Refractometer Help
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 110,205
    Got the refractometer woes? Not sure how to use the thing after fermentation has begun? Do you hate math?

    Fear not.

    Refractometer Wizard is here to save you.
    This is a simple piece of software that runs on windows based computers (sorry mac heads).

    You may enter measurements in brix or in specific gravity - for any field, it'll do the rest. It allows you to compare target and measured final gravities (brix or specific gravity) and even allows you to perform synthetic OGs for those of us who like to add sugar to the primary after fermentation has begun.

    Work like a charm.

    Its free to members of HBF (Membership is free, just sign up). If you like it just post a little message here to let me know how it's working for you.

    Original Desktop Version (Windows Only)
    http://homebrewforums.net/software/refractometerwizard/publish.html

    Web Version
    http://homebrewforums.net/plugin/page/refractometerwiz
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    we should have a "tools" section or something and have this under there. we could also include a picture of Ace in there! \:D/
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
    Posts: 80,584

    we should have a "tools" section or something and have this under there. we could also include a picture of Ace in there! \:D/


    Zing! But really that's a great idea. I don't really know how to write such tools, but someone else can do it.
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 110,205

    we should have a "tools" section or something and have this under there. we could also include a picture of Ace in there! \:D/


    Zing! But really that's a great idea. I don't really know how to write such tools, but someone else can do it.


    make a list of tools you would like to see.

    that one took about 3 hours starting from a blank project and my spreadsheet based algorithms. The hardest part wa making it so the calculations can go forwards and backwards in real-time. i didn't want to make some cheesy piece of poo where you had to enter data then push a button to make it do something. or worse limit you to only entering data from a refractometer (eek)
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 110,205
    Ok, so here is my first web based brewing app. It's basically the same code that is in the desktop version in the original post, just set up for the web.

    http://homebrewforums.net/plugin/page/refractometerwiz

    give it a try.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 47,533
    neat. and easy, i like it. now i just need to buy a refractometer. >:D<
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B