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Developing A Brewing Calculator


Gary Fisk — Americus, Georgia asks,

An important part of my homebrewing hobby is the development of web-based brewing calculators. The biggest challenge is finding good technical information. Web searches often yield vague results, formulas with errors, or formulas based on non-metric units. Where do professional brewers find high-quality technical information? Which books would you recommend for technical reference purposes?

I also consider developing my own calculation tools a key part of my hobby and, previously, part of my job as a commercial brewer. I have a pretty handy collection of calculations
Response by Ashton Lewis.