Creating a recipe

Creating a recipe

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Although our software developers are currently working on creating a fully functioning recipe section, you don’t need to necessarily add the types of hops in a newly created one.
Right now, to create your own recipe in Brewie, you have the follow these steps:

Create new recipe
First, you need to add the name for the recipe. Remember, that as of yet, you have no option to delete or rename recipes, so optimally don’t fill the machine with test1, test2 etc. recipes, but with ones you named intentionally for brewing. And with ones you can find later.

Mash in and sparging water
As the premier settings, you can add the amount of mash in and sparging water. In this section, you can set the temperature to which the machine will firstly heat up the water. This will be the starting temperature of the water which will NOT be cooled, so never set a higher temperature than your first mashing step!
To sparging, you can not only add the temperature and amount of the sparging water, but also the time as long you wish the machine to sparge. To avoid overflowing, look at the following document on ideal mashing/sparging water amounts in Brewie.

How does the chart work?

1) Choose how many kilograms of malt you wish to brew with in Column A
Sparging water is optional, but it increases the yield. The brewer team at Brewie recommends to use sparging water every time!
The optimal and expedient amount of malt to brew with is 3-6 kilograms.

2) You have to now define the amount of Mashing water. [Column B] Its maximum amount in case of 4 kg malt is 17,8 liters. This amount will completely cover the malt with a safe tolerance level.

3) define the amount of sparging water. [Column C] If we have used the maximum amount of mashing water with 4 kg malt, the volume of the sparging water can not exceed 8,2 liters. This volume can be 0 – but the less the sparging water, the less wort we get at the end.
It’s important that it is possible to brew with more water, but using this chart ensures that it will surely not overflow the machine.

4) If you wish to use the minimum amount of mashing water, use [Column D]. These amounts of water will just cover the crushed malt. While using minimum mashing water, sparging water can be added but it’s not mandatory, only recommended.

5) In cases of minimum mashing water, the amount of sparging water can be found in [Column E].

IMPORTANT: These ratios have been created for two-row barley malt. For unmalted ingredients and adjuncts (corn, rye, oat) the chart is not valid! Furthermore, this chart was created during brews without additional enzymes.

Mashing steps
Different beers need different mashing steps on different temperatures. Fortunately, on the second stage of recipe-making you are able to set as many mashing steps as you wish - their temperature and length (in minutes) will be saved. Important: Don’t set a starting step with lower temperature than the mash in water’s, since the Brewie will not cool down the water before initiating mashing!

Brewie includes 4 hopping cages, which can let you set up to four different hopping steps in any of your recipes. Hopping with more than 4 stages is yet in progress, but all 4 cages can be set for an amount of time and for a set temperature.
The hopping steps include 0 grams for all cages (yet), but don’t worry, it will not affect your recipe. Also, the screen will not display all hopping steps separately. It will show you the full length of the hopping and will add hops when the given time is REMAINING. So if hopping is set at 60-40-20-5 minutes, the screen will display 60 minutes, as the whole time of hopping, add the second hop cage after 20 minutes, the third after 40 minutes and the last cage after 55 minutes of the process.
In this phase, you can select Delayed hopping, and add extra time of boiling before the hopping phase commences.

From the 1.9 update, an adjustable cooling temperature is optional to add. You can cool your wort to any temperature - but when this given temperature is reached, cooling stops and the brewing process ends.
Remember, that this cooling temperature can not be lower than the temperature of the initially added water +5°C.