This is where the recipe becomes a batch for brewing

Batch Details

The Batch planning screen starts by filling in the main details of the batch, such as the batch name, number and the brewer. You can choose your brew date here as well. This becomes particularly useful in the commercial environment due to the ability to plan brews and inventory requirements. Still, it can also benefit homebrewers because it means you can start planning your batch and ensure you have everything you need in advance.

Immediately under the Batch information is the Batch Recipe name and information. The recipe and any modifications made at this point are saved just in the batch, so you can maintain a master recipe and then adjust each batch recipe for the ingredients you have on hand without changing the overall master recipe. This is ideal for brewing in a commercial setting with ever-changing batches of ingredients that need recording.

The batch includes a copy of the recipe, any changes you do in the recipe in batch mode will only change the recipe in the batch section. If you change the original recipe on the Recipe Designer page in the recipes section, you must click the Update button if you want the changes to be reflected in the batch.

Batch Inventory

The batch inventory section shows what ingredients you need for your recipe and the total amount in your inventory stock, including fermentables, hops, yeast and miscellaneous ingredients. This allows you to see what ingredients you may need to buy, if any, to brew the recipe. Ticking the checkbox to the left of each ingredient removes the amount from your inventory stock, providing you with a means to maintain an accurate inventory.

Cost Section

If you have entered the details for the cost of the ingredients, when you enter them into your inventory, you will be able to get a cost breakdown for your batch of beer. If you have any ingredients you haven't entered pricing information into the inventory, this will obviously not give you a correct cost, so enter those values into your inventory when you add your ingredient stock.

Water Section

The water section summarises the total water needed and the amount used in each part of the process. This is particularly useful if you are using RO water or pre-treating all of your water before brewing.

Log Section

The Log section displays any batch notes that have been added during the planning and brewing process of the batch. This can be used for anything, including notes about any issues you had during the brewing and any extra values you may wish to record, like first running gravity, pH at different times during the process like pre-boil, etc.

Events Section

The events section helps plan all the jobs that need doing. Click the slider at the top right to display all the dates based on your planned brew date, brewing schedule, and fermentation profile. This allows you to double-check your calendar or plan your work schedule in a commercial brewery.

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