Welcome to the Beerulatrix (coming soon)
Based on the good feedback we received at our last BrewLab class, Kenton and Ryan are working on building a great tool for data-driven brewing. Naturally, they've decided to call it the Beerulatrix.
The Beerulatrix is a free and open tool for designing and replicating your perfect beer. Powered by academic findings, physical laws and publicly available formulas, it allows you to plan your beer recipe, predict the result, then make changes until you've designed the beer you want to brew - all before you turn on your burner.
To begin, you enter your basic brewing plan - the grains and hops you want to use, the volume you want, and your mash schedule. As you enter information, the Beerulatrix describes the beer your plan would create. For example, as you enter your grain bill, you'll see predictions for the strength and color of your beer, as well as parameters like the acidity of your mash. If you prefer to keep it simple, the Beerulatrix will give you a plan; if you're a data-head, you can plan a brew while predicting mash pH, diastatic power, original and final gravity, brew efficiency, strength, color, bitterness, and price.
The Beerulatrix is already a tried and tested tool--now we just need to put it on the web. Check back here soon for more details. In the meantime, here are a couple of screenshots from the excel spreadsheet version.
Here's a record for Kenton and Ryan's batch of Copper Swan III
Here's a graph showing the Beerulatrix's accuracy at predicting your mash efficiency