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Title: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: ArcticBrewer on April 29, 2010, 10:44:26 AM

As most I am still new to the software but wondering once I create a recipe, and I am ready for brew day, is the expectation that I copy the recipe to the Scratch Pad or make a copy for that days brewing?  As we all know every brew session has its own "events" worthy of noting for the next batch or recording to go back in time to reproduce that particular batch.

Hope thats clear as mud.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: BeerSmith on April 29, 2010, 10:04:51 PM
  You can do this, or some people just copy them to the brew log as needed.  Other people I know add a version number to each recipe's title.

  You can use the Save As command on an open recipe to save it as another name.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: Pirate Point Brewer on May 01, 2010, 03:53:43 AM
Here's how I keep my recipes and data organized. I set them up like a directory structure. Here is mine:

My Recipes
   Brew Log
Downloader Recipes
   All Grain
   Partial Mash
Past Season Brew Log
   08-09 Brews
   All Grain
      Luna Pier Beer
      Pirate Point Beer
      West Erie Basin Beer
   Partial Mash
Sample Recipes

I create a recipe in one of the "Planning" folders depending on the type.
   "All Grain" we keep our three basic beer lines separate. 
      "Luna Pier Beer" is simple 10lb batches of our house beers.
      "Pirate Point Beer" are our seasonal and stronger beers. Typically 12 lb brews.
      "West Erie Basin" are specials, 12 to 16 lb beers.
   "Extract"  Self explanitory
   "Partial Mash" as above

When we are ready to brew a recipe, we "Duplicate" it and edit the name to include a batch number.
Example: The Duplicate of "Erie Beach Blonde Beer", would be renamed from "Copy of Erie Beach Blonde Beer" to "107 - Erie Beach Blonde Beer". We would then drag this into the "Brew Log Folder".

Brew Log contains a list of this current brewing seasons beers. At the end of the brew season, we create another folder under "Past Season Brew Log", the use <Edit>, <Select All> and drag all the recipe's to the newly created folder. This leaves "Bre Log" clear for next season.

It is important to keep the "Brew Log" folder neat and only have the brews you are brewing as the "Calendar" is set up to only look at recipes in "Brew Log"

For our data during the brew session, we have created simple list of the data we want to collect while brewing. We <Copy> a blank form into the "Recipe Notes" box at the bottom of the recipe page. When you print your "Brewsheet", theses notes appear at the bottom of the page. We fill in the data during our brew session with pen, and when all packageing is complete, we type the data into the Recipe page where it wull stay on file for future use.

Copy of our Recipe Notes Form:

Strike = ___*F, Mash Start = ___*F,  Mash End = ___*F, Corrected Decoct Volume = ___ qt, Mash Out = ___*F,
1st Running Volume = _.__ gal, Absorption = _.__ gal, S.G. = 1.___, Sparge Temp = ___*F, 2nd Running = _.__ gal, S.G. = 1.___,
3rd Running = _.__ gal, S.G. = 1.___, Pre-Boil Gravity = 1.___, Boiled Wort Gravity (O.G.) = 1.___, Primary = PRI- _
Yeast History = __, __, __, __, __, __, __, __, __, __, _ Use, Pitch Date = __/__/__, Pitch Temp = __*F, Pitch Time = __:__,
Date Air Lock lift = __/__/__, Time Air Lock Lift = __:__, Full Activity Date = __/__/__, Full Activity Time = __:__, Secondary = SEC - _, Rack Date = __/__/__, Gravity into Secondary = 1.0__, Secondary Temp = __*F, Bottle/Keg Date = __/__/__, Final Gravity = 1.0__, Attenuation % = __.__%

Clear as Mud??  I hope this helps.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: MaltLicker on May 01, 2010, 06:47:56 AM
You can also create custom reports that use/show the fields you want.  Under TOOLS \ OPTIONS \ REPORTS, you can add custom reports that you have created using the BeerSmith codes.  Attached is my brew day text file.  I used the Tasting Notes text field for Water Chemistry notes. 

