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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.