Getting Started

Here are global settings for the Recipe Builder, Recipe View and Brew Session.

Global Settings

  • Units - Default units on recipe pages. Also applies to settings under the equipment tab.

  • Sugar Scale - Specific gravity ( is popular in the home brewing world. Plato is generally used by pro brewers and works well with metric.

  • Time Zone - Timezone applied on dates and timestamps throughout the site.

  • Date/Time Format - Date format applied on dates and timestamps throughout the site. The above timezone will be applied also.

  • Currency Format - Used in shopping. Choose the currency of your country.

Recipe Editor Settings

  • Brewing Method - Default brewing method. You are not restricted to a given method, this is just for convenience. Pick the style you brew the most.

  • Batch Size Target - Default batch size target on the recipe editor. Target how much goes into the fermentor or target the kettle volume at the end of the boil.

  • Default Batch Size - Default batch size in the recipe editor.

  • Default Boil Size - Default boil size in the recipe editor.

  • Packaging Size - Default packaging size for calculating calories and carbohydrates

  • ABV Equation - For more information about ABV equations click here.

  • IBU Equation

  • SRM Equation

  • Default Hops Type

  • Default C02 Unit

  • Show User Contributed Ingredients - Will show other users ingredients contributed to the catalog in the ingredient dropdowns on the recipe builder.

Recipe View Settings

  • Show Fermentation Chart - Show fermentation chart on recipe view from brew log entries.

Brew Session Settings

  • Snapshot Default - Controls default setting for the 'create snapshot' option on the Brew page.

  • Hide Brew Timers

  • Brew Timer Sound

  • Brew Log Default Sort Order- setting for a default brew log sort order, defaults to oldest logs first or newest logs first.

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