Monday, June 2, 2008

A great many things have happened in the past few months.

1.) now has a utility that allows your output values to be downloaded into a spreadsheet (.csv) file. Unfortunately, I've been having quite a time getting IE to properly accept the required headers to trigger a download dialog. Regardless, I'll be making this utility accessible through the interface at some point in the next week or so. So for all of you Firefox users, I suppose that's one more reason to keep using it.

2.) I have recently become the webmaster for the BJCP. This is exciting news for me, and I anticipate it will keep me quite busy for, well, quite a while.

3.) Lastly, I'll be judging the first round of the Boston Beer, Co. Longshot competition in Boston this weekend. I'm very happy to be doing this, and I expect it will be a very good time. Perhaps I'll see you there.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I unfortunately don't have much time to write about it at the current moment, but I wanted to announce that the first version of homeBrewCalc is live. It currently outputs the following values:

  • Original Gravity (as specific gravity and degrees Plato)
  • Real Extract Finishing Gravity
  • Alcohol % by Volume
  • Alcohol % by Weight
  • BU:GU Ratio
  • IBUs (either by Tinseth's or Rager's formula)
  • Calories (per 12oz. serving)
There are some known issues so far. For example, the rendering for resolutions below 1024x768 make it unusable. I'm currently working to devise a solution for this problem.

Should you see anything else that seems odd or incorrect, please feel free to email me:
mashematician AT gmail DOT com. It would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be certain to keep you apprised of further changes/improvements.