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I use beersmith which calculates the amount of calories per pint.  Since you already have Promash there is no reason to purchase another brewing software.  I would use the link provided by svejk.

Although this may be a good time to move over to Beersmith.  I own both and find BS to be much easier to use.  I don't think Promash has been updated for a while, and Brad Smith is working on a the next version of BS ( as well as putting out a book of his Beersmith Blog ).

Or you could just say Beer is good for and forget the whole calorie things altogether :)
Brad I agree that beer is good, but unfortunatly it makes my stomach larger, about 8 weeks ago I started an exercise program called P90X. It requires a lot of work, but has worked for me (16 lbs so far and 3 inches off my beer gut) I want to be able to enjoy my homebrew but still manage to keep my stomach from expanding.

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Perfect, just what I was looking for I assume the carbs are listed as grams. For my last Honey Brown Ale I get 184 calories and 12.5 carbs. Looks Like I can incorporate this in to my exercise/nutrition plan.

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I currently use Promash, but am looking for something that will tell me the colorie and carb content of my homebrew. I thought I saw someone say this was available in Promash but I can not seem to be able to figure that out. If anyone has suggestions including other software that will help I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks

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General Homebrew Discussion / Homebrewing Abroad (Germany)
« on: June 23, 2010, 02:09:38 PM »
I am considering taking a position in Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany and am wondering how It will affect my homebrewing. Particulary about the availability of Yeast. Does any one have experience brewing in Germany?

Shawn

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to know more about beer
« on: June 08, 2010, 09:44:09 AM »
Damn, Drew! I didn't know you wrote a book. I'm going to pick that up for sure.

Which book is Drew's? I didn't see that name on the list...

It's not on that list.  It's in a earlier post of Drew's where he provided a link to it...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=2436.msg28360#msg28360

Here is the book The Everything Homebrewing Book: All you need to brew the best beer at home! (Everything Series) (Paperback)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to know more about beer
« on: June 07, 2010, 08:38:52 AM »
Thanks, This is exactly what I was hoping for. I placed my book order today.

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General Homebrew Discussion / How to know more about beer
« on: June 05, 2010, 10:35:42 AM »
I have been home brewing now for over 4 years and am interested in getting to know beer characteristics better. I am not a member of a local club, but saw someone talking about studying for the BJCP helped them really nail down the subtle differences. I currently brew all grain and keg but mostly from tried and true recipes. I would like to take it to the next level and try my own recipes but do not know enough about the different characteristics of the ingredients to risk my own.

I checked the BJCP page but did not find what I was looking for.

Where can I find a bibliography that will help me become smarter on the distinctions on beer ingredients?

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I brewed up a Belgain Farmhouse Ale this morning.

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Brewing up an organic Belgin Wit for the summer grass cutting season.

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Fat Tire clone.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging and priming sugar
« on: April 01, 2010, 01:11:33 PM »
I forced carbinated using 7 lbs of Co2. Looking at Promash it says I should have used 27.58 PSI at 34 degrees to carbonate.

So in the future I assume there is a forced carbonation pressure and a pouring pressure, correct. 20-30 for carbonate and 5-8 for pouring. At any rate the Lager was great and did have some bubbles but a very small head.

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Kegging and Bottling / Kegging and priming sugar
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:59:16 AM »
I just drained my first keg (a lager) and am wondering if I missed something. I used 7 PSI at 34 degrees but had small head from the flow. I did not use any priming sugar. Should I use some on my new fat tire clone that I brewed yesterday or was that just a result of a lager?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Flavor (bananas and cloves)
« on: January 27, 2010, 07:32:47 PM »
I had the great pleasure of having a summer wheat ale (several actually) at the Red Hook Brewery. Was told that the yeast produced a banana and clove flavor. Any one know what type of yeast would provide that flavor to a home brewer?

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Equipment and Software / Light bulb in fridge to control temp.
« on: November 21, 2009, 10:06:53 AM »
I have converted my freezer using this as a guide. http://www.oregonbrewcrew.com/freezer/freezer.html I noticed that he is putting a lightbulb in the freezed to adjust the temp. Will this skunk the beer? Would a red reptile infrared heat lamp work better?

Thanks for your reply.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to Kegging
« on: November 21, 2009, 09:58:21 AM »
Thanks for the replies. The video is a great tool, and answers most of my questions.

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