changes in the preceding steps. This feature will disable the final sparge water volume, and automatically update it whenever changes are made to the total water volume, or infusion/strike volumes. Most fly sparge brewers will have this disabled, but I hope it will be of great benefit to no-sparge / full volume brewers, and batch sparge brewers in simplifying your workflow. If you change the above 2nd infusion from 2.25 gallons, to 2.75 gallons, the sparge volume will change from 1.5 gallons to 1 gallon automatically. If you delete the above 2nd infusion, the sparge water volume will increase to 3.75 gallons automatically. With smart sparge enabled, the new “remaining” volume property at the bottom of the mash section will always be 0. As such it will likely not be shown when smart sparge is enabled for a cleaner UI. The smart mash concept is to intuitively calculate, and limit all mash steps based on the equipment profile, and total water requirements. This feature limits the total water allowed in any step to not exceed the total water needed based on the recipe, and the users equipment profile. This improves BIAB support, warns users from inputting extraneous volumes and helps to improve the importance of an accurate equipment profile. If a user inputs 10 gallons, but only needs 7.5 gallons, then it should have a red warning shadow-box animation and the input changed to 7.5 gallons. When the setting is off, it will still have the warning display, but the value of 10 gallons will not change. Similarly, if the user in the example in the picture tried to change 2.25 in the 2nd mash steps infusion volume to 4 gallons, it would change to 3.75 gallons as that's what's remaining after the above mash steps which steals the water volume from the sparge step below and sets it to zero. Or correspondingly if they changed the 2nd steps mash thickness from 2 to 2.58 qt/lb, the mash thickness would automatically change to 2.5 due to the same limitations (7.5 gal * 4 / 12 = 2.5), and the water volume would have a warning box and change to 3.75. I hope you find these planned changes welcome. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or desired changes left off of the above list please do not hesitate to reply. Please keep related comments to the other projects in the corresponding threads.