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ezRecipe Design March 21, 2022 Release! This release includes Ingredient Inventory Management, Advanced Mash Analysis, Water Profile-driven Mineral, and mash pH adjustment tailored to recipe grains.

The free 90 Day Trial Mode supports saving, loading, importing and exporting up to five recipes. A one-time donation of $21.95 or more will update your trial mode to the Unlimited Edition.

A new Installation program will setup the ezRecipe Design Add-in for Excel and configure it to work with the 3.03.10 spreadsheet. The Add-in and spreadsheet 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 brewers for brewers of all levels. ezRecipe Design has the power and accuracy to design even the most challenging beer recipes.

Storing recipes within a single Excel spreadsheet makes them easier to find when needed. Typeahead search and sort makes finding individual recipes fast. Recipes are saved with their individual brewhouse settings and brew day notes. Share them with friends using the built in import, export, print, and .Pdf document features.


** For Excel (32 Bit) on Windows 8 or higher **

ezRecipe Design 3.03.10

Current v3.03.10 Build Date: March 21, 2022

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 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, 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.