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BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Here is a pre-release glimpse of the BIABacus for you whilst we re-write the site and finalise the release of the BIABacus. BIABacus PR1.3U - Blank Style - Blank Name - Batch A0.xls BIABacus PR1.3U - American Pale Ale - NRB's All Amarillo APA - Batch A0.xls Above files uploaded on 18th May 2018. Cor...

[center] Questions to Ask Yourself when first Opening the BIABacus [/center] The final intake of betas were required to first read Limitations and Benefits of the BIABacus and were then asked to answer the questions below. Answering these questions may also help you to learn the BIABacus more quickl...

[center] Limitations and Benefits of the BIABacus [/center] Before opening the BIABacus, please be aware of the following points... Understanding the Limitations Whilst the BIABacus has many extremely useful and powerful features unavailable in other programs, it is still just a spreadsheet. Desigin...

[center] Auto-Efficiency [/center] Whilst the BIABAcus has many features not seen before in brewing software, the auto-efficiency feature was at the forefront of our requirements for the BIABacus. stux pioneered this hard work in the Maxi-BIAB Calculator which older members will remember him develop...

[center] Strike Water Temperature Default - Can/should I adjust it? [/center] In Section I of the BIABacus, you will find what temperature to heat your strike water to in order to achieve your desired mash temperature. BIABacus - Strike Water Temperature.jpg The correct temperature to heat your stri...

[center] Kettle Capacity, Depth and Headspace [/center] As can be seen below, the BIABacus tells the user the depth of wort and the headspace left in the kettle at various stages of the brew. For example, in the recipe below, you can see that after mash in, the kettle should be 31.4 cms (12.38 ") fu...

[center] Advanced Trub Management [/center] The BIABacus has been designed in a manner that capitalises on the experience level of the user. In other words, the inexperienced all-grain brewer has to make very few decisions to get safely under way as advanced numbers are automatically estimated for t...

[center] Changelog (Can be ignored by most users) [/center] V P/R 1.0 - Latest Release (Name change and provision of two files) V 2.25C - Change hop formulas to accept DH or DR for Dry Hops. Change layout of B and C. Change version number to, "BIABacus P/R 1.0" V 2.25B - Strike Water default changed...

[center] Help Posts in this Thread So Far [/center] [center]Note: These apply to PR 1.0 so some pictures and explanations will not match the PR 1.2[/center] Limitations and Benefits of the BIABacus (Important) Questions to Ask Yourself when first Opening the BIABacus (Important) Brewing Process and ...

Many thanks again for your contributions. Your numbers have now been collated into a spreadsheet and we can already see that mash time certainly makes a difference that is worth quantifying. It is also more obvious now as to what figures we need from you. If you are brewing over the New Year period ...

[All posts above are excellent as they are. Please keep them coming. If you have time, please read the below as there may be even more that you can contribute.] Thanks to all of you. 2trout's post is very timely. (More re your questions below trout.) Thanks so much to you all for taking the time and...

If you haven't seen it already at the bottom of each page, we've had an ad up for BobBrew's website, "Cheestradamus," up for the last few days. We'll leave it up for another week or so. Cheestradamus has been a bit of fun for a few members here already. Whilst it is an American football 'picking' or...

Hi there guys ;), If possible, I'd prefer not seeing the name BIABrewer used on another recipe site as it may give the impression that BIABrewer.info has somehow recommended the recipe. If we can just hang in there a bit longer, I think you'll find the calculator PP is working on now excellent. It c...

ADMIN NOTE: A Pre-Release Version of the BIABacus is available in this thread . Hi there Ziggy, BIABrewer provided the numbers, recipes and equipment profiles for the BIAB areas of BeerSmith2 and also with general beta testing. This was quite an intensive effort and we were able to see many critica...

[center] Converting 'External' Recipes to Your BeerSmith2 BIAB Equipment - Part 4 [/center] The above post shows that no matter how good the information supplied with a recipe is, it is very hard to convert and get identical gravity and bitterness readings. You need to become a bit of a detective an...

[center] Converting 'External' Recipes to Your BeerSmith2 BIAB Equipment - Part 3 [/center] This recipe has been supplied with the kind permission of Kristi Switzer (Publisher, "Brewers Publications"), Jamil Zainasheff and John J. Palmer for BIABrewer users. Please make sure you do not distribute th...

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