The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > BeerSmith vs. ProMash

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2006, 10:14 PM   #21
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,749
Liked 77 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty
It allows YOU the user to add any description of ingredients you want to. This will allow you to customize the program to your brewing habits.
I've tried to do this but it only gives you the one short line shown. Not nearly enough space to describe the malt profile.

Here is an example of the description of Victory malt from my old program Brewer's Workshop:

A unique, lightly roasted malt that provides a warm "biscuity" character to Ales and Lagers. Use 5 to 15% to add a fuller flavor and aroma to Ales, Porters and Full flavored, dark Lagers where a bigger malt character is desired without crystal malt sweetness.

Only a small fraction of this description will fit in ProMash.
__________________

Cheers,
Rich

RichBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2006, 07:34 PM   #22
AaronA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 66
Default

I found this topic very useful.....just purchased beersmith. What a great tool!

--Aaron

__________________
AaronA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2006, 07:51 PM   #23
Bernie Brewer
Grouchy Old Fart
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bernie Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eldorado, WI
Posts: 7,539
Liked 109 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by digdan
I don't know why fate brang me to this, but I happen to stumble apon BeerSmith before ProMash. I bought BeerSmith for only $19.95 and it has more than everything I need.

I'm wondering... why does a majority of people choose to use ProMash? Am I missing the boat here?

Yup same here- I stumbled upon Beersmith first, so that's what I use. I even downloaded the trial version of Promash but never used it cuz by now I've pretty much got Beersmith down.
__________________
I like to squeeze the nickle until the buffalo craps-mt rob

"Why don't we get drunk and screw?" Jimmy Buffett
Bernie Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2006, 12:26 AM   #24
robmee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa, fl
Posts: 117
Default

I have been using brewsmith, I found is first and find the interface alot more to my liking. I have won 6 medals with this software ...so it has to be good to me.

__________________

Rob
____________
I brew too much to keep up my sig

I brewed, I drank, I have brew again...a neverending cycle

robmee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-23-2006, 01:51 AM   #25
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

BeerSmith has a much more generous trial version and this is why I stuck with it and finally bought it.

Kai

Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-24-2006, 03:37 AM   #26
sause
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sause's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,866
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaiser
BeerSmith has a much more generous trial version and this is why I stuck with it and finally bought it.

Kai
That was a reason for me too. One big thing for me is the water profiles, I likey. One nice thing about beer smith is the equipment already in the program (the 5-gallon igloo).

Kaiser, why is there a guy using your name in the suggestion area in beersmtih's forum.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant
sause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-24-2006, 01:37 PM   #27
Kaiser
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kaiser's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pepperell, MA
Posts: 3,904
Liked 114 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sause
Kaiser, why is there a guy using your name in the suggestion area in beersmtih's forum.
because its me

I had some ideas that I wanted to see implemeted in BeerSmith:

- graphical mash designer with decoction mash support (inlcuding sacc. rests for the decoctions). I didn't find to much support for this

- support for priming with Speise/Gyle. BeerSmith should be able to calculate the amount necessary to achieve the desired carbonation level. This may be implemented soon

- brewing scheduling support. Some of this will be implemented when a brew calander is implemented in BeerSmith.

Kai
__________________
BrauKaiser.com - brewing science blog - Twitter - water and mash chemistry calculator
Kaiser is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2006, 07:16 PM   #28
Beerdoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 51
Default ?BeerAlchemy?

I saw a thread on Beer Alchemy for Mac users. Any feedback on this software?

__________________
Beerdoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2006, 08:37 PM   #29
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sause
One big thing for me is the water profiles, I likey.
I'm pretty new at this whole thing, but I did get promash and have been using it to try to get used to it, and it does have a water profile key. So how important is the water profile and how do I figure it out?

--Ohms
__________________
Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2006, 10:17 PM   #30
sause
Steel Comma Ale & Lagery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sause's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Menomonee Falls WI
Posts: 1,866
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by omniscientomar
I'm pretty new at this whole thing, but I did get promash and have been using it to try to get used to it, and it does have a water profile key. So how important is the water profile and how do I figure it out?

--Ohms
Yeah I knew that it had one but Beersmith has some default ones that if you want to make a beer to a specific style or clone it can help you make your water close to it. And it has my specific water profile, Milwaukee.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strange Brewer
Had some Bud Light analyzed once. They told me my dog had diabetes... And was pregnant
sause is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have? Orfy Brewing Software 197 07-03-2014 01:14 PM
Beersmith or Promash? shadygrove96 Brewing Software 1 06-15-2009 05:30 PM
BeerSmith or Promash lostspring Brewing Software 4 04-13-2009 06:42 PM
Beersmith, Promash - what about pen/paper? hayabusa All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 01-23-2009 01:14 AM
promash vs beersmith mjm76 General Techniques 7 04-04-2007 08:21 AM