Information Request

For those of you who have been users of The Recipator, I have a question. The Recipator home page has links to the following (what I assume to be) widgets and pages:

  • Hydrometer Correction
  • Carbonation Calculator
  • In The Brew Kettle
  • Links

Can anyone tell me if these were functional on the old server? How long ago since you remember them working? The reason being: the links on the old server were pretty convoluted. In running down what the links suggest to be the path to these files, they don’t exist. Rather than wasting time chasing ghosts on the old box, I just need to know if they were actually there.

Please weigh in via the comments.


Pat Babcock
Chief of Janitorial Services
HBD, Inc.

8 thoughts on “Information Request

    1. I never used the links either. Only the spreadsheet & the archive of recipes. Luckily, I downloaded all of my own recipes from the archive before it went down. But, the spreadsheet is the real blessing that’s been missing from my life!

  1. OK. Ignoring the oddball links, I think I’ve figured out how the programs need to change. One more file to peruse and edit, then I can try another compile. I do need to also change every @#$%in’ html page in the collection, too…

  2. Pat,
    I can vouch for the Carbonation Calculator. I used it for every batch from about 2010 (not sure about that date) until November 2016. In my brewing notes for a batch I bottled on 20 Nov 2016, I recorded that I used the Carbonatin Calculator, as was my habit. The next time I went to use it in the Spring of 2017 was when I discovered the Recipator was not functional.

    Good luck and Godspeed in resurrecting the Recipator! It’s the best recipe formulation tool I’ve found in my 25 years of brewing.

  3. I have used the carbonation calculator with every batch I made, and check back with it if my volume is off from what I originally anticipated. I have used Beer recipator since 2007 or 2008, and have saved all the recipes on my computer. I rarely took part in posting recipes (only twice), but checked through the archives of posted recipes, so I hope those remain.

  4. The carbonation calculator and hydrometer correction cane in handy, but it’s not like identical versions of both aren’t available elsewhere. If rebuilding that functionality is holding up the Recipator’s rebirth, I say ditch them.

    Thanks for all your efforts and a MIGHTY cheers to you Pat.

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