Author Topic: Refugee from BeerAlchemy  (Read 2649 times)

Offline macbrak

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Refugee from BeerAlchemy
« on: December 04, 2020, 08:24:42 AM »
Hello all.

I am a homebrewer of 20+ years. I was a long time user of BeerAlchemy from the days before BeerSmith was available on the mac. After being a Denny "Cheap and Easy" cooler type since 2006, I just ordered an Anvil Foundry 6.5. It seemed like a good time to cease praying to the computing gods that my computer may fail and leave me unable to reinstall an app with all my recipes (#thanksappleappstore). Mobile companion app is already kaput.

I don't think I've brewed my last 10 gallon batch but the new system should allow more experimentation quicker. I can make 5 gallons on the old system, but it always seems a waste of time.

Hopefully I won't have to ask two many questions as I learn to use BeerSmith.

Offline Oginme

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Re: Refugee from BeerAlchemy
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 08:35:57 AM »
Welcome!

Glad to see another Anvil Foundry user here.  If you need any help with the set up of equipment and mash profiles, feel free to ask.  I have one of the first generation Anvils and brewed my 44th recipe on it last Sunday.

Recycle your grains, feed them to a goat!

Offline macbrak

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Re: Refugee from BeerAlchemy
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 11:12:38 AM »
Thanks for the offer. I think I found a good starting point from past forum posts (and then discovered plugins...) but will share results when I get started brewing.

Offline Rep

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Re: Refugee from BeerAlchemy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2020, 10:21:49 PM »
Welcome

Don't worry about asking questions. When you do we all learn from the answer. And, each other.

You are a senior brewer. I only have 15 years into this operation.

It is ever changing. From extract kits in the kitchen to gravity flow five gallon batches to the first pump used to brew the first ten gallon all grain brews. Making your own stirplates, counterflow chillers and temperature controlled units in the converted fridge as your first fermentation chamber. Acquiring the kegs and converting a mini fridge to a two tower kegerator....all is good.

Then, converting the homemade gear to the stainless steel 15 gallon conical brewery is only the beginning.

Welcome back and we look forward to you sharing your experience.

Offline MichelleJohns

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Re: Refugee from BeerAlchemy
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 09:42:35 AM »
Welcome. Oh, and there are not enough new ones here already: c
I'm also new, I'm 25 years old, I'm from New York. I came here to study brewing technology!
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