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Old 11-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Are there any free brewing programs or aps that are good which you recommend?

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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I use brewzor pro beta. Pretty good app

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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hopville.com

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Brewzor for the phone is quite good.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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brewmate is a free recipe program works well.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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I use brewr on android for recipes when I'm at the store or out brewing. I wish Beersmith would export to a phone so you could take recipe to the store or out to the boil kettle.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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No personal experience with it, but when I asked a while back brewtarget came up. I run linux and brew target runs on linux. Also, looks like they have versions for Mac and Windows.

http://www.brewtarget.org/

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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I'm a fan of hopville.com. Its good for starting out and fairly easy to get up to speed.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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I've been using brewtarget, which Doctor Wily mentioned above. It's usable, but not phenomenal. The interface has some serious quirks, both superficial and deeper.

For example, it's very annoying to modify your batch volume on the fly. For a PM brewer, especially, this is a big problem. The final size of the batch and the amount of dilution water you're going to add are fixed as part of your "equipment" for the batch. So if I want to play around with mash volumes or something, if I produce less wort than I originally planned, I have to go through a multi-step process to adjust the dilution volume and find out what the real effect on the finished product is.

The minor ones are things like rows in the grain bill jumping around in an unexpected way when you're editing quantities.

Anyway, it's the only one I've really used. It gets the job done, and I appreciate the effort that has gone into it. I recommend it if you're willing to put in a little effort to use it. It runs on mac and linux, which is nice.

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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just played with the hopville calc, it's interesting. I dont know much about building recipes yet but it seems like it can do it. The software held my hand thru making a specific BJCP style of beer.

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