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Demus 01-30-2013 11:47 PM

Beer alchemy 2
 
I'm about to purchase beer alchemy 2 since my wife finally converted me to Apple. I have an Iphone 5 and an Imac with Mountain Lion (I know, it cost a fortune!). I'm excited about the ability to work recipes on the phone (goofing off at work) and have them synch up through "the cloud'. Also I'll be using the phone on brew day out in the garage. Anyone out there using this in a similar way? How do you like it on the phone? Does it have helpful brew day tools? Any other tips or advice?

Thanks!

HawksBrewer 01-30-2013 11:52 PM

I use beer alchemy and have it installed on 2 of my iPads and of course on my iMac. I always keep an iPad on the counter on brew day for strike water temp calcs, hop additions, etc. Works well for me, but as always YMMV.

Demus 01-31-2013 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by HawksBrewer (Post 4846083)
I use beer alchemy and have it installed on 2 of my iPads and of course on my iMac. I always keep an iPad on the counter on brew day for strike water temp calcs, hop additions, etc. Works well for me, but as always YMMV.

Cool, any issues with "the cloud" as far as synching up properly? Is it easy to see different gravities for different boil volumes? I generally mash an extra pound or two and just stop when I get enough sugars and just add some water if I'm under the boil volume. A program that makes the calculation fast and easy would be a plus.. Thanks!

SpottedDogBrewing 01-31-2013 01:13 AM

I'd give Brewpal a try :-) and store recipes in Dropbox.

eric19312 01-31-2013 01:33 AM

I'm a big Alchemy fan and recently (last 3 days) received a great deal of tech support for something stupid I did...great program, buy it, use it, and if you muck it up Steve will fix it for you!

All that said, I don think he sync works over the cloud. I sync mine over wifi, using beer alchemy on Mac, iPad and iPhone.
Love it!

Demus 01-31-2013 02:22 AM

Awesome, as long as it syncs at home on my wifi that'll work!
Thanks for the quick replies...

By the way, is there a space for notes? Tasting, process issues etc. ...

eric19312 01-31-2013 02:49 AM

Yes yes yes

Pictures too

You know you can try it free right?

HawksBrewer 01-31-2013 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by eric19312 (Post 4846499)
All that said, I don think he sync works over the cloud. I sync mine over wifi

This. Only syncs via wi-fi, but what else do you need.

Demus 01-31-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by HawksBrewer

This. Only syncs via wi-fi, but what else do you need.

Exactly. I only need it to sync when I'm home so all good. Generally, was it pretty user friendly/easy to learn?

eric19312 02-01-2013 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Demus

Exactly. I only need it to sync when I'm home so all good. Generally, was it pretty user friendly/easy to learn?

Yes but that is really important as documentation really doesn't exist. Figured most of it by trial and error but still have some questions.


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