Infinite recipes

Infinite recipes

1 1 month ago

Experimenting with new recipes is one of the greater perks of being a brewer. Watching – and understanding! – what effects even the slightest changes in a recipe have on the final beer is what truly separates serious professionals from casual brewers. However, keeping track of these changes – now that might be a bit of an issue for all.
Current (traditional) methods seem to be easily separated to two main groups: offline and online tools are both available to anyone.

We don’t believe we have to introduce the offline possibilities – most of us must have seen if not our own, then our friends’ and fellow brewers’ meticulously or chaotically filled checkered booklets, notebooks and diaries, with rows of numbers, ideas and abbreviations scribbled on every possible surface of paper. Which is fine – everyone need their own system in which information can be processed – but is it the best possible option? Won’t these scraps fill once? Won’t these be unreadable at one point? Or too hard to find the final solution for that pretty good pale ale we’ve brewed 8 months ago?

An updated version would be to thoroughly administer all and every changes in a digital spreadsheet, with every details. Weights, timeframes, malt- and hoptypes precisely written down in their respective brackets for the easiest way to find it. Sound ideal, right? Still, the recipe in itself is not complete - calculations needs to be done to at least guess the quality and values of the finished product. Not only that, but are we all going to simply keep in mind every single detail of the brewing process or will we constantly check the condition of the wort and the recipe back and forth? Will we have the time while temperatures, timings and water levels need our continuous attention and - in the better cases - devotion?

No, we shouldn’t share our already tight capacities between how to brew and what to brew. And that is we believe a cardinal question of home-brewing. Can we keep the intimacy and personalization of our own beer, the fruit of our own hands, while constantly dropping our attention - or should we “go big”, hire others to do the tedious parts for us - or even more, should we drop the main goal and just wave all concern away - it is as it is, even if a bit too sour a bit too damp, a bit too… not what we wanted.

And that’s what makes automated brewing a gem. The current rapid technological development can and will help all committed brewers to reach the main goal - to concentrate on the recipe and the wort itself and to not be held back by tedious administrative issues.

How the Brewie B20 might help you reaching this goal? With its built-in, uniquely developed software, the B20 offers a user interface as easily usable as a smart phone. Simply type in the needed information of your recipe, start the brew and see how your wort turns out! The saved recipes will - if the water profile remains the same - produce the same result every single time. Do you want to try out extra ingredients? Need to fix the hopping times or want to try different hops? Mutate your recipes by pushing one single button to remember which one of your IPAs included the extra hops or which of the holiday beers was brewed without cinnamon.

The easiest way of tinkering with a brew is to have your recipe right inside the equipment - and the easiest way for experimenting is by not being bothered with checking temperatures, simply the jist of the issue at hand: to perfect your own beer.