Ingredient list in printout

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Ingredient list in printout

Postby matte75 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:29 am

Hello!
At the brewery i work at, we have been using ProMash forever, but i finally been able to use Beertoons instead. (had it as a homebrewer for ages). One thing that you got to fix though, is the Ingredient list in print out! Seperate grains and the rest (mashing ingredients), and try to adjust the lists in collums, ex; Amount, Name, Boiltime, IBU/ ingredient/ time (to see what IBU each addition have makes it easyer to tweek and compare recipes). As it is now it´s kind of messy.. Just try to simplify it, rows, collums etc, and it would be super!!

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Springtime i Sweden, Cheers! Mattias
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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby matte75 » Mon May 27, 2013 4:10 am

Bumping my own thread...sorry....but i would really like to see those improvements on the printout.. Would make my life as a brewer much, much better..

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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby bpylant » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:45 pm

I actually posted about this several years ago; here's a side-by-side comparison of BTP and Beer Alchemy, and IMO BA's printout format wins hands-down:

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I'm not suggesting that you copy it precisely, but the overall organization (including the split between different types of ingredients) is critical to making an easier-to-read recipe sheet on brewday.
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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby matte75 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:28 am

Bumping my own thead again.... Trying out the new 2.0 and i find it really, really good. The layout is great and easy to work with..

BUT...

The printout list, !@#$! The ingredients is as its been, PLEASE make columns for the ingredients, especially the hops. I work at fairly big microbrewery, and we use the printouts every day, every brew. When brewing we often do continous hopping, and its not unusual that we have 15 additions of hops in the boil, plus dry hopping. As the list is now, the boil time and the type of hop is really difficult to read... Please make columns for: Time, amount, type, alpha addition in boil.

Comparing recipes would be easier. And as a part of my work, i evaluate the recipes all the time, this would also be easier..

The new Beertools is great, and it would be better with new lists!

My boss still likes the 10 year old Promash, but i don´t.. would really like to just use Beer tools, but it´s as you know hard to get an old..... It would be easier to change with new print outs, he hates them now..

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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby jeff » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:53 am

matte75 wrote:Bumping my own thead again.... Trying out the new 2.0 and i find it really, really good. The layout is great and easy to work with..

BUT...

The printout list, !@#$! The ingredients is as its been, PLEASE make columns for the ingredients, especially the hops. I work at fairly big microbrewery, and we use the printouts every day, every brew. When brewing we often do continous hopping, and its not unusual that we have 15 additions of hops in the boil, plus dry hopping. As the list is now, the boil time and the type of hop is really difficult to read... Please make columns for: Time, amount, type, alpha addition in boil.

Comparing recipes would be easier. And as a part of my work, i evaluate the recipes all the time, this would also be easier..

The new Beertools is great, and it would be better with new lists!

My boss still likes the 10 year old Promash, but i don´t.. would really like to just use Beer tools, but it´s as you know hard to get an old..... It would be easier to change with new print outs, he hates them now..

Regards, Mattias

I hear you. I will place it as a priority feature in the todo list. Thanks!
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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby matte75 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:43 am

Thanks Jeff, sounds good.. Been playing around whith the program today, and it looks great!

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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby jeff » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:01 am

matte75 wrote:Thanks Jeff, sounds good.. Been playing around whith the program today, and it looks great!

Cheers, Mattias

Thanks, Mattias!
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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby Ale » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi, new to the forum and I would like to say as a commercial brewer I love BeerTools Pro!

I'm adding to this post because the only problem I have is when I go to order ingredients every week. I like the shopping list feature and not only do I agree that it needs to be cleaner with columns but I would really like it to list the supplier. Instead of "Pale Ale Malt" it should read "Pale Ale Malt; Malteries Franco-Belges" like it does in the recipe. We order tons of grain from many different maltsters. I look forward to the day when I can copy my shopping list and paste it to an email!

Also, instead of tying it to your inventory, maybe just have check boxes like in the recipe so you can just print what you know you need.

Thanks and Cheers for making a pro brewers life a little easier
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Re: Ingredient list in printout

Postby jawohls » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:32 am

When you do get to making this feature change, can you add a toggle to the not print the graph off as part of the schedule, or make it a separate option all together in the print window? I, personally do not use it much but do want the rest of the schedule information on the printed sheet.

I also like the column idea in this thread, although the schedule is half way displayed in columns already it would be nice to have all of the data in columns as well to make reading easier.

say...
type / volume / ratio / Temp (strike) / Temp target / duration / Temp final / available / run off
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