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Old 12-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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After reading BA reviews I Purchased IPad version last night. So far very impressed with recipe creation.

One thing I cannot seem to find anywhere online is a users guide or any sort of instruction. Very surprising as most other apps I download at least have YouTube how to videos. Maybe I missing something within the app or in their website?

Eventually through trial and error I will get to understand each feature but a guide would be very helpful. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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I've been using Beer Alchemy for 2+ years and I love it. I can answer most questions you might have. There is an intro kinda thing under the "Help" menu on mine - "BeerAlchemy Help". I'm not running the iPad version though. It can help you get started... Feel free to drop me a line if you need anything.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
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I have beersmith. Can my recipes transport into beer alchemy for the iPad? Just got an iPad and would love to have a program on it. Love my beersmith though.

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Is there something specific you need help with in BA? I can help. Also I have used the submit feedback function and always get a helpful and quick response.

As for import Beersmith recipes... What format does BeerSmith use for exporting?

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #5
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They export as .bsm file.

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I think BA uses BeerXML formatting. I can verify tonight after work.

I read the BA Release Notes and it states support for BeerXML and Promash .rec files.

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Old 12-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for offers to help! As I have questions I know where to go now

As I have been using the program today I am liking it more and more. Brewing a blonde tomorrow and it has really helped me understand what a few tweaks to my original recipe will make to the outcome.

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My favorite features are the Suggest a Beer, Shopping and Inventory Management. Oh yeah and that it can be set to be alpha acid aware changing the hop amounts to fit the IBUs from the orginal recipe.

BeerAlchemy for the win!

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My favorite features are the Suggest a Beer, Shopping and Inventory Management. Oh yeah and that it can be set to be alpha acid aware changing the hop amounts to fit the IBUs from the orginal recipe.

BeerAlchemy for the win!
Can I add and store my tap water profile. I don't see this option under "profile". Or maybe I am confused about the use of the "water" section within the ingredients. It has defaults of only European towns?
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Can I add and store my tap water profile. I don't see this option under "profile". Or maybe I am confused about the use of the "water" section within the ingredients. It has defaults of only European towns?
Yes " apple + , " to bring up BA preferences. There you should be able to program your water into the profile.

BA is made by Kentplace Software which is a UK company, thats my guess for the European water profiles.
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