I'm in the same boat, I got used to Strange Steve's calculator and can't seem to get on with the others. I have been cheating and copying treatment quantities from previous similar beers. I will be brewing again soon, might just try doing the calculation manually and seeing where that gets me.Hello all
As Strange Steve's water calc is no longer...what's everyone using?
I've tried some others but I'm struggling to get any where near what I have been adding etc..
Bru'n Water is very American orientated. They tend to have their own ideas for the parameters of British beers that are a lot different to what we tend to go by.I'm using Bru'n Water - it's a little fiddly but I trust the results, if you know what I mean
Yes; however you can put in whatever profile you like, and just ignore its warnings about the levels of chloride and sulphate :-)Bru'n Water is very American orientated. They tend to have their own ideas for the parameters of British beers that are a lot different to what we tend to go by.
Community dentist? Brewers friend does allow own profiles and as said above you can ignore warnings if the result is what you want.I have used Bru'n Water for years. As commented above it is "fiddly" to use but it gives "trusty" results. I was a bit confused about it being very "American" but I assume that is related to the preset water profiles, which I don't use.
What it does do well is control the alkalinity of your liquor, which is the key parameter, and hence the mash pH.
Once you get the hang of it (and that takes a bit of effort) it is an outstanding app.
The author is an American homebrewer and water engineer. He also runs a company supplying water services to the brewing industry. The backup and support is excellent and the Bru'n Water Facebook group is useful too.
I always thought Brewer's Friend was maintained by Kai Troester (Braukaiser), and was based upon his research and equations/formulas. A moderator here should know, and be able to set the record straight, as this forum has ties to Brewer's Friend.Brewers Friend is a good calculator John Palmer's calculations.
Well, no.Is 10 mg/L Sulfate and 10 mg/L Chloride the flavor equivalent of 100 mg/L Sulfate and 100 mg/L Chloride?