Pocket Brewer Version 4.0 Submitted – Refractometer Final Gravity Correction

I know we’re going from 3.9 to 4.0 and typically upping the first number means big feature release but unfortunately that’s not the case here.  Microsoft won’t let me update it to 3.9.5 for example so we had to go up to 4.0.

I added a refractometer final gravity correction tool to the tools.    For those of us who use refractometers in brewing when you take a final gravity reading it’s skewed due to the presence of alcohol.   Well fortunately there are formulas out there to perform corrections and get the actual final gravity of your beer.   I’ve been brewing a lot lately and the only thing Pocket Brewer hasn’t done that I need is that calculation which results in me rummaging about my computer for that spreadsheet to do the correction.   I got tired of it Sunday and wrote the addition to Pocket Brewer.    I also got a little fancy with it so once you enter your original gravity and final gravity as taken with your hydrometer you’ll get the corrected final gravity, estimated alcohol and attenuation all right there.   I love it.

I have been working on the mash schedules and timers for the application but have to confess I suffered a little burnout after implementing the BeerXML import/export which was a beast.   I’ll be getting back to those in the near future after this little success.

Happy Brewing!

BeerXML Work Continues

If you check out the Recipes Section you’ll notice that the first two recipes now contain code for both BeerXML and Pocket Brewer XML. I’ve successfully got the application importing and exporting BeerXML and have been testing. I still have to extend Pocket Brewer to import grain/hops/yeast in BeerXML that aren’t found in Pocket Brewer’s database.   Hopefully I’ll find some time in the next couple of weeks to get this part done and get the application updated in the marketplace.   It’s very promising as I’m able to import recipes I find all over the Internet that’ve been shared by many brewers.     It’s really going to add to Pocket Brewer

Steam Engine Beer

Name: Steam Engine Beer
Description: 2 weeks at 60F in primary fermenter.  Single infusion at 154F.
Post Boil Volume: 5.00
Pre Boil Volume: 6.00
Mash Time: 60.00
Boil Time: 60.00
Desired Original Gravity: 1.055
Desired Final Gravity: 1.01
Calculated Likely ABV% Based on Specified Gravities: 5.920
Users Targeted ABV%: 5.000
Desired CO2 Volumes: 2.5
Anticipated Brewhouse Efficiency: 68
Likely Original Gravity at 5.00 Based on Grains and Efficiency: @ 68% = 266 GU = 1.053

Grain: Pale Malt (2 Row) US qty:9
Grain: Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L qty:1
Grain: Cara-Pils/Dextrine qty:1

Hop : Northern Brewer qty:1 at:60 mins. AA=8.50
Hop : Northern Brewer qty:0.75 at:15 mins. AA=8.50

Yeast: California Lager qty:1 Max temp: 68.0 Min temp: 58.0

Style Name: California Common Beer (Amber Hybrid Beer)
Steam Engine Beer Pocket Brewer XML Code»

Steam Engine Beer BeerXML Code»

