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determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« on: October 18, 2010, 04:25:22 PM »
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.
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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 04:32:57 PM »

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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 04:39:52 PM »
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.

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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 04:43:45 PM »
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 :)
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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010, 04:55:33 PM »
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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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010, 04:59:29 PM »
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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Re: determing the nutritional value of homebrew (Calories/Carbs)
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 05:13:16 PM »
Since we have control over the process and the recipes, I think it is possible to tweak things to come up with a beer that balances flavor and calories.  This last summer, I brewed a lot of light saisons using the Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast.  That sucker will take a beer all the way down to 1.000.  The great part is to look at what that does to the calorie content of the beer:

A regular pale ale that goes from 1.050 to 1.010 has 5.3% ABV, 163 calories and 15.2 grams of carbohydrates.
A saison that goes from 1.040 to 1.000 has the same 5.3% ABV, but 127 calories and only 6.1 carbs.

That is a 22% reduction in calories with the same ABV.

Unfortunately I didn't lose any weight this summer, but I like to think it helped keep things from getting too much worse.