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ezRecipe Design 4.05.05 Now Available

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Download a free 90 day trial now and see how intuitive its new features are to use. While in trial mode, you can save edit, and print up to ten unique recipes. For a one-time donation of $19.95 or more, you can convert trial mode to unlimited mode, and save up to five hundred recipes.

The ezRecipe Design add-in is compatible with 32-bit versions of Excel 2016 or higher, installed on Windows 10 or 11, 32-bit or 64-bit. The user-friendly setup program seamlessly configures the version 4.05.05 spreadsheet and add-in with Windows for improved accuracy and performance.

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For Excel (32-Bit) 2016 or higher
on Windows 10 or 11 (32-bit or 64-bit)

* ezRecipe Design Unlimited Edition shown below *

ezRecipe Design 4.05.05

Available Now v4.05.05 April 2024 Build

Brewhouse Capacities and Settings:

1. Enter the maximum capacities of your MLT and brew kettle, select Yes if using a single vessel brewing system or No if 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. To get started use the default values for gain moisture content, FGDB potential and extract water percentage.

Brewhouse Capacities

Brewhouse Capacities and Settings

Mash Readout and ezRecipe Setup:

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.

Brewhouse and Mash Information

Mash Readout and ezRecipe Setup

ezRecipe Editor:

Select a beer style from the BJCP Styles dropdown list, then add the perfect mix of grains to your recipe. The default ingredient values are fully editable to match those on hand and saved along with the recipe.

When added to Inventory, ingredients will display a quantity on hand reminder, simplifying recipe creation and making ingredient lists more manageable.

Main Recipe Editor

Create, save, modify, print or export your recipes

Brewing Water Editor:

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.

Brewing Water Editor

Match your recipe to the perfect brewing water.

Hop Addtion Editor: 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.
Hop Addition Editor

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

Yeast Editor: 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.
Yeast Editor

Attenuation rate and fermentation temperature influence final gravity.