Additional stages in brew schedule, such as dry-hopping & centrifuging (batch schedule events)

Morning,

Is there a way to add additional steps into the brew schedule? For example, we sometime filter beer into another tank, and it can take several days for us to package an entire tank. Id love to be able to visualise this so I can keep on top of the constant tank juggling!

Many thanks,

Jack

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Hi Jack,

Welcome to the Breww Community, and thanks for sharing a great idea.

Firstly for planned packagings - if you add these to your batches, Breww will show them on the batch schedule. When adding a planned packaging, you enter the date so if you know for example that you can only package 500 cans per day, you could enter 500 cans, three times on consecutive days rather than entering a total of 1500 cans. This would then be represented on the batch schedule for you.

For other steps/tasks, we’ve been toying with how best to do this for a while. We’ve been thinking that you could add “batch schedule events” to a recipe. These could allow you to pick an icon, enter some text and a number of days after the batch was first transferred to a vessel (typically the day it moves from the brewing system to the fermenter). We would then copy these from the recipe to the batch on start of the batch and allow you to add/modify them as needed on a batch-sepcific level.

These events could then be shown on the batch schedule and would allow it to be really customisable to the information that you’d like to show. You could add notes like “Drop hop”, “Filter” or “Start carbonation”, for example.

How does this sound to you? If you’ve any other ideas of how this could be done better, please do say.

Thanks,

Luke

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Sorry for the late reply, finally getting around to full functionality on our side.

Thanks for the info on planned packaging, very very useful!

Your idea sounds spot on for additional steps. I have already added “filtration” steps to recipes that require it, and to drop this into the brew scheduler would really help me work out what needs to go where and when.

Thanks!

Jack

Fantastic, thanks Jack!

We’ll update you here when we’ve made some progress on this for you.

Following the topic linked below, this could be further improved to allow “ticking off” completed events, and a list of outstanding events shown on the production dashboard, similarly to how “Daily batch readings” are shown.

Hi Luke, Yes this is exactly what we are after, a daily list of outstanding events on the dashboard with the ability to be ‘Ticked off’ when completed.
Thanks
Rob

Excellent, thanks Rob. If you can give this a vote, it will move it up the priority list and therefore be done sooner. I’ll close the other request :+1:

This is related to Increasing the number of the tank status icons (Chilling and Carbonated) as the two could share information

This would be so critical and one of the reasons as mentioned to James why I cannot see us moving away from our excel batch scheduling as the capabilities of Breww in that regards are just not suffice.

We would need a better visualisation of the tasks within the schedule including:

  • beer transfers
  • yeast harvest (connected with yeast management → generation tracking, viability etc) - how much yeast is harvested from which tank and goes into which other tanks
  • brew days of a batch on two different days (quadruple brew depicted as 2x/2x on Monday/Tuesday
  • assigning tasks to different accounts (brewers)
  • other random custom events (brewery tours, tank beer pick ups)

That would be extremely helpful!

Many thanks

Kind regards
Matthias

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Thanks, for the extra suggestions, Matthias, this is really useful information.

It might also be worth you giving Allow recording the number of days that a brew will take and block the brewing system on the schedule/calendar a vote as one of your suggestions is on that separate thread.