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Coming Soon ezRecipe Design 3.01.05

The planned ezRecipe Design 3.01.05 release date will be in the second quarter of 2021. 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.

Downloads include a Free 90 Day Trial Mode, to get you aquianted with the new features and several existing feature improvements. For a one time donation of $21.95 or more your Trial Mode can be updated in place to Unlimited Mode.

The download for this release comes with a new setup program that will install the ezRecipe Design 3.01.05.xls spreadsheet file and the new ezRecipe Design Code Library Add-in for Excel. The spreadsheet and Add-in work together to provide improved performance and greater calculation accuracy over a single spreadsheet model.

* Planned release date second quarter of 2021. *

** Requires Excel 2010 or higher and Windows 8 or 10 with minimum 2GB memory. **

ezRecipe Design 3.01.05

Current Build Date: November 30, 2020

Introducing ezRecipe Design for Excel

ezRecipe Design is a full-featured beer recipe design tool that is powerful yet easy to use. Developed and brew day tested by experienced home brewers for home 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. And conveniently switch between metric and standard measurements with a single mouse click.

Select the perfect grains, adjuncts and hops from the built-in list of ingredients, or add your own. Changing grain color, potential or hop alpha acid as needed to match the ingredients on hand. Your ingredient and setting changes are always saved as part of your recipe to brew again and again.

ezRecipe Design also makes sharing recipes with other users easy to do. Export a favorite recipe as an individual BeerXML file and send it to your friends to import. Once imported your friends will see the recipe as you did when you created it. Imported recipes are then saved within their own copy of ezRecipe Design to use at a later time.

* Download ezRecipe Design v2.02.05 Now *

* Requires Excel 2010 or higher and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 with 2GB minimum memory. *

** Requires Excel 2016 or higher and Mac OS with 2GB minimum memory. **


Latest Build Date: January 1, 2020

Brewing System Section: Displays batch volumes with settings for efficiency and mash temperature for the current recipe. Use the Setup sheet to enter brewing system information like vessel size and boil off per hour.

Supports both 'kettle' and 'fermentor' efficiency calculation options.

BJCP Style Section: Choose from dozens of beer styles to base your new recipe on.

Style guidelines provide recommended ranges for color, bittering and alcohol levels.

Recipe Detail Section: Predicted recipe values change based on unique combinations of ingredients and brewing system settings.

Recipes can stay within recommended ranges, unless you're brewing a new style.

Grain & Adjunct Section: The type and quantity of grains used in the mash can be selected from a built-in list. You then have the option to use the default color and extract potential values or override them with values of your own. This also applies to custom DIpH values entered by advanced users. Either way, values entered in this section are saved with the recipe and will be reloaded when the recipe is selected.

Adjuncts are added to the boil kettle and have no affect on the mash.

Water Property Section: 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 mineral content of brewing water. Lactic and Phosphoric acid reduce pH and Baking Soda and Slaked Lime are used to raise pH.

Displayed recipe water property, mash analysis and pH prediction.

Hop & Utilization Section: Select the types of hop to use from a list of popular hops. Then enter the weight, type and usage for each hop selected. The default alpha acid percentage can be used or overridden with your own values. The values entered in this section are saved with the recipe and will be reloaded when the recipe is selected.

Types are pellet, whole and extract used in boil, whirlpool and dry hop.

Yeast & Attenuation Section: Enter the name and attenuation rate of the yeast used with the recipe. Most types of yeast have a 65% to 85% attenuation rate. The actual attenuation rate varies based on fermentation conditions and beer gravity.

Attenuation rate and fermentation temperature influence final gravity.