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BeerSmith Software => Suggestions => Topic started by: altgeeky1 on December 22, 2008, 02:24:34 PM

Title: View ingredients as primary and (secondary) weight units
Post by: altgeeky1 on December 22, 2008, 02:24:34 PM
I see that I can enter inventory/ingredients using an arbitrary measurement, ex. "4oz" is valid even if that ingredient type is set to Pounds. Brilliant, thanks. Along these lines I have a different suggestion:

In our preferences, we can set a 'preferred measurement system' for each ingredient.

This feature request is to allow users to designate a SECONDARY measurement system.
Example #1: "Hops"           Ounces (grams)
Example #2: "Irish Moss"    Teaspoons (grams)
Example #3: "Crystal 20L"   Pounds (ounces)

The user could select their the 'secondary' weight system via the same interface that's used to select the (only) weigh system now.



Title: Re: View ingredients as primary and (secondary) weight units
Post by: BeerSmith on December 22, 2008, 06:55:56 PM
Hi,
  So would the secondary system be settable by ingredient??

Brad
Title: Re: View ingredients as primary and (secondary) weight units
Post by: altgeeky1 on December 27, 2008, 11:05:24 PM
Yes, exactly.. by ingredient.

That would be like a second column in Units, so each item type has 1 pull-down each for Primary and for Secondary measurements.
Title: Re: View ingredients as primary and (secondary) weight units
Post by: SleepySamSlim on January 30, 2009, 10:16:50 PM
Great idea ! Its not a huge thing but I'm always having to convert  0.16lb chocolate malt  into ounces when I take my shopping list to the brew shop. And I'm sure have the option to display 2 different units would be handy as well
Title: Re: View ingredients as primary and (secondary) weight units
Post by: Henway on February 02, 2009, 12:50:31 PM
I've thought of this, too.

My need would be for at the Homebrew shop.  Their scale is in oz. but they ring up the sale in metric pounds.  So for anything from the GRAIN section, this would be very helpful.