Style: Weizen/Weissbier
Recipe: 15A Hefeweizen   TYPE: All Grain
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 6.6 SRM      SRM RANGE: 2.0-8.0 SRM
IBU: 17.7 IBU Rager   IBU RANGE: 8.0-15.0 IBU
OG: 1.051 SG      OG RANGE: 1.044-1.052 SG
FG: 1.012 SG      FG RANGE: 1.010-1.014 SG
BU:GU: 0.347      Calories: 225 cal/pint   Est ABV: 5.06 %      
EE%: 55.00 %   Batch: 4.00 gal      Boil: 6.26 gal   BT: 90 Mins

Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
1 Pkgs        Weihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068)  Yeast-Wheat               

Chalk 1.0; Gyp 0.0; CalChlr 2.0; Epsom 2.2; Soda 0.0; RA=minus 2.6
C:S = 1.17 balanced.  Ca:72, Mg:16, Na:4, Cl:71, SO:61
Prepare 8.24 gal Water for Brewing

Ingredients for Mashing
Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
0.50 lb       Rice Hulls (Briess) (0.0 SRM)             Adjunct      4.87 %       
4.00 lb       Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.3 SRM)     Grain        39.04 %       
2.00 lb       Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM)             Grain        19.52 %       
2.00 lb       Pilsen (Dingemans) (1.6 SRM)              Grain        19.52 %       
1.00 lb       Munich I (Weyermann) (9.0 SRM)            Grain        9.75 %       
0.50 lb       Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)                   Grain        4.88 %       
0.25 lb       Aromatic Malt (Dingemans) (19.0 SRM)      Grain        2.42 %       

Total Grain Weight: 10.26 lb   Total Hops: 0.80 oz.
---MASH PROCESS------MASH PH:5.4 ------
Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp     
90 min        Mash In            Add 11.90 qt of water at 166.6 F    152.0 F       
10 min        Mash Out-Infusion  Add 4.93 qt of water at 210.1 F     167.0 F       

Add first wort hops during sparge
Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
0.80 oz       Tradition [4.40 %]  (90 min) (First Wort HHops         17.7 IBU     
Sparge with 4.04 gal of 168.0 F water.

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.043   Est OG: 1.051 SG
Boil Ingredients
Boil         Amount       Item                                      Type         
10 min       2.41 gm      Wyeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min)           Misc         
9 min        0.80 items   Wort Chiller (Boil 9.0 min)               Misc         

---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------
Primary Start: 4/2/2010 - 12 Days at 65.0 F
Secondary Start:  N/A  - 0 Days at 68.0 F
Style Carb Range: 3.3-4.5 vols
Bottling Date: 4/14/2010 with 3.0 Volumes CO2:
Note: FWH set at minus 10%. 

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: Pirate Point Brewer on May 01, 2010, 07:35:55 AM

Do you have a code that will give the Apparent Attenuation? I got one from another thread but it does not return a value.

Good idea using Tast Notes.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: MaltLicker on May 02, 2010, 06:19:13 PM
No, I asked also, and there doesn't seem to be one yet. 
Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: Pirate Point Brewer on May 03, 2010, 04:26:47 AM

Thanks ...  We also use a custom report for our recipes. It is html rather than text but you can print it from the recipe overview.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: Pirate Point Brewer on May 03, 2010, 04:31:26 AM

Re-reading all of this information it seems there is alot here. I included a recipe that shows the note form in the brew notes box. I haven't figured out how to send a snapshot of the recipe directory structure.

Hope this and Maltlicker's info helps you get started.

Title: Re: Brew Day Brew Sheet?
Post by: ArcticBrewer on May 07, 2010, 04:57:24 PM
All I can say is Wow!  Thanks for all of the helpful ideas and good info.

I will give them a whirl.