'Beer Recipe Design Made Easy!'
The ezRecipe Design 3.03.10 release date will be in early Winter 2022. Features new to this upcoming release include; support for Sparge Water treatment and an Automatic Calculation feature to provide salt and acid amounts for brewing water profiles and much more.
A free 90 Day Trial Mode will get you acquainted with the many new features and existing feature improvements. A one-time donation of $21.95 or more will update your trial mode to the Unlimited Edition.
The Installer for this release includes a setup program that will install the ezRecipe Design 3.03.10.xls spreadsheet and ezRecipe Design Formula Add-in for Excel. The spreadsheet and Add-in combination greatly improves calculation accuracy and performance over a single spreadsheet model.
ezRecipe Design is a full-featured beer recipe design tool that is powerful yet easy to use. Developed and brew day tested by experienced homebrewers for brewers of all levels. ezRecipe Design packs the power to design even your most challenging beer recipes. Focus on brewing the best beer possible without the long, frustrating learning curve. Create, edit and save your recipes and brewing notes within one Excel spreadsheet. Seemlessly and completely converting recipes between metric or standard measurements with a single click!
1. Enter the maximum capacities of your MLT and brew kettle, select Yes if using a single vessel brewing system or No is using a multivessel brewing system.
2. Then enter your preferred mash thickness, grain absorbtion rate, expected mash efficiency, mash temperature and MLT dead space loss for multivessel brewing systems.
3. Next enter your kettle dead space loss, rate of boil off per hour, length of boil and hop absorbtion rate.
4. Enter the maximum capacity of your fermentor, fermentor trub loss, beer to package and hop absorbtion rate.
5. You can use the default values for gain moisture content, FDDG potential and extract water percentage.
1. Enter the acid percentages for the phosphoric, lactic and acid malt that you will be using, then select the type of calcium chloride.
2. For greater final gravity predictions select the advanced formula when brewing beer over 6% alcohol, or select the basic fornmula for lower alcohol beer.
3. Select the grain crush setting your grains will be crushed at. Select the Homebrew 2 setting for an average crush used by the majority of homebrewers. This setting will use a 65% grain buffer to calculate the grist buffer of each recipe.
4. The Strike Volume and Sparge Volume sections display the mash parameters of each recipe. And the Kettle, Fermentor and Bright Tank Volumes sections display a full readout of wort volume loss from boil through packaging.
The default values for grains and adjuncts are all editable as needed to match the ingredients you have on hand. The edited values for all ingredients become part of the recipe when saved.
From the BJCP Styles dropdown list, select the style of beer to use as a guide when building your new recipe. Each of the many beer styles displays the minimum and maximum values for color, bitterness, alcohol, and final gravity.
Conversion optimization occurs in the 5.2 to 5.6 mash pH range. When base malts are mashed in distilled water the mash typically settles in the 5.6 to 5.8 pH range. Brewing salts modify the flavor, and to some extent, the pH of brewing water.
Lactic, Phosphoric and Acid malt reduce pH, and Baking Soda or Slaked Lime are used to raise pH.
When correctly matched to a grain bill, brewing water with the correct properties will keep the mash pH within a very narrow range called the recipe's target pH.