Wheeler's Beer Engine

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dedken

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by dedken » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:12 pm

Hi Graham,

Had to use BKE the other day to bring up my points, but couldn't find it directly on the ingredients list - is this the thing known as malto-dextrin? Or is it something else?

Graham

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by Graham » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:51 pm

dedken wrote:Hi Graham,
Had to use BKE the other day to bring up my points, but couldn't find it directly on the ingredients list - is this the thing known as malto-dextrin? Or is it something else?
Unlikely. Malto-dextrin is meant as a beer kit improver, used to replace part of the sugar in a kit and kilo kit, but that is not what Muntons BKE is. Muntons BKE is something like 50/50 sugar and dried malt extract. I am not sure of the exact ratio, perhaps the packaging would give a clue. If not assume a 50/50 ratio and enter the two ingredients separately. Seems an expensive way of upping the gravity though.

dedken

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by dedken » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:53 pm

Entering the ingredients separately was not something I had thought of before! I just had some BKE lying around and I wanted to use it rather than pure sugar because of the malt it contains. What would you suggest as a cheaper way of upping the gravity?

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:06 pm

Using less liquor with the same Malt bill :)

dedken

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by dedken » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:02 am

A bit late for that!!

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by Uncle Joshua » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:33 pm

Is it worth downloading Wheeler's Beer Engine? I bought his book last week and hope to start extract brewing in the next few and wondered if this would help?

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by WishboneBrewery » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:34 pm

BeerEngine is free and very useful.

It could use an Update though!

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by Uncle Joshua » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:49 pm

pdtnc wrote:BeerEngine is free and very useful.

It could use an Update though!

Cheers. downloaded. I'll try work out how to use it later.

Uncle Joshua

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by Uncle Joshua » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:57 pm

I'm trying to use the beer engine to work out an extract recipe for Tanglefoot as per this thread...

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I'm adding the hops but can't work out how to chance how many grams to add. I have this ....

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But can't change how many grams of each hops I need. any idea's?

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by simple one » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm

Unclick the fixed box. Then it'll change from ibus to grams.
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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by Uncle Joshua » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:19 pm

Cheers Simple One.

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by moose » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:47 pm

OOI is the old perl/tk version of this available anywhere? It'd be fun to have a hack around with it for those of us who don't use windows primarily :).

Thanks,

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by timbo41 » Thu May 17, 2012 5:30 pm

Graham have played about a bit with your engine and found it informative just wonder:
I brew kits with modifications have you considered putting kits data into ingredients list( I realise this is a HUGE amount of work sorry!!)
I tend to only use additional hops as flavour/aroma with a max 15 min boil or dry hopping is there any way of incoporatin g this into engine??

Dont want much do I
Beercalculus kind of does this but crashes all the time probably my server :) Cheers
Just like trying new ideas!

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by critch » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:41 pm

any news on the steep hops calculation graham?

many thanks for the app by the way its reet good =D>

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Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Post by garwatts » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:13 pm

critch wrote:any news on the steep hops calculation graham?

many thanks for the app by the way its reet good =D>
Has Graham brought an app out then?

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