The below video walks through fermentation QC in Orchestrated Software.
Fermentation QC is designed to provide one place to store, track and update fermentation data. This guide shows you how to navigate the functionality. It is available in the Cellar Worksheet. The data is associated with the beer currently in a fermenter.
Step By Step Guide
Navigate to Production > Production Forms > QC Worksheet. To open fermentation QC, select the Tank tab, highlight a PdO and click Ferm QC
The Fermentation Data window opens. It pulls in information from the current tank selection such as the item, tank, and batch number. It can load certain QC targets if designated for the brand within Brand Master Data (Inventory module > Brand Master Data.)
Fields in the Header
Note that fields in the header only accept one record per production order.
Notes – a general purpose field; catch all for anything that you may want to capture but is not specifically in this form.
Original Gravity and Original pH TRG (Target)
Quality and Taste – simple dropdowns to rank on a scale of 1 -5.
Taste Notes – to expand on the Taste ranking.
After making changes to the header for the first time, click the Add button. This information is saved for the beer in this tank. The fermentation data is treated as a working document.
Fields in the Grid
Unlimited number of entries are available for the Fermentation QC Data (grid fields). Each row has an Entry Date and can have an Entry Time. To add a new entry, click Add Row. A new row appears in the grid and the date defaults to the current date. Enter in as much or as little information as you need, then click Update.
Each time you open Ferm QC for this tank/batch, you will see any prior saved information. The information for previous entries can be edited at any time.
There are a lot of fields available – if there are fields you’d like to hide, use Form Settings (button circled below) to remove and reorganize the grid.
Don't See The QC Metric You Want to Track?
You have two options:
The quicker, more basic option is to rename (repurpose) a field: on any column header, Ctrl + Double Click to bring up the Changing Description window. Type in the new field description and click Update.
Renaming a field does not change the field type (numeric, date time, etc.) however. A more advanced option is to add a new user-defined field. Go to Tools > Customization Tools > User-defined Fields – Management. To add a field that will appear as a new column on Fermentation Data, locate the category Fermentation Line Data within the User-Defined Fields (User Tables > Fermentation Line Data.)
For more detailed instructions on adding User-Defined Fields (UDFs), take a look at this Support page: User Defined Fields.