Brew day and ferment readings

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25 Oct 2017
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Alright, sit back, relax, and get ready for some obsessive brew and ferment readings discussion.

Everyone has their own level of data capturing from their brew day, and during ferments. The point of Brewers Chronicle is to make it as easy as possible to capture data and also to report on it. So you can still choose your level of obsessiveness when capturing data about your brew day and ferment sessions.

At this stage I have created the following process sections:

  • Mash
  • Boil
  • Chill
  • Ferment

This to me covers the major sections of producing our beloved nectar.

For each of the above sections I have developed the below list of reading types. For each of the sections there is a "Custom" reading type in case I have missed out on a type that people want to use.

A future feature is to allow users to create their own reading types. But that is a way down the track.

  • Mash
    • Mash started
    • pH
    • Mash step started
    • Mash step ended
    • Mash addition
    • Lautering started
    • Kettle volume
    • Gravity
    • Lautering ended
    • Mash ended
    • Custom
  • Boil
    • Boil Started
    • Pre-boil volume
    • Pre-boil gravity
    • Gravity
    • pH
    • Boil addition
    • Post-boil volume
    • Post-boil gravity
    • Boil Ended
    • Custom
  • Chill
    • Start of chill
    • Temperature
    • End of chill
    • Custom
  • Ferment
    • Ferment started
    • Yeast addition
    • Temperature
    • Gravity
    • pH
    • Ferment completed
    • Custom

These readings can be entered in the following screens

  • Brew log readings:


  • Ferment log readings

I will be developing a brew day page which will greatly simplify capturing brew day readings during each of the separate processes. The ferment readings will probably stay as they are, with a widget on the front page allowing quick capture of readings for active fermentations