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Old 12-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #11
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I ended up using Beersmith in VMWare because I couldn't find anything comparable.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #12
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:41 PM   #13
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I used Beersmith on my mac via Parallels, but I have to say the best thing out there is excel. Learn the formulas and plug them into a plain old spreadsheet. It will make you a much better brewer once you learn the basic math behind your brew. I don't even use Beersmith anymore, I just have an excel spreadsheet dialed in to my system.

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #14
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I used Beersmith on my mac via Parallels, but I have to say the best thing out there is excel. Learn the formulas and plug them into a plain old spreadsheet. It will make you a much better brewer once you learn the basic math behind your brew. I don't even use Beersmith anymore, I just have an excel spreadsheet dialed in to my system.
By that logic, a pencil & paper would be even better!

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:55 PM   #15
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Excel you say? You outta check out my Brew Chart then (link in my signature).

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:41 PM   #16
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Agreed, excel rocks. Pen and paper also works. Another good launching point is tastybrew.com. It's free and shows the calculations for creating a recipe.

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Many thanks everyone. Lots to think about and give a try.

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:20 PM   #18
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I ended up using Beersmith in VMWare because I couldn't find anything comparable.
That's not a bad idea. I had it running on Linux via Crossover/Wine for about a year. I think Beersmith is the overall winner of the brewing software out there. It's just so sane in its approach to everything.

Pretty much all software does recipe formulation well. My big gripe with most software is non-intuitive mash scheduling. That's why I like Beersmith the best, and BrewTarget is a very close second for mashing.
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