Living with an engineer has many perks, one of which is their propensity to create fancy spreadsheets for the simplest of tasks. It never ceases to amaze me when Ries shows me a new spreadsheet he made for fun. You read that correctly, for FUN.
When he told me he was going to create a web app that we could use on our tablet for brew day, I patted him and said that sounded lovely.
This Brewing Companion Checklist and Calculator is what he showed me a few days later. I offered to house it on my server space, but for now it is on our local provider’s page. Don’t judge.
This fantastic web app has a checklist (which is printable if you like) for All Grain brewing, Extract brewing, and Lagering. It also includes a page which does calculations for the mash, yeast count, color, and IBUs.
The current version does not have an ABV calculator, but the best one we have found is from Rooftop Brewing.
If you have suggestions for future versions, or if you find a bug, please let us know. I will get my local engineer on it right away.
Saturday, marks our first foray into All Grain Brewing. We are starting with a simple amber ale recipe in case this first attempt goes wild. We will take pictures and document it, of course.