Using the BF Brew Session

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  1. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    I have not used this option on a brew day yet, do some of you, most of you, or any of you guys use this feature?
    I would probably try to recreate my most recent brew day to learn the steps and how it works, as I think I would rather not be learning how to use it on the fly. Thoughts, comments, and suggestions are welcomed.
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    I keep most of my notes on paper in a binder. There are a lot of factors that I like to record that the brew session doesn't allow. I do use the Brew Log to keep track of my "major" statistics like efficiency, etc. But for the most part, it's ink on paper.
     
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    I use it almost exclusively. I've started printing them out though so I have a hard copy to make notes on.
     
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    I'm with Hawkbox on this one...I keep all my notes in the brew sessions. I started keeping basic notes about volumes and gravity readings some time ago but have gradually gotten to where I use it to handle water requirements and, more recently, water chemistry profile. I could brew without it at this point, but I just don't think I would. I find it invaluable. ;)
     
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    I use it every time I brew, I mostly use it to record my session and keep it listed in my account
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, I think I will do a trial run based on a previous brew day just to see the functionality, and become familiar with it
     
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    I use it as well. It makes it nice to have everything organized in one spot. You can even go back and add to your logs. Someone awhile back requested a 'notes' feature and that was added in and comes in useful for me also.
     
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    You don't necessarily need to follow the brewday procedures...I ignore that stuff. Where it really comes in handy is in recording brewday stats and fermentation times/temps that will help keep track of beers as you rebrew using the same recipe, etc. I'm always referring to the notes I make during fermentation to see how long it takes to package a particular beer for scheduling purposes and that sort of thing. I also use it to keep track of inventory because it'll automatically deduct ingredients when you use it.
     
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    Thanks, I like the timers, that will save me from setting a bunch of timers on my phone when there area number of hop additions.
     
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    Yep i love the brew log feature invaluable my handwriting is messy as and you dont get wort stains all over a digital spread sheet.
     
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    I don't actually have the brew session open when I'm brewing. I just copy down some notes on a yellow pad for infusions, ingredients and hop additions. I guess if I had a lap top or I-pad handy at my brew station I'd use the brew session in real time and make notes as I go, but I tend to make a mess so rather than risk crapping out a computer I'm better off filling in the brew day entries later after I've got everything under control. :)
     
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    True that i use the Phone App so always on the standby.
     
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    Thanks again guys
     

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