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<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-16″?>
<RecipeClass>
<BREWER>Pocket Brewer</BREWER>
<Type>All Grain</Type>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<OriginalGravity>1.055</OriginalGravity>
<OriginalGravityImportExport>1.055</OriginalGravityImportExport>
<FinalGravityImportExport>1.01</FinalGravityImportExport>
<FinalGravity>1.01</FinalGravity>
<BatchSize>5</BatchSize>
<BatchSizeImportExport>5</BatchSizeImportExport>
<BoilVolumeSize>6</BoilVolumeSize>
<BoilVolumeSizeImportExport>6</BoilVolumeSizeImportExport>
<CO2Volumes>2.5</CO2Volumes>
<BoilTime>60</BoilTime>
<MashTime>60</MashTime>
<TargetABV>5</TargetABV>
<BrewHouseEfficiency>68</BrewHouseEfficiency>
<Name>Steam Engine Beer</Name>
<Style />
<Description>2 weeks at 60F in primary fermenter.  Single infusion at 154F.</Description>
<StyleIdExact>7B</StyleIdExact>
<StyleIdGeneral>7</StyleIdGeneral>
<Yeasts>
<YeastAdditionClass>
<Quantity>1</Quantity>
<Name>California Lager</Name>
<ProductID>2112</ProductID>
</YeastAdditionClass>
</Yeasts>
<Hops>
<HopAdditionClass>
<USE>Boil</USE>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<NOTES>Also called Hallertauer Northern Brewers</NOTES>
<QuantityIO>1</QuantityIO>
<Quantity>1</Quantity>
<QuantityText>1</QuantityText>
<Alpha>8.50</Alpha>
<AlphaText>8.50</AlphaText>
<TinsethIBUS>28</TinsethIBUS>
<IsWholeHop>false</IsWholeHop>
<TimeInMinutes>60</TimeInMinutes>
<TimeInMinutesText>60</TimeInMinutesText>
<Name>Northern Brewer</Name>
<Visible>Visible</Visible>
</HopAdditionClass>
<HopAdditionClass>
<USE>Boil</USE>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<NOTES>Also called Hallertauer Northern Brewers</NOTES>
<QuantityIO>0.75</QuantityIO>
<Quantity>0.75</Quantity>
<QuantityText>0.75</QuantityText>
<Alpha>8.50</Alpha>
<AlphaText>8.50</AlphaText>
<TinsethIBUS>10</TinsethIBUS>
<IsWholeHop>false</IsWholeHop>
<TimeInMinutes>15</TimeInMinutes>
<TimeInMinutesText>15</TimeInMinutesText>
<Name>Northern Brewer</Name>
<Visible>Visible</Visible>
</HopAdditionClass>
</Hops>
<Grains>
<GrainAdditionClass>
<QuantityIO>9</QuantityIO>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<YIELD>79.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>2.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES>Base malt for all beer styles</NOTES>
<Quantity>9</Quantity>
<PotentialSpecificGravity>1.036</PotentialSpecificGravity>
<Type>Grain</Type>
<Name>Pale Malt (2 Row) US</Name>
</GrainAdditionClass>
<GrainAdditionClass>
<QuantityIO>1</QuantityIO>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<YIELD>74.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>40.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES />
<Quantity>1</Quantity>
<PotentialSpecificGravity>1.034</PotentialSpecificGravity>
<Type>Grain</Type>
<Name>Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L</Name>
</GrainAdditionClass>
<GrainAdditionClass>
<QuantityIO>1</QuantityIO>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<YIELD>72.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>2.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES />
<Quantity>1</Quantity>
<PotentialSpecificGravity>1.033</PotentialSpecificGravity>
<Type>Grain</Type>
<Name>Cara-Pils/Dextrine</Name>
</GrainAdditionClass>
</Grains>
<Adjuncts />
<MISCS />
<WATERS />
<MASH>
<MASH_STEPS />
<VERSION>0</VERSION>
<GRAIN_TEMP>0</GRAIN_TEMP>
</MASH>
<Id>8d4f13bc-8a0d-4f9d-bb3b-ef14468e9817</Id>
<BrewHouse>
<Efficiency>68</Efficiency>
</BrewHouse>
</RecipeClass>

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-16″?>
<RECIPE>
<NAME>Steam Engine Beer</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<TYPE>All Grain</TYPE>
<NOTES>2 weeks at 60F in primary fermenter.  Single infusion at 154F.</NOTES>
<BREWER>Pocket Brewer</BREWER>
<BATCH_SIZE>18.9263</BATCH_SIZE>
<BOIL_TIME>60</BOIL_TIME>
<BOIL_SIZE>22.7115</BOIL_SIZE>
<EFFICIENCY>68</EFFICIENCY>
<FG>1.01</FG>
<OG>1.055</OG>
<CARBONATION>2.5</CARBONATION>
<HOPS>
<HOP>
<NAME>Northern Brewer</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<ALPHA>8.50</ALPHA>
<AMOUNT>0.0283</AMOUNT>
<USE>Boil</USE>
<TIME>60</TIME>
<NOTES>Also called Hallertauer Northern Brewers</NOTES>
</HOP>
<HOP>
<NAME>Northern Brewer</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<ALPHA>8.50</ALPHA>
<AMOUNT>0.0213</AMOUNT>
<USE>Boil</USE>
<TIME>15</TIME>
<NOTES>Also called Hallertauer Northern Brewers</NOTES>
</HOP>
</HOPS>
<FERMENTABLES>
<FERMENTABLE>
<NAME>Pale Malt (2 Row) US</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<AMOUNT>4.0823</AMOUNT>
<TYPE>Grain</TYPE>
<YIELD>79.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>2.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES>Base malt for all beer styles</NOTES>
<COARSE_FINE_DIFF>1.50</COARSE_FINE_DIFF>
<MOISTURE>4.00</MOISTURE>
<DISASTATIC_POWER>140.0</DISASTATIC_POWER>
<PROTEIN>12.30</PROTEIN>
<MAX_IN_BATCH>100.00</MAX_IN_BATCH>
<POTENTIAL>1.036</POTENTIAL>
</FERMENTABLE>
<FERMENTABLE>
<NAME>Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<AMOUNT>0.4536</AMOUNT>
<TYPE>Grain</TYPE>
<YIELD>74.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>40.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES />
<COARSE_FINE_DIFF>1.50</COARSE_FINE_DIFF>
<MOISTURE>4.00</MOISTURE>
<DISASTATIC_POWER>0.0</DISASTATIC_POWER>
<PROTEIN>13.20</PROTEIN>
<MAX_IN_BATCH>20.00</MAX_IN_BATCH>
<POTENTIAL>1.034</POTENTIAL>
</FERMENTABLE>
<FERMENTABLE>
<NAME>Cara-Pils/Dextrine</NAME>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<AMOUNT>0.4536</AMOUNT>
<TYPE>Grain</TYPE>
<YIELD>72.00</YIELD>
<COLOR>2.0</COLOR>
<ORIGIN>US</ORIGIN>
<SUPPLIER />
<NOTES />
<COARSE_FINE_DIFF>1.50</COARSE_FINE_DIFF>
<MOISTURE>4.00</MOISTURE>
<DISASTATIC_POWER>0.0</DISASTATIC_POWER>
<PROTEIN>13.20</PROTEIN>
<MAX_IN_BATCH>20.00</MAX_IN_BATCH>
<POTENTIAL>1.033</POTENTIAL>
</FERMENTABLE>
</FERMENTABLES>
<MISCS />
<WATERS />
<YEASTS>
<YEAST>
<NAME>California Lager</NAME>
<TYPE>Lager</TYPE>
<VERSION>0</VERSION>
<FORM>Liquid</FORM>
<AMOUNT>1</AMOUNT>
<LABORATORY>Wyeast Labs</LABORATORY>
<PRODUCT_ID>2112</PRODUCT_ID>
<MIN_TEMPERATURE>58.0</MIN_TEMPERATURE>
<MAX_TEMPERATURE>68.0</MAX_TEMPERATURE>
<ATTENUATION>69.00</ATTENUATION>
<NOTES>Suited for 19th century California style beers.  Lagers at high temperature and produces malty, clear beers.</NOTES>
<BEST_FOR>California common beers, Steam Beer</BEST_FOR>
<FLOCCULATION>High</FLOCCULATION>
</YEAST>
</YEASTS>
<MASH>
<MASH_STEPS />
<VERSION>0</VERSION>
<GRAIN_TEMP>0</GRAIN_TEMP>
</MASH>
<STYLE>
<NAME>California Common Beer</NAME>
<CATEGORY>Amber Hybrid Beer</CATEGORY>
<CATEGORY_NUMBER>7</CATEGORY_NUMBER>
<STYLE_LETTER>B</STYLE_LETTER>
<STYLE_GUIDE>BJCP</STYLE_GUIDE>
<VERSION>1</VERSION>
<TYPE>Ale</TYPE>
<OG_MIN>1.048</OG_MIN>
<OG_MAX>1.054</OG_MAX>
<FG_MIN>1.011</FG_MIN>
<FG_MAX>1.014</FG_MAX>
<IBU_MIN>30</IBU_MIN>
<IBU_MAX>45</IBU_MAX>
<COLOR_MIN>10.0</COLOR_MIN>
<COLOR_MAX>14.0</COLOR_MAX>
<ABV_MIN>4.5</ABV_MIN>
<ABV_MAX>5.5</ABV_MAX>
<NOTES>This style is narrowly defined around the prototypical Anchor Steam example.  Superficially similar to an American pale or amber ale, yet differs in that the hop flavor/aroma is woody/minty rather than citrusy, malt flavors are toasty and caramelly, the hopping is always assertive, and a warm-fermented lager yeast is used.</NOTES>
</STYLE>
</RECIPE>