Available Templates

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This page contains a list of the time-saving templates that users have created to assist you in quickly creating your articles.

To use a template in your article simply copy the same usage code and paste it into your wikitext at the location you would like it to display. Then replace the sample values with your own values.


[edit] Article Stub

When you create a page but don't have content ready you can include this template to let people know that it needs more information but is NOT an accidental page creation.

Note: This template should be removed from the page when content is added.


[edit] Special Article Stubs

Certain article categories have special stub templates associated with them. This helps people who would like to edit a particular kind of article, and also helps identify core articles that need content.

The special stub templates so far are:

[edit] Section Stub

When you know of a section on a page that but aren't able to enter the content, apply this stub so that someone else knows the information is needed.

Note: This template should be removed from the section when the content is added.


[edit] Needs Image

If a page would benefit from a picture demonstrating a concept or process, add the imageNeeded template. Do not use this for any article that lacks images; only ones where you feel a picture would be particularly useful.


[edit] Vital Statistics Block

Displays a block allowing you to have min/max OG,FG,IBU,SRM and ABV in a tidy table display floating to the right of your paragraph.



Vital Statistics
Min Max
OG 1.030 1.040
FG 0.998 1.008
IBU 8 12
SRM 2 3
ABV% 3.2 4.2

[edit] Hops Statistics Block

Displays a block allowing you to have:

  • alpha acids percentage
  • storage percentage
  • type (bittering, aroma, or both)
  • flavor profile
  • recommended styles
  • possible substitutions



Alpha Acids:  %
Storage:  %

A new, more detailed hop info block is now available: see [[Template::HopInfo]] for details.


General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: -
Noble: No
Uses: -
Beer styles: -
Substitutions: -
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: - %
Beta Acids: - %
Cohumulone: - %
Myrcene: - %
Humulene: - %
Caryophyllene: - %
Farnesene: - %
Total Oil: - %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

- %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: -
Harvest: -

[edit] Malt Statistics Block

[edit] Generic malt statistics

The template:maltStatistics template provides general information on a style of malt, including the information required by most homebrew software packages. Use this to give general guidelines if more specific information on individual maltsters is not available.

Displays a block allowing you to list:

  • Origin
  • Yield
  • Potential
  • Color
  • Max in Batch
  • Moisture
  • Protein
  • Coarse Fine Difference
  • Diastatic Power
  • Recommend Mash
  • Notes

This is the blank template:


This is the result, without any data:

Max in Batch
Coarse Fine Difference
Diastatic Power
Recommend Mash
Compare various malts with the Malts Chart

[edit] MaltSummary and MaltInfo

If more specific information is available, then two templates are used instead of one. The first, template:maltSummary, gives basic information on the malt variety in general, while the second, template:maltAnalysis creates a more specific info box for information from each maltster's malt information sheet. The templates are:

|color=3.5 SRM
|max=90.0 %

[edit] Competition Guidelines

Provides formatting for competition style guidelines from either the BJCP or the GABF.



[edit] WaterInfo

Brewing water characteristics of Available Templates
Ca: 104
Mg: 15
Na: 52
CO3: 152
SO4: 86
Cl: 109
Notes: The soft water of Köln lends Kölsch its distinctive soft, rounded mouthfeel. This effect may be hard to duplicate for most homebrewers using their ordinary water supply.

Provides information on some basic brewing water characteristics of a location. Someone may want to expand this basic info set eventually; for now, any other information on a city's water can go in the Notes: field. Usage is: