We've added some new algorithms to Brewprint that match your recipe ingredients to those available online. This means you can go from designing a recipe to getting the components sent to you as fast as possible.
To try it out, click the "Purchase" or "Buy these ingredients" buttons on any recipe. You'll be taken to our brand new Purchase page. Here you can see how we've interpreted your recipe and what ingredients we think you'll need, sorted from our highest confidence to any that we may not be sure about (hey, who brews with actual moose drool anyway?). You can change the quantities of any ingredients, use other options (want pellets instead of leaf?), or remove ingredients you don't need. When you're happy, you can add the items to your Midwest cart and you can proceed with your order or return to Brewprint.
Our goal is to make it as easy and affordable as possible to brew delicious beer. If you notice we could improve our ingredient matching, etc. please don't be shy and give us feedback.
We're committed to always providing Brewprint as a free service and that will never change. Recently we've thought of some ways to reward brewers who would like to support Brewprint and get some perks at the same time. To start, brewers who sign up for a premium account will get the following:
- No advertisements
- Early access to new features
- Free Brewprint swag
- Premium profile badge
To find out more and start supporting Brewprint, visit:
We're rolling out some changes today to make tracking your mash easier. On the method tab of any recipe, you'll see some new parameters for your mash calculations, including initial grain temperature and grain weight. The grain weight is calculated based on the grain in the ingredients section, but you can override the value if you need to.
You'll also now notice that you can enter a specific action for each of your mash steps, including:
- Infusion - a static-temperature step reached by infusing the mash with a volume of water at a given strike temperature. Required fields: duration, temperature
- Decoction - a static-temperature step reached by removing a volume of the mash, increasing it to a certain temperature and re-adding to the mash. Required fields: duration, temperature
- Temperature - a static-temperature step reached by manually increasing the temperature of the entire mash. Required fields: duration, temperature
- Sparge - similar to infusion in that hot water is added to reach a target temperature, but intended to rinse the grain of additional sugar at a higher temperature
- Wort Collection - draining of a certain volume of wort from the mash in preparation for boil. Required fields: volume
Brewprint has long had the ability to import recipes from BeerXML. Now we've added the ability to export your Brewprint recipes to BeerXML for use in your other brewing software or to save for your records. Just visit any recipe on Brewprint and click the 'Export' button near the top of the page. A new window will pop up with your BeerXML; just save that page and you're done!
We've been astonished at the growth of Brewprint in the ten short months since we've launched. 2,000 brewers are now active with over 1,500 recipes posted. However, we've realized that the original design wasn't quite scaling with the content and usage of the site. As a result, we've completely redesigned Brewprint, resulting in the new look and feel at brewprint.com today.
With the new design, we set out to accomplish a few things:
- Maximize screen space - recipes, profiles, etc. can get pretty detailed so we've opened up the page so you can easily express everything on your mind.
- Support mobile browsers - we often find ourselves checking recipes at the local homebrew shop. The new design allows the site to flex and shrink according to your favorite mobile devices.
- Improve speed - we don't want to wait around for our recipes and neither do you, so we've optimized the site to make it as fast as possible in the new design.
Overall we hope the new look is more visually appealing while maintaining the efficiency on which Brewprint prides itself. However, please don't hesitate to send us your feedback and suggestions.
Brewprint hit a milestone this week. 5,000 fans. We're more than thrilled with the response we've seen to our little project and happy to see so many people that share our passion for making great beer. We'd just like to take a moment to thank all of you who've been posting your recipes and, most importantly, giving us feedback on the site (please keep it coming!).
We've seen a fantastic reception to Brewprint since we launched about six months ago. However, thus far we've only allowed users to connect using their Facebook accounts, but obviously not everyone that brews beer uses Facebook. In fact, we've heard a number of requests to open up the site to everyone and we've listened. Today we've launched the ability to connect using Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, Windows Live, OpenId, and (of course) Facebook.
The layout and feel of the site will remain very consistent with what you're used to, but whenever you click "Log In" you'll be given several options for authentication. When first joining Brewprint, it's up to you what you choose. Once you're logged in and looking at your profile, you'll also have the ability to connect your other accounts to the one you're currently using. Under the "Connect" heading, just click the link and log in with your additional identities. The more methods you use, the more friends, likes, etc. we'll be able to share with you. Don't worry, we'll merge your recipes together if you set up multiple accounts.
Finally, please don't hesitate to give us feedback on this change. Though this may look simple ostensibly, we've made changes to every nook and cranny of Brewprint so we definitely want to make sure things are running smoothly for you. As always, thank you for making Brewprint a great place to share our passion for brewing.
Today you'll find a new addition to your brewer profile page, the 'schedule' tab. Either click on the tab in your profile page or on the left navigation bar to jump to your brewing schedule. Here you'll see a chronological view of your upcoming and recent brewing activity. Simply click the name of one of your recipes to jump to that recipe's details, where you can change the brew date, method, etc. Also, be sure to set brew dates on all your new recipes so you can see how they'll fit in your schedule!