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Title: Anybody use this?
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 03:11:03 PM
I've used this program in the past to build a recipe and I've always liked it, they've added tools so I think I'm going to start using it again.  I like that it calculates the calories too, just for the sake of curiosity.   8)

http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: dontblake on January 31, 2010, 05:34:06 PM
I have used it when I was at work and didn't have access to Promash.  It's pretty cool, but adding everything with drop-down menus seems a little difficult (to me anyway). 
I will say that it's a well-designed website. 
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 05:41:00 PM
The only thing I don't like about it is with every addition you make it has to reload, so if you're using dialup internet it can be slow.   :(
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: a10t2 on January 31, 2010, 05:59:03 PM
My biggest complaint is that you can't see the potential extract or color of the grains until you add them to a recipe. So you can't make a quick estimation to get the gravity and/or color contribution you want; I generally have to revise the quantity at least once or twice. It is very well laid-out, slick and fast.
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: yugamrap on February 02, 2010, 07:00:31 PM
I tried that one, but I like this one better: http://buildabeer.org/  It doesn't have the reload delay, shows style guidelines as ranges, and has nice links to the BJCP style guideline descriptions.
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: dean on February 03, 2010, 10:20:34 PM
I tried that one, but I like this one better: http://buildabeer.org/  It doesn't have the reload delay, shows style guidelines as ranges, and has nice links to the BJCP style guideline descriptions.

Hey thats a good one too, thanks yugamrap.   :)
Title: Re: Anybody use this?
Post by: euge on February 11, 2010, 06:11:17 PM
I tried that one, but I like this one better: http://buildabeer.org/  It doesn't have the reload delay, shows style guidelines as ranges, and has nice links to the BJCP style guideline descriptions.

Hey thats a good one too, thanks yugamrap.   :)

Oh I likes It! Will definitely use it from now on.

This is a nice simple calculator: http://tastybrew.com/calculators/recipe.html (http://tastybrew.com/calculators/recipe.html)