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BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« on: June 09, 2020, 02:28:49 PM »
Hi,
  The BeerSmith 3.1 build has been in beta testing for over a month now and I'm launching it as an "Open beta" today for anyone to download and use.
NOTE: While the beta has been stable, there still could be bugs so use at your own risk.

Update 19 June - Posted a new version 3.1.5 below

  Backup: I do recommend making a backup copy of your Documents/BeerSmith3 directory before proceeding to make sure your data is secure.

  BeerSmith 3.1 adds a number of new features including a significantly enhanced storage system, tilt data import a number of
new brewing features and a significant number of bug fixes.

  Links for information on the new version - I recommend you browse this before downloading:
   New features in BeerSmith 3.1: http://beersmith.com/beersmith-3-1-new-features/
   Release notes: http://beersmith.com/beersmith-3-1-release-notes/

  Download Links for PC and Mac - Linux is still in testing:
    https://beersmith3-1.s3.amazonaws.com/BeerSmith3_1_5.exe - For windows 7,8,10
    https://beersmith3-1.s3.amazonaws.com/BeerSmith3_1_6.dmg - For Mac OSX

  Portuguese Language File for BeerSmith 3.1 - Go to Options->Brewing and click on the button near the bottom of that dialog to install this file after downloading
   https://beersmith3-1.s3.amazonaws.com/Portuguese3_1_3.xml

  If you find significant issues it would probably be best to mail me at beersmith at beersmith.com to report them.  Please include steps to reproduce the problem.

Cheers,
Brad Smith
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« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 02:25:32 PM by BeerSmith »
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 11:17:45 PM »
Hey Brad

I was wondering if you had made an adjustment in this version so that we can record the actual grain absorption in a recipe?  Also that each recipe can have it's own grain absorption rate/amount that can be kept separate from the overall absorption adjustment in the settings (so that you don't ruin your old records when updating the value for various equipment, etc)?

I know this has come up a few times, and I have commented previously when you have asked your long standing customers for input

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 11:29:11 PM »
Hi,
  I have not set up a per-recipe grain absorption at this time - it is still global under Options->Advanced.

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 02:29:38 AM »
Hi,
  I have not set up a per-recipe grain absorption at this time - it is still global under Options->Advanced.

Brad

At the very least, if the grain absorption could be moved to the equipment profile then it could be easily accessed within a recipe to be changed.  More importantly, the grain absorption could be  tuned based upon each process a brewer uses.  Since the absorption is a function of equipment and process and all other process specific variables are captured in  the equipment profile.
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 08:43:07 AM »
Hi Brad, thanks for the update

The install on Windows 10 went w/o a hitch...

Regarding inventory, any chance to get some additional, very valuable fields added such as Date, Vendor, the ability to edit the AA% and I'm sure there are other fields such as have been mentioned on the forum several times.

Inventory is about... well managing your inventory and it involves more than Qty and Price

Thanks, Rick

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 05:50:04 PM »
I keep track of my hops by putting the crop year in the hop name box. Example: Chinook, 2018 or Cascade, 2019.  Just go to ingredients/hops, copy and paste the entry for the hop, enter or change the crop year AA% and price/unit as needed, and you're done. If you bought from a different vendor, change the source to that vendor. When you deplete your supply of a listed hop, simply delete it. It's a lot easier than making new entries every time you buy hops, and does everything you are asking for with the same amount of effort.

If you don't know the crop year of the hops you're buying, which you definitely should, just substitute the month/year when you purchased them.

The same basic method works for grain and yeasts.
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 08:20:35 PM »
Yes Bob, using the title to document everything about a Hop is one approach, IMO not the right one.  This has been asked for several times...

I can't believe that it's that hard to add these fields...

Now, AA% can't be changed in the inventory, at least I can't find it.  I can only update the title, qty and price

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 10:45:18 AM »
All of the data, including the name, origin (I use this to enter the vendor), inventory level, cost/unit, type (bittering/aroma/both), form (pellet/plug/leaf/CO2 extract/isomerized extract), Alpha and Beta percent, and hop storage index, can be changed by editing the values in the corresponding boxes. There's also a box where you can enter a description.

 In order to do this, click on ingredients in the top menu bar and select hops. This will bring up a list of all of the hops entries. Double click on the hop you wish to edit.
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 03:00:56 PM »
Hey Bob

I think we are talking about 2 different things.  I'm talking about Inventory, seems like you are referring to Ingredients... Agree with ingredients you can do a lot more... Inventory... not so much

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2020, 03:22:27 PM »
Whatever you have in ingredients will show up under inventory, Inventory is just a quick check of what you have on hand. I think you're confusing the functions.
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 02:13:34 AM »
Hi,

The bug when exporting to beerxml with respect to the color seems to be still existing in the beta

http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php/topic,21018.msg75174.html#msg75174

When EBC is selected, the color tag is still exported as EBC. However, beerxml standard requires SRM:

COLOR | Required:YES | Format: Floating Point | Desc ription: The color of the item in Lovibond Units (SRM for liquid extracts).

Would be great, if this could be changed for 3.1

Regards,
Alex

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2020, 06:51:20 PM »

At the very least, if the grain absorption could be moved to the equipment profile then it could be easily accessed within a recipe to be changed.  More importantly, the grain absorption could be  tuned based upon each process a brewer uses.  Since the absorption is a function of equipment and process and all other process specific variables are captured in  the equipment profile.


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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2020, 12:26:02 AM »
Bug in export/import fermentation data as beersmith CSV?!

I am on a german system with ',' as decimal separator. CSV export function uses ',' as decimal separator which will be interpreted as column separator during import.

It seems to be that the decimal separator has to be set as '.' per default during export.

I am running an iSpindle and have written some scripts to store the data in a local sql database. I have added an export as csv and I will add the functionality to export it in a beersmih csv format.

Will add a comment here once it is working.

EDIT:
iSpindle data import is working with my local test system. I am using the beersmith.csv format for export from my system.

So far only Plato is working as unit.

Attachment shows an imported dataset. I will post a link to my repo, once I uloaded the version to GIThub
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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2020, 09:48:57 AM »
Hi,
  So far I've corrected the color export in BeerXML and the comma issues exporting and importing CSV when using the comma format numbers.  I'm working on fixing some refresh issues with tabs on large format screens as well and hope to have these in the next build (3.1.4).  Have not yet worked the inventory issue or grain absorption.

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1 Open Beta Download Available
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2020, 11:40:44 AM »
Hi,
  So far I've corrected the color export in BeerXML and the comma issues exporting and importing CSV when using the comma format numbers.  I'm working on fixing some refresh issues with tabs on large format screens as well and hope to have these in the next build (3.1.4).  Have not yet worked the inventory issue or grain absorption.

Brad

Great,

I also updated the iSpindle TCP server repo to allow the export of fermentation data in beersmith csv format. This can be imported with the Import CSV option

The latest version of the server can be found here:
https://github.com/avollkopf/iSpindel-TCP-Server/tree/Test

Export from the iSpindel server can be selected as standard csv with all data (e.g. for Excel) or beersmith csv (see picture)

I will work on the new english text and update the lang.xml file ASAP.

Regards,
Alex

 

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