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Batch labels release

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23 Mar 2018
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You can now produce basic text labels from the ferment which automatically draw details from the active ferment log. I do need to decrease the label width as it wraps around the bottle a bit too much.

Advanced plans for down the road are allowing users to design the layout using stock backgrounds or uploading their own images for use in the label. You will also be able to select which pieces of info to include on the label.

Beer labels - sneak peek

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08 Mar 2018
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"Hey Angus, what are you working on now?" I hear no-one ask.

Bottle labels would be my response. One feature that had a lot of interest from my brew club was being able to produce bottle labels straight from the brew logs.

Currently the development website produces basic text labels which automatically draw details from the active ferment log. Once I'm happy with the basic features I'll publish it live so people can start trialling it.

Advanced plans for down the road are allowing users to design the layout using stock backgrounds or uploading their own images for use in the label

File uploading to brew and ferment logs

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22 Feb 2018
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I have just published drag and drop file uploading for attaching files to brew and ferment logs. At this stage the files can be anything, but the website will not use these files for anything, they will just be attached to the log.

Photos, notes, Word documents, anything can be attached.

I have also published a knowledge base article on encrypting files before uploading. This article explains encrypting, and also links to a webpage which describes encrypting and some popular paid and free tools. Some uses may like to encrypt their files prior to uploading to really secure information contained in these files.

A word of caution: I cannot decrypt files if you encrypt them and upload to the site. Make sure you keep your passwords or private key backed up somewhere safe and accessible.

Brewery details

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16 Feb 2018
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Phew, so adding brewery details and members was a much bigger job than I anticipated. Still it's great to get it completed and released. At this stage this will really only be of use to commercial breweries where they want multiple users logging into their brewery profile.

Personal users can change the name of their brewery

Brew Day Settings

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27 Nov 2017
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I have published the first version of the brew settings page which allows users to exclude processes from their brew day page. E.g: exclude the Chill process from the brew day page as you are not interested in logging details

This allows you to streamline the brew day page and not worry about readings for processes that do not apply to your brewing day

Brew Day page

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17 Nov 2017
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I have published a test release of the new brew day feature. Login if you curently have one of the trial accounts. Navigate to the "Brewing Logs" page. and the little notebook icon just before the brew name. Have a play around with the feature and let me know what you think

This will allow you to easily log various readings during your brew day. The final release will allow users to turn off processes (e.g: I no-chill so don't need the Chill section), turn off individual readings (don't lauter as such with my system)

Tooltips: the beginning

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29 Oct 2017
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I have started adding tooltips to various areas in the website. These can be displayed by clicking on the Help icon in the top right hand side of the toolbar.

This will display pop-up tooltips explaining the functionality of various areas of the site

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.

XML File import

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25 Oct 2017
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Tonight sees the release of beer.xml file importing. You can now import a beer.xml file and it will create a new brew and ferment log using values from the XML file

Site updates

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18 Oct 2017
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I've released some major changes to readings for the brew and ferment logs, but I'll do a separate post. All I'll say now is there's lots.

Updates:

  • Contact page is quicker to process
  • users can now enter their own id number for a brew log
  • Fixed a couple small bugs.
 